Hyosung GT250

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£3399
Available from
2010

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Overall Review

Overall... a great beginner bike at a low price. But you definitely feel the low budget in the bike. My biggest gripe would be the tires and the seat. As we all know grip on the road is what's going to keep you on the road and being comfortable is very important as well. Out of 10, I'd give this bike a 7.9.

Strengths

-Great on gas - $10USD to fill up (@ premium gas) -Feels really light in the twisites -Comfortable riding position -Very grippy brakes (although dual discs in front would be nice) -Looks complete (many nakeds look like their missing their fairings)

Weaknesses

-Crappy tires - The first modification you need to do is get new tires. Even before you get a fender eliminator kit/tail tidy. Trust me. -Seat is unbearably uncomfortable after 75+ miles. -Foot-pegs are low. If you plan on doing some serious canyon carving you need to get the adjustable rear-sets from the GT250r or a third party rear-set. (they scrape, and I've almost whiped out because of it)

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Overall Review

Overall... a great beginner bike at a low price. But you definitely feel the low budget in the bike. My biggest gripe would be the tires and the seat. As we all know grip on the road is what's going to keep you on the road and being comfortable is very important as well. Out of 10, I'd give this bike a 7.9.

Strengths

-Great on gas - $10USD to fill up (@ premium gas) -Feels really light in the twisites -Comfortable riding position -Very grippy brakes (although dual discs in front would be nice) -Looks complete (many nakeds look like their missing their fairings)

Weaknesses

-Crappy tires - The first modification you need to do is get new tires. Even before you get a fender eliminator kit/tail tidy. Trust me. -Seat is unbearably uncomfortable after 75+ miles. -Foot-pegs are low. If you plan on doing some serious canyon carving you need to get the adjustable rear-sets from the GT250r or a third party rear-set. (they scrape, and I've almost whiped out because of it)

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Overall Review

Not a great bike overall, but considering how cheap they are (especially second hand) they can actually be a pretty good buy. If you do your research, you can get a capable if not spectacular 250 for significantly cheaper than the japanese bikes. Despite it's problems, I would buy mine again for this reason alone.

Strengths

The engine has a good mix of torque and top end, and manages to haul the bike around suprisingly well. It sounds good and looks good. Mine has been very reliable, but needs a little extra care than other bikes to stop it going wrong. It is stabe at motorway speeds and isn't as affected by the wind as the lighter 250s. Mine gets great fuel economy, and they are a lot of bike for the money, especially second hand.

Weaknesses

Rubbish handling. The front is under sprung and under damped, and the back is massively over damped. I can bottom out the front of mine under hard brakes, and the back goes almost completely solid over large bumps. The frame flexes and wobbles in harder corners, and the front brake is spongy, weak, and lacks feel. It weighs about 190kg wet, which is about the same as a 600cc sport bike despite it's 250 engine. The seat is uncomfortable over long distance. If you buy new expect huge depreciation. Some parts are also lower quality, and may rust quickly (mainly the exhaust and muffler).

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