2009 Hyosung Aquila GV650 from United States of America


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

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.

31st Aug 2021, 12:35

I am not sure if anyone has noticed, but these tanks are double walled; the outer wall is part of the overfill setup. If you fill the tank too much or drip some when filling into the outer layer, it will just run down the side of the bike. It is not actually a leak; they are built this way.

2009 Hyosung Aquila GV650 from Canada


As it stands now, it is not safe to drive


Tires wore prematurely as a new bike.

Gas tank: Definitely a problem with this bike. It is 2 years old and has serious issues. Leaks around the seam and small pin holes. There have been 5 riders in the last month with the same problem at the same dealership. This is a safety hazard and needs to be addressed by Hyosung. Replacing it with a new tank is a short fix, because the same problem will occur. This is a manufacturing fault! Do some riders and or technicians have to get seriously injured when this problem causes a fire, for Hyosung to do something!

General Comments:

I like my GV650, but I'm afraid that if the tank problem does not become a recall, then I will not buy another Hyosung product.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th August, 2012

7th Oct 2013, 09:51

I've had my GV 650 for 2 and a half years now, and the only issue I have had is it can be a bit sticky going from first to second gear. Never heard of any issue with leaking tanks, even in all the other reviews I have read.

Love this bike.

23rd Jan 2020, 12:52

If the bike needs fixing, take it to a bike shop; same as any other thing, if it's made by humans it'll breakdown...

My GV650i is 12 years old, has done 15k miles and has needed nothing...