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Old 02-01-2005, 06:54 AM   #21
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Heck yeah, I think they even make a 125 V-twin. Albeit a 300 lb. 20 hp 125 twin. But a 125 none the less, for the street. When was the last time you saw that?



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Old 02-01-2005, 07:35 AM   #22
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It doesn't benefit Suzuki. It's not a Suzuki motor. Hyosung used to make engines for Suzuki. When Suzuki put restricitions on Hyosung exporting their own products, Hyosung said "Bye-bye Suzuki-san, we do it ourselves." They then proceeded to hire some of Suzuki's (and some other big four) engineers away and set up and R&D facility in Japan. One of the engineers they hired is the same guy who designed the SV-650 motor. He designed a very similar motor for the GT-650, but it's not the same.
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:37 AM   #23
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I like Evita better than Laura Bush tho. Is she the Prozac poster lady or is it just me? she always looks recently struck on the head. Still, probably a tigresss in the sack i imagine... Gggrrrrr.
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:25 AM   #24
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Hey where are all the W supporters? Is there a cato institute meaning this week or what?
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:37 AM   #25
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I'd take them two Bush-ettes anyday, you can have Laura



I'd even give Condi a tussel before Laura
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:41 AM   #26
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Well 20 hp ought to be good for 55 mph in that chassis, shouldn't it? That's plenty enough bike in the hands of most people I meet on the roads, 100% of the chronic watchers of American Chopper, and, as of today, 13.90% of the readers of this site.



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Old 02-01-2005, 08:41 AM   #27
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Dr. Seruzawa,



I couldn't agree more. I really hope Hyosung shakes it up...we could see some really good bikes over the next decade from all 5 mfr's.



I personally want to see a Vstrom that looks good and is more dirt oriented. Like a KTM950 Adventure.
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:47 AM   #28
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Hyosung is big in countries like India and obviously Korea where bikes are generally a lot smaller. Thats why they build a 125. A 250 in india is king of the street. I hear the Comet 250 will do 95+ mph. It revs to the moon.
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:51 AM   #29
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Forgot to mention...



In Korea, bikes are not allowed on the highways. This is because in the past they could not keep up the pace of traffic. Motorcycles are restricted to the twisty, hilly country roads...bummer.
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:52 AM   #30
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We bought an '04 Sonata V6 GLS in August, so far with 5500 miles on it we're pretty happy with. My wife drives it way more than I do, but it seems to be a pretty decent car.



If you look at the level of standard and optional equipment, the overall fit and finish and the driving and handling you get for under $20k they're pretty hard to beat.



While we were looking, I test drove a 5sp Elantra GT hatch, It's a pretty fun car that I would have bought in a minute, but SWMBO wanted the more luxury styled Sonata so that's what we got.



When they first came out in the 80's they were a little questionable, but I think they've put that behind them and come up with a pretty decent ride.



Once the Koreans get a few years practice building and marketing bikes over I'd guess the Japanese'll be looking over their shoulders..
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