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Old 07-13-2006, 02:39 PM   #51
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A full comparison would be great, though I'll probably buy something before it runs. The weight and seat height have been my two primary concerns with the Hyosung. Digging through Google results I've seen it mentioned that the GT250R frame is actually the same as the one used in the 650. I don't know if that is actually true or not, but it fits with your assessment that they both have similar seat heights. I'm 5'7" with shoes on so lower is preferable. Not having sat on a GT250R yet it's an unknown as to whether it is a real problem. It appears the Hyosung seat is 2" higher than the EX250.



As for weight, my hope is that being a more modern build when compared to the EX250 that it would offset the extra pork. Looking over the AU specs, the claimed dry on the Hyosung is 155kg (341lbs) so your guess on the curb weight is probably on target.



22HP seems awfully anemic, even for a 250. 27 is the number I see popping up elsewhere, so if it was not within 10% of that it would be quite disappointing.



Where are all these Hyosung dealers you mention? So far I've only spotted one, which was also mentioned in another post here. Their dealer locater lists a handful in NoCal however.
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:39 PM   #52
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Gabe, hey see if you can get your hands on a KAWASAKI ZX2R: 250cc 4-stroke, 4 cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder bike. Would love to see how this bike stacks up even though it's not in this country.
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Old 07-13-2006, 03:34 PM   #53
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Further digging. It may be 27 at the shaft, which is sad.
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Old 07-13-2006, 04:19 PM   #54
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Yes those used Vmaxes are soaring in value! I was thinking of buying a mutual fund based on used Japanese motorcycles.



Will you please offer more financial advice?
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Old 07-13-2006, 05:58 PM   #55
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Personally, I think he's right. But if you would buy a Taurus, Malibu, or Stratus over a Camry or Accord, good luck with that...
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Old 07-13-2006, 06:24 PM   #56
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Default Re: KAWASAKI ZX2R: 250cc 4-stroke, 4 cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder sportbike.

Yes it would cost you a fortune to get one over to the U.S. It would be questionable if you could register it. You could buy a 600cc SS bike for the price it would cost getting one up and running here.
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Old 07-13-2006, 06:28 PM   #57
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An Aprilia 250 is not a beginners bike by any means.
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:45 PM   #58
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I told you, I'm keeping an eye on you.
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:46 PM   #59
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See, he didn't mention the VFR!
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:52 PM   #60
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We all seem to forget that right at the outset, this guy said he was wierd. Long live wierd, and give us a post on how it turns out. Or not.
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