Race Hyosung GTR 125 is a full faired sports bike where Hyosung GTR is the origin of Korea. But the bike is assembled in China and local importer Race has launched the bike in Bangladesh under their own brand. In that case, Taro GP 1 are also from Chinese assembled but the brand is from Italy. Both are sports bike though, GTR is 125 cc and GP 1 is 150 cc. But, we come to compare themselves by considering the price range. People often think why they should buy a 125 cc bike instead of 150 cc and why not. Today we would like to know the reasons by analyzing this two bikes. Let’s see their comparative discussion below.
Race Hyosung GTR 125 Vs Taro GP 1 Valerio
||Race Hyosung GTR 125
||Taro GP-1 Valerio
||Air / Liqued cooled DOHC 8-valve 75° V-twin
||Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Water Cooled, Chamshift Overhead
||14.63 BHP @ 10500 rpm
||16 Bhp @ 8500 rpm
||10.20 Nm @ 9750 rpm
||14.5 Nm @ 7000 rpm
|No. of Cylinders
|No. of Gear
||Kick & Self Start
|Fuel Tank Capacity
||110/70 -17 54H
||150/70 -17 69H
||Hyosung GTR 125 Full Specification
|Taro GP-1 Full Specification
# Looks: Race Hyosung GTR 125 and Taro GP 1 both bikes have extraordinary looks. But considering the sporting figure, Taro GP 1 is much sporty. But, Race GTR 125 is a big and heavy bike which has fully unique single headlamp which is also powerful. It is also full faired bike like Taro GP 1 but fairings are not so much attractive like GP 1. The bike has unique designed exhaust with sporty handlebar. Overall, it can be considered as a sports bike but like Taro GP 1, it has no slim sporty figure. Taro GP 1 has double headlamp with stylish fairings which are aerodynamic. We must keep ahead Taro GP 1 considering the looks than Race Hyosung GTR 125.
# Engine Performance: Taro GP 1 has much more powerful engine than GTR 125. GP 1 has 150 cc engine which can generate 16 Bhp max power in 8500 rpm. Besides, it’s torque is also very good. As a Lifan custom engine, it is very upgraded with water cooled and camshaft overhead technology. Most surprisingly Race Hyosung GTR 125 is the origin of Korea and so, it has also very reliable engine. Besides, it’s max power is 14.63 Bhp in 10500 rpm which is greater than GP 1. It’s torque is 10.20 Nm in 9750 rpm. The engine is liquid cooled which has both kick and self starting technology. But in GP 1 there is not kicker.
# Suspension & Brake: The suspensions of both bikes are very reliable and surely provide great comfort. In front Race GTR has telescopic suspension where in rear, Race GTR is used mono shock absorber which is swing arm with progressive linkage. On the other side, positive shock absorber is used for the front and rear single gas absorber is used in the rear of the bike Taro GP 1. The suspensions are pretty different than each other but both are very reliable quality. However, the bike Race GTR has both front and rear hydraulic disc brake where front disc is 300 mm and rear disc is 230 mm. In the case of Taro GP 1, there are front dual hydraulic disc brake is used and rear single disc is used.
# Comfort & Control: If we consider the controlling, we must say that both bikes have better braking system which would secure your journey. The bike GTR 125 is very weighty which kerb weight is 185 kg. So, due to heavy weight, average people would face difficulty to control the bike. On the other side, Taro GP 1 has total three disc where in front dual disc and rear single disc. So, it’s controlling would be better than expected. Besides, GTR and GP 1 both have splitted seating position. But considering the comfort, GTR will provide better comfort than GP 1. It has thick and much comfortable seat.
# Fuel Consumption: Race Hyosung GTR 125 and Taro GP 1 both bikes are not so fuel efficient. As 125 cc bike, GTR should provide better and handsome mileage. But considering the average report, it’s average mileage is almost 40 km. On the other side, as latest addition of sports bike, Taro GP 1 should be more fuel efficient. But company did not make any focus on fuel efficiency. Reported average mileage of the bike is almost 35 km.
# Top Speed: Race Hyosung GTR is 125 cc bike but still it has very good max power and max torque. Besides, top speed does not follow the cc. So, the reported top speed of the bike Race Hyosung GTR would be more than 130 kmph. But the speed of Taro GP 1 is much better than GTR. As 150 cc sports bike, it’s top speed is 140 kmph or something more hopefully. But considering the segment, GTR is ahead of the GP 1.
# Price: Race Hyosung GTR 125 and Taro GP 1 are both very good sports bike though they are from different segment. But considering the price range, both are almost same. The current price of Hyosung GTR 125 is BDT 340,000 only and the bike is available in Bangladesh. The price is slightly more than Taro GP 1. The current price of Taro GP 1 is BDT 299,000 only.
In the above discussion, we have provided all the information details of the bikes GTR 125 and Taro GP 1. Now, the decision is yours to make. Both are very attractive design sports bike but if you would like to ride a different design heavy sports bike then can go for Race GTR 125 and if you would like to ride a latest version of sports bike, then Taro GP 1 will be best for you.