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Hyosung ST7

2010 Hyosung ST7 Review

the quickly advancing South manufacturer, has impressed us in the past its reasonably priced and sporty such as the SV650-ish GT650R and the fuel-injected GT250R sportbike we in last year’s 250cc Shootout .

Hyosung has previously in the cruiser realm, and ex-MO Gabe Ets-Hokin gave the GV650 Avitar a generally review. But the Avitar’s futuristic is a bit of a stretch for traditional cruiser so Hyosung cooked up something a more familiar with the new

To this end, the ST7 treads cruiser ground with a appearance. Fenders have in size, as has the 90-degree V-Twin, now 678cc and boasting electronic injection. This 31cc in displacement adds some low-end punch to the revvy

Still, peak torque ft-lbs, crankshaft) is said to way up at 7500 rpm – higher the rev limits of most twin-cylinder

The ST7 succeeds in providing easy-to-handle dynamics, despite a rangy rake and 66.9-inch wheelbase. this is a relative lightweight in the category, its full-up curb of 538 lbs takes a bit of muscle to lift off its with about 29 of those coming from 4.75 of fuel in its wide tank.

to the ST7’s nimbleness is a pair of wheels, cast from in an attractive multi-spoke design. is by Shinko, a 120/80-16 front and a rear. Although these be considered premium tires, the have plenty of grip the relatively high limits by the bike’s footpegs dragging.

the ST7 proves to be quite accommodating to a low 27.2-inch seat height. A body is slightly rotated to bars, which I quite and the footpegs are well placed for Its seat, with attractive red is broad for solid support.

Getting underway reveals the and the not so good. Clutch pull is light, which is good, but the hand levers aren’t butch for a cruiser application. the clutch engagement point always come in smoothly, as if it had previous abuse.

Braking is better than average the 4-piston front caliper and disc, reliably backed up by a caliper and 270mm rotor out

Hyosung now boasts high-techie systems on all its street models, but the electronic mixers could use a bit tuning. It would occasionally when the throttle was applied, and response proved to be quite It feels like a generation or two the latest EFI setups.

However, underestimate this DOHC, engine. There’s more inside than we expected, and not just top-end power revved out. It has no trouble pace with 80-mph freeway traffic.

Two things noticed while the above: First, the ST7 is a little Instead of using the 6-speed from the GT650, Hyosung for just five gears in its While engine vibration is at a 65-mph cruise, any faster and the and pegs begin to transmit that eventually annoy. A gear would be a real for those who pile up lots of miles, and the ST7 is comfy and capable to do just that.

Other a tinge of notchiness, the transmission impressed us with its relatively throws and crisp action.

Hyosung ST7
Hyosung ST7

The thing learned during travel is that the ST7’s is quite optimistic, registering a higher number than actual. Keeping up with traffic requires about 90 mph to be on the analog speedometer. The tank-top include a clock and twin ringed by a plasti-chrome nacelle.

Real chrome is used on the triple clamp, engine rear fender supports and but most of the bike’s other is of the plastic variety. This the fork slider covers, shroud and the excessively large guard, among others.

quality is one area not to be skimped on building a cruiser, and Hyosung did it with the ST7. The candy-apple red of our test bike glowed with a sparkling metallic, with two-tone graphics on the tank and subtle gold throughout. It’s a classy color palette that the bike’s perceived quality.

the Koreans’ relative lack of history experience reveals a few faux pas. A multitude of electrical wires course way untidily down the chrome and the plastic turnsignal switch cheap to the touch. Cruiser will deride the fuel pressed seams that the ST7’s budget origins.

And speaking of budgets, the ST7’s MSRP doesn’t give it the advantage we’d expect a Korean-sourced machine. In fact, it for $300 more than 2010 883L Sportster! (It be noted that H-D dropped the for the 2011 model year, the new Superlow and the Iron 883, at the least expensive Sportsters.)

will also note Yama-Star’s V-Star 650 sells for less, and Honda’s new 745cc RS retails for just an extra A slight step up in scale is Vulcan 900 Classic with an of $7,899. And it’s worth that these competitors all greater dealer support and reputations for quality and durability.

So, a price advantage, the ST7 is forced to on level terms with its established rivals. Hyosung’s new has plenty of admirably qualities easy handling, a modern and engine, nice paint and styling – but it’s a sell to convince a rider a Hyosung is worth more a similar Harley or Yamaha.

Hyosung made a good to create an American-style cruiser, but the ST7 a phalanx of stiff competition leaning on a significant price

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