1995 Hyosung Cruise II from South Korea

Summary:

Versatile, reliable, good handling, small, fun

Faults:

New front brake cylinder, new clutch.

Tranny is going out, slipping gears.

It's been rideable for six months, may get it replaced soon.

Starter has gone out.

Overall reliable bike.

Tranny problem is not that bad, I haven't minded it for the time I've owned it.

General Comments:

Very comfortable, versatile riding position.

Handles quite well for a cruiser - I can come quite close to dragging my knees. It is light enough around town it weaves through traffic like a bicycle.

Good acceleration off the line.

Limited top speed - 100km/hr (it is a l25 after all), but it is pretty comfortable at 100. Surprisingly smooth engine, even at top speed.

Works for two up, as long as neither of you are too heavy!

Struggles in mountains, you really have to work the gearbox, but it will make it.

Around 30km/liter.

Wonderful bike. Very well balanced. My favorite bike I've ever owned (after Honda CB750, CB400, VF700, VF500). Not fast, but solid, fun, good handling, and confidence inspiring. Looks good too. Reliable.

I am friends with the bike shop owner, so the minor issues it has had haven't bugged me too much :)

Don't know what year it is, paid $200 with no title or anything. Paid the cash, got a key and a dirty motorcycle with no date on it :P.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2008

2002 Hyosung Cruise II from United Kingdom

Summary:

The best 125 you can own

Faults:

I have had this bike since 2005, and my brother had it since 2002, and not one thing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

This motorcycle is the best 125 that anybody can have.

It looks good, and can be mistaken for a 400cc

It handles good.

Nothing has gone wrong with it.

It's just a brilliant bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2006

20th Jan 2008, 20:05

I bought a CRUISE II recently. This is the first cruiser that I owned. After 6 years of staying off motorcycle, I finally own a cruiser, and I only use it on weekend.

This cruiser is really a cool bike. Easily mistaken for bigger CC bike. The sound is a bit too soft, it does not have the deep loud noise of a cruiser. Maybe I will modify the exhaust pipe.

I relocate the turn light, so I can fit in a saddle bag, which I think is the most brilliant face lift you can give this bike. Instantly that bike becomes much larger! hehe.

I am also thinking on adding a windscreen. Not sure about this, I am having doubt on the overall look.

Performance wise.. the top speed I did with this bike is 120KM/h.

Overall, I think this is a great bike. :)

2002 Hyosung Cruise II from United Kingdom

Summary:

Value for money without a shadow of a doubt

Faults:

Keeps cutting out.

Feels generally "wobbly" on corners. Can't seem to find the problem.

General Comments:

Excellent value for money bike.

Not exceptionally quick (55 tops), but good torque from 4 valves.

Looks good and nearly always get looked at.

Looks bigger than it is (it's a 125).

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th May, 2005

3rd Mar 2006, 15:21

I have the same Hyosung Cruise and mine was wobbly on bends, so I lowered the rear suspention and it sorted the problem.

13th Jun 2006, 15:09

I have a Cruise 2, which is fantastic in every way, other than it cuts out a lot in 1st gear and on tick over. I have adjusted the engine speed and serviced the bike. Does anybody have any ideas please?