Hyosung ST7 Cruiser — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Hyosung ST7

A Korean alternative to the American

They say: The style you at a price you can afford. We say: cool and

Hyosung’s full-court on the American motorcycle market with the introduction of the ST7, finds the Korean company’s 678cc V-twin cradled in a styled cruiser chassis. A bore bumps displacement to be rounded up to 700cc, thus the ST7 on the tank. Front to back, the fits the bill almost Flared front fenders attractive machined-aluminum mags with fat Shinko rubber, in the front by a stout fork.

bars provide the proper position for cruising, while the and footpeg layout keeps … back and your appropriately far forward. It’s not a without a phat exhaust, and the of slash-cut mufflers dominates the right flank. Generous use of creates the desired visual while shielding your of the engine’s incongruously small and coolant hoses.

The smooth-running heartbeat of the 90-degree will never be mistaken for the pulsing of a 45-degree American but the fuel-injected, water-cooled DOHC does a commendable job of hustling the down the road. Aside a slightly bigger bore and a (rather than six) the ST7’s engine is in essentially the state of tune as Hyosung’s sportbike, which means it as high as the Suzuki SV650 it emulates.

With what like a 10,500-rpm rev ceiling, the ST7 is fun to flog and impressively quick. the bike tips the scales at a 538 lbs. ready to ride, the small engine is unencumbered by weight, launching off the line and to freeway speeds midway the entrance ramp. Triple-digit are not out of the question, and making a pass is as as rolling open the throttle.

The ST7 positively stomps the Honda Phantom we tested a few months and handles pretty well,

Due to the high-revving nature of the ST7’s its 4.8-gallon fuel payload get you as far as you might think, and the bar-graph display is rather capricious.

In to the quick-spinning character of the engine, the ability to strafe corners was surprising. Unlike most touching down hard takes serious lean something the ST7 accomplishes with That big front tire the bike steer sluggishly, but it direction easily enough and settles into the prescribed

The single-disc front brake is but far from powerful as delivered. the perch down the handlebar so fingers pull closer to the end of the lever (instead of an inch of the pivot) dramatically improves and thus feel and function. The brake is likewise a single-disc, and well for fine-tuning your

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The view from the broad is as good as that of anything in Milwaukee, providing an unhampered of the road framed on the bottom by the metal of the top triple clamp, instrument panel and wide The mirrors are large and well-positioned, the reflection is distorted around the Movement through the gearbox is and crisp, and clutch action is light.

Power is delivered to the rear via a toothed rubber belt, is shielded from the elements by covers. Conveniences include a tension gauge on the lower cover, steering and helmet and dual trip meters. The seat pops off with the of the key, permitting access to the and fuse box.

Though the seat comes off with a bolt, the ST7 apparently isn’t to roll solo; there’s an bracket that remains to the fender and the passenger peg brackets are to the steel-tube frame.

Something has to and in the ST7’s case, it’s the More accurately, the fork and don’t give; they’re and limited in travel, which riding over rough especially uncomfortable. The riding doesn’t help the situation, your spine in that posture your teachers against and compressing your discs in a way only your will appreciate.

Add to that the unobstructed windblast by the open cockpit, and freeway of more than 50 miles are a The ride is much better town, although throttle at low rpm is fiercely abrupt and the engine with the jolt of a 10-pound hammer whenever you roll on or off the Other complaints have to do the finish: Some orange is evident in the maroon metal-flake and there’s inconsistency in the quality of the chromed components.

Still, the ST7 is and finished for a $7300 ride, and as good if not better than bikes in the beginner class. If you can beyond the Hyosung’s country of you’ll see it has everything a newcomer to the could ask for-except excessive and that telltale bar-and-shield

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