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I would recommend the GV to anyone wanting a quality cruiser that's not overpriced and not based on technology outdated forty years ago!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.

2007 Hyosung Aquila GV650


You will not find a more impressive cruiser for the money, or even double


Upon receiving the cycle from the dealer, who stayed open 2 extra hours, the bike had a defective petcock; just a fluke problem.

The cycle's right springs chrome chipped.

General Comments:

This cycle is fantastic for a new rider or any advanced rider.

Unbelievable torque with speed; too impressive for any 647cc cruiser. I've personally topped the bike to 142mph in 5th, but believe it may have a little more in 4th. WOW.

Good balance, but could lose the weight of the muffler for increased balance.

Decent comfort and ride.

I love this cycle!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th February, 2008

2007 Hyosung Aquila GV650


I love everything about it, from the curves of the bike - to how it handles them and the power!


I had trouble starting it a few times with it being in neutral - the fix has been simply to raise the kickstand and pull in the clutch. Once it starts though I can let off the clutch and put the kickstand down.

General Comments:

This is my second Hyosung motorcycle. In February 2007, I bought my very first bike, the Aquila GV250. It too handled great and quality wise the only problem I had was the plastic chain guard (but the dealer gladly replaced it under warranty).

I was very satisfied with the GV250, but as I became more comfortable riding a motorcycle, and with the amount of riding my husband and our friends do - it had become apparent that I needed to graduate to a bigger bike with more power. I started looking really hard at the GV650 and at the usual manufacturers - there are a lot of very nice bikes out there, but the sleek lines of the GV650 stuck in my head. After going back and forth for a couple of weeks, my husband insisted I go test ride it - that's all it took!

I've had the bike for 3 weeks now. Wow, I can't believe it took me so long to make this decision. I wish now that it would have been my first bike, but as a new rider I didn't want a bike that was too heavy for me to handle. I now know, the lighter bike is better for sitting at a stop, but for actual riding the heavier bike provides a much smoother, more comfortable ride.

The GV650 has a low center of gravity and a wide rear tire that makes it handle curves like a dream.

The sleek styling of it has people at stop lights asking me what it is and where they can get one. I've had several enthusiasts come up and ask if it is a Harley V-Rod.

My husband and our riding companions have all taken it out for a spin, and are very impressed with the amount of power and control it exhibits.

One of my big concerns when I was thinking about buying a bike from a relatively new manufacturer (in the US) was the infrastructure to support the bike. Granted, you do not have the number of dealerships in every city like the major players, but I looked and found at least 5 in a 30 - 40 mile radius.

Because I have not had any problems with this bike, I can't speak to the service on this one, but my GV250 had 2 problems - the muffler showed a little rust and the plastic chain guard broke - both were replaced under warranty at no charge to me.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2007