2009 Hyosung Aquila GV650 from United States of America

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.

11th May 2020, 12:50

The biggest problem with this bike is it being owned by noobs who haven't a clue about bikes they ride or the cars they drive; it's all about posing and talking loudly to them, to make up for their shortness in every other department. They simply don't deserve a decent bike of any make; they'll be whining about everything whatever they get, because they'll be finding out the world doesn't revolve around them.

I've actually got one of these bikes; I also have several other makes as well. The one I choose to ride mostly on the sunny days is the Hyosung. It's the old early injection model, and still goes and looks like new. I'm chuffed with the value for my money so far.

I have a newer larger Honda that just breaks down all the time, and also a Yamaha dirt bike that is a joke on the dirt.

The Hyosung does what it's supposed to do, nothing more, but then also nothing less.

It's made by humans right, this means it's going to need fettling, loving and caring for, and I do just that, and have done on every bike I've owned for the past 52 years that I've been riding bikes.

2007 Hyosung Aquila GV650 from Canada

Summary:

Best buy for money and reliability - great looks

Faults:

Vacuum fuel valve replaced (warranty).

Battery replaced (warranty).

Speed computer replaced (warranty).

General Comments:

For the size fast.

Excellent brakes.

Super maneuverability.

Excellent centre of gravity.

Best motorcycle I've had in 43 years, and this is number 18.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2009

2007 Hyosung Aquila GV650 from United Kingdom

Summary:

A fast comfortable cruiser that will turn heads

Faults:

Gear lever linkage separated when the nut fell off at around 7000 miles.

General Comments:

Bearing in mind that it is a cruiser, the handling is exceptionally good, although of course the pegs will always hit the deck on tight/fast corners.

It has a comfortable saddle, although the lack of any adjustment on the handle bars is a drawback for me as I am quite short (5' 7"). This makes it a little difficult to perform slow tight turns as one or other arm is at full stretch. Two hours in the saddle (on motorways) gives about 120 miles, which seems fine for stops.

Pillion seat requires an additional cushion I am told, but once fitted all is fine.

Brakes are very good, as are the factory fitted tyres (Bridgestone BattleAxe).

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2009