Originally Posted by Klay
I forgot to say, the baby Ninja is a good machine, but it is absolutely outshadowed by the Hyosung Comet GT250. The fit and finish on the Hyosung seems to be superior, and the engine is even more impressive. The engine runs like sewing machine and really has good perceived power. You find yourself asking, "Is this really a 250?" I had the pleasure of test riding one last summer.
You can get a new one for around $2000 if you can find an unsold 2005 or 2006. I saw a brand new one on ebay last week in Pennsylvania that sold for around $1500. But then of course you'd have to contend with the almost non-existant dealer network once you got the machine. Still, the machine amazed me when I test rode it. (maybe Hyosung was able to do well with it because they are involved in producing SV650's)
I didn't know Hyosung made a 250. I've seen a 650, and was pretty impressed as I had pre-conceived notions of it being a complete POS. Thanks for the idea, I'll have to look into it.