2009 Hyosung Aquila GV650

Summary:

F***ing Awesome

Faults:

Gas tank. It leaked so I replaced it.

ECU went out.

Peg broke, but it's my fault for dragging pegs in the twisties.

2 radiators, but also my fault. I take this thing in dirt, sand, and gravel for fun. I regret nothing.

General Comments:

Seriously, I put a s**t ton of miles on this bike in a short amount of time. It's done a lot of long distance rides and is my commuter. The tank and ECU going out kind of pisses me off, but it hasn't had any of the other problems with the charging system that people typically complain about.

For a cruiser, it handles exceptionally well. I marked handling as an 8 because I compare it to standards and sport bikes.

The acceleration is great. I'm gone while people are still thinking about taking off.

This thing is seriously comfortable all day long. You get to your top speed in no time at all, which is about 125. It's also extremely quiet and I like that. I hate loud bikes.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2017

9th Nov 2017, 17:52

My "baby" is from 2014.

As expected, I had to replace a few items during its youth (first 2 years), as one inclinometer, three rectifiers/regulators and two instrument panels. Otherwise, only trivial things as bolts becoming loose.

The front tire was replaced by a BT 23 at ~20.000 km (maybe I brake too much; anyway, I like the Battlax).

My main concern is the ECU programing, namely what is stored in the short-term memory, i.e., the information that is erased when switching off. Indeed, I think it has a too stupid intelligence to learn my way of driving.

Does anybody knows if Hyosung is already aware of this?

While the engine is cold, sometimes it produces an ignition out-of-time, and the engine suddenly stops after a "bang".

In open road it is a very comfortable, amazing beauty, which starts faster than a Porsche 911S! So, guess the depressed, sad faces of guys in RR bikes when the signal becomes green!

Overall evaluation: The best hp/€ ratio for a custom/cruiser... if you accept having to do yourself what Hyosung does not care about at factory output as quality check.

2007 Hyosung Aquila GV650

Summary:

Outperforms MANY 1500cc cruisers

Faults:

Updated the charging system.

General Comments:

The GV650 is really a bigger bike than a 650cc. Sold my 2008 Kawi Drifter 1500 because I couldn't get it fast enough after dumping thousands into it.

All you big cruiser guys that REALLY want to take a cruiser in the twisties, then this bike HAS the power.

TONS of aftermarket options to make it custom, and my dealer is great.

Not sure where some of these people that gave their reviews store their bikes, but mine has no problems with the chrome nor rusting??? 22000 miles on it...

The seat at first was a little stiff to get use to, but it's a sporty cruiser :)

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2012

2009 Hyosung Aquila GV650

Summary:

Poor quality manufacturing

Faults:

Do not buy this motorcycle. I was excited to be getting such a deal, but sometimes you get what you pay for.

I only have 6000 miles on this bike, and it has been in the shop 3, going on its 4th time.

The first time was a failure of the foot link shifter, which broke off completely while I was on the highway.

The second was for a problem with the clutch cable, and the two most recent have been a leak with the gas tank. The tank was just repaired two weeks ago and replaced with a new tank. It is now leaking again.

I would highly recommend not buying this bike! Such poor quality manufacturing.

General Comments:

Spend your money elsewhere. That's just my opinion, based on my experience.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th July, 2011

19th Sep 2011, 17:06

I bought a 650 GV, and it's the best ride I've had in 15 years... It's a great bike; maybe your mechanic needs to go back to school and learn to fix or replace things properly. I bought it with 3 kms brand new this year, put 4800 clicks on it, and had it serviced once for a minor oil leak off of the pressure valve. It's an outstanding bike for the cost.

19th Apr 2012, 22:28

Awesome bike to ride. Great value for money. Find a decent mechanic, and you'll never have any issues with this bike. I have ridden 5000 kms, and it still runs like it did when I first bought it.