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Hyosung GT650R/GT650S/GT650

Hyosung is a popular newcomer in the motorcycle world. Plagued with production issues at first, they have been able to iron over most problems to produce a reliable, cheap alternative to the Japanese manufacturers. Three options are available; the naked GT650, the half-faired GT650S, and the fully faired GT650R (in picture).



Pros:
Good looks for all three bikes
cheaper than the competition

Cons:
Aftermarket parts harder to find
may still have some reliability problems if poorly maintained

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Hyosung GT250R/GT250

Similar to the GT650, the GT250 comes with both a faired (GT250R, in picture) and a naked (GT250) option. Plagued with production issues at first, they have been able to iron over most problems to produce a reliable, cheap alternative to the Japanese manufacturers.



Pros:
GT250R looks great, although the naked version looks a little cheap
Amazing gas mileage
Cheap to insure

Cons:
Heavy compared to the Ninja 250r (~50lb difference)
Aggressive seating, may be uncomfortable (R version)
Aftermarket parts harder to find

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Suzuki V-Strom 650

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Pros:
Comfortable riding position
Wide bars for easy steering
Great for long commutes

Cons:
Can be too much for an immature rider (same engine as Suzuki 650)
Seat height too tall for shorter riders

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Kawasaki Versys

Named the 2008 motorcycle of the year in many magazines, this do-it-all bike gets great gas mileage, has plenty of power, is comfortable, and won't break the bank. It's a great all around bike.



Pros:
Comfortable riding position
Wide bars for easy steering
Great for long commutes

Cons:
Can be too much for an immature rider (same engine as Kawisaki 650r)
Seat height too tall for shorter riders

Quote:
Originally Posted by jerome_oneil

We know you're a unique and special snowflake. We know you're the exception to the rule. We know you're not like all those other dumb assed n00bs that wadded themselves up. You're a mold breaker, babe! You're a natural. You were born to tear it up on a hot rod stuntin' superbike.

You're not a moron, you're just misunderstood.

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