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Old 09-22-2004, 08:06 AM   #21
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Default Re: No, I'm not...

I'm talking about standard street bikes in the 125-500cc range. The Eliminator is a cruiser, like the Honda Rebel.



The 650-750 machines are too big to be a "small/medium" UJM (UKM?)



Since I'm an old fart, I still consider anything over 350cc to be an "open" bike.



A 125cc V-twin standard is something you don't see much. Even if it does weight 400 lbs...

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Old 09-22-2004, 09:25 AM   #22
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Default Re: Hyosung the next Honda?

The motor looks like a carbon copy of an SV-650 (At least the right-side exterior). However, I doubt the metallurgy is up to snuff with the actual Suzuki. The frame looks like a modified GS-500 design and probably doesn't have either the stiffness nor the durability of a real SV-650. Just a hunch.... -Sean
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Old 09-22-2004, 09:32 AM   #23
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MO uses methane powered motors in all of our commuter vehicles. However, they only work when we take staff lunch excursions to the Sister Mary Burrito. -Sean
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Old 09-22-2004, 10:40 AM   #24
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be that as it may, would you buy an obscure Korean motorcycle from a grown man who still called himself "Bobby"
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Old 09-22-2004, 10:43 AM   #25
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That's 'cause it's made out of durable cast iron and sched. 80 pipe.

Them Koreans build them to last.
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Old 09-22-2004, 10:57 AM   #26
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Default Re: Hyosung the next Honda?

I just bought my wife an '04 Hyundai Sonata thats a beautiful car. 16 in. alloys, 4 wheel discs, ABS, pretty well loaded, to get those features in any other mid-size would have cost $5~6 k more.

Their initial quality, reliability and customer satisfaction ratings are equal to or above anyone else and they back it up with a 5yr bumper to bumper warranty

So yes, I'd be keeping an eye out for Korea if I was Japan Inc.
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Old 09-22-2004, 11:54 AM   #27
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Default Re: Hyosung the next Honda?

The new Tiburon looks pretty cool. Fast too.



I'm in favor of a $2,000.00 out the door price for a new mid-sized bike, that just begs for cheap performance upgrades. Wonder if Suzuki parts fit?



Historically, before WWII Korea played Japan and China off against each other, adopting whichever platform that was "in-power" at the time, much like the Alsace portion of France-Germany.



Hyosung also has a neat little dual-sport, that looks like a DR knock-off (for half the price).
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Old 09-22-2004, 12:08 PM   #28
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What ever happened to the orbital engine? (Supercharged two stroke with a four-stroke lower end, utilizing a pressurized intake injector, and exhaust port). Ford had them in English Escorts, it put out about 120 horsepower from an engine that weighed 90 lbs. complete. I hear Ford killed it, along with any 2 stroke motor for rally cars.
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Old 09-26-2004, 01:03 PM   #29
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My error. The billboard is situated so that you only get about 30 seconds to see it. I got a better look today. It's advertising Quangjiang motorcycles. They are advertising a 150cc parallel twin street bike for $999.



Sorry 'bout that.



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Old 01-28-2005, 10:10 AM   #30
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I have been researching Korean bikes for a while now and I think Hyosung will make its mark.



Personally, I think thier cruisers will get them in the door here in the US. The Comet 650 is not different enough from the SV650...it all depends on thier price point. A guy from AlphaSports (US distributor) said the 650 just passed emissions and they are waiting on the paperwork.



The 650 Aquila cruiser is cool, check this out...



http://www.bikez.com/bike/index.php?bike=21710



There are a lot of people who want a harley but don't want to pop for one. A Dualsport like the VStrom 650 would be great too...only make it look cool.



Here are some other links for info on Hyosung...



http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/AlphaRidersClub/

http://www.korider.com

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