Perfect for the senior rider...
I own a 2013 Aquila 250 efi and can honestly say it is a great little bike.
I have had no problems whatsoever and as Bob has pointed out if treated as what it is a 250 cc bike and ridden accordingly in my opinion you will get many years of reliable service.
I am in my late 70s and find the bike easy to move around and handle.
I ride into my nearest town two or three times a week (65k round trip) and usually just cruise between 80 to 110 kph which the bike handles with ease.
I have ridden to the larger towns near me on a few occasions which are ...
Purchased in February 2020.
A great lil bike if Hyosung would support the customer with parts
I bought a Hyosung GV 250 in March 2019. The bike was a 2012 but had only 1120 miles on the clock. Well - after 350 miles the bike stopped on the traffic light and no it didn't start anymore.
ECU down. OK what about a new one. Well - Hyosung said they don't do ECU's from Daehwoo anymore. I could, they say, changing the entire electrical harness and put a new one in.
The Hyosung dealer laughs. He meant he has some 2014 GV 250 in the back and if I wanted to, that would be a cheaper option. No he is glad to get rid of Hyosung and give it away for...
Purchased in March 2019.
Hyosung, service support on legacy models questionable.
I recently bought a 2010 Hyosung gv250 efi Aquila, with 7k on its clock, got it cheap as ECU was faulty, (several pins had corroded away) the rest of the bike is in pretty good condition, so I contacted hyosung, wanting to buy a new ecu, Hyosung bounced me to its UK arm, who in turn tells me part isnt being made anymore, and they have not held stocks of this part for some years either!!... now I have to question the wisdom of a company not having vital parts for a bike they made 10 years ago, I own and drive a Rover 75 (2001) as we all know, R...over went bust back in 2005 yet every part is still available for this, yet Hyosung who is still in business, feels its prudent to abandon a model it made, is it really sensible to scrap a whole motorcycle for the sake of one part? I love the look of the bike, its style, and if Hyosung don't feel its viable to make or keep ecu's for it's older models, then they should allow some other OEM's to make those parts, so new customers will have confidence in buying todays models without the fear that it may depreciate quickly due to the lack of customer support, or worst still, it ending up potentially as scrap in a few short years from now.
Purchased in July 2019 at private sale for $300.
Hyosung 2010 GV250EI Aquila
My 2010 Hyosung GV250EI Aquila has now done 12,743 KM's and it is one of the best motorcycles that I have ever owned. I have owned a lot of bikes in my 68 years of riding and I can say that this Hyosung really is one if not the best then very close to the best of them all. It is modern starts easy and goes like the wind. It is also very light and easy to move around. I love the classic cruiser riding position and I can tour on this machine for hours on end. Nothing has happened to this motorcycle since I bought it with 2,000 KM's on it. It was ...cared for and looked like it came right off the show room floor. If they are cared for and not ridden over 110 KMPH they will last as long as any other motorcycle. 110 KMPH is our speed limit and this bike easily cruises at that on the highway. It's top speed is 150 KMPH so it has plenty of power in reserve. The motorcycle that I had before this Hyosung was a brand new 2017 Royal Enfield that kept breaking down on me no matter how careful I was with it, it was built of Indian rubbish. I sold it at a 4000 dollar loss and bought this Hyosung. The Hyosung is light years ahead of the Royal Enfield, I just jump on press the starter and away I go. The electronic fuel injection and the computer take care of every thing by making sure that the motor is running at its peak performance all the time. It is 4 months to Christmas and the start of our summer and I just can not wait to start touring again on my Hyosung. I bought a set of panniers for it off ebay and now I have some room to pack some extra things that I may need on the road.
I purchased a 2010 Hyosung GV250 Aquila just on 6 months ago with a goal in mind. I was skeptical of the Hyosung as I had heard bad things but I wanted something that I could basically pull apart and learn on instead of not doing a thing on my bike that had a warranty and running the risk of stuffing it up. It's bigger thsn the direct counterparts in the Viraho and the Intruder and doesn't look like a 250 either.
I researched everything I could and all I have had to replace is the battery and the regulator/rectifier (so $200 all up). I have l...
Really good budget priced motorcycle.
