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Old 02-18-2011, 06:32 AM   #21
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Here's the link:

Cleveland CycleWerks Heist Riding Impression- Cycle World Reviews

Wes Siler has been pimping them up on HFL a lot, too.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:44 AM   #22
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One of the Cleveland Cycle Werks bikes was tested in this month's Cycle World. It was the "chopper" version. They didn't absolutely pan it, but they did not say it was spectacular, either. I think their best comment was along the lines of "Well, nothing fell off" .
I saw the Cleveland bikes at Indy this weekend. They look pretty good, and they use a single-cylinder Loncin motor, not the Twin in the Johnny Pag bikes. Gonna get one for testing in the next month.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:09 AM   #23
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Too bad ya'll didn't include the Suzi TU250.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:13 AM   #24
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The Suzuki TU is probably the absolute best "beginner bike" out there right now. Not from an excitement and performance standpoint perhaps, but from a cheap to keep, can't break it as a result of ordinary beginner mistakes and economical standpoint. Honest straight ahead little bikes they are.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:03 AM   #25
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Too bad ya'll didn't include the Suzi TU250.
Well, we did give it the Best Value award of 2010 and gave it high marks in our 2009 250 shootout!
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:08 AM   #26
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The Suzuki TU is probably the absolute best "beginner bike" out there right now.
I really liked my GZ 250......with it's cruiser design and look.
It stood out from the crowd of "standard" 250s.

Not so much for the TU as it looks pretty much like all the rest.
But I agree with your overall analysis.
What I'd really like to see is the FI engine in a GZ frame.
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:07 PM   #27
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It is the most important review all year!!
It sucks you couldnt get the Hyosung GT250R EFI to test
It woul've been nice to compare apples to apples = all R models... All R models are $3999 MSRP Whats a person REALLY paying for these 250's out the door from the dealers? The way I look at it, The American market is gonna take off in the 250cc class with the gas prices going up and being cheap insurance, were all looking for the best bang for the buck!
Near me... with ALL fees included and all R models:
Honda w/o ABS is expected to sell out the dealer @ $4605 1yr warr
Kawasaki is selling at the dealer out the door @ $4405 1yr warr
Hyosung is selling at the dealer out the door @ $4155 2yr warr

I also would like to see these machines all decked out with mods and see what these can do!! Hope to see it!!
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:07 AM   #28
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Shame the Hyosung let itself down with crappy bias ply tires.

If the transmissions are the same as the older models, they don't loosen up till they get about 2000miles on them.

Some new tires and a few miles on it, and it may have showed a little better.

I got a steal of a deal on a 2005 in the crate on closeout, that I really didn't want but thought it would be fun to see how much abuse it could take till it went kablooey.

Surprised the heck out of me, i flogged it for 10k miles with not a single hiccup motor wise. Only issue to speak of was a frayed clutch cable and crappy tires.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:19 AM   #29
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Default Compare 2011 Honda CBR 250R vs. 1986-96 CBR250RR

Made from 1986-1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CBR250

Wow!
1990-1993
Top speed 180–200 km/h (110–120 mph)
HP 45 PS (33.1 kW) @ 15,000 rpm
Wet Weight 157 kg (346 lb)


On second thought...

there is no comparison.....today we are offered much less performance that costs us more (IMO)....

I'll take mine slightly used thank you very much...

check please!

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Old 04-05-2011, 09:56 AM   #30
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Default Compare 2011 Honda CBR 250R vs. 1986-96 CBR250RR

Made from 1986-1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CBR250

Wow!
1990-1993
Top speed 180–200 km/h (110–120 mph)
HP 45 PS (33.1 kW) @ 15,000 rpm
Wet Weight 157 kg (346 lb)


On second thought...

there is no comparison.....today we are offered much less performance that costs us more (IMO)....

I'll take mine slightly used thank you very much...

check please!

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