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2014 Hyosung GT250R - Coolness Factor = 44.8%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:18 am

2014 Hyosung GT250R on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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A real quarter-liter sportbike that is perfect for the everyday ride...

If you like the style and performance of the GT250R but want a more practical machine for the street, the GT250 is the perfect naked bike for everyday riding. Comfortable ergonomics and excellent fuel economy make the GT250 ideal for the street without giving up the sportbike soul of the "R" model. The GT250's free-spirited performance goes beyond normal 250cc boundaries. Precise handling from the rigid chassis and upside down forks mated to a high output 8 valve V-twin engine make the GT250 a joy for commuting and a blast on the twisty roads. With an all-new sport headlight and instrument cluster, a GT250R-inspired LED tail lamp, minimal bodywork, low handlebars and a narrow and higher seat, the GT250 is a real quarter-liter sportbike that is perfect for the everyday ride.




2014 Hyosung GT250R http://www.totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

75° v-twin engine that delivers low and mid-range torque and makes this a very spirited 250 as well as being smooth.

Aluminum exhaust canister and stainless 2 into 1 exhaust for maximum power and torque.

Features 43mm inverted forks and single disc brake.



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2014 Hyosung GT250R - http://www.totalmotorcycle.com Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $3,799 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $3,799 CDN


Chassis Overall Length 82.28 inches
Overall Height 43.31 inches
Overall Width 30.71 inches
Wheel Base 56.50 inches
Seat Height 32.68 inches
Brake Front: 300Ø Semi floating single disc, 2 pistons caliper
Brake Rear: 230Ø Single disc, 2 pistons caliper
Suspension Front: 41Ø Upside down Telescopic
Suspension Rear: Swing arm with Progressive linkage Hydraulic Mono shock absorber (Preload adjustable)
Tire Front: 110/70 -17 / Rear: 150/70 -17
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.5gal
Curb Weight 375lbs

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Engine Type Air / Oil cooled DOHC 8-valve 75° V-twin
Displacement 249cc
Bore x Stroke 57 x 48.8
Compression Ratio 10.2 : 1
Fuel System Fuel injection
Lubrication Wet sump

Transmission Clutch Wet, Multiplate
Gear Constant mesh 5-speed
Final Drive Chain


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Re: This Week: 2014 Hyosung GT250R - Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:19 am

From a cream of the crop, $21,000 supersport bike last week to a super budget entry level $3,800 bike this week... Let's start it up and see how it runs :D

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Re: This Week: 2014 Hyosung GT250R - Vote Today

Unread post by Hanson » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:42 am

If Korean motorcycle follow the model of Korean cars, then this should be a decent motorcycle with respect to quality and a great value.

From a value perspective the CBR250R lists for $400 more and the the 250 Ninja starts at the same price as the Honda, and these bikes have all of the plastics. I think I would be inclined to choose one of those options in that segment as the price difference is only about 10% and I would also be thinking about resale value. I like the looks of the GT250R, but not so much the risk unless the price was even lower, perhaps a price point between $3500 to $3600, and then I would take a very hard look at the Hyosung.

My first inclination was to rate this bike a cool, but I have decided on uncool. I think this is a very competitive segment.
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Re: This Week: 2014 Hyosung GT250R - Vote Today

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:51 am

meh
there aint nothin like it

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Re: This Week: 2014 Hyosung GT250R - Vote Today

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:15 pm

I believe Hyosung is Korean for "haunting".

The Hyosung GV650 haunted me for a long time, an edgy, sporty looking cruiser with a sport bike frame, ridiculous fuel economy and reported top speeds in excess of 120mph. During my search for a bike (which ended with PowerSlave) I considered an ad from a local seller for a GV650, and though I never managed to get out to the sellers home to test ride the Hyosung, I always wondered if I should have and what I may have missed out on. Haunting.

Then, about a month ago, I happened to be walking through the parking lot at a local medical center to see some family and crossed paths with a gentleman astride an '08 GV650. I flagged him down, picked his brain for a few minutes about his bike and invited him to check out TMW. I guess he never did, but he did supply me with a bit of background as to the GV650s quality. He took his bike into the dealership FOUR TIMES for a persistent fuel leak (a local dealership out here re-badges NOS Hyosungs as ATKs) and despite shelling out several 100's of dollars the dealership never managed to fix the problem. This guy eventually had to fabricate a gasket from scratch and do a lot of deburring on a couple of mating surfaces to finally overcome the fuel leak. In addition to that, he had had some difficulties with suspension components and more than a handful of electrical issues. He was in the market for a larger displacement cruiser, and though he was very adamant that he had enjoyed his time with the Hyosung, he wasn't going to be sorry to see it go.

The GV650 is obviously not the GT250. And 2014 is not 2008. But, we've been saying for some time now about these Hyosungs that if the quality is there, they may be real contenders, and I at least have always voted 'up' based on an assumption that the quality was probably passable if not fantastic. My conversation with that gentleman changed that, though, and despite the fact that his bike was quite a bit older than this 2014, the service he had tried to get done was recent. I realize Hyosung has no control over the rebadge market, except to not sell to them in the first place, but replacement parts have to come from somewhere and obviously something as simple as a well-fitting gasket was beyond the scope of Hyosung's aftermarket support.

As Richard so eloquently pointed out, for $400 more you can have all the quality and support behind either Big Red or Fast Green. Given that narrow price advantage, I can't even call this bike competetive.

Fail.

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Re: This Week: 2014 Hyosung GT250R - Vote Today

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:17 am

Meh indeed. There doesn't seem to be a single interesting thing about this bike.
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Re: This Week: 2014 Hyosung GT250R - Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:20 am

I voted: Cool

Members above have brought up some very good points about the bike and specifically price as well. While I do completely agree a Kawasaki or even a Honda hands down has more quality, both the CBR250R and Ninja 250 are sportbikes and (at least for me) I'm more interested in the Naked look... thus, the GT250R would win out based on look and riding position. Suzuki offers the GW250 Inazuma (in Europe) and the TU250 here so those are other naked choices and Yamaha with their "new" 400 as well.

What I'd like to see from Hyosung is to improve/revamp their motorcycle model line to keep up (yet again) with everyone else. While their isn't anything really wrong with their bikes, a new refreshing look or even something different might be on order here, they haven't changed their bikes in a what seems like a long time.

That said, new at $3799 makes me like it, but I'd be hesitant on the purchase for sure.

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Re: This Week: 2014 Hyosung GT250R - Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:06 pm

2014 Hyosung GT250R - Coolness Factor = 44.8%
Featured: June 13th, 2014 - June 20th, 2014
Most popular vote category: Uncool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2014 Hyosung GT250R is:

Awesome (3 points) 0% [ 0 ]
Cool (2 points) 44% [ 14 ]
Uncool (1 point) 47% [ 15 ]
Fail (0 point) 9% [ 3 ]

Total votes : 32

= a Coolwall Factor of 44.8%

NOTES: In a recessionary marketplace you have to be competitive not only in price but in product. While the GT250R is a good product it needs to be priced more competitively as more desirable offerings from Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki have come along since it's launch for only a few hundred dollars more. So what Hyosung needs to do is drop the GT250R's price down or offer even more for the same price as the 44% cool result shows.

Next 2014 TMW Cool Wall bike is now up for voting on, have fun!!
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