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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Goin' two fiddy!

That's right! I'm getting a Hyosung GT250R as soon as it is availale. Our rep says it should be available in a month or so. I've been dying for a real sporting 250 in the US market, and it looks like this is it. I saw them in person at the Indy show, and they are very, very nice.

It won't hold a candle to the Mille R in a straight line, but I'm willing to bet I'll be able to carry more corner speed on it.
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 12:42 PM
 
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Looks kind of cool. How much will you be spending for one?
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That thing is sweet?! What are the specs on it?

For a 250 that is one nice looking bike right there. Looks like you could track it too. I want one!

Price?

Sorry, it was a hot bike, thoughts just sorta spewed out of my head. Keep us posted!
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Here are the specs:

For those who think spreadsheets actually matter, it's got 2 more hp than the ninja 250...

I get dealer pricing. One of the benefits of being a Hyosung dealer.


Displacement: 249.00 ccm (15.19 cubic inches)
Engine type: V2
Stroke: 4
Power: 28.16 HP (20.6 kW)) @ 10250 RPM
Torque: 21.00 Nm (2.1 kgf-m or 15.5 ft.lbs) @ 7500 RPM
Compression: 10.2:1
Bore x stroke: 57.0 x 48.8 mm (2.2 x 1.9 inches)
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel control: DOHC
Starter: Electric
Gearbox: 5-speed
Transmission type
final drive: Chain
Physical measures
Dry weight: 155.0 kg (341.7 pounds)
Seat height: 795 mm (31.3 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Chassis and dimensions
Front tyre dimensions: 110/70-17
Rear tyre dimensions: 150/70-17
Front brakes: Single disc
Front brakes diameter: 300 mm (11.8 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 230 mm (9.1 inches)
Speed and acceleration
Top speed: 140.0 km/h (87.0 mph)
Power/weight ratio: 0.1817 HP/kg
Other specifications
Fuel capacity: 17.00 litres (4.49 gallons)
Color options: Black, blue, yellow
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What's the price on them bitches? For a non dealer. My girl would love that!
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I've ridden with a guy that had a Hyosung Comet 250, seemed like a nice bike (maybe I'm partial to the naked bikes). He easily kept up with us even on the highway. The GT250R from what I understand has been around for quite some time in Asia. I've read up on the 650 version, it seems like a great bike for the money it even gives the SV650 some good competition. There is a local dealer near here and I've sat on the 650 when I was looking for a bike for my fiancee (she ended up with Ninja 250). Time will tell but they seem like good bikes.

on starting small, you will be a better rider later on when you trade
up to a larger bike .

+1 on the looks, that is a slick looking bike. I'm diggin' the over-under headlight. But that rear fender is screamin for a undertail kit (or at least some cutting with the dremel tool...)


Your specs show a single disk up front but the pictures show two.

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Cool looking, for sure. Those are Korean, right?

Send one my way, I'll demo it and write up a review.
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The article I read said they were made in the same factory as some Suzuki bikes.

Korean, yes. Kimchi not included.

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The article I read said they were made in the same factory as some Suzuki bikes.

Korean, yes. Kimchi not included.
Wasnt there a thread on here not too long ago about these? I think it said that they once manufactured the sv650. Once the copyright or something like that was up there they started producing them with the hyosung name and a little modifiied fairings. I will see if i can dig that thread up....

I could be wrong though...

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I've ridden with a guy that had a Hyosung Comet 250, seemed like a nice bike (maybe I'm partial to the naked bikes). He easily kept up with us even on the highway. The GT250R from what I understand has been around for quite some time in Asia. I've read up on the 650 version, it seems like a great bike for the money it even gives the SV650 some good competition. There is a local dealer near here and I've sat on the 650 when I was looking for a bike for my fiancee (she ended up with Ninja 250). Time will tell but they seem like good bikes.
I can get the nekkid version today, but we have a much larger market for the fully faired version. One of the reasons I'm getting one is to get the product circulated a bit.

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on starting small, you will be a better rider later on when you trade
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I've been riding for 20 years. I just feel that I can have a lot of fun on a 250. I will really be able to kill the corners on this bike. I'll be able to keep the throttle more open in the turns to create rearward bias (read: increased traction) without launching myself over a cliff like I would on my Aprilia.

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Your specs show a single disk up front but the pictures show two.
The jury's still out on what it'll actually have. I've seen pics of it in both forms, and the one I saw at the indy show had two. MSRP is going to be right around $3800ish. The nekkid version retails for $3200 and change.

BTW- Our Micron rep called this am, and they now have exhaust available for the 650R.
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I can get the nekkid version today, but we have a much larger market for the fully faired version. One of the reasons I'm getting one is to get the product circulated a bit.



I've been riding for 20 years. I just feel that I can have a lot of fun on a 250. I will really be able to kill the corners on this bike. I'll be able to keep the throttle more open in the turns to create rearward bias (read: increased traction) without launching myself over a cliff like I would on my Aprilia.



The jury's still out on what it'll actually have. I've seen pics of it in both forms, and the one I saw at the indy show had two. MSRP is going to be right around $3800ish. The nekkid version retails for $3200 and change.

BTW- Our Micron rep called this am, and they now have exhaust available for the 650R.

My bad, I assumed since you were looking at 250s you were just starting out, But I know what you mean I ride my fiancee's Ninja 250 around the neighborhood like I'm Rossi in the MotoGP. Fun bike.

I've seen the 650 with a two brothers exhaust on it, it sounded great. Its a good thing that the aftermarket has products for these.

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I've ALWAYS wanted a twofiddy for the track... Nice bike!!
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$3800 for that!! DECENT!!!




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$3800 for that!! DECENT!!!
Little higher than I expected. Still a nice bike.

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I put this in the "all other sportbikes" section... but at this rate if these Hyosungs get any more popular we're going to have to make them their own section...




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I've seen the 650 with a two brothers exhaust on it, it sounded great. Its a good thing that the aftermarket has products for these.
I got a call from our Micron rep on Thursday with pricing for Micron's new lineup for the GT650.
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Well shizzle my nizzle... This looks like an awesome bike for me to get as a first to learn on it, then get a bigger bike and let my wife learn on this one. I really like that it's full fairing and way sportier looking than Ninja 250/500, however top speed 87mph kinda sucks, I'm light and prob can get then 250 near 100mph. Yes, I would need to use the highway sometimes.

I think I'll look around for a dealer near Daytona / Voulsia Cnty FL. Uhm, these did come out in the states already or not yet? Sorry if I missed it somewhere in the threads.

Ok, so I searched and searched and found this, looks legit?
http://www.rt1automile.com/hyosung/GT250R.html

I also saw a comparison pic of the 250R (apparantly) next to some other larger bikes and the 250R doesn't even look like a 250 size wise. Here's a vid of 250R in action, quite a long video and I only saw the first one too...
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...yosung&pl=true

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Thanks for the links Icy...

These things look pretty cool.... how easy are they to find stateside?
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