The DSK-Hyosung GD450 street fighter concept took the centre stage at the company’s EICMA 2015 stall in Milan. The near production concept bike treads along a new design direction that has nothing in common with its stablemates.
The production version is expected to retain the concept’s ferocious nature which is highlighted by the twin projector headlamps hidden under a visor. A massive fuel tank with multi-layered cladding, a high-mounted tailpiece with split seats, an exposed red-painted trellis frame, a funky underbelly exhaust, a fully digital dashboard and a flat handlebar are the other noteworthy features.
The trellis frame is supported by 41 mm inverted telescopic fork and a sturdy monoshock at the rear. The rear wheel is held by a two-sided aluminium swing arm.
The GD450 concept is powered by a new single-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected 449 cc engine which is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The motor puts out 50 PS at 7,500 rpm and 47.7 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm.
The motorcycle measures 1,955 mm in length, 1,045 mm in height, 795 mm in width and has a wheelbase of 1,360 mm. The 17-inch alloy wheels come shod with 120/60 ZR17 (front) and 160/60 ZR17 rubbers. The street fighter is impressively light at 150 kg (kerb weight).