|HYOSUNG TO BARRUS
April 6 2006.
E P Barrus Ltd, one of the UK's leading distributors of brands in the marine, automotive, industrial and garden machinery markets, has announced a further major development to its motorcycle range with a distribution deal for the Hyosung range.
The addition of the Hyosung brand moves E P Barrus into the large capacity motorcycle market and adds to a number of recent developments which has seen Barrus enhance it's range with new sport and enduro bikes from Rieju, scooters from PGO and quad bikes from Dinli.
The Hyosung range includes a host of new models such as the all new GV 650 that offers the sophisticated style of a true sports cruiser in a modern package. With its relaxed riding position and powerful 650cc engine transmitted through a 5-speed gearbox and belt drive it provides the GV 650 with fantastic performance combined with the reassurance of large disk brakes and adjustable rear shock absorbers.
The GT650 is offered in naked, part faired and fully faired options, each with 300mm double disks, re-designed front brakes (with adjustable brake lever), upside down front forks and adjustable footrests. The GT125R has a V-Twin DOHC 8 valve, oil and air-cooled engine, developing 14.6HP. The bike comes complete with upside down front forks, digital instruments, manual rev counter and large front brakes.
The new Barrus Hyosung range also includes the already well known RX125 Enduro Trail Bike and RT 125 "Sand Bike".
"We are excited by the addition of Hyosung as it's a high quality range that offers customers excellent choice and value for money," commented Matthew Gilder, (pictured), vehicle division general manager at E P Barrus. "Our aim is to make the Barrus motorcycle and scooter range one of the most comprehensive on offer in the UK and Hyosung fits in extremely well with our overall strategy"
The Barrus Hyosung model range includes:
Custom Bikes - key specifications:
GV 125 - £2499 OTR. V-Twin 125cc DOHC 8 Valve Oil & air cooled 14.6HP
GV 250 - £2749 OTR. V-Twin 247cc DOHC 8 Valve Oil & air cooled 27.4HP
Sports Custom bike - key specifications:
GV 650 - £4849 OTR. V-Twin 647cc DOHC 8 Valve Water cooled 70.9HP
Naked/Fully Faired bikes - key specifications:
GT 125 NKD/R - £2549/£2949 OTR. V-Twin 125cc DOHC 8 Valve Oil & air cooled 14.6HP
GT 250 NKD/R - £2749/£3049 OTR. V-Twin 247cc DOHC 8 Valve Oil & air cooled 27.4HP
GT 650 NKD/S/R - £3599/£3899/£3999 OTR. V-Twin 647cc DOHC 8 Valve Water Cooled 79HP
E P Barrus Ltd:
T: 01869 363689
Hyosung is one of the largest and most respected companies in South Korea, and was founded in 1952. Hyosung Motors & Machinery Inc. was established in 1978 as a motorcycle manufacturer. In 1979 a technical relationship was established with Suzuki Motor Corp of Japan for producing Suzuki models for some Asian markets. Hyosung established its own R&D center in 1986 to develop models under the Hyosung brand for export to global markets under the banner "Made by Hyosung, Ridden by The World". 12% of staff are engaged in R&D to keep pace with aggressive development of new models suitable for export markets.