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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2010, 10:15:27 PM »

If I get to a Hyosung dealer, of which there are very few anywhere near, I will check it out.
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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2010, 10:23:10 PM »

Nice review Bill. My dealer has one and they were pretty impressed also. Hope this gets them on the map with US consumers.
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2010, 08:19:36 AM »

Bill excellent review!!  You have pushed me to want to find a dealer and go check it out.  I know Roar has one, and I think they have customized the paint job on it.  But they won't let you test drive outside the little parking lot. 

Krakum - I have to say that not once was I ever disappointed, let down or anything of that nature with my gv250.  I always found the bike to be very graceful.  lol  I know men don't use words like that for a bike.

But anyway I will be hunting one down and going to check it out!
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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2010, 08:31:52 AM »

Krakum - I have to say that not once was I ever disappointed, let down or anything of that nature with my gv250.  I always found the bike to be very graceful.  lol  I know men don't use words like that for a bike.

I have to agree for the most part. I knew what the GV250 was (i.e. a small displacement bike) going in so for the most part it always exceeded my expectations. My one complaint though, where I deviate, was always the seat. The GV250's seat is an utter disappointment.
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2010, 08:50:44 AM »


. My one complaint though, where I deviate, was always the seat. The GV250's seat is an utter disappointment.

I have to agree bill about the seat!  My C50's seat is better, but not great either.  it is on my to do list though!
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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2010, 07:36:13 PM »

...I am so mad at myself for wasting my time and money on the v-star 1100, the ST7 will walk away from it trust me.  And I feel fifth is stepped a lot higher than the GV....

Any thoughts at this point about how it will fare against the V-Star 950?  That's my other "new" consideration if the PC800 doesn't eventually happen... Undecided

And, hate to say it but have to do so...all of the photos that I've seen lead me to believe that the rear seat has no more room than the Piglet's does..and that just won't work for us.  Can anyone provide actual seat dimensions or impressions, as what I've seen in specs doesn't give me enough to go on...

Really, REALLY want to love this bike - but not sure yet if it's got the stuff that I need....

Mac.
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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2010, 09:38:03 PM »

THe front is really spacious, and very comfortable, the back looked bigger than the stock on one my old v-star, I would say it is MUCH stronger that the 750 Shadow, I rode one this spring, and it is much stronger than a carbed v-star 1100, I know that for a fact, the v-star is a dog, sluggish, and cumbersome compared to the st7.  Bills "blip" description has to be experienced to put in perspective.  Trust, remember bill and I are simialr in height and inseam, but I am likely much heavier than Bill, and I felt that "blip" response he describes.  I know the EFI GV650 rates simalr in power to the 950 from the comparisons I have done, and the ST7 has more low end and torque that the GV650.
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2010, 06:44:27 AM »


They must have tuned the engine right for low end torque.  The torque difference
at low speeds is probably what maked it feel so different than a GV650.   Nice review,
I will have to keep my eyes open for one of these.
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2010, 08:30:32 AM »

nice review thanks Bill (even if its not the style for me Wink )
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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2010, 07:45:37 PM »

I was glad to see your write-up Bill as I respect your opinion alot (mostly because it's similar to mine, but hey).  I got to see an ST7 on Saturday on my way to Mount Rainier and was VERY impressed with the fit and finish of the bike...and frankly I was expecting to see a disappointing attempt at the larger displacement classic cruiser I've been waiting for them to release for what seems like 5 or 6 years.  I've been on enough cruisers over the years that I have an unwritten list of things I liked and don't like.   The saddle is top shelf quality for comfort and the red ST7 I saw had nice red stitching to compliment it.  The tank tapered to match the front of the seat thoughtfully too.  Can't stand the squared off back of the tank with the front of the saddle sort of resting on it.  (I'm pointing my fingers straight at you Honda)  All in all I was glad to see it...doubt I'll get one but I've been rooting for Hyosung to do something right for awhile and by all accounts...they have.
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