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Old 10-26-2010, 09:46 PM   #1
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I have played with em too, very solid bikes. Very comparable to the ninja250, its an amazing bike for the cash.
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They are nice, just not very fast unless you have the money to buy all the stickers required to make them fast. I would also suggest spending the extra cash and have the sticker placement dyno tuned to get the most out of them.
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Mines a 650 and runs as good as a SV650. Been a good little bike for the money.
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Do a quick search and you'll find I've been supporting Hyosung for years. . .solid bikes for the money IMO.
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:58 PM   #7
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Here's a review with some pictures.


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Looks good...similar to the SV650

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Looks good...similar to the SV650

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Thats a sexy bike.. looks much nicer than my sv.

My friend has a GV250 (I think) cruiser in australia (they have licensing restrictions so he had to go with a 250 instead of something larger). Its actually a really decent bike, especially for the money. Its nice cause its a 'full size' bike unlike a rebel so a grown man doesnt look funny riding one.
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that last pic looks like a RC8 front end.
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So are Hyosungs good oro what?

The bike, registration, 1yr full coverage insurance, bt003's, stainless lines/fittings(custome) w modified EBC HH pads, 8k low beam, pazzo shorties, grips, throttle cam tube, oversized clutch cable, TXi, pigspotters, stompgrip, 15w fork conversion, +1" dogbones rear/ 3/4" down front, clear clutch cover(now removed), custom eliminator, rear/front turn signals, lic light, 520 chain, pager alarm, 2x overjet/1 shim needles, delkovic gsxr600/750 slip on, K&N filter, pair valve removal, emission ignition mod cut, airbox mod, kickstand mod, raised pegs/lengthened shift rod, whole bunch of stickers: $3400.

Holds 1.5qts of oil, filters are $3. Any gasket/part online costs 8-20 dollars.

On the 12hr endurance ride I did to the 3 sisters and back my average mpg was 60. Indicated 105mph in full gear(Im 215lbs, plus 35 for full gear.) W a full size passenger it can go 95mph all day long in the forest.

Yes its underpowered, its a 250 but 100 in the corners is 100 in the corners... Just blame the guys on the 600's and 1000s for making you slow down in the corners The hardware is cheap but its a great bike to learn on and easy to work on. One of my favorite bikes to date and I've been on both extremes.

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So are Hyosungs good oro what?
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ditto i might even pick one up now
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I have the GV version of it(cruiser) after 2 1/2 years the only thing that had gone wrong with it is the battery went dead. I haven't driven it in a several months. :( good solid bike in my opinion. earlier models (06 and before) had head problems. that has been takin care of.
I've had about 40-43 bikes over the years and this one rank up there.
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:37 PM   #14
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selling mine..its been a great bike
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I don't know about the sport bikes but my GV handles pretty good. I want to take it on a forest or country ride.. I think I could ride it a spirited pace and not fall too far off the pace.
basically the 250 is a suzuki gs 500e frame. and the 650 is close to a SV but made of steel. resale blows on these bike but it means you can get one for a steal. I have seen 2007 GV'as low as $2k. with low miles. the GT's hold the value a little longer though.
I have gotten more complements on this bike the any other bike i've ever owned. including all the liter bikes, race bikes i've had.
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bambam69 picked up his black/monster graphics 08 gt250r for 2k. Need a little work; I gave him a can we did the carbs and a few other things but it runs great!

They are out there, keep an eye open. Fuel Injection was after 08.
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Sorry guys but its chinese. I would not trust my tires to China, I would not trust my food to China, I would not trust my sheet rock to China and I sure would not buy a street bike from China. Good luck and all but my life is more valuable then a plastic motorcycle from China thats dangerously underpowered, 20 years behind in moto technology and made by engineers that never created anything in their whole lives and copy everything someone else did first. I worked there for years and I have no respect for Chinese products, and very little respect for their enigeers or workers.
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Founded in 1978 as a division of the Hyosung Group of industries, Hyosung began producing Japanese Suzuki motorcycle designs under license for the South Korean market in Changwon, South Korea in 1979. In 1986, they established their own research and development center in Hamamatsu, Japan, and the next year, they began mass production of their own designs. They were the official motorcycle supplier for the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. In 2003, Hyosung Motors & Machinery Inc. was spun off from the Hyosung Group to become its own corporate entity. In June 2007, Hyosung Motors Division was acquired by Korean company S&T Group (Science and Technology), and the name changed to S&T Motors.

The GT250R comes stock with a 249 cc V-twin engine.[2] The Hyosung V-twin engine was designed in Hamamatsu Japan by a design team consisting of engineers who have previously worked in the research and development teams of Suzuki. Technical features include roller bearing camshafts, two-piece spring dampened bevel silent primary drive gears, dual squelsh combustion chambers; these features were previously confined to racing engines, and in the past have been uneconomical for manufacturers to incorporate into smaller capacity engines for street use. It utilizes a DOHC eight-valve engine configuration. Twin downdraft Mikuni carburetors were standard until 2008, when fuel injection became available


Ya I wouldnt trust Suzuki designers either.

Take it for what you wish. I've proven its a good all round bike and if I had a reason to upgrade again I will. I find it more then enough bike to ride around w people in the twisties and still embarrassing that some can only keep up in the straights. I absolutely love the bike and get more comments from it then the 600s, the 1k, the 9/929's and the busa I've owned prior.
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