Corporation Hyosung Motors and Machinery Inc was founded in 1979 as a subsidiary
the company's biggest Korean manufacturer of leather products.
Since 1979, the company produces Hyosung road motorcycles and SUVs,
ATVs ATV, as well as numerous accessories for the Suzuki.
Production of two-stroke models
- FR80 and the motorcycle model GP125 - began in 1980 at a new plant in the company Hyosung
Changwon near Busan in the south. In the first year were produced 15,000 bikes.
After unsuccessful attempts to establish technical cooperation with various European
producers, which has led the firm Moto Guzzi (De Tomaso tried unsuccessfully
sell the company Hyosung assembly line Benelli!), in 1986 an agreement was signed with
Under this agreement, Hyosung Corporation has been able to use part of Japanese development,
added to them their own characteristics, the Korean "know-how" and began to produce their own
Motorcycles branded Hyosung.
But restrictions that Suzuki has established for exports from Hyosung brand
engines Suzuki, made Korean corporation start in Japan own scientific
research and development operations to entice some engineers
It was the turn of their own development, although the design of engines and other complex parts Therefore
still based on licenses Suzuki.
1986 Hyosung founded his own design office in Hamamatsu, Japan.
1988 Hyosung was the official supplier Moto Seoul Olympics.
In 1994, debuting a small cruiser Hyosung Cruise 125 with
single-cylinder four-stroke engine (124 cm3, 14.7 hp); This machine is opened
South Korean Motorcycles expansion into the European market.
In 1998 the company introduced a prototype two cruisers: «GA4» with the four-400-
cc engine capacity of 40 hp and «V2» a two-cylinder V-engine (124
cm3, 14 hp). The first prototype was left, and the second in 1999, went to a series of
called "L'Aquila» (Hyosung Aquila - in Italian "Eagle"), and not only in the 124-cc, but
and 250 cc versions.
In 2001 the company introduced a series of road Hyosung Motorcycles "Comet» with already known by CRUISER two-cylinder V-shaped engine cylinder
of 124 and 248 cm3, and (as a prototype for probing the market) with 600-
bottoms "two" 65 hp
in 2003, Hyosung Motors & Machinery Inc split off from the Hyosung group existed as
a separate company.
In June 2007, Hyosung Motors and Machinery Inc. was acquired by a major
industrial holding S & T Group (one of the largest corporations in South Korea, with
an annual turnover of about 8 billion euros), after which began to wear the name of S & T
Motors. (Science and Technology)
In the S & T Motors employs approximately 500 people, the company exports its products to 60 countries
world. Most of the products - it's Motorcycles, scooters and ATVs with engine capacity in
ranging from 50 to 650 cubic meters. cm.
To date, the production capacity corporations allow to produce 200,000