Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > Misc News

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-25-2005, 07:23 AM   #1
slouch
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 3
Default Re: Italjet - Hyosung Collaboration

The techno streetfighter one looks pretty dope and the combo of italien stlye and kroean cheap might be a real temptation if it was available here in the states. On the other hand after looking at one of the Hyosung gt650s up close I figure there is little that the Italiens can do to fully mask the cheap that the bike radiates.
slouch is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 11-25-2005, 08:00 AM   #2
Gabe
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 720
Default Please don't make me go back to Missouri!

Oh please! The heat! The barbeque! I'm a fragile person!
__________________
Gabe Ets-Hokin

Just a guy in the ether...
Gabe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2005, 08:37 AM   #3
naco_traficante
Registered Member
 
naco_traficante's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 466
Default BLECHHHH !!!

Even the Power Rangers wouldn't want to be seen on those things.

naco_traficante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2005, 09:28 AM   #4
anrajala
Founding Member
 
anrajala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,490
Default Re: Italjet - Hyosung Collaboration

The cheap that this bike radiates comes from those ghastly plastic flaps trying to hide the radiator. But I am afraid these embarrassing gaffes are in fact deliberate. They will prevent anybody noticing the styling of the engine, a Slobodan industrial compressor rip-off.



- cruiz-euro
anrajala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2005, 09:50 AM   #5
skadamo
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 37
Default Re: Italjet - Hyosung Collaboration

<blockquote>Hmm...Perhaps MO will have to send out our intrepid roving Feature Editor Gabe to sniff out the truth. </blockquote>



That would be fantastic! Can't wait to hear whats up with this bike.



A few of the bikes look less than finished, like the plastic was an after thought...which obviously it was. The one with the spoked wheels looks great imho. I want it.
__________________
skadamo.com
skadamo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2005, 01:28 PM   #6
pattonme
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 170
Default Re: BLECHHHH !!!

And that is what is WRONG with the motorcycle 'scene' in the USA. The point is to RIDE, not gawk at the machinery or worry about what somebody might think of you on a bike that looks one way or another. I think the Benelli nakeds are the fugliest thing ever made.



they look a bit more industrial than the native SV. But motorcycles are SUPPOSED to be industrial. It's the whole idiotic "it's gotta look like jewelry" thing that's just plain silly.
pattonme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2005, 03:47 PM   #7
naco_traficante
Registered Member
 
naco_traficante's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 466
Default Re: BLECHHHH !!!

Don't tell me I'm wrong until you've got a photo of one with a Power Ranger on it.

naco_traficante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2005, 01:33 AM   #8
maxriderdon
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 323
Default Re: BLECHHHH !!!

<blockquote> what is WRONG with the motorcycle 'scene' in the USA. The point is to RIDE, not gawk at the machinery or worry about what somebody might think</blockquote>



<blockquote>the whole idiotic "it's gotta look like jewelry" thing that's just plain silly.

</blockquote>

Amen brother, preach the word. The truth might set them free!!!

Seriously you are dead on!!!!



The market continues to make more poser, jewelry, and parade rides, then discontinues simple riders bikes. Maybe the power standards did not come with enough chrome??? LOL The new biker wants more jewelry, at the expense of good function.
__________________
Lean Into It!
maxriderdon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2005, 05:44 AM   #9
obandoj
Founding Member
 
obandoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Arizona
Posts: 911
Default Re: Italjet - Hyosung Collaboration

Beauty is in the eye of the one who shells the cash out to buy the thing, looks aside, these korean bikes are very good performers at a much lower price than their japanese, italian or german competitors. I remember reading a test by Sir Alan Cathcart on the 650GT, and he was very impressed by the way the bike performed, and aside for some softness in the front end, he felt it would be some serious competition for the Suzuki SV's.

So if it is as good as my SV, at a cheaper price, the japanese should be afraid, very afraid...
obandoj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2005, 12:46 PM   #10
skadamo
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 37
Default Re: Italjet - Hyosung Collaboration

Here is some more information on the Italjet Grifon and Bazooka 650.
__________________
skadamo.com
skadamo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off