Written on: 27/02/2009 by ian macree (2 reviews written)
styling, engine and transmission. feels and looks bigger than a 125
I think the flip up stand, paint on front forks is poor. I don't like the cheap and tacky looking decals on fuel tank, (I just took them off... I think it looks much better ),and the HYOSUNG logo stitched into the seat is a little on the large side for me.
The Hyosung RT125D bike seems to go well for a 125. the bike does more than 85 mpg, and as it's a 4 stroke you dont have to add expensive oil every time you fill it up with petrol, unlike the 2 stroke's.
I think for a little 125 it's a good bike, and in my opinion it's as good as the Yamaha TW 125 and nearly as good as the Suzuki Van Van. I think the Suzuki is a little better finished off and the paint work seems to be of better quality, but it's as well finished off as the Yamaha.
If you can get a good deal on a new one or even better, if you can get a second hand one in good condition with low mileage for around 1000 - 1200 pounds then I would go for it, as I don't think you would be disappointed.
I think it's ideal for commuting to work or just having a laugh on it.
In the UK, Hyosung bikes do not hold their money as well as the Japanese bikes, so take that into account when you first buy it.. if you can't get it at a good price then you must be prepared to lose a bit when you sell it on... overall a good little bike.