Kawasaki's new Ninja 250 R and Hyosung GT250R are once again giving new riders something to get excited about and now you can see them in action in our video test.

MCN road tester's Michael Neeves and Adam Child relive their younger days with a nostalgic trip to Chelsea bridge in London.

Watch the video below to see if the motorcycles made them feel young again and read the full article in MCN, Wednesday 4 June, 2008.

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Comments

    • BOBBY BROWN
      BOBBY BROWN

      Guy on the ninja thought he was going 100 more mph with the way he was takin them little turns

      about 1 month ago
    • gsxrkz
      gsxrkz

      Chinese or Japanese it's a no-brainer the Chinese are useless at making anything the Japanese are brilliant Kawasaki all the way

      about 2 years ago
    • Arsen Balunovic
      Arsen Balunovic In reply to gsxrkz

      gsxrkz Hyosung is not Chaina bike

      about 1 year ago
    • Ezio Auditore
      Ezio Auditore

      Purchased a hyosung GT250r 2012 model, with a 650r body kit. Yeah it does rust here and there, overall is an amazing bike to ride, plenty of power , always can blend in with the bigger bikes cause of the wide rear tyres and overall body compared to a Ninja 250r in general tbh! I've had no problems in mine so far either

      about 3 years ago
    • Honest Customer
      Honest Customer

      cfmoto and hyosung definitely tend to rust here in America. if they would have made the bike lighter an high rev and quality parts like the ninja it would be perfect.

      about 3 years ago
    • TT
      TT In reply to Honest Customer

      +Honest Customer Hyosung run the old suzuki motors even the 650

      about 3 years ago
    • FR
      FR

      Ok, how many of the Hyosungs did now "fall apart" after 2 years?! Typical bullshit review, it is impossible to know how long a bike will keep together so easy. If it was should a Harley fall apart after 2 days. And for the idiots that belive that a bike made in 2008 is the same 2015, stay with your bicycle. Always funny to hear british talk about quality when we all know who make and made the worst vehicles when it comes to quality in the history.

      about 3 years ago
    • ectomorph
      ectomorph

      I've had my Hyo 250 now for over a year. Never a problem. Starts first time, clean as a whistle. Sounds great and goes great for my commute, plenty of power. Looks way better than the boy racer ninja and is full size. Thats why i chose Hyo over nija.

      about 4 years ago
    • Moxed
      Moxed In reply to ectomorph

      +Jason “ectomorph” Tomlins Completely agree with you, ive got a hyosung gt650r (the restricted model to meet NZ licensing standards) Much better that the flashy ninjas

      about 3 years ago
    • Grey Fox
      Grey Fox

      Tobe fair a wrecked Ninja is worth about as much as a wrecked Hyosung. They are beginners bikes don't buy them new and you sell them ASAP and get the bike you want.

      about 4 years ago
    • Rouge Campos
      Rouge Campos

      Don't buy any Chinese or Asian carp their not worth the money they fall apart..real quick...u better lock tight all ur bolts..cuz shit Will be falling off.....Taiwan or Japanese bike or Italian bike are best made...they don't fall apart on ur first ride...DONT BUY CHINESE BIKE OR SCOOTERS....THEIR CRAP...

      about 4 years ago
    • David Byrd
      David Byrd In reply to Rouge Campos

      Japan and Taiwan are Asian countries.....

      about 1 year ago
    • Dan Schofield
      Dan Schofield In reply to Rouge Campos

      I agree, if you want to ride seriously, don't buy carp. Fish are much harder to ride than motorbikes (good in the wet though!), especially the slippery Asian varieties. ;-)

      about 2 years ago
    • Grey Fox
      Grey Fox In reply to Rouge Campos

      @Rouge Campos Hyosung is Korean and is the next Hyundai in the making.

      about 4 years ago
    • Repo
      Repo

      I know someone that owns a hyosung 250r and it's literally a pile of junk. At only 5,500 miles it was having problems with starting, and as mentioned there is no protection to the finish of the bike so it starts to rusts with minimal water contact. Shame as it really is a nice looking bike. 

      about 5 years ago
    • David Dinsmore
      David Dinsmore In reply to Repo

      ITS CALLED A VALVE ADJUSTMENT

      about 7 months ago
    • MrTombstoneMedia
      MrTombstoneMedia

      I have the GT125, and it is a fantastic bike to ride. How ever It could do with being a few hundred cheaper than the rest as the first things I recommend people do with hyosung bikes are to change the exhaust as it will fall apart after winter and change every nut and bolt for one that wont rust over night.
      Aside from that they are by far one of the most fun bikes I have ridden (although ive only ridden a CBR125, YBR125, GT125 & a GZ125)

      about 5 years ago
    • Troy Patrick
      Troy Patrick

      Wax on wax off

      about 5 years ago
    • 天翔鳳翼
      天翔鳳翼

      Hyosung is Korea.
      Kawasaki is Japan.
      Great difference

      about 5 years ago
    • TheProReport
      TheProReport In reply to 天翔鳳翼

      @天翔鳳翼 your all the same piece of shit anyway... fish eyed looking aliens LOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      about 4 years ago
    • atillaadn
      atillaadn In reply to 天翔鳳翼

