Founded in 1978 as a division of the massive Hyosung Group, Hyosung Motors & Machinery Inc. began producing motorcycle designs under license for the South Korean market in 1979.
In 1986, Hyosung established its own research and development centre in Japan and, the following year, began mass production of its own designs.
Hyosung was the official motorcycle supplier for the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. In 2003 Hyosung Motors & Machinery Inc. was spun off from the Hyosung Group, and remained its own corporate entity until it was recently absorbed into one of the biggest companies in South Korea – S&T Machinery. Accordingly, Hyosung Motors & Machinery Inc. has now been renamed as S&T Motors Co. Ltd, but the Hyosung brand name remains unchanged.
S&T Motors Co. Ltd’s goal is simple: to become one of the major players in the global motorcycle industry. The massive company is committed to strengthening its international competitiveness through a vigorous research and development process.
In just 20 years, Hyosung has made a highly successful transition from producing simple, efficient bikes for commuting into the highly competitive recreational market. It’s also expanded into developed export markets such as Australia, Europe, America, Brazil and China.