Hyosung ST7 Cruiser | First Ride

A Korean alternative to the American V-twin

By Ari Henning, Photography by Joe Neric

Tech Spec

Evolution

Hyosung's ubiquitous 649cc V-twin punched out to 678cc and shoehorned into a classic cruiser chassis.

Rivals
Honda Shadow Phantom, H-D Sportster 883 Low, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Star V-Star Custom and Suzuki Boulevard C50.

TECH
Price $7299
Engine type l-c 90-deg. V-twin
Valve train DOHC, 8v
Displacement 678cc
Bore x stroke 81.5 x 65.0mm
Compression 11.5:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Claimed
horsepower
62 bhp @ 8000 rpm
Claimed torque 47 lb.-ft. @ 7500 rpm
Frame Steel twin-spar
Front
suspension
41mm S&T fork
Rear
suspension
Dual S&T shocks with adjustable
spring preload
Front brake Hyosung four-piston caliper,
300mm disc
Rear brake Hyosung two-piston caliper, 270mm disc
Front tire 120/80-16 Shinko 712F
Rear tire 170/80-15 Shinko 712R
Rake/trail 33.0°/5.6 in.
Seat height 27.2 in.
Wheelbase 65.9 in.
Fuel capacity 4.8 gal.
Claimed dry 510 lbs.
weight
Colors Black, red, white
Available Now
Warranty 2 yrs., unlimited mi.

Contact: Hyosung Motors America, Inc.
5815 Brook Hollow Pkwy. #B
Norcross, GA 30071
770.447.5571
www.hyosungmotorsusa.com

Verdict 3.5 out of 5 stars
An affordable and fun entry-level cruiser that will give the other bikes in its class a run for their money.

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