2005 Hyosung GT650R


Awesome looks, good quality, and great for the price


I bought the bike new at a dealership. There was rust in the gas tank, which they quickly replaced under the two year unlimited warranty. The warranty is actually very nice, and Hyosung makes sure that all their bikes have them. The dealer/repair people I go to are great and friendly, it's just that they are about an hour away from where I live, so that is kind of a hassle.

The only other thing that went wrong was the clutch cable. When I first got the bike, I noticed it was way too hard to pull in the clutch; it was like a mini hand work out every time I shifted gears. The wire was fraying and catching when I would pull the gear in. I had to pay to get that replaced, but I'm sure it was under $50 to do so.

General Comments:

I LOVE this bike. It's not as expensive as a Honda or Suzuki, but it looks better and performs at the same level. I broke in the bike properly and was sure not to go over certain rpm's until I had hit the mileage specified in the manual.

The only annoying thing is someone is always asking me who makes the bike... cause it looks so nice ;)

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2008

2005 Hyosung GT650R


Disposable bike


After the dealership serviced it, it had a stalling problem and began to knock. I trailered it back the next day. Was told it was fine, but the engine locked up in the shop and was replaced, and they forgot to fully reassemble it. 5 months in and out of the shop.

Now it will not start and the dealership is no help. I'm still waiting for Hyosung to call me back.

But it does look good sitting in the garage.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th January, 2007

26th Jan 2007, 21:37

Ha! I knew it. I was so close to buying one, but reluctantly shopped around.

When a bike that sexy is under 4k...well it seems you can finish this thought. Still very attractive. Shame. Kudos for taking the risk tho'.

Give its r&d 5-10 years. Peace.

4th Feb 2007, 14:13

I'm very sorry that this happened to your GT650R. Could it be that the problem had something to do with your dealer?? I have a couple of friends with GT650R's and they never complained with the engine reliability, but to put your mind at peace even Honda's could fail, what about a Honda having an engine failure after only 23Km! These things happen unfortunately on all bikes, but mind you the Koreans are making big steps forward, look at what they've already done in the car industry!