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Old 11-09-2012, 03:13 AM   #31
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That VTR250 is one incredibly BEAUTIFUL motorcycle!! Why the hell Honda doesn't sell that in North America is beyond me? I can just imagine that Bike with EFI, ABS, modern electronics and the GT650 V-Twin motor ... would be THE perfect motorcycle IMHO ...
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:44 AM   #32
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That VTR250 is one incredibly BEAUTIFUL motorcycle!! Why the hell Honda doesn't sell that in North America is beyond me?
Probably because it doesn't sell well anywhere, and that's probably
because of the price.

It costs just a tiny bit less then a Pegaso Strada 650 or a Kawasaki ER6n
here. I live in a city with around 130k people.. and the VTR has been sitting
on the showroom floor for.. well probably over 2 years.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:47 AM   #33
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If the VTR250 were available on the North American market, it would not cost near as much as elsewhere ... Bike prices overseas for almost all makes and models seem much higher than North Am (and particularly USA) prices ...

Still a beautiful Bike though ... if I could find a grey-market importer to fetch a used one from Japan for a reasonable price, I'd think about it ..
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:54 AM   #34
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Aircooled but F.I., isn't this a Honda 250?

http://www.hyosungmotorsusa.com/new_...250R&year=2013
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:12 AM   #35
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Aircooled but F.I., isn't this a Honda 250?

http://www.hyosungmotorsusa.com/new_...250R&year=2013
It's more likely the other way around.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:41 AM   #36
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Aircooled but F.I., isn't this a Honda 250?

http://www.hyosungmotorsusa.com/new_...250R&year=2013
Nope.
No relation.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:16 AM   #37
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Who's V-twin is that a copy of then? I thought it was the previous gen VTR 250.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:32 AM   #38
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Vtr 250

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I'm sick of parallel twins after owning the kawasaki 650r.

The NC700X is a lot better/smoother though.. I'll have to try one of the
new 500cc hondas to see how a smaller engine will feel (probably even better).

I guess a parallel twin is cheaper to make and more compact so that's
probably the only good choice.

..can't help but throw in the VTR250 here.. a mini Monster if you will.. love
that thing!



Anyone who wouldn't want to own that is NUTS I tell ya!
now I could definitely go for that VTR 250. That is GORGEOUS!!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:34 AM   #39
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TU500X single or twin?
I'd dig an air cooled VTwin!
Cortez,
Either configuration but must be air cooled and KISS. I like the TU250X but I need more than 250cc to haul my 220 lbs around in the city traffic here in SW Florida.



Like this version with a 500cc single,please. Silver with a tan seat. KISS
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:36 AM   #40
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Vtr 250

I did not know that the VTR250 existed. if it's possible to get one in the USA, I would gladly pay $6000 for one!
Any gray market dealers out there?
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:08 AM   #41
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now I could definitely go for that VTR 250. That is GORGEOUS!!!
You're just saying that so I don't label you NUTS.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:10 AM   #42
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Either configuration but must be air cooled and KISS. I like the TU250X but I need more than 250cc to haul my 220 lbs around in the city traffic here in SW Florida.



Like this version with a 500cc single,please. Silver with a tan seat. KISS
BLING!

Reminds me of Ducati sport classics.. that GT1000 or whatsitcalled.
In a good way, of course.

I don't mind 250cc, but 17hp on the TU is really "thin".
Not to mention it doesn't have a rev counter! WTF



So, 500cc single, air cooled, FI.

Double displacement for double the power? 2x17=34hp.
Would that do? Might work if the bike is around 330lbs.
330lbs including the rev counter, damnit!
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:17 AM   #43
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The Hyosung V-twins are older generation Suzuki motors (think SV-650), for both their 250cc and 650cc motorcycles. Just like the Koreans licensed the older generation Honda motors for their first generation of cars.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:19 AM   #44
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The Hyosung V-twins are older generation Suzuki motors (think SV-650), for both their 250cc anc 650cc motorcycles.
Based on.
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I researched the GT250 and GT650 6 or 7 years ago. Talk to the dealer. Or search the web. It's not a secret. All of the information is out there. I don't have any of my email queries from that era of my search, so I can't give you addresses, but it's not hard to replicate the searches. The earlier motors are still pretty good. The transmissions and carbs aren't quite up to what we expect, and the GT's weigh a lot more due to their use of all steel frames with less sophisticated (heavier) welds - at least they did in 2006. The suspensions were older designs, too - damper rod forks in inverted tubes, non-adjustable shocks. They may, and I hope that they have, gotten better since then.
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