I bought my Hyosung a model GV250EI with 7,320 KM's on it. I have done a further 1000 KM's and have had no trouble at all. There was a little bit of rust to clean off the chrome but that has been all. I am 5foot 9 inches tall and the bike fits me very well. The fuel pump in the tank is a bit noisy but I suppose that all fuel injected motorcycles do have a noisy fuel pump. I love this motorcycle to ride and it goes every where I want it too. It is very light at only 350 pounds. I am 65 years old and it is great to push around in my garage as it ...is so easy. My feet easily touch the ground on both sides of the bike when I stop for any reason. I think that the reason that people have problems with this motorcycle is that they thrash the guts out of them and complain when they break down. This is a small capacity engine of only 250cc and so has to be driven carefully. No more than 100 KM's per hour any where and this is 65 MPH in the old measurement. The motorcycle must be kept in a good shed or garage that can be completely closed against the bad weather. I keep mine in with my car. My shed has a small heater to keep moisture off my car my tools and my motorcycle. I ride my Hyosung GV250EI very carefully and will always change the oil at the recommended intervals. If you just do these simple things then the motorcycle will last for many years. They had a thing on our Hyosung forum asking how many KM's or miles people have done on there Hyosung 250's and one stood out from all the rest as having done 138,000 KM's. It just goes to show how even these cheaper model motorcycles if looked after properly can go as well as any motorcycles that are being produced today. You just have to look after them properly. Any fool can take the most expensive and well made motorcycle in the world and turn it into a piece of junk within a week of ownership. I have found that the engine in the Hyosung motorcycle is built up the most modern standards available in the world today. It is built in South Korea using the most modern technology and is a tribute to there manufacturing processes. I am 65 years old and my Hyosung will last me until I can no longer ride motorcycles.
Avoid at all cost. The product doesnt work. Terrible design.
I purchased a used Hyosung 250 Aquilla with only 3000km on the engine, a clear service history and not a scratch on the bike. I drove it around for a few weeks and then all of a sudden, one ride on a particularly windy highway, the fuel Injector light came on and killed the engine while I was going 80km/hr. It startled me as a new rider and I’m lucky I didn’t crash. The bike started back up fine and ran well for another couple of weeks without an issue. Then the bike died: On September 11th the bike started up fine. Halfway through some erra...nds the fuel injector failed to work and the bike wouldn’t start. I checked the plugs. Fine. Battery. Fine. The bike was running perfectly 30 minutes before and after sitting in a parking lot, nothing. It had recently been serviced by the previous owner and I kept the bike in my garage. The Dealership believes the ICU that signaled the fuel pump had failed and required replacement. The part was covered under warranty but needed to be ordered from S&T Motors or their parent company KRM. It took another 2 weeks for the “specialist” at S&T to bicker back and forth on the diagnoses all the while I’m without a bike for over a month and my insurance is running out. The ICU and wire housing arrived in late October The bike still doesn’t work. We've replaced the fuel pump all together and the bike still doesn't start. I asked a second shop to come in and have a look they they have no idea what is wrong. The bike just wont start. Other local shops have had problems with the Hyosung brand and wont touch the bike as it appears to be a horrible design. At the time of this writing, my bike has been in the shop for over 5 months with no definitive diagnoses and no improvement. Meanwhile, I have a dead bike and even if it does get fixed I have no confidence that the machine will run smoothly. I have no respect for the Hyosung brand as their ineptitude to create a decent product has effectively created one of the worst transactions of my life. All I want is my bike back.
Best first bike
I bought the GV250 about 19 months ago and have done approx 16000 km. I have just had to replace the chain and sprockets. We have been 2 up for over 3000 km in the last 4 weekends and planning another 300 km trip this weekend. This bike has not missed a beat its worst was having to sit on 80 up a long steep hill but it is a cruiser and we had it loaded up with saddle bags and tank sack. Getting around 200 per tank. We will be upgrading to the 650 soon just for a little more over taking power. It has been regularly serviced. You would be hard pressed to beat this bike for price and performance. The reviews that put it down have obviously bought lemons.
Good ride but........
I bought my bike new six months ago in January 2014. Since then it's been back to the dealer four times for warranty issues, three of them to do with the electrics, once to do with the brakes.
The mirrors started to rust within a couple of months, and yes the bike is stored under cover.
The chain needs to be replaced, along with the sprockets, and I've only done 9000 kms. That's getting done whilst it's in for its latest electrics issue. Of course, as it's considered to be wear and tear, I have to pay several hundred dollars. An expense I ...
Being a big fan of Honda, I was at start a bit concerned what I am getting but first ride changed my thoughts, on the freeway at 100km/h I did not get any issues, no rumble etc. the bike was quiet stable and easy to handle. In low budget, I would definitely recommend this motor bike.
