Ok so Hyosung has it's haters and it's supporters. The general line from the supporters is along the Hyo's are just as good as the jap bikes and people held that same suspect views about Jap bikes when they started ariving on the scene. Strikes me however that there is one fundemental and improtant distinction between Hyo and the Japs and thats racing. All of the Major Japanese brands have been a firm fixture in motorcyle racing since the 50s and 60s but Hyosung have no representation in any of the major motorcyle racing events. So while it is true to say the Japs started out making cheper bikes for the masses they where also involved in racing from pretty early on The thing about racing is it makes you stand up and pay attention. I mean it was pretty hard to dismiss the Japanese bikes when they were winning at world championship level. So why dont Hyo do racing? Could it be that they either: don't think they can compete?; or don't have any interest in competing? Either way it doesn't really give them much credibility in my view. I mean if they dont think they can compete well then I am going to think their bike aren't as good If they dont have any interest in competing that makes me think that they couldn't be making great bikes because they have no passion for it. Aside from that where does the development come from if not the track?