Hyosung ST 700i

 

 

 

Make Model

Hyosung ST 700i

Year

2011 - 12

Engine

Four stroke, 90° V twin, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder.

Capacity

647 cc / 39.4 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 81.5 x 62 mm
Cooling Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil Semi-Synthetic, 10W/40

Induction

Fuel injection

Ignition 

Digital CDI
Spark Plug NGK, CR8E
Starting Electric

Max Power

47 kW / 63 hp @ 8250rpm

Max Torque

58 Nm / 42.7 lb-ft @ 7500rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple discs, cable operated

Transmission 

6 Speed 
Final Drive Belt
Frame Steel, double pipe

Front Suspension

41mm Conventional

Rear Suspension

Suspension Dual shock / adjustable preload

Front Brakes

2x 300mm discs

Rear Brakes

Single 230mm disc

Front Tyre

120/80 -16

Rear Tyre

170/80 -15

Dimensions Length 2470 mm / 97.2 in
Width 960 mm / 37.7 in
Height 1135 mm / 44.6 in
Wheelbase 1690 mm / 66.54 in
Ground Clearance 160 mm / 6.2 in
Seat Height 675 mm  /  26.2 in

Dry Weight

229 kg / 504 lbs
Wet Weight 244 kg / 538 lbs

Fuel Capacity

17 Litres / 4.5 US gal

If there is one invention in the American motorcycle canon that continues to influence the world, it's the chopper.

This idiosyncratic counter-culture creation of independence and rebellion, born out of America's tumultuous 60s, is still revered around the globe with romantic leanings, standing as a symbol of individualism.

South Korea's largest motorcycle manufacturer, Hyosung, is embracing the heavy cruiser heritage and unveiled their own interpretation of the chopper at Intermot 2010 in the form of the Hyosung ST 700i.

Proudly proclaiming their newest creation as a modern chopper in the American cruiser tradition, the ST 700i possesses a V-twin engine, low slung seat, twin pipe exhaust with slash cut tips and swept back bars.

The 680cc, fuel-injected engine produces 63 horsepower and runs through a 5-speed gearbox with final belt drive. Borrowing from the classic chopper persona, this Hyosung motorcycle promises plenty of torque, for the all-important aspect of acceleration, as well as touring comfort.

The ST 700i is wrapped up in plenty of chrome, which sets off the impressive heavy custom persona that is surprisingly imposing for a motorcycle manufactured in South Korea-a country traditionally known for small displacement scooters and 2-stroke motorcycles.

Marketing materials proclaim premium brakes and an abundance of classic chopper features such as stylish cast wheels, big, sweeping fenders, and the absolutely necessary "fine-sounding exhaust."

Easy to read instrument cluster and speedometer is mounted on the crest of the 17-liter fuel tank. Adjustable shocks, large mirrors and plush seat are designed to accommodate rider and passenger.

The whole package plays into Hyosung's desire to produce a purebred custom cruiser motorcycle to take on the vaunted realm of chopper in the tradition of an American original. As they say, imitation is the finest form of flattery.