2009 Hyosung Aquila GV650


F***ing Awesome


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

2007 Hyosung Aquila GV650


Outperforms MANY 1500cc cruisers


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


Poor quality manufacturing


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.

2007 Hyosung Aquila GV650


A bargain bike that's not 'cheap'


Right after I purchased it, the clutch safety switch became disconnected after washing it. That was an easy fix, I simply put dielectric grease on the connection and put it back together. It's not acted up again.

The chrome cover over the swingarm pivot has fallen off twice, and needed replacement.

General Comments:

The GV650 is a unique cruiser that gets attention wherever I take it. Nobody believes it was only a little over $6000 and came with a two year warranty!

It handles like a sportbike, and outruns all but the large Japanese cruisers.

My only complaint is that the footpegs are too far forward even in the closer of the two positions. And I wear a 34" inseam! I guess I'm used to riding sportbikes.

The quality and fit & finish is as good as any of the Japanese companies.

With belt drive, digital dash, water cooling, LED taillight, inverted fork, disk brakes all around, and great acceleration, I would recommend the GV to anyone wanting a quality cruiser that's not overpriced and not based on technology outdated forty years ago!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th November, 2008

10th Nov 2009, 21:49

This motorcycle is now sitting unusable in the garage. It stripped the countershaft and pulley when it was 1-1/2 months out of warranty. I only have a little over 4,000 miles on it now. NOT HAPPY WITH BIKE, LOCAL DEALERS OR HYOSUNG AT THIS POINT!

11th Oct 2014, 23:54

My 2007 GV650 had the same issue of stripping the splines in the driveshaft. I repaired it. It was a PITA. Cost more than $300. Now considering doing a chain conversion since the belt has a cut in it.

I replaced the charging system with 250 Kawi and an electronic regulator. I love this bike, and maybe I finally have all the bugs out.

I have more than 15k miles on it; drove across the USA from AZ to NC.

Most all motorcycles need a wrench on them if used constantly. I am shade tree mechanic with cars, so if equipped with a shop manual, I ain't scared to try to fix a bike. An oil change and valve adjustment is not hard. This bike absolutely does need to have nuts and bolts tightened often. It is greedy for attention, and that is the price for 71 HP from 650 cc instead of only 42 or so from the Japanese.