No, this isn't a Hyosung bashin thread, thought I'd just pass on to those who have been considering the GT250R for a first ride some user experience on the the big Korean. I'm a couple of months now away from the unrestricted and I've been offered something on the Hyosung, was a little hesitant as this will leave me unable to ride for 2 months but with the new LAMS coming in mid year, I'm thinking 250 sales are falling sharply so if I can get a tidy deal, I'd better jump on it. And to be honest, I'm sorry to see it leave. There have been questions on the Hyosung's credibility and reliability and as I've never owned anything else, I'm in no place to compare. But here are my experiences. In the year that I've owned her, she's performed almost faultlessly for the 5000kms covered. I know it's not much but I didn't baby her and the only thing she needed was a replacement (under warranty) of the CDI which was causing a small miss at 4K. Apart from that, she's been great, sure the brakes are not super strong and the front end's a little soft, but as a beginner bike, I think they're a great unit. They get you ready for a large size bike which they are, the V-Twin has great torque and doesn't need to be wrung like a wet towel, and the thing comes with a 3 year (think it may be two now) warranty from the factory. So considering only a small percentage of owners actually keep the 250 they started with, I would highly recommend the 250R. You know what you're getting, you're covered so there are no hidden additional costs down the track and it's a great looking bike for what it is. And again the weight. When I rode a friends 600, I found it so easy to ride as it actually felt lighter to manouver than my 250. I'm not suggesting I'd keep it for my riding career, some may, but for what it's designed to do, it's a great product. How they perform after 5 years and 40K I can't say, but mine has been great and as I said, bit sad to let it go. But a quick ride on the new 750 should help me get over it. I've attached a pic of each, the Gix isn't mine, should be here tomorrow but got this photo from the net to show the colour..........lurve the colour...........almost sold my wife to get the colour. Actually, colour had little to do with that.