Hyosung Motors America Factory Sponsor’s Pro-Freestyle Rider, Josh Borne
ATLANTA, Georgia — Borne Freestyle Entertainment is excited to announce that Hyosung Motors America is the 2011 Title Factory Sponsor of Pro Streetbike Freestyle Athlete, Josh Borne. This is the first time Hyosung Motors America has teamed up with the extreme pro-sport of sportbike freestyle.
Josh Borne brought new meaning to Hyosung Motors America’s slogan “Made in Korea, Ridden by the World” when he introduced his new factory sponsored Hyosung GT650, the world’s first Hyosung freestyle competition bike, earlier this year at the inaugural 2011 XDL National Sportbike Championships in Daytona, Florida.
“I am so proud to introduce the first factory sponsored Hyosung Motors America competition motorcycles into the streetbike freestyle world,” states Josh Borne. “The GT650 and GT650R have so much unseen potential; I am extremely excited to showcase what they are capable of.”
Borne Freestyle Entertainment will debut Borne’s second factory sponsored Hyosung Motors America competition bike, the Hyosung GT650R at the Nashville International Speedway on June 10, 2011. This newest addition to the Borne Freestyle Entertainment motorcycle family is a one-of-a-kind, technologically advanced freestyle drift bike.
SMF Cycles, located in Newnan, Georgia, is the official 2011 Borne Freestyle Entertainment Dealership Sponsor and will service all of the Borne Freestyle Entertainment factory sponsored Hyosung motorcycles. The state-of-the-art dealership provides precision care for Borne’s competition bikes and has the largest selection of Hyosung Motors America motorcycles and scooters in the southeast.
“When I originally suggested Hyosung, Josh was curious but wanted to test the bike first,” admits Chris Schreiber, SMF Cycles Owner. “Every other rider runs one of the big four manufacturers; Hyosung is not as well known in the U.S. On his first ride, he was astounded. I am very excited to support a great rider on a great bike. We are working diligently to create a full line of aftermarket performance parts that are readily available for the U.S. market.”
Hyosung Motors America, part of the S&T Motors Co., Ltd. (Korea), offers motorcycle enthusiasts innovative technology, superior quality and stylish motorcycles, scooters and ATVs. With unlimited potential of technology, Hyosung’s GT650 and GT650R revolutionize the arena of extreme sportbike freestyle. Featuring a sleek and sporty body, the GT650 gives freestyle an ultra-modern image. The GT650R chassis, fitted with 43mm inverted forks, and oval tube frame both increase rigidity to provide better rider control and greater stability. An impressive suspension system absorbs maximum shock, while an enhanced transmission offers smooth and rapid shifting of gears. The cutting-edge design provides the best of two worlds: ultimate comfort and extreme performance.
“I love the low-end power (of the GT650)….it’s a powerhouse! A drift monster,” states Borne. “The v-twin engine actually helps balance the bike. It makes it extremely stable for wheelies and acrobatics.”
Josh Borne is one of the nation’s premier sportbike freestyle athletes. Borne’s passion for streetbikes began in 2004 when he bought his first motorcycle while earning his Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Early on, he discovered his natural talent for sportbike freestyle and quickly excelled to professional competition level. In 2007 and 2008, he was a World Championship Finalist.
Today Borne resides in Newnan, Georgia and is a world known pro-licensed freestyle rider. He is currently competing in his sixth XDL Sportbike Freestyle Championship Pro-Series. Known best for his high energy riding, drifting, precision stoppies and technical riding ability, Borne’s exhibitions attract thousands of spectators and fans. He has been featured on Discovery Channel, Versus TV, Speed TV and ESPN.
For more information on pro-athlete, Josh Borne, visit online at www.bornefreestyle.com. To view the GT650 or GT650R visit Hyosung Motors America online at www.hyosungmotorsusa.com. To test drive or purchase your own Hyosung visit SMF Cycles at 15 Jackson St., Newnan, GA 30263 or online at www.smfcycles.com.