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Old 02-01-2010, 01:20 PM   #21
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from what I understand, hyo. manufactured the motors for gs 500 and SV 650. that basically said screw that and copied the motor and produced their own version of the motor. they have been around for 30 years in Korea.
correct.

actually they have been designing and building some (not all) but you would be surprised at some of the motors in which bikes) of SUZU motors for thirty years.

i have been wanting one for several years..but due to some drama on the home front, never had the opportunity to get one.

the video is a little jaded for the ninja... the gloss over a LOT of stuff that could go into detail with the HYO.

there is a forum that i frequent for the past few years that you can go to, for more info

http://korider.com/


a few years ago, the 2fiddies had some issues, but not NEARLY as bad as the 650s in the engine dept.

most problems with the little brother are headlight (output issues) very dark.

and gas tank venting/vacuum issues.

replace the brake pads with GOOD NAME BRAND. and i think thats it.

other than that they are pretty reliable. i was just hoping i was going to the the first MHer to sport one (PUBLICLY :P) YOU CALI!


note: they are a FULL SIZE BIKE. you are not getting onto a "toy" these 250's are a V-TWIN, not inline twin, so thier rumble is much more pronounced, and just sounds like a BIGGER BIKE. if you see one on the road, you think its a 600 (unless you know what to look for, like the frame, and motor) everything else is a DIRECT SHARE (tank, bodywork, seat) from its 650 cc brother. the forks are bigger than the ones on my bike!

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They have the same wheel base as the kawi 250 too....

At 277lbs, I can deal w the lack of power
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If most parts are same with the 650 brother, wouldnt the hyo be slower if driven by the same driver on a track? I dont remember on top of my head but I know the hyo has a tad more HP than the ninjette.

I do like how they have dual front disks and the kawi only has one :(
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If most parts are same with the 650 brother, wouldnt the hyo be slower if driven by the same driver on a track? I dont remember on top of my head but I know the hyo has a tad more HP than the ninjette.

I do like how they have dual front disks and the kawi only has one :(
The hyo is no match for any Kawi.
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My 650 will give any other 650 a run for the money.... stock for stock or basic mods

Last dyno day it made just as much as any SV they had seen.


...'specially on some LEFT turns... LOL!!!
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IIRC, the HYO did have a little more power originally. but after KAWI finally realised the old ninja was getting long in tooth, they revamped it..

(i may be wrong,) but i think the NEW revamped ninja makes a little bit more power, n just a tad more top speed. but if i recall, some "back to back" riding the VTWIN vs NINJA comparisons off the KORIDER site..the HYO has a little more torque down low, and makes it tad more exciting when taking off.

09 HYO 250's are fuel injected
older models are carb, and get 80+ MPG
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My 650 will give any other 650 a run for the money.... stock for stock or basic mods

Last dyno day it made just as much as any SV they had seen.


...'specially on some LEFT turns... LOL!!!
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The hyo is no match for any Kawi.
lol.... then they wouldnt have needed to update it then would they

no change in what 15 years or more..then HYO comes out, and big change from kawi


the US is the only place where HYO isnt being sold with the big 4, for the most part, anywhere else in the world they are sold right alongside honda, yamaha, kawi.

they make a killer 125 based on the 650/250 that is outselling most big 4.

hyo is basically the bike version of hyundai. give it 10 years.
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^ that is what I thought of as well. Now hyu's got a nice genesis platform that is getting on the other big company's nerves.

The newer ninjette apparently has a better midrange power. I dont know how that helps because when I ride, I am always on the top end.
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actually according to the koriders forum, the frames look the same but the 250/650 share different frames.

I spend some time on there yesterday lol
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the 650 frame will be dual tubes, stacked on top of each other,(under the gas tank)


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just for kicks, here was my photoshopped WWII paint design i was going to apply (the first was the TUSKEGEE AIRMEN tribute) and the other was a RLM FOCKE-WOLFE 190 design based off an actual fighter)


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thats what i liked about it..people wouldnt know, except those with specific aviation/WWII

goofy to most, but a serious statement to those that got the "secret".

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Did you change your name JAE???

Anyway, JAE is somewhat correct. I started out as a teen on dirtbikes. Got the hankering to get over my fear of taking a motorcycle past 60mph so I bought myself an old Honda CB650. Rode that around for about 10k miles and decided I needed to move on. I stumbled across a basically new 2005 GT250 naked for $2k. A buddy picked it up at the Hyosung warehouse in ATL, put it together and road it a bit. REalized it wasn't for him and sold it to me for what he paid.

I'm 6'3" and 235lbs, the bike fit me pretty well believe it or not. Any smaller (like a pre-07 Ninja250) and it wouldn't have worked. The bikes are about as simple as you can get. No water cooling, no excessive electrics, and no fuel injection (2009+ i believe have FI).

I rode mine for about 10k miles or so and had no failures of great interest. Only thing that I can say really failed to work as designed was a clutch cable.

I'll echo what others said, Brakes suck. I replaced my pads with some Carbone Lorraines, and added stainless lines for a huge improvement. The naked only has a single disc front. With the upgraded pads/lines a stoppie was almost possible. I can only imagine the twin discs would be more than sufficient.

Forks are pretty decent for damper rod stuff, don't let the upside down appearance fool you they aren't catridge forks. I did swap the fluid for a 15 weight. Rear shock isn't too sturdy but worked with pre-load maxed out.

Exhaust is scooter quiet. Changed that with a unit from GoFastLoudly, sounded like a much larger bike and saved about 10lbs of weight. I also de-snorkled the filter and re-jetted to bump HP up about 1.5hp. Doesn't sound like much but when you only have 23hp to start with, it's significant.

If I would have had a garage or at least carport, I would not have sold it. It handled really well, easily flung in and out of corners. Most comfortable stock seat I've ever sat on.
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