Hunter Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Hunter 250cc' started by Nat, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Nat

    Nat Active Member Premium Member

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    Hi,

    A mate is looking at buying a Hunter Motorcycle for his wife.  They are looking at the Daytona, Spyder & Bobber models.  Does anyone know of any reviews, feedback or even own one?  I think they have recently upgraded them to a 350cc efi and 250cc efi motor.

    Laro do a similiar one called the prostreet 350 (possibly same motor?).   

    Thanks.
  2. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Contributing Member

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    I havnt seen one in the flesh although several reveiws I have read have been favourable. I have e-mailed the Hunter Motorycle team and invited them to join up, hopefully they can join up and share some insight into their bikes.

    thanks

    Chris
  3. Ben Hunter

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    Hi Nat,
    Yep all the Hunter Models are available in 350cc efi now.  We still do the 250cc Spyder in WA (no LAMS).  They are all different to ride, the Spyder is at its best on the open Highway, the Daytona is a great handling bike for around town and cornering, and the Bobber is great for pulling chicks. 
    Trudy and I took the Bobber and Daytona up the east Coast at the start of this year and had a ball.  If you have a look through our Youtube vids, there's plenty of riding ones, that will give you an idea of how they go.  But your best bet is to find your local dealer here
    http://www.huntermotorcycles.com.au/index.php/find-a-dealer
    and take one for a test ride. 
    Hunter Motorcycles Road Trippin Nth Qld (2)
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    Check out this awesome custom Hunter Spyder....

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    do you get a trailer with every bike sold . i have a few friends who were silly enough to part with their money and have had nothing but problems with these chinese things. they are by far the worst production bike i have ever had the displeasure to see
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    And this is your first post on this forum?  mmmmm.  Tell me a little about yourself Chops. 
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    It is a sad fact that it has become so easy for someone to express their view without them having any first hand experience as Chops said it was friends that own a hunter. It doesn't matter what brand of bike there can always be one that has a problem and that is what warranty is for isn't it? I believe that you give 2 years as well so you must be confident in the quality of the bike.

    I  too would like to know a bit more about Chops. By the way welcome to the forum Chops.

    I am old enough to remember when Japan was in the same position as China now and everyone was putting down the new "Jap crap" That were copies of what was consided normal brands at the time. Today that early Jap Crap is very much in demand and people are willing to part with a lot of money to get it.

    I don't own a hunter bike but I do ride another brand from China. I have had no problems with it. The finish is not as good as the Jap bike that it has coppied but I had a choice of a new Chinese bike or a 10 year old bike for the same money. I am very happy with my choice.

    When I ride with someone for the first time their reaction at the first stop is always the same. They just can't believe how well my little bike keeps up and handles. usually by the second stop when they have tried harder to keep me off their tails they are sold on it.

    PS Ben

    I would be very happy to accept a long term lone of a bobber so I can give a educated and accurate review of your motorcycles not only on this forum but also in major motorcycle press.

    I will look forward to your positive reply.

    Phil Duncan
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    Hey all i am a new guy to this site and also bikes in general. I have been doing my research into bikes while time passes to get my Ls. When i say i am new to bikes i mean very new. I am mid 20s family man with a wife and son and have got the house and two nices cars and can finally look into the toy. I have picked the bike over the boat or even dirt bike and i am hooked on the idea of owning a Hunter. I have read all i can about them and have watched all Youtube clips (watched people pick up there new hunters and watched a fellow Ben talk about them). My question is really how do i decide between a Spyder 350 or a Daytona 350? For a new rider is one better than the other? Any help you guys could offer would be great and i look forward to being a part of this site!

    Cheers,
    Ben
  9. Ben Hunter

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    Hi Ben, take them both for a test ride if you can.  Where abouts are you?
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    I live in Rosebud Victoria. I think A1 in Ringwood is the nearest dealer to me.
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    Also love the fact its an Aussie Company!
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    Just to make sure there's no smoke and mirrors, I'm the Benno on YouTube and the GM of Hunter.  We have two really good dealers in Melbourne,  A1 and High Octane, both have two outlets each. 
    As far as which model is the better choice, it depends on what type of riding your doing.  The long wheel base of the Spyder is great for Highway cruising and a much more relaxed ride than the Daytona.  If you want to try and outcorner your mates on bigger bikes and race around the suburbs the Daytona is probably better.  Most people end up just buying the one they like the look of the best. 
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    ps, feel free to drop my name to make sure the dealers give you first class service.  ;)
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    gotta love the name dropping! Thanks for the advice. To be honest seeing you on this site is the reason i joined up. knew i could get the advice straight from the horses mouth so to speak. if your ever down this way make sure you yell out i will buy you a beer.
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    Hey Benimino
    My advice is ride both them, and buy the one that gives you the biggest smile on your dial.... make sure you have a decent test ride, 5 -10 mins is not nearly enough.
    Cheers N Beers
    Chris
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    Do places allow you to ride longer than 5-10mins?
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    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Contributing Member

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    heck yeah...  its your hard earned dollars, they should allow you time to get used to the bike, just be up front with  dealer on your expectations
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    hell yeah. I am brand new to bikes (if you cant tell lol)
    Is there a good site i can learn the parts of a bike etc get some good knowledge from?
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    ok then so im totally new as in know nothing about bikes. I will be getting my L's next week and have religiously looking at the Honda VT400 and the Yamaha V Star 650.
    I only recently came across the Hunter (pure accident!)


    I suppose my questions are:


    1. Is Hunter Australian or Chinese as I'm confused about this.
    2. Why choose a Hunter Spyder or Bobber over a Honda or Yamaha Cruiser.


    Ben Harper, well done for a being a GM who cares about us newbies and takes the time to join forums, thats a big win for your and Hunter.
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    Hi azi69,
    Hunter are a 100% Australian owned company, we manufacture in China and do final assembly in Australia.
    Besides the fact you are supporting an aussie company, our range of bikes are by far the coolest looking.  They are all full size bikes and when you put them next to our Japanese opposition the difference is obvious.  If you want to stand out in the crowd, buy Hunter. 
    Thanks for your interest.
    Ben

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