First things first, I've created this topic after reading through post after post regarding Hyosungs, I haven't found the information I want (well... the detail). Secondly, Yeah, I'm a newbie to this site. Third, I'm a relatively big guy... 6'1" and 100kg on the knocker and I donâ€™t like sport bikes, I like to be sitting upright and not laying on a fuel tank its just better for me... Hyosungs are cheap. I've always been under the impression that "If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys." Bluntly, I don't want a monkey. I want a reliable bike that I can use as primary transport in all weather conditions. I have absolutely no intention of riding the bike into the ground; I defiantly donâ€™t want to race it or anything like that... Iâ€™d like a 250, Not a sport bike, probably a naked bike with a windshieldâ€¦ (I donâ€™t mind buying whatever accessories I want later) Requirements for me go as follows: - Wake up in the morning expecting to be able to ride the bike 20km to work and 20km home with out having to call work and saying "my bikes shit its self, sorry." - Be able to take it on long rides, (again, not racing or riding it hard) 500km to X destination and return a day or two later with out spending time on the side of the road watching oil/other internal fluids pissing all over the road or anything that'll stop the bike from going the distance safely. - Comfortable to ride, I don't mind forking out for some extra's like different bars or sheepskin seat covers, windscreen... or whatever could help. - Decent suspension! Something that can comfortably handle the not so great/well maintained roads of rural Australia, I don't really want to fight the bike the whole time. - Power isn't so much of an issue for me... Enough power to be able to overtake people rolling along at 80km/h (L platers or whatever) and the ability to sit on 100km/h to 110km/h all day would be great. - Repair costs? I've heard that VTR250's can be bitches to work on due to how their engines are laid out... just fiddly or something? I'm looking into at buying a 250cc bike. A '99 model Yamaha FZX250 Zeal appears to be able to give me what I want. Looking around I've seen a few Zeal's, I don't know too much about them. I've found that I can find one in good order without too many km's for about $4000 Can a Hyosung GT(comet)250? Apparently the newest model of these bikes is the ducks guts having refined the technology and ruling out a whole pile of bugs that appear to be killing their reviews and causing people financial pain. Iâ€™d love your opinions please, Theyâ€™ll be greatly appreciated!