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Dont know if this is the right thread to ask but I saw this bike being offered for 2800 and I have never heard of this brand, I asked around at work to a few of the other riders I know and zip, so I come here. Has anyone had any experience with these bikes? The bike is a 2009 Hyosung V-twin 250cc they asking 2800, its not for me its for a friend...
 

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We had a dealer for them not far from my last house. I have never ridden one, but i have heard good things. I think there is a member here that rides with someone who has one. Sorry i cannot be of more help.
 

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Not to knock on Chinese bikes but... don't buy it. $2800 is WAY overpriced. Get a Rebel, or a Ninja 250.
Yea I was thinking of a rebel but that person just found this add and asked for my opinion:
2009 Hyosung V-Twin 250cc - $2800
13XX miles on it and runs great. It comes with a bike cover, 3 sets of handle bars (currently has drag bars on it), 2 helmets, saddle bags (needs a bracket made for them), foot rests, battery tender, and a couple other things.



 

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Hyosung is a Korean brand that uses old technology that they bought from Suzuki the have been in the sportbike world for a while their copy of the SV650 has been a pretty good bike
 

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The MSRP for a new 2009 is $3699.00 so $2800.00 is a little high with the extras $2500.00 would not be bad.
New bikes have a 2 year warranty
 

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Price is way too high.

Hyosungs are Korean, not Chinese. They are OK provided they don't have the CA emission crap on them. Their fuel vapor recovery can on those versions are tied to the fuel tank and prone to system flooding if the tank is filled right to the brim. It can be removed but why get an off brand when you can get an easy-to-sell Rebel? Because it is a 90 degree V instead of a parallel, they might produce more HP, donno but worth asking about.
 

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Hyosung is Korean.
Correct! When I purchased my first bike, I was looking at 250cc cruisers exclusively. Hyosung was a bike that I strongly considered. All of the traditional manufactures will tell you the quality is sub-par but I don't buy it. As far as the ride, I was really impressed. It was the largest "feeling" 250 and the engine was adequate.

I ended up buying a 250 virago but I certainly had second thoughts about that decision. I felt that comparatively, the Hyosung was the highest performing 250 in the market. It also got my vote for best style. Ultimately, I fell victim to marketing and selected a well-known brand.

Here's a great article that speaks to the competitiveness of Hyosung in the 250 cruiser market.

The 250cc Cruiser Comparison: AlphaSports (Hyosung) GV250, Honda Rebel, Kymco Venox, Suzuki GZ250, Yamaha Virago - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine

2,800 seems a bit high to me though. I bet you could get a 2010 for 2699 + Tax at a dealership this time of year. Plus the 2010 are EFI (i think)

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Hyosung is a Korean brand that uses old technology that they bought from Suzuki the have been in the sportbike world for a while their copy of the SV650 has been a pretty good bike
Exactly. I think that at one time they may have actually supplied SV650 engines to Suzuki, and then went solo with their own brand and bike. I'm not sure about today, but a few years ago they were still producing the Suzuki-designed 650 in the old carbureted version after Suzuki went to EFI for the engine that is currently in the DL650 V-Strom.

Hyosungs may not be on the cutting edge of motorcycle design, but I have heard nothing bad about them and there's something to be said for tried-and-true technology.
 

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this is what the bike looks like, is it me or does this 250 look as big as my 750 (thought 250's were usually smaller in size)

First word that came to mind was "fake." It's built to look bigger than it needs to be. Kind of a marketing ploy, I guess.
Dude, I'd stay away from anything that doesn't have a long record behind it, and the parts availability to keep it on the road.
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Here's a great article that speaks to the competitiveness of Hyosung in the 250 cruiser market.

The 250cc Cruiser Comparison: AlphaSports (Hyosung) GV250, Honda Rebel, Kymco Venox, Suzuki GZ250, Yamaha Virago - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine

2,800 seems a bit high to me though. I bet you could get a 2010 for 2699 + Tax at a dealership this time of year. Plus the 2010 are EFI (i think)

Hope this helps.
This was actually a good read, thanks for the info Everyone!!
 

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Was thinking Hondaou or however you spell it, and you were fast, because as soon as I hit enter I realized it.
:mrgreen: Mr. Speedy! That's probably not the best nickname...
I always lumped Hyosung in with cfmoto and the like. Hyosung does seem to have a better reputation though. My first two-wheeled "thing" was a cfmoto 250. I immediately borrowed my dad's Suzuki 250 for the summer so I could learn on a real bike! Well worth it.
 

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we bought one of those for my daughter to learn to ride on: lots of little problems:

- always something that needed adjusting (if I weren't there to do it it would have spent more time in the shop than in use)

- always struggled to get parts for it

- seriously underpowered (yea, compared to other 250 cruisers, not trying to compare it to bigger bikes or sportsbikes)

- after 2 years the chrome started peeling off everywhere (the plastic chrome!)

- the exhaust rotted away from the inside

- had to sell it for almost nothing to get rid of it

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a buddy of mine has one of the special edition bikes



and the stock brakes Literally Fell off the bike around 4000 miles, apparently it was a known issue and had it fixed under warranty... doesn't exactly inspire confidence in their products...
 
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