Hyosung GT250 Reviews from New Zealand

2006 Hyosung GT250

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance131150 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GN250

Summary:

I bought another one, and would do so again!!

Faults:

At 98000km, the hardening on one of the main bearings started disintegrating, so both were replaced.

General Comments:

Under warranty this bike had a new shock.

No other problems apart from the usual "wear and tear" eg tyres, chains etc.

Been serviced every 4000km as recommended.

Apart from having 2 crashes (both caused by cars into me), this bike has been ridden every day until I purchased a GT650N in June this year, and since then it has covered 2500km.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2010

2005 Hyosung GT250

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 3 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 kilometres
Most recent distance35000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda NSR 250 MC21 SE

Summary:

An excellent learner package

Faults:

Side stand switch faulty, easily fixed.

General Comments:

My first motorcycle was an Honda NSR250MC21 SE, so obviously this bike was a step down in power and handling.

However, had I known how competent this bike was, I would have chosen it over the NSR.

Braking is excellent, even with the single disc, acceleration is brisk to 60-70km/h, but levels a fair bit when you hit 100km/h. Overtaking takes a fair bit of revs, but is acceptable for a bike of this capacity.

The most fun is to be had in tight twisty section, where the wide bars, and excellent gearing can make you forget the capacity. I would rate it over the current 250 Ninja, having ridden both. The engine and gearing is a lot smoother.

Handling is great, turn in with the wider bars is fast, especially if you're used to clip-ons. Can get a bit of shake through the bars if things get rough, but nothing that's gotten out of hand.

Fuel consumption is excellent, 60-70 mpg is not uncommon (on the NSR I was lucky to get above 20 mpg!).

Of the bikes in the Hyosung range, I would definitely say this is the sweet spot; the other bikes seem a bit dubious.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2010

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews