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2010 Hyosung ST7 First Look

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The 2010 Hyosung ST7 is offered in black  red or white and lists for  7 299.
Hyosung Motors throws it hat into the entry-level, classically styled cruiser arena with the introduction of the 2010 ST7.
Hyosung Motors, the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Korea, is looking to make its presence felt in the entry-level cruiser market with the introduction of its 2010 ST7.

Sourcing a liquid-cooled 90-degree V-Twin, the ST7 pistons will work in a good-sized bore for its class at 3.21 in. and 2.56-in. stroke. The 678.2cc mill compresses its gas/air mixture at a 11.5:1 ratio (the 2010 Honda Shadow Phantom we recently tested has a 9.6:1 compression ratio). The fuel-injected 90-degree V-Twin is claimed to produce 62 hp @ 8,000 rpm and 47 lb-ft @ 7,500 rpm. If these numbers are true, beside its high compression ratio, the ST7 will be a high revving engine for its class as well. The Honda Phantom Shadow we dynoed that sources a larger 745cc engine was good for 35.6 hp @ 5,600 rpm and 39.8 lb-ft of torque at @ 4,400 rpm.

The 2010 ST7 is powered by a 678cc  90-degree V-Twin with DOHC and 8-valves per cylinder.
The 2010 ST7 is powered by a 678cc, 90-degree V-Twin with DOHC and four-valves per cylinder.
The Hyosung 2010 ST7 has comparable styling cues to its Japanese counterparts, which the Korean company identifies as its immediate competition. The ST7’s fuel tank is wide and voluminous for an entry-level cruiser at 4.7 gallons and in true classic cruiser fashion its speedo and gauges sit in a chrome tank-mounted console. The front end has a traditional 41mm telescopic fork set at a healthy 33-degree rake angle while the rear features Dyna-style, preload adjustable double shocks. Its classic lines are completed by a set of meaty tires that are enveloped by large, sweeping fenders. An attractive set of dual pipes streaking down its right side completes an overall stylish cruiser platform.

Forward-mounted foot controls, a 27.2 in. seat height, and broad pullback handlebars should leave riders in a familiar cruiser riding position. The leather seat appears to be contoured and well-padded, and a small leather pillion and passenger footpegs means it’s capable of bringing a friend along for the ride.
There was a call for a classically styled version of our popular cruiser. We answered it  said Hyosungs Brian Rose.
Hyosung hopes to cut into a share of the entry-level cruiser market with its '10 ST7.

 
Completing the powertrain package is a five-speed transmission and a belt final drive. To rein in the action, a 300mm single disc with hydraulic 4-piston calipers provides the stopping power up front while a 270mm disc with a hydraulic pin slide 2-piston caliper does the job out back. A claimed curb weight of 505 lbs means its 16.5 lbs more svelte than the Honda Shadow Phantom and combined with its generous 6.1 inches of ground clearance should add up to a cruiser that is light handling and doesn’t scrape pegs easily when tilted into turns.

Hyosung also plans on releasing a touring capable variation called the ST7 Deluxe. It will come equipped with a tall windscreen, saddlebags, floorboards and a heel/toe shifter. The ST7 Deluxe will also have better passenger accommodations including a backrest and a pillion footrest. The final upgrades include a new tank panel and engine guards.
2010 Hyosung ST7 Specs
With a wide tank  pullback handlebars and sweeping fenders  Hyosungs ST7 has the classic styling cues capable of attracting riders looking for an entry-level cruiser.
Engine: 678.2 cc liquid-cooled 90 degree V-Twin
Bore/Stroke: 81.5mm x 65mm
Compression Ratio: 11.5:1
Valve Train: DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel System: Fuel Injection
Transmission: Five-speed
Final Drive: Belt
Rake (Caster Angle): 33 degrees
Trail: 5.59 in.
Front Suspension: Conventional 41mm telescopic
Rear Suspension: Hydraulic dual shocks with preload adjustability
Front Brake: Single disc with floating four-piston caliper
Rear Brake: Single disc with twin-piston caliper
Front Tire: 120/80/16
Rear Tire: 170/80/15
Wheelbase: 66.54 in.
Seat Height: 27.17 in.
Fuel Capacity: 4.75 gal.
Curb Weight (claimed, wet): 538 lb
Colors: Black, Red, White
MSRP: $7,299

The ST7 is based on Hyosung’s popular performance GV650 platform which sports more of a V-Rod look.

“Consumers and industry people alike were very impressed with what out GV650 offered. Still, there was a call for a classically styled version of our popular cruiser. We answered it,” said Hyosung Regional Sales Manager, Brian Rose.

Consumers will have a choice of three different colors, black, red or white. The 2010 ST7 is priced at $7,299 and comes with a two-year warranty.

Hyosung Motors America Inc. is a division of S& T Motors. Since 1978, S&T Motors has been committed to advancing motorcycle technologies to meet or exceed its customers’ demands. It established Hyosung Motors America in 2005 and ventured into the US market expanding from simple and efficient commuting bikes into the highly competitive recreational market.
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Teach1 -Harleys vs Imports  October 30, 2010 04:32 PM
Harley does not out sell all the import bike makers combined. Harley makes most of their money from the clothes they sell. I was looking to replace my Honda Shadow and I went to test drive a Harley. let me tell you, I was really dissapointed. Lots of shaking and noise ,but very little power. I did lot's and lot's of research and I founf out that the two Harleys models that I was thinking of buying are not as good as some of the motorcycle magazines say they are. I call several owners that have the models I was interested in purchasing and I came to the conclusion that if I want to spend my money wise;y, I should not buy a Harley. Even my two brothers in law that ride a Harley told me that I would get more for my money if I went with a Honda VTX or a Kawasaki 1500 or 1700. Harleys look nive and they are made of metal, but they are poorly manufactured . Just today, I was talking to a Cop that was riding a Harley and he told me that he misses his old KZ1000. He is not impressed with the Harley name, he wants a bike that wont fall apart if he hits a curb.
RJ -Hyosung vs Hyundai  March 23, 2010 12:55 PM
People should use caution, these are not new companies it's only that Americans are becoming aware. While it may appear Hyundai Motor America has experienced exponential growth the reality is Hyundai Global has been around for many years. It was only when they chose to expand into the US market that Americans began to recognize the brand. To the US market it may seem like overnight growth, but rest assured this has been years of R&D. Hyosung has too been making motorcycles since 1979 and are now expanding to the US market.
Zippy -No worries  March 18, 2010 06:43 AM
Ride safe.
Zippy -Hecklerboy, flip it over.  March 18, 2010 06:42 AM
You got it backwards my friend. I bet $10k they were FI. I was making a point on HD upgrades over the years. The dude who insulted me because he could not present facts (think 4th grader) claims new Sportys were not FI.
Hecklerboy -Opps, Sorry Zippy  March 18, 2010 06:42 AM
Should have ready your post a little closer.
The other guy is going to lose $10,000.
Hecklerboy -Chrome on Plastic does corrode  March 18, 2010 06:36 AM
When the cheap chrome on plastic get dinged it starts to corrode.
Not the plastic, the cheap chrome corrodes.

Zippy - you just lost $10,000
All Harleys, including the entry level 883's are FI.

POWERTRAIN
Engine Air-cooled, Evolution® Air-cooled, Evolution®
Displacement 53.9 cu. in. 883 cc
Bore 3 in. 76.2 mm
Stroke 3.81 3.81 (96.774)
Engine Torque J1349 J1349
Engine Torque 55 ft. lbs. 74.569 Nm
Engine Torque 3500 rpm 3500 rpm
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Compression Ratio 8.9:1 8.9:1
Primary Drive Chain, 57/34 ratio Chain, 57/34 ratio
Fuel EconomyFuel Economy 45 mpg 45 l/100km
Fuel Economy 60 mpg 60 l/100km

Gear Ratio (overall)1st 10.782 10.782
2nd 7.702 7.702
3rd 5.728 5.728
4th 4.748 4.748
5th 4.071


Zippy -2 points  March 17, 2010 11:08 AM
Lots of folks buy the cheapest car they can find or the only new car they can afford. Very little brand loyalty involved.

This is not the case with MC. Only a small % of folks buy based on price. HD still outsells all (cheaper) similar sized bikes combined.

I rode Yamaha dirt bikes and XS cruisers in the 70s. I ride Star cruisers now. I will be very surprised if they ever grow past a few 1000 bikes a year.
Matt -Zippy  March 17, 2010 08:25 AM
I agree that Hyosung doesn't yet have the marketing nor the means to compete sales wise with it's Japanese compatition in the US but the modest attention that models like the GV650 have been receiving from the mainstream riding media in tests and comparisons have been fairly positive for a brand that was largely unheard of here only a few years ago. Remember Hyundai started out in the US selling only 1 or 2 small value based vehicles but has since expanded it's product line and become one of fastest growing car brands in the world. Who knows what the future holds for Hyo or the motorcycle market in general but if any Asian brand has the potential to make it's mark in the US market I think Hyo is shaping up to take the lead. And It probably would not surprise me to see a higher displacement model specifically for the US/EURO market from them in the next 5-8 years.
RJ -ST7  March 17, 2010 05:10 AM
Any additional competition that brings down costs and drives innovation is always good, however, our foriegn friends better figure out how to make larger bikes. At 6'2" I'd look like a monkey trying to hump a football... Come on, no way could I use this as a primary ride and would look crazy on a commute...
Zippy -lets get real  March 17, 2010 04:04 AM
As I said, Hyosung will sell 1/2 of 1% of a shrinking market. Most MC sales are not entry level "cheapest" bike sold purchases. We buy the bikes we want and covet. Advertising does work.
Raptor1832 -The Koreans are here.  March 16, 2010 09:10 PM
This entry level cruiser has started a buzz. We've all heard the slanted digs about it's Asian roots and how its a copy of a copy. In the world of motorcycles there are precious few things that aren't a copy. Turns out that not only is immitation the most sincere form of flatery but it more often than not gives you a better product overall.
Competion is always good and keeps otherwise complacent manufacturers headed back to the drawing board.
Zippy -thats was just wierd  March 16, 2010 07:31 PM
OK, now I am a pathetic ant for stating facts. Lets us both put $10,000 in escrow and go test ride a new entry level Sporty 883. If it is not FI you can keep my $10k, if it is I will keep yours.

Do we have a deal, or do you just want to insult me some more since you cannot present facts to back up your position.
Matt -Quick Response  March 16, 2010 06:26 PM
The Sportster 883 (since 07 I believe) does have fuel injection. And to Zippy, Sorry I ment to ask "witch 2010 model would you buy?" and also wanted to mention that the Vulcan 1700 line-up does have 6 gear transmissions.
Laughing at the morons who thinks Harley is good! -To you idiots in here:  March 16, 2010 04:32 PM
Hecklerboy: "Wait till your chromed plastic gets a ding in it from a rock. It will start corroding and flaking off" Are you a compete moron? Have you ever seen plastic corrode? Zippy - not hiding: Entry level with FI? Does the Harley entry level the 883 Sportster have FI? I don't freakin' think so! And what have been improved on the Harleys the last 20 years? Get a life you pathetic ant.
Manny -It's a shame...  March 16, 2010 12:21 PM
It's a shame Harley didn't take the money it saved from axing their only american research and development partner (Buell) and use it to buy Hummer from GM. Just imagine 2 of the most over hyped & over priced american brands together in one dealership! =)
No Sucker Here -matt36@gmail.com  March 16, 2010 09:31 AM
Man the Harley boys get there Harley panties all in a tizzy. I guess they are not man enough to admit that there Milwaukee Iron is just that - scrap metal. Get in the real world boys and get out of the Harley Lifestyle. Harley is selling you outdated overweight junk and you love them for it. Loyalty only goes so far. Why overpay for a Harley when there many other bikes that are more modern and less money. Of course you would not be able to have your harley clock, jock strap, do-rag and most of all a harley belt buckle and window decal. Harely guys are cool riding down the street with there 3 foot tall handle bars and loud exhaust. They just can't hear everybody laughing at them because of all the noise. Last summer a harley was next to me at a stop light. He was sitting there revving his little motor and with all the vibration his air cleaner feel off. I about laughed my ass off.
Hecklerboy -Harley's are heavier  March 15, 2010 08:50 AM
There's a reason Harely's are heavier than the competition.
They are made out of metal. Not plastic like the others.
Cheap plastic and way too much chrome just makes them look gawdy.

Wait till your chromed plastic gets a ding in it from a rock.
It will start corroding and flaking off.

You get what you pay for.
Zippy -not hiding  March 14, 2010 07:43 PM
I have not been hiding, nor has HD. FI across the entire line, Honda ain't got that, nor has Yammie. Both still sell carbed entry level bikes. (Star Ventures, list at over $19K, carbs and cassette deck included, 8 track optional) How many 6 speed highend cruisers are the metrics making? Lets see, that would be zero. All HD touring bikes got a superb, completely new chasis for 2009. XR1200 ring a bell, brand new from the ground up Sporty.

Maybe I will buzz down to the local non HD mega motorcycle mall. Opps they closed up 6 months ago. (both shops) Well, they only sold Honda, Suzuki, Victory, Triumph and Ducati. Guess it was not enough choices to stay open. Hyosung must have puttem out of business.

Look, I do not even own an HD. That does not mean they do not deserve credit when due. They did manage to sell over 200,000 bikes last year.
Real World -Harley Improves?  March 14, 2010 04:29 PM
"HD constantly improves their bikes". One reason they outsell all other cruisers combined. Where has this guy been hiding for the past 50 years. HD hasn't changed anything on there bikes except the color in the last 50 years. HD spends all there research money on there line of clothes so the suckers that buy there bikes can all dress alike with there Harley panties and do-rags on. HD = RIDE TO PRETEND & PRETEND TO RIDE. Check the newspapers - they are full of used Harley's. Most for 1/2 of what the original sucker paid for it.
Zippy -Vince  March 13, 2010 10:44 PM
I hope you keep it a while, it will be worth $1000 in 1 year. HD constantly improves thier bikes. One reason they outsell all other cruisers combined.

This bike is a blip on the screen, nothing more.
Vince -Not Bad  March 13, 2010 06:17 PM
If I was going to buy a cruiser style motorcycle this would be on my short list for a small displacement bike. It sure beats the hell out of the ancient out of date 883 Harley. Any larger displacement would be a Victory. Sorry Harley fans but Harley Davidson is just to interested in selling there stupid line of clothes and clocks and not improving there out of date over weight over priced junk so called motorcycles.
Zippy -x2468  March 13, 2010 01:59 PM
There are plenty of modern style cruiser, no one buys them. There is one rule, and one rule only to selling cruisers, make it look like a Harley and folks will buy it.
x2468 -Folks  March 13, 2010 09:37 AM
What kind of "folks"? Old "folk" that are stuck in the past or something? I'm sure they can come up with a modern looking cruiser that looks better than the polaris vision. I guess it would be too much of a risk for hyosung to try and buck the curve but.... the fact that every company has to try and copy this dated styling is just laughable.
DB -GTK - DB - Yeah but your Honda makes 5 less hp and cost $3,000 more.  March 12, 2010 08:37 AM
Yes, but what I am also getting for money is a proven long term reliability track record, and an extensive dealer/service network should I need any parts, service, or repairs, no matter *where* I am.
Zippy -reply about styling...  March 12, 2010 03:37 AM
is there a rule that every cruiser has to look like it was designed in the 70s.

Only if you want folks to buy it.
x2468 -retro style  March 12, 2010 12:17 AM
is there a rule that every cruiser has to look like it was designed in the 70s? its 2010 FFS!
eric -grand vizier  March 11, 2010 08:05 PM
klr brakes just fine,if you do not go too fast for conditions.
Zippy -Matt  March 11, 2010 07:48 PM
Fair question. Let me start by saying I have never seen a Hyo on the road. Our only dealer in Orlando is a chain link fenced used car lot with a small trailer office and a few bikes out front.

What would I buy? In this weeks cycletrader there are new Yamaha V star 650s at $4999, New Kawi 1600 Mean Streaks at $7999, a low mileage (<4000 miles)2007 Sporty at $4800 from a HD dealer, 2009 Honda Shadow 750 Spirit at $4872, 2009 Suzi C50 Boulevard at $6288, new 2007 VTX 1800C at $6942, 2009 Vulcan 500LTD at $4874, V Star 650 Silverado (bags and windshield) for $5918, 2009 M50 Suzi (the bike this bike copied) at $5599, S50s are $5299, need I go on?

I know we live in strange times. But these are for new (except for the Sporty) Major player machines. There is simply no reason not to snap one up. I have ridden Yamaha since the early 70s. As they say "This time its personal"

To finally answer your question. I would save an extra thousand bones and buy the Mean Streak.
adam -hyosung name  March 11, 2010 07:48 PM
In some parts of the world they use the name Naza Blade i think which is way better then the Hyosung .....
Hamel -Mark  March 11, 2010 07:35 PM
What about KIA and Hyundai? They aren’t Japanese and were unknown when they started but are very successful now. Hyosung just sounds funny now but if they are in business in America 10 years from now the name won’t sound odd.
Keller -Zippy  March 11, 2010 07:31 PM
“Who really buys based on price”? You have obviously never sold bikes for a living Zippy. Most all buyers are VERY concerned with price. If this wasn’t so the Ninja 250 would not be Kawasaki’s best seller or Honda’s best seller be the Shadow 750. Look how poorly heavy-weight cruisers are selling now.

“We buy the bikes we covet”. If this were so MV, Harley, Victory, BMW and Ducati would out sell or at least compete sales wise with the big four. We buy what we can afford and/or get financed for.

“What are they going to do, steal 1/2 of 1% of a shrinking market”? That is exactly what Triumph and Harley Davidson thought about Honda in 1960.
Matt -Zippy  March 11, 2010 05:36 PM
Zippy there is still a sizable market for new "value" bikes for someone that is new to riding or doesn't have a lot of scratch to spend. I have seen quite a few younger riders on Hyo GV650's and the couple I have talked to seemed to like them. So what new cruiser would you get for $7000?
Marcel -Mike  March 11, 2010 05:12 PM
To answer your question Mike. More suspension, lower weight, passenger accommodations, better fuel capacity, & more power to name a few off the bat.
Zippy -A non player  March 11, 2010 04:45 PM
What are they going to do, steal 1/2 of 1% of a shrinking market? Who really buys based on price? Certainly not folks who love MCs enough to search out and read this type of website. We buy the bikes we covet. That define us as motorcyclists. (or bikers if you prefer)

It is a cheap commuter, throwaway, beginner bike. I stopped at thier both at bikeweek.

If I had 7gs large to spend there are lots choices out there.
c -oops big mistake not klr ninja re my hyosung review  March 11, 2010 03:52 PM
I wrote that masterpiece comparing my old hyo to my brother kawasaki. But it does say klr 650 and I was talking about my brothers ninja 650. So not klr650 but abtaully ninja 650. Aparently my brains broken. sorry
milwaukee mike -A cycle for those without self respect  March 11, 2010 01:28 PM
For $7299.00 you could buy a new 883 Sportster. So why would you waste your money on a piece of junk 650cc from Korea.
Mark -Tim  March 11, 2010 12:27 PM
The tech used in these lower-level bikes is not new. I see no reason why they can't build a bike that compares well with, say, the SV650, which is almost 10 year old tech now.
Mark -Hamel  March 11, 2010 12:25 PM
Hamel, I simply meant that it is not a known name, associated with other types of machinery and vehicles like those are. Daewoo did not do well in the USA as an unknown name from the far east, not from Japan.
Tim B -Not Bad  March 11, 2010 11:57 AM
You have to admit this bike looks like a good first bike for the entry level cruiser market. The styling is nice and comparable to other Japanese bikes. It's much better looking than Hyosung's V-Rod rip off gone bad. And the engine performance seems great. This little lump makes as much, if not more horsepower than the large bore Harleys. That's so funny to me. The torque numbers arent the same nor should they be since this displacement is less than half the size.

Now the only question is build quality and reliability. If the transmission is notchy and the bike is in the shop more than it's out on the road everybody will forget this bike. If not I'd say it has a good road ahead of it and it should do well for Hyosung.

