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A cooperative agreement with Suzuki Motor Corp of Japan in 1979 helped it get its feet on the ground to where annual production approaches 200,000 units and it has a 40% share in its home market. It has imported small and mid-sized motorcycles to the U.S. for the past several years. Hyosung Motors & Machinery Inc also specializes in the production of automotive parts and components.
Hyosung now produces 4 distinct motorcycle platforms, ranging from 250cc to 650cc. The cruiser line consists of what is perhaps the best entry level machine in the GV 250, as well as one of the most uniquely styled and best performing lightweight cruisers in the GV 650. The GT line consists of Naked machines just dying to be customized into your vision of a true “streetfighter” as well as the best bang for your sportbike buck in the GT650R. All Hyosung motorcycles are backed by a 2-year factory warranty as well as a growing nationwide dealer network. All of the 2009 650 models are now fuel injected.