The Hyosung GT125R is definitely way above average for the budget 125cc class, as it shares the same substantial chassis as the 250. That makes it heavier than a 125 should be, but you get sporty USD forks and a gas charged monoshock ride. The 250cc motor gives you the power to work the chassis a bit and though it's no Aprilia RS250, the Hyosung 250 is a commuter with some credibility in the corners.
Both the 125 and 250 Hyosung GT models have DOHC, 8 valve V-twin engines, based on Suzuki designs, which are more than adequate for the job. The 125 makes as much as any 125 can legally, and has to cope with a 250 sized chassis, but the air cooled, 28bhp GT250 is a better bet for commuting to work, with some occasional weekend fun.
There have to be some question marks over the Hyosung machines, but the latest 125/250R models show that the brand is serious about making a real alternative to mainstream commuter/novice bikes, with a dash of performance and style. Having engines based on Suzuki designs helps boost the likely durability of the Hyosung bikes.
Very hard to fault in terms of value for money. The Hyosung GT250R costs less than some well known 125cc machines and 28bhp is enough to make commuting reasonably fun, as well frugal on unleaded. You get loads of bike for your money, whether in Hyosung's 125cc or 250cc V-Twin packages. Find a Hyosung GT250 for sale.
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For budget biking it's hard to beat the Hyosung GT250 Comet; upside down forks, good sized saddle, twin front discs on the R version, fuel gauge, digital dashboard and an optional `race' end can plus tinted screen. The 125 Comet/R also has the same chassis, with a scaled down V-twin engine - so it looks and feels like a `proper' big bike.