Founded in 1978 as a division of the massive Hyosung Group, Hyosung Motors & Machinery Inc. began producing motorcycle designs under license for the South Korean market in 1979. In 1986, Hyosung established its own research and development centre in Japan and, the following year, began mass production of its own designs.
Hyosung, however, positioned its product as simple and efficient bikes, designed primarily for commuting.
In 2003 Hyosung Motors & Machinery Inc. was spun off from the Hyosung Group, and remained its own corporate entity until it was recently absorbed into one of the biggest companies in South Korea – S&T Machinery. Accordingly, Hyosung Motors & Machinery Inc. has now been renamed as S&T Motors Co. Ltd, but the Hyosung brand name remains unchanged.
Hyosung USA currently offers two basic variations of its street-based motorcycles, the GT650 Comet and the GV650 Avira, each with a choice of two separate powerplants: a 650cc 90 degree v-twin and a 249cc 75 degree v-twin. Hyosung also offers a range of scooters, varying between 50cc to 250cc, and a 450cc sport all-terrain vehicle.
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What is the cheapest scooter? We’ll show you! Cheap doesn’t mean bad, in fact due to tremendous competition in the 2009 market scooters are better and more affordable than ever!
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Are you stuck on the idea of getting a sportbike but feeling a little light in the money clip? Luckily for you there are lots of price conscious solutions on the sportbike market. This list will give you a good idea about what kind of bike you can get for as little money as possible.