Nice reviews, but they should learn how to pronounce the name first. It is NOT Hi -O--Sung, it is YO-SUN.
Friday, August 20, 2010
I checked with a Hyosung company rep to confirm proper pronunciation, and it is Hee-O-sung as the Asians say or Hy-O-sung as Americans say, so we are correct.
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
I learned to ride on a GV250. So many people told me to buy bigger and that I would outgrow it. They were wrong. The bike is a ton of fun, and I learned confidence and control on that little bike. It has an amazing center of gravity, horsepower, and looks. Really acts more like a 400. I am so glad I started small. It inspired me to go out and buy the BMW F 650 GS, which I never could have handled as my first bike.
San Francisco, CA
Monday, July 26, 2010
Thank you for the information on these bikes. You said enough to pique my interest. I plan on finding my nearest dealer to check one out. I was thinking of getting a Harley but don't have that kind of cash to spend at this time. Hyosung may be a new avenue to explore. Thanks again.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I have been riding a Hyosung GV250 for about a year and a half now. By riding I mean this is my primary means of transportation I ride every single day rain, sleet snow hot or cold. This has been a great bike I have more than 10,000 miles on it now. I have been on 800-mile trips at 75 to 80 miles an hour for the duration of the trip. With me and my wife aboard it never hesitates and always surprises. Have pulled tall mountain roads in 5th gear without blinking.
Overall this is a very powerful machine not just for a 250 but even against the 650 and 750 class of competitor bikes, while it does not have the torque of some these other bikes you will find that the horsepower is close to the same and that at higher speeds the engine is not wrapped out. It loves high RPMs.
As for the GV650 there are not a lot bikes out there that will hang with it. It has about 20 more horsepower then the Honda VTX 1300 and none of the Harleys other then the V-Rod even come close to keeping up on the strip or the highway. These bikes are very high quality well built machines that I would recommend to anyone.
I am not new to motorcycles; this is not my first. I have had bigger bikes and I have rode everything from Electra Glides to Rebels to GSXR1000. Also I am a mechanic and I can tell you from experience that from a quality standpoint in the American market that Hyosung is top notch and at the top of the list. Those other guys just want your money.
Sunday, July 18, 2010