The 2007 Hyosung Motorcycle Range
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Hyosung is one of the largest and most respected companies in South Korea, and was founded in 1952. Hyosung Motors & Machinery Inc. was established in 1978 as a motorcycle manufacturer. In 1979 a technical relationship was established with Suzuki Motor Corp of Japan for producing Suzuki models for some Asian markets. Hyosung established its own R&D center in 1986 to develop models under the Hyosung brand for export to global markets under the banner "Made by Hyosung, Ridden by The World". 12% of staff are engaged in R&D to keep pace with aggressive development of new models suitable for export markets.
Further information can be found at www.hyosung.co.uk.
Hyosung UK show off new models at NEC
The British debut appearance of Hyosung's prototype GT650X naked sports bike and their first ever full-size quad, the Rapier 450, takes place at this week's International Motorcycle and Scooter Show (NEC, 26 Oct).
The South Korean firm also unveil their upgraded, funky RT125D "Sandbike" and new versions of their RX125D trial bike. The widely acclaimed, elegant GV650 sports cruiser will be on show too in its new orange and black colour combination.
Matthew Gilder, vehicle divisional manager of E.P. Barrus Ltd that imports Hyosung, said: "These new bikes show Hyosung's aim to continually evolve and become major players in the motorcycle market. They are producing stylish, well-built, high-specification machines that offer an attractive alternative to the big Japanese brands."
The prototype GT650X street bike (approx £4000) will be the first model in the replacement range for the GT650.
It is designed to be more modern, is lighter, has improved braking and handling and is Euro 3 compliant.
The striking 50hp Hyosung Rapier 450 quad (£4,449) is a strong performer on and off the road (restricted to 19hp for road use). It is more powerful than its close competitor, the Quadzilla 450R and is 30kg lighter.
The RT125D "Sandbike" (£2,099) is designed for the road or rougher terrain. It has a stylish, chunky look with low, deep padded seat and wide handlebars.
Its new double overhead camshaft, four-valve, four stroke, 125cc, Euro 3 compliant engine, produces 14hp. It also has improved rear suspension.
The upgraded RX125D trial bike has the same engine which is 3hp more powerful than the old single overhead camshaft version. Designed for highways and back roads the RX125D comes in an Enduro version (£2,199) and Super Motard model (£2,299).
The "Sandbike" and RX125Ds are cheaper, more powerful and comparable in build quality to key competitors, the Yamaha XT125R/X and Honda XR125L.
The GT650X will be available from mid 2007, the 450 Quad in March 07 and the "Sandbike" and RX125Ds in January 07.