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Old 07-13-2006, 07:54 AM   #21
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Not sure about 'smoke' the old Ninjette...



If this is the same bike as the Australian market model, then it looks like it makes roughly equivalent horsepower to the EX250, and has somewhat more maximum torque. On the other hand, it weighs something like 50lbs more (I've seen the dry weight reported as anything between 155kg and 170kg - the little Ninja is 138 kg dry). The suspension on the GT250R looks nice (and it also has a somewhat more modern tire size than the EX250), especially for a 250cc.



I'd say go for it if you get the chance - I would, if there were any available where I was. I'm a big fan of the EX250s (I currently own one as my commuter/city bike), but I'd love to see some real competition in the 'sport' 250cc segment and this looks like it could do that...



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Old 07-13-2006, 08:01 AM   #22
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Being an Ohio native and living and driving there for many years-- I would like to ask: Where in Ohio can you go 90 mph all day long and not get a pile of speeding tickets?
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:21 AM   #23
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I think the prospect of another choice in motorcycles would be good. Those Korean cars are making a good showing in the U.S. there's no reason to think these bikes won't do the same, I say bring them on !
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:23 AM   #24
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from the specs, it really looks like the gt250 and the ninjette are 2 peas in a pod. HP is about the same (27 for the gt, 25 for the ninja). both are carb-ed twins. they both get great gas mileage, and have top speeds around 90 mph or so.

Really, i'd say the ninja is the safe choice due to dealer infrastructure and parts availability, but if you like to be different, the hyosung looks like it wouldn't be bad . . . .
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:30 AM   #25
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Ah, someone who understands the appeal.
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:50 AM   #26
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new Cycle Whirld has like a 6-bike comparo including Hyosung GT650 something or other. seems like an ok bike but rough around the edges compared to others...



also I remember reading some Buick or other won JD Powers most reliable car deal...
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:04 AM   #27
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His next rant will be how all Harleys leak oil and all the parts fall off, while Japanese bikes have absolutely no problems at all. Sounds like he needs to fast-forward brain cells out of 1972.
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:05 AM   #28
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My son's very used (140,000 miles) and unbelievably abused '98 Ford Escort took a beating that my Toyota's would have been proud of and that little pile of crap still runs. No, it isn't worth much, but parts can be had for a song. And try to buy a '67 vette or other vintage muscle cars? Got $50-100,000 that ain't doin' much? And yes, my old Dodge Ram pickup does break something every now and then but it sure is inexpensive to maintain. Now, when I go to my Honda dealer to get some (rarely needed) parts, they cost a friggin fortune. And that bologna sammitch is gonna kill you whether it's freshly made or 6 years old. I get yer point but there are scenarios when buy American iron makes good sense.
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:07 AM   #29
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What dealer in Columbus sells Hyosungs????? I didn't know anyone did?
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:09 AM   #30
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Amen. Those 350-400cc superlight bikes are a hoot.
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