The Japanese and Harley had better both pay attention. It's only a matter of time before Hyosung or some other startup produces a bike that will wow the customers and shock the other manufacturers.
Hamel -Mark  March 11, 2010 11:30 AM
“One of their biggest obstacles might be the name "Hyosung". They should come up with another one”. What! Maybe they should chose a more American sounding name like Suzuki, Kawasaki or Yamaha…yup that sounds better than that funny Asian name Hyosung. LOL.
Steve Mascho -Senior Elder of the Disciples of Christ Motorcycle Ministry  March 11, 2010 11:19 AM
I live in North East Texas. Where can we get this bike. Thanks Steve
TG -C- KLR Brakes  March 11, 2010 10:59 AM
I didn't know anyone would ride a bike with worse brakes than a KLR. They're downright scary.
c -my hyosung review  March 11, 2010 10:57 AM
the hyosung 650 comet was my first bike. A sv650 sorta thing. Fantastic bike I loved it. I'm on a r6 now obviously more fantastic, but I always miss the v-twin. I had no finish issues, or reliability issues in 10000km. Also my hyo took a beating I let anyone ride it around the parking lot and it was dropped probally ten times with no major problems. I did hurt it eventually when I lowsided on cold tires knocked the water pump into some engine internals. But it was relatively cheap fix parts are also way cheaper than the jap bikes. My brother has since gotten a klr650 for me it is a significantly worse bike. The Kawi has a boring rougher feelin engine and spongy non-adjustable suspension. The Kawi is more comfy and has better brakes but they are'nt useful, because the chasis feels so sloppy brakin into a corner. I had the hyo for 6000Km and sold it to my pal who kept it for another 4000Km. Only warning, be careful about resale value about half what I paid for it after one year. But the new bikes should be even better I know development at least includes fuel injection. In simpler terms hyosung Pros: cheap, reliable, fun engine. Cons: brakes below par, crappy resale value.
Mark -Hyosung  March 11, 2010 08:27 AM
I know that when they first came to market, there were issues with quality control on Hyosung's bikes, and maybe the fit and finish wasn't quite as refined. But I wouldn't mind seeing these bikes regularly featured in the shootouts, to see how they compare with their much more expensive brethren. One of their biggest obstacles might be the name "Hyosung". They should come up with another one.
adam -hyosung gt650r  March 11, 2010 06:07 AM
Ok i had one and I have to say it wasn't that bad compare to my 2007 Honda CBR600rr. Of course Honda is much more refined then the Hyosung but the difference was if Honda is 10 out of 10 the Hyosung is 7 out of 10. Yes it was on the heavy side and the brakes could be better and yea there are vibrations from the V-twin and the gearbox is a bit notchy but you get completely adjustable front suspension and overall it was a very reliable bike. The new ones I heard are a bit better and down here in Australia people don't laugh at them anymore and you see them more and more often.
Kawatwo -Already a broader range than HD  March 10, 2010 09:07 PM
Now that Buell is dead Hysoung has a broader ranging lineup than HD.
Not as many models, mind you, but more categories/diversity. Keep up the good work. The ST7 seems to have some very decent specs for it's size.
Mitch -DB  March 10, 2010 08:44 PM
I am thinking more Boulevard C90 than a VTX.
Zippy -laughed at Hundai for years  March 10, 2010 07:30 PM
For years they laughed at Hundai and now look. Motorcycles are much more personal then econoboxes.

Basically a cheap copy of a cheap bike. I mean, come on, you can get used, super low mile, clean, accesorized used 1300-1900 jap metrics for this price. Less than 3 years old. Or a great deal on a Triumph twin for under $8k. There are NEW 07 VTX 1800s in the local Cycletrader at this price. Lots of Vulcans also.

Hey if it blows yer skirt up, go for it. Not this boy. Course I ain't trading my Explorer in for a Kia either.
GTK -DB  March 10, 2010 06:56 PM
Yeah but your Honda makes 5 less hp and cost $3,000 more.
DB -Looks remarkably like my VTX 1300R  March 10, 2010 06:43 PM
Wow, the saddles, the fenders right down to the details of the little grooves in the sides of them, the exhaust, the shape of the tank, the overall look of the instrument panel, the radiator, the oversized front forks, the look and position of the front turn signal bar, even the overall "lines" of the bike! I can't tell you how much, at least in photos, this looks like the Honda in my garage!
Mcguire -sewer rat  March 10, 2010 04:07 PM
You can get a V-star 1100 classic for 8500 easy. Thats about the same price they were in 2003. There is a large aftermarket selection for v-stars also. I put a header (PSC) a dynojet stage 1 kit and a dyna programable ignition. It was transformed. It roasted my buddy's Dual cam 88
Matt -GV650 Classic  March 10, 2010 03:33 PM
The GV650 has faired pretty favorably in comparisons among it's more well known compatition. Will be interesting to see how the ST7 version stacks up. Looks to be a pretty good value even with the $600 price hike. I do hope they include floor boards for the touring model though.
Sfttailpaul -Amazing!!!  March 10, 2010 02:40 PM
The folks at H-D outta' take a look at their competition; especially when it is 10K lower, but seems to be equivalent in stature!!!
bryan harley -that's be something, huh?  March 10, 2010 01:59 PM
That's funny. We were correcting that almost at the same time you were writing your comments Dannicus. That'd be something, huh, eight-valves per cylinder? I meant eight valves total, 4-per, so thanks for setting the record straight, Dannicus.
Dannicus -Funny Typo  March 10, 2010 01:54 PM
I had to make a double take when I read the caption to the photo of the engine. "8 valves per cylinder"
ST -Good buy for the money  March 10, 2010 01:49 PM
That is one hell of a nice entry level cruiser for $7,300. 62 HP, belt drive, leather seat, 505 lbs, 2 year warranty and it is nice looking. The engine has 4 valves per cylinder and is vibration free. I have friends out east that ride Hyosung bikes and they are really sold on them. Better buy and more HP than the sportster 883 and it won't shake apart.
GB -sad but true.  March 10, 2010 01:04 PM
this thing has as much power as the new harleys. even the koreans are laughing over that!!!!