I picked up my new GV250 on Thursday night, I didn't even test ride it first. Now Newbie 69 and his comments just don't seen to add up, my bike had 5 KLM on the clock and I was able to just jump on it and ride it 20 KLM home with not one problem and I was able to adjust to the bike in no time.
This is a great little bike and I would have no problem recommending it to anyone who is after a daily ride that they can enjoy, and considering that I had been off bikes for 25 years it was easy for me to just jump on and go.
So Newbie 69 I say to you my first impression of this bike is fantastic to ride and handle, so I guess maybe you are incorrect in your review of this bike.
Easy to ride
Not one yet
I bought this unseen after reading reviews like the ones on here. Big mistake. It was only two months old and the previous owner had thought it too gutless for two up riding but as a learner that wouldn't bother me. It looked like a good bike on paper and had a smart appearance. However, if you buy one of these after reading this you deserve everything you get. This was my first bike and I was very disappointed. I've ridden 125cc scooters before and they would leave this bike for dead in performance and ride quality. Hyosung claim this is the m...ost powerful 250cc on the market but I don't know where the power is hidden. I'm astonished by some of the claims made by some of the reviewers here. The performance is embarrassingly slow (0-100kmh in over 11 seconds) and I got left trundling away at the lights by family cars. Overtaking anything is a terrifying experience as the bike shakes so badly it is difficult to see what is coming and the acceleration is so slow (80-120kmh in over 20 seconds), even kicking down a gear makes no difference. The suspension is terrible and adjusting it makes the ride quality worse. The bike would cut out for no reason in traffic and the dealer couldn't find any reason for it. The "chrome" finish rusted within weeks and I had to constantly polish it just to keep it looking good. I've seen others with the mirrors just about rusted off. Fuel economy was dreadful for bike this size with approximately 7.2 litres per 100km (40miles per gallon) probably because I could only ride it round town as it was better to drive the car out of the city limits. Don't bother trying to put it in neutral when you stop - you'll be there for hours. I got rid of it within a few months after test riding the Restricted 650cc Aquilla - this is a much better bike with smooth acceleration (0-100kmh in 6 seconds) and good ride. Fuel economy is about 6 litres per 100km (55mpg) Don't waste your money on the 250 - get the 650 instead. I'll get my full licence in a couple of months and opt for a better brand next time. It looks like a bigger bike Performance is awful - 0 to 100 in 11 seconds and no mid range pull - 80 to 120 takes about 20 seconds. Ride is atrocious out of town
Not haven been into motor bikes before the GV250 Its comfy to ride and well balanced,iam 5feet 4inh small and weigh in at 70kg my feet are flat on the ground when I stradel it,I would recomend any learner looking for a first bike to buy one ,like other reveiwers have said its power full and will be rock steady at 110kph on the freeway all day long,I just love the whole package,well priced even new,looks the part and you won"t find anything that comes close for value,BTW the sports muffs sound great too,give it that big bike sound.
I purchased t...
Best bike in town
I bought this bike as a cheap runaround, what a surprise i got, she is very quick for her size and very easy to ride. She can purr though city traffic no problem and when driving on the highway she can cruise no problem over 100KPH. This bike is probably one of the best I have bought, reliable and economical, she sounds like a bigger bike and often people are amazed that she is only a 250 as she looks much bigger. The styling is perfect and in my opinion is quite probably better than any other cruiser from the top brands found in the bike shops.... I have read that people have difficulty in parts, but this is not true. Hyosung have been building this engine for years for Suzuki and now use it in their own bikes, so servicing and parts are easy as they are all Suzuki. There are many dealers in Australia now who deal in Hyosung so dont be put off by anyone who says servicing and parts are not easy to come by. Everything, there is absolutely nothing that I dislike about this bike, i give it 10/10 Exhaust is a little quiet, however if you drill the 4 rivets out the rear end of each exhaust the rear part of the baffle comes out, it gives her a realy deep sound like the bigger bikes, this is easy to do and well worth it especialy for performance wise.
An excellent bike,a pleasure to ride and value for money
I have ridden othe major brands but this bike has a very nice feel to it. excellent allrounder for the leaner,and who said you cant buy parts for them,if you walk into k mart you can find parts. I really think it looks great.
Looks great,powerfull enough for any road, inexpensive
Only trouble is sometimes hard to get into neutral.
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Hi, I'm trying to fix my friends 2012 GV250. There seems to be no power getting to the fuel pump relay. I've checked connections, checked pins on the ECU plugs etc and still no power to fuel pump... any suggestions???
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