Hyosung Boy wrote:
Looks sexy, cheap, quite a good all rounder, great beginers bike or ladies sports bike, nothing about it screams fantastic its just a good bike and a good deal for the price.Little More Detail:
Firstly most tech specs on my bike can be found here:http://www.hyosungmotors.com.au/GT250R.html
I believe this bike carries the 600cc + look to a sports bike as apose to alot of 250cc who run with a real slim line 125cc look which makes this bike quite appealing, it looks like the real deal and as a 22 year old single lad having girls say "nice bike" is a big thing.Brakes arnt the best in the world (2x front disc 1x back disk) and probably will need replacing if you intend on ridding the bike hard
, but at the end of the day they only have to stop a 250cc so they are quite ample.Tyres - need changing if you intend on using this bike to its fullest you will quickly realise the tyres are rather average.
LCD display with anolog taco is quite nice, mixes old with new quite well.
The bike is extreemly light, hence great beginner bike or ladies bike even with a full tank and a person on the back.
The frame of the bike seems to be designed for people around 6ft, i am 173cm tall and i can have both feet flat on the ground perfectly as apose to alot of jap 250cc which make you feel like your almost ridding a mini bike.The engine, ok yes its no rocket ship and ill give you that, but chances are if your buying a bike for speed your not buying a 250cc 4 stroke anyway, however i have heard with a few mods the bikes can become hell of alot better in top end speed and acceleration.
Well I am not going to bash the Hyosung BUT... For the Hyosung lists for 3699.00 and as you stated above needs a few but costly upgrades if you want it to be a great bike, (tires, brakes etc.) I would highly recomend taking a long hard look at the NINJA, It has an MSRP of just 2999.00 and is a fully faired bike that in my opinion looks much better and needs nothing to make it better, I took a second and got the specs on the ninja and will let you see, The foolowing is from the kawasaki site.
Twin-cylinder 248cc Engine
- Compact parallel-twin design is lightweight and high revving, with a broad torque curve
- Good mass centralization for superior handling
- Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power
- Allows tighter engine clearances for increased power and quieter running
Four Valves per Cylinder
- Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow to boost low end torque while providing better breathing for more power at high rpm
High Velocity Induction Technology
- Provides a smooth flow of air to the carburetors for maximum top-end
- Carburetor and intake port diameters are sized for quick mid-range throttle response
Silent Cam Chain
- Low friction coating on chain guides reduces wear, increases power
- Runs quietly, reliably
- Automatic cam chain tensioner maintains precise timing without maintenance
- Allows engine’s full potential to be used
- Provides excellent acceleration as well as relaxed highway cruising
Positive Neutral Finder
- A Kawasaki exclusive, just lift the pedal from first at a stop to find neutral easily
Bottom-link UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension
- Lowers the center of gravity for better handling
- Progressive rate provides a smooth, controlled ride
Handlebar Mounted Choke
- Convenient location makes starting and warm-up easier
- Lightweight, high-tensile steel for amazing rigidity
- No down tubes for lower engine placement and lower center of gravity
- Good ground and cornering clearance
Dual-Piston Front Brake
- Balanced actuation caliper front disc brake for excellent feel and long pad wear
Dual-Piston Rear Disc Brake
- Powerful, reliable, controllable stopping power
Centerstand and Sidestand
- Permits easy parking, cleaning or servicing
4.8-gallon Fuel Tank
- Long range makes it great for commuting
I have tried to find more info on the hyosung but have failed to find anything that is as informative as what kawasaki puts out. Their is no argument that the cloned bikes are not good looking but are they as good?
I have found that Hyosung has in fact been in buisness for a long time, as far back as the 1960's but nothing far back when it comes to motorcycles or transportation related products in general. I have found that they are pretty versed in manufacturing in textile related equiptment and electrics. If anyone has any info or links related to Hyosungs motorcycles over the years please post it, I am curious to see the evolution. I also could not find anything on the designer being connected to the SV650. I did notice that their touring 650 strangely resembles the Vrod though...
Well I am under the impression that their bikes look like other ones and cost a little less, but don't perform like their counterparts. I think you will get what you pay for, pay a little more and get a bike that will be better all around and last longer, however like in this case, pay a little less and get a better all around bike.