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    Budd
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    I was going to bust him on that but he did say relatively. Although he didn’t say relatively to what. It is pretty new compared to the development of the steam engine or say, the creation of the earth.

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    Andrew
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    How long has the company been selling in the US? That is more important than how long the company has existed overseas. That and parts availability locally, and regionally, would be the big factors for me.

    If someone looks at their bikes and then decides to go with a Japanese bike because of their history and reputation then you can’t fault that.

    #12299
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    Amoryl
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    hmmm thats really something to think about. I’d always assumed the improved performance was at the expense of power…makes one wonder why this isn’t stock?

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    T-Roy
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    This is my favorite Hyosung Hyosung GV650 Limited Edition 30th AnniversaryHyosung GV650 Limited Edition 30th Anniversary

    #12308
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    Amoryl
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    ya know? the 650 just doesn’t do it for me…it looks too…i dunno, space age….for a cruiser IMO. same reason i don’t like the Venox. but i WILL admit it’s a pretty sharp looking bike

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    megaspaz
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    that title in your comment smacks of grandiose hyosung-apologizing. who the fcuk cares how long hyosung’s been around? he researched enough to be concerned with the issues out there on this company’s bikes and made his decision based on that. See: https://www.bestbeginnermotorcycles.com/forum/forum-topic/1378/hyosung#comment-8787

    if they got their act together and dealt with issues in certain models, great. to say it’s some manufacturer conspiracy smacks of reaching for a reach around. manufacturers in the bike world don’t need to start shit. bike owners already do that plenty well.


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    CBennett
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    First time ive seen that VERY nice I could handle that!

    #12346
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    Reindeer
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    FWIW, I have been doing more research, and even though I haven’t had a chance to sit on one yet, I’ve decided to move the GV650 to the short list of possibilities.

    Reasons why:

    – Engine is the same as out of the GT650 line, only retuned for a broader powerband. Since the GT650 was compared directly to the Suzuki SV650, and since the SV650 is a recommended bike for beginners, especially us bigger riders, it would follow that the GV650 should be beginner friendly as well.

    – As I’ve said before, I don’t fit on sportbikes at all well. :-D Cruisers on the other hand I do fit on rather well. LOL! In this case, it almost seems like an ideal hybrid between a cruiser and a sportish type bike such as the SV650.

    – With the $300 incentive for new riders and possible room to dicker over the price, this would bring the cost down to the price of a gently used cruiser.

    – Still relatively light weight… claimed dry weight of 485 lbs which is only 13 lbs more than the Vulcan 500, and less than most mid size cruisers.

    – I personally love the V-Rod styling cues. Very sharp looking bike IMO.

    – Heard very good reports about the closest dealer.

    Did find this road test/review, and it did answer a lot of questions.

    http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/a-new-way-to-cruise-2007-hyosung-avitar-road-test-29989.html

    I did take the time to look through Pride in What You Ride and Alternative Cruisers, and is seems that most of the problems with this bike seem to be related to getting parts and dealership issues. I’ve also heard of issues of fuel tank leaks/splitting and electrical issues as well, but reports also indicate that Hyosung has addressed these for the most part.

    At any rate, I figure it can’t hurt anything by at least taking a look at one the next time I’m in the area.

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    smokeizfire
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    Uh, just in case you missed that part of the text. I understood every ones points, and freedom of choices. I pointed out 1 error made that had nothing to do with the quality of Hyosung’s GT. I wouldn’t call 30 years over the hill. However, I emphatically disagree with the notion that 30 years can be considered new in anything. Can a company be old, but bad? Good, but new? Exactly! That’s not even the point. Oh, so what was the point of your post again?

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    #12370
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    smokeizfire
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    …you would have had to been around for ……oh ummm, about 30 years. Don’t you agree Megaspaz?

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    megaspaz
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    nothing really. missed the part relatively new part in his post. carry on. ^_^


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    megaspaz
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    yup. 30 years of soft brakes, and premature rust and broken clutch cables. <-- mostly kidding... :-P


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    #12508
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    smokeizfire
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    It was a GT though, but hey. I saw him at the MSF school, he was there for the experienced rider course. He had nothing bad to say about his GT, and we both agreed that our dealer(bought it from the same dealership…what a coinkidink!) may be the best in the area.

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