Hyosung Motors America is proud to announce the 2011 Title Factory Sponsorship of Pro Streetbike Freestyle Athlete, Josh Borne. This is the first time Hyosung Motors America has teamed up with the extreme pro-sport of sportbike freestyle.
Borne introduced his new factory sponsored Hyosung GT650, the world’s first Hyosung freestyle competition bike, earlier this year at the inaugural 2011 XDL National Sportbike Championships in Daytona, Florida.
“I am so proud to introduce the first factory sponsored Hyosung Motors America competition motorcycles into the streetbike freestyle world,” said Borne. “The GT650 and GT650R have so much unseen potential; I am extremely excited to showcase what they are capable of.”
Borne debuted the second factory sponsored Hyosung Motors America competition bike, the Hyosung GT650R at the Nashville International Speedway on June 10, 2011. This newest addition is a one-of-a-kind, technologically advanced freestyle drift bike.
Hyosung Motors America, part of the S&T Motors Co., Ltd. (Korea), offers motorcycle enthusiasts innovative technology, superior quality and stylish motorcycles and scooters. With unlimited potential, Hyosung’s GT650 and GT650R revolutionize the arena of extreme sportbike freestyle. Featuring a sleek and sporty body, the GT650 gives freestyle an ultra-modern image. The GT650R chassis, fitted with 43mm inverted forks and oval tube frame, increases rigidity to provide better rider control and greater stability. An impressive suspension system absorbs maximum shock, while an enhanced transmission offers smooth and rapid shifting of gears. The cutting-edge design provides ultimate comfort and extreme performance.
Hyosung Motors America Factory sponsors Pro-Freestyle stunt rider Josh Borne showcasing the performance of the GT650 and GT650R sportbikes.
“I love the low-end power (of the GT650)….it’s a powerhouse! A drift monster,” states Borne. “The v-twin engine actually helps balance the bike. It makes it extremely stable for wheelies and acrobatics.”
Hyosung Motors America, a division of S&T Motors Co. Ltd, is proud to sponsor sportbike freestyle athlete Josh Borne.
About Hyosung Motors America
Hyosung Motors America is a creative leader in manufacturing quality motorcycles, scooters and ATVs that are ridden around the world. Hyosung Motors America is part of S&T Motors Co., Ltd., one of the largest companies in South Korea. Since 1978, S&T Motors has been devoted to the motorcycle industry and will remain committed to technological advances to meet and exceed the expectations of their customers as they have for more than 30 years. With a distributor network of more than 60 markets worldwide and the establishment of Hyosung Motors America, S&T Motors is advancing its position in the global market. S&T Motors combines modern technology and advanced designs to manufacture quality, fun-to-ride motorcycles, scooters and ATVs, all at an exceptional value.
About Josh Borne
Josh Borne is one of the nation’s premier sportbike freestyle athletes. His passion for streetbikes began in 2004 when he bought his first motorcycle while earning his Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Early on, he discovered his natural talent for sportbike freestyle and quickly excelled to professional competition level. In 2007 and 2008, he was a World Championship Finalist.
Today Borne is a well-known pro-licensed freestyle rider and is currently competing in his sixth XDL Sportbike Freestyle Championship Pro-Series. Known best for his high energy riding, drifting, precision stoppies and technical riding ability, Borne’s exhibitions attract thousands of spectators and fans. He has been featured on Discovery Channel, Versus TV, Speed TV and ESPN.