      @Siddhant Basnet Only morones do not care whether it is Japanese or Korean 

      about 4 years ago
    • hoon12345
      hoon12345 In reply to 天翔鳳翼

      @Siddhant Basnet Quality? 

      about 5 years ago
    • Siddhant Basnet
      Siddhant Basnet In reply to 天翔鳳翼

      and nobody cares .i.

      about 5 years ago
    • ghost blade mc
      ghost blade mc

      ninja 250 lixo  yhosung muito melhor

      about 5 years ago
    • Elmongo02
      Elmongo02

      Cagiva Mito 125

      about 5 years ago
    • ThEoThErGuYz757
      ThEoThErGuYz757

      Also in the us its not refered to as the comet but just the gt250r or gt650r..I got my 07 gt250r for 650.00 bucks with 5k miles on it garage kept all that was wrong was a dead battery

      about 5 years ago
    • ThEoThErGuYz757
      ThEoThErGuYz757

      I've owned a 250r ninja and now I own a hyosung gt250r if u ask me I will take the hyosung sounds better bigger bike breathes supersport n sits on same frame as their brother the gt650r so when ur ready to get a bigger bike buy the motor and trans from a gt650r and leave the 250 decals can we say sleeper.... Also give some respect to the bike I've gotten nothing but compliments on mine and it has no power issues as everyone else claims it has nice acceleration and a decent top speed.....I do have some vids posted with me on my gt250r going to work and I just don't see any issues. If all ur worried about is getting a japanese bike then go ahead u want to start on a 600, 750, or 1000cc bike go ahead just don't expect anybody to give a shit when u fuck up on a bigger that's to much for you because you want to be cool looking and keep up with everyone else....YOU RIDE AND LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE.

      about 5 years ago
    • Ishaan Aggarwal
      Ishaan Aggarwal In reply to ThEoThErGuYz757

      you are mistaken the chassis on the 650 is different

      about 1 year ago
    • X W
      X W In reply to ThEoThErGuYz757

      I immediately turned off on Ninja 250/300 when a girl from my company looked at it where I pointed to her and said, "oh...that's small....". Hyosung is better. The aggressive riding position is good! hard to adapt at first, but after used to it, you have better feeling that you and your bike are one. I love this feeling. 

      about 5 years ago
    • Mr. Midshipman
      Mr. Midshipman

      In the USA a Hyosung Comet sells for $4200. People here don't know how crazy your Brits really are. You'd be bored to death here, they are all mouth, and you'd all end up in a American Jail cause their a bunch of pussies. As everybody has commented below in their own way. There, I said it.

      about 5 years ago
    • Juan Iglesia
      Juan Iglesia In reply to Mr. Midshipman

      no not really maybe in the east coast of the US i feel that you are!

      about 5 years ago
    • Matt Irby
      Matt Irby

      EEYYYh! PETERBOROUGH!

      about 5 years ago
    • Domew4
      Domew4

      Hyosung made their bike better than your father made you

      about 6 years ago
    • corey lister
      corey lister

      Clearly the Ninja is a better made bike. There's a reason it's the most sold bike in the world. HOWEVER these bikes are 250cc. No point in forking out money on a first bike when you are likely to crash it or other damages.

      Do yourselves a favour and save your cash for your second bike! You'll thank me when your friend backs into your bike in the first week you own it (happened to me but I have the hyo so I didn't mind so much)

      about 6 years ago
    • Bhushan Navgire
      Bhushan Navgire

      which jacket is that and can any one suggest gloves for same?

      about 6 years ago
    • Dale Trotter
      Dale Trotter

      the hyosung does look better though

      about 6 years ago
    • thefatt1988
      thefatt1988

      idiot#1: Darn, my 250s was beaten by R6 when i rode on the highway this morning.
      idiot#2: Y2K could easily beat that R6.
      idiot#1: Then i'm going to sell my 250s, my house and maybe a few of my organs to get a Y2K.
      idiot#2: Agree.

      about 6 years ago
    • Abdullah Afifuddin
      Abdullah Afifuddin

      i have 650 2012 model n it can beat up most of 650cc....
      i had no problem with this model almost 11k odometer already

      about 6 years ago
    • TheBFGonTC
      TheBFGonTC

      This is old and crap. Hyosung have improved their game massively since 2006

      about 6 years ago
    • armless rider
      armless rider

      really i might get 1

      about 6 years ago
    • Nskawtea1
      Nskawtea1

      The hyosung is not a bad bike at all

      about 6 years ago
    • Tim Hartley
      Tim Hartley

      I've had a Hyosung for 18 months and haven't had a single problem with it at all. From 2008 onwards Hyosung fixed many problems with their bikes. Hyosung puts out decent stuff that looks and performs quite well. It's not top-of-the line, of course, but it doesn't pretend to be. It's solid, reliable value for money. If you get a Hyosung, take care of it and it won't let you down.

      about 6 years ago
    • MrGuitarphenomenon
      MrGuitarphenomenon

      lol "It isn't really the same as it used to be" wrong bridge.. classic

      about 6 years ago
    • Dr.Demon7
      Dr.Demon7

      but this video is 4 years old now, it seems Hyosung has now improved the quality of it's bikes ? not just paint i mean everything. has it ?

      about 6 years ago