Written on: 10/03/2005 by DanLeeds10
Very comfortable, strong 4 stroke v-twin engine and a tall, well balanced riding position not to a mention totaly oversized which isn't a bad point because the power the engine gives hurls a respectfull 85-90 mph on a flat!
Short gear ratios on 1st and 2nd and 5th is too long how ever there is a 250cc model and its easy to change the sprockets over. Because its still an uncommon bike to come accross after market mods like cans huggers etc have to be made at a cost! Some of the powder coated parts are poorly done but these are sorted under warrenty easily.
I first saw a Hyosung GT 125 Comet in 2003 and I liked the Bandit looks from the word go. Well on the 18th of Decemeber 2004 I took the plunge and bought the updated model (look for the biggger head light). When I first started riding the comet it could only achive a poor 60-65mph top speed but the more miles and revs it got the more the speed increased to a quick 85-90mph at a constant and I have finaly just clocked 100mph down hill in good weather, so its sluggish when your breaking the bike in but it adapts very quickly and after the first 500 miles and then the fun really begins. Because the frame used to build the Comet GT125 and GT250 is identical to that of the Suzuki GS500E its very big for a 125 and I stand at 6ft so its comfortable and because the frame is oversized every other part of the bike is and this gives fantastic performance and looks!
The rear wheel on the comet is bigger than that on a 600cc Bandit it corners beautifully without a single effort and if you have the guts it will drop right down to the danger balls on the foot pegs and come back up with some but not a lot of effort.
Now if you were reading this carefully you will notice that there was a reference to Suzuki and thats because the designer for Suzuki also designs for Hyosung and its purly a Suzuki that has bits from a Bandit here and bits of a GS500E there and it works perfectly.
All i'll say is get your cheque book out because its the best £2600 I have ever spent but be carefull because I think the price may go up shortly as this bike will hit off to compete with the RS125 especially when 2006 euro legislation kicks in about 2 stroke engines but the Hyosungs beafy 4 stroke wont be affected by this.
This is a growing bike and its the best 125cc on the road today.