Hyosung GT650 Reviews from Australia

2005 Hyosung GT650

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.9 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance24000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha DT200


Never buy one out of warranty


In the 4 years I owned this motorcycle, I changed the speedometer 3 times, the rectifier 4 times, all the disks, the engine, the clutch, the headlight twice, the gear linkage, and all the indicators.

General Comments:

I loved this motorcycle when I got it, as it looked good and was mistaken for a Ducati many times.

Sadly it was very badly built, and components broke again and again.

I finally sold it after four years, in which time I could have bought 2 bikes for the price of all the parts.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th August, 2012

2010 Hyosung GT650

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 0 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.1 / 10




Brand new Hyosung GT650 S (2010 model). Complete power failure:

I recently bought the Hyosung GT650 S (2010 model) two days ago, brand new from a dealership. Yesterday after riding around for 10 minutes, I entered onto a freeway exiting the city, where all power just completely cut off (No longer working at all), without any warning. Battery was connected properly, and all fuse connectors looked fine, with no visible problem.

This left the bike with no lights, or visible power current at all. (Huge problem that the hazard lights do not work either when there is a problem with the bike, in dangerous situations).

I understand that this may not be a common problem, I just want others to be aware that there has been one incident already listed, in case this starts to occur a lot, and so you are wary when purchasing a GT650 S (2010 model).

General Comments:

Personally I think that Hyosung bikes are well presented, and I haven't ridden a more comfortable bike within the same sort of range, yet.

But I will not buy another bike from the manufacturer (Hyosung), as their wiring and connections will be forever questioned.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th June, 2010

15th Aug 2010, 09:07

Same thing happened to my 2007 650. All of a sudden, the bike gets no power at all. Bought a new battery and checked everything. No visible reason why this happened. I wonder, is this is widespread? I know Hyosung has had recalls before.

26th Oct 2010, 22:26

Check your sidestand switch. INCREDIBLY common issue with the Hyos. My 09 GT650 did the same thing, disconnected the sidestand switch and no more problem. Hasn't missed a beat since.

Average review marks: 5.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews