June 13, 2008 at 3:56 am #1514xer01977Participant
I honestly never head of this brand before. Looked it up and saw that it was a 250cc sport bike type. Also saw that it was just a little bit more expensive than the 250R. Anyone have any thoughts on this brand, pros and cons, etc?June 13, 2008 at 4:40 am #7281uncle_bernieParticipant
I don’t have any experience with Hyosung but what I do know is that as far back as I can remember in my 40+ years on this planet that Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Honda et al have always been around. Hyosung might be just fine but I would be very careful and do your research as to overall brand quality and especially in what kind of service you get after the sale, availability of parts, etc.. Knowing that Suzuki has made the brand of bike I ride for over a decade and dealers are very familiar with it’s needs is something that in my mind makes them more valuable than the selling price indicates.
~He who laughs last didn’t get the joke…June 13, 2008 at 11:37 pm #7330the_daft_guyParticipant
I was very interested in the Hyosung GT250 and had one chosen out to buy. However, I decided to research it before the purchase and while they seem to be good bikes, reliability is a common complaint. I suppose if it had a decent warranty then it would be a fair option. Couple that with the free gas for a year and any of the discounts you can get online and you may have a good bike. personally I opted for a Yamaha just for 1) availability of parts/mods, 2) proven company and name. personally, if you were planning on getting as a beginner and getting a new one before the warranty was out, I would say go for it, otherwise, stick with a better known name.June 14, 2008 at 3:36 pm #7343six-shooterParticipant
United Motors sells the Hyosung bikes under the UM label here in the US, but throws in a 3 year waranty (www.umamerica.com). Hyosung is a Korean company that has been making bikes for over 20 years (they use to produce Suzuki designs I believe). I can’t speak personally about the GT250, but I do have the UM/Hyosung 250 cruiser (UM V2C-250T or the Hyosung GV250) and I love it. Actually, my wife has it now, but that’s a different story. It has alot of features that you don’t see in most of the other 250 cruisers, including a Tachometer, fuel guage, seperate blinker lights, 3.7 gal tank, v-twin engine, & 2-tone paint. I haven’t had any problems with it up to this point. That being said, Bernie has a point about the major brands and the availibility of service. Luckily, we’ve got a reputable dealer around here that sells and services a ton a Hyosung bikes, so I felt comfortable getting one… and have been very glad I did. I was sure not only to talk to their sales staff, but also to their service center to see what they thought of the Hyosungs, especially since they work on them every day. If you’ve got a reputable dealer in your area, I’d have no problem recommending the brand.June 17, 2008 at 9:15 pm #7462xer01977Participant
Thanks all. this is a lot of info, and all of it is very good an helpful. I will certainly ask more questions at the Hyosung dealer here in my area.June 17, 2008 at 11:57 pm #7464megaspazParticipant
Just being somewhat facetious here, but somehow I don’t see a dealership that sells hyosungs really going out and telling customers hyosungs suck…
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…June 18, 2008 at 5:38 am #7470six-shooterParticipant
I see your point, but again that’s why I talked to the service dept people (apart from the salesman.) And suprisingly I actually did have a salesman tell me that Lifan was junk, while they had 4 new Lifan units sitting in their showroom. That being said, I understand where you’re coming from, and can only offer my experience with the Hyosung bikes up to this point.June 18, 2008 at 5:46 am #7471megaspazParticipant
Yeh, true. If a dealership sells a few different manufacturers, you’d be more likely to get at least more honest opinions on particular makes. But having worked at music instrument retail for several years, being able to sell crap is a sales persons bread and butter… hence my cynisism.
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…June 19, 2008 at 11:28 pm #7538Doubler34Participant
i just got approved for a Hyosung (United Motors) VS-250 and I am wondering what type of questions should I ask the dealer before I agree to take the bike. I sat on it and it feels great this is my first bike so I kinda expect some problems but i dont want it to be a headache. Any help would be appreciated.
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