Whether desired for financial purposes or fuel economy, the 2006 Hyosung SF 50 will serve either purpose well. The 49cc single cylinder powering this impressive South Korean scooter buzzes along as a two-stroke. The power is ample, and the gas mileage will vary, depending on cruising habits. Ultimately, the 1.27-gallon tank will allow riders over 100 miles of riding between fueling stops.
The 2006 Hyosung SF presents riders with plenty of power to stay within the flow of traffic. In many cities, these scooters are outlawed on freeways, but with the ability to scoot in and out of thick traffic, little time will be spent sitting still on the Hyosung SF. At less than 200 pounds, this scooter is easily maneuverable by novice riders, both men and women, and it provides great joyriding for those who are more experienced on two wheels.
The Hyosung SF is marked with traditional scooter styling. There are three trim levels offered, including the base, SF Racing, and SF Rally. Each operates on the foundation of the 49cc, two-stroke single cylinder. The base Hyosung SF, as well as the trim upgrades, are all full fairing scooters—the frame, engine, and drive components are covered from front to back. The only visible aspect is the hearty muffler, which does a good job in quieting the vintage two-stroke sound, without detracting from engine performance.
Aesthetically, the Hyosung SF""s front fairing aerodynamics wrap into the floorboard, offering ample leg room for those who are of average height and weight. The aesthetic design remains simplistic and consistent from front to back, where the scooter operator will find a seat that is actually enjoyable to sit on.
With the 2006 trim upgrades, Hyosung offers sportier looks, as well as better performance. Wider tires on the Hyosung SF Rally make for a sharp-looking aesthetic, as well as a more capable cruiser. It is worth noting that none of the Hyosung 50 SF models are speed demons. They are best used for quick commuting across town, or reliable and fuel-efficient rides to work, or out for play.
The instrumentation on this 2006 Hyosung scooter is located just between the handgrips on the front windscreen. The simple panel possesses a speedometer, digital odometer, and fuel gauge, all of which make for easy glances, without having to take one""s eyes off the road.