Buy a Honda
I can't get this bike to stay running. It starts but as soon as you open the throttle it dies. I only have 85 miles on the bike which is practically new, this seems so bizarre! Save your pennies and buy a Honda or Yamaha, it's so unreliable. This is 1950 technology.
Can't get rid of it fast enough
I got my GV250 because it looked pretty and I was really excited to start riding, but I failed to do any real research about them first. I had electrical issues right out of the gate and have been stranded several times. NO GARAGE will even look at it for you, not even the DEALER. There is no reliable support for this bike in the states. I'm trying to sell mine for parts and I still can't get rid of it.
Gv250 great touring bike. and normal use.
Often we join groups for touring on NZ roads.
Wife and I , on bike and hardly loosing power.
last trip 500ks again bike gave all enjoyment and deliver power to keep up with most bigger Jap. bikes of 1000cc plus. Join www.meetup.com
Great bike great choice big frame. Big petrol tank great for long distance.
economical between 90 to 120 kph.
over 140kph the bike use more fuel.
I own 2007 model Gv250 great bike get plenty enjoyment. Good bike for beginners to own and build experience. Still get 100 Mph / CLOSE TO 160Ks on open roads .
soon I'll upgrade to Gv650 we
enjoy the reliability of Hyosung
Do your own comparison. Then buy one get riding. 250 or 650 great bikes
Worst bike I have ever owed
Brought this bike with 15000 on the clock. This bike has let me down numerous times,third time out regulator failed left me stranded on side of road.had it replaced and full service done get it back f1 light start to come on and problem starting after stopping during a ride.after one month was sick of this bike brought a honda cb500 x the difference between these two bikes is like the diference between a tractor and a porche.tried to trade the hyosung in when I brought new bike was told by numerous dealers they either didn't want it at all or ...wouldn't make an insulting offer.finally found some one interested in buying it took it for a run day before sale was to go through has now decided with less than 300 k after major service to start to stall at 8000 rpm rung buyer and told him I wouldn't sell this heap of junk to him.am going to run it back to dealer again but think best thing for this bike is a box of matches.dont buy a hyosung as I said even the hyosung dealers don't want second hand ones as they cost them to much to fix if they have warranty
got as awreck
i picked up gv250 as non runner stripped down to fix, found broken wires, right switch not working, this turns out as design problem, the cable enters in rear of switch there is a gap that lets water in took apart cleaned up filled gap with silicon seems to have fixed that, note other comments re starting, check this out
other design faults, the wiring from frame to dash cluster, was stretched, rerouted after fixing broken wires, hope this fixes this
yet to ride, there is a noise top end front chamber , am doing home work to sort, checked cam and follower, these seems ok, not done a compression test any ideas?
Top class Motorbike for Gv250 plenty power , speed achieved about 160 Km or 100 Miles P h.
Early Jan 12, At age close to 50 I was blessed when my Beautiful wife surprised me and said ” Now that our children has grown up, completed university , why do you not get yourself a bike again” .
When I was courting my beautiful wife about 29 years ago she was at that time, nerves as I had a Honda Gold wing GL1000 the 1970 model . I was given the choice to sell the bike or Big OR To reconsider going out with her further, as my Beauty-queen, did not want to see me in any Bike accident.
I was so in love, that I sold that great b...
Great value first bike
This is an ideal bike to learn with. The controls are simple and it handles quite well. It's pretty economical while still being a lot of fun. It's a pretty cheap bike but still looks cool. The one minor downer is finding neutral which can be really hard once the engine gets hot. I find it slightly easier to find neutral when I rev it a bit. If you need to ride through prolonged stop-start traffic I would suggest another bike with easier neutral. Also, if you are taller than 180cm I would try other bikes as the GV250 might be a bit of a squeeze. I've only ridden it 2000km so can't say much about reliability.
Fun, economical, good looks
Finding neutral difficult when engine hot
At age 50 decided to get bike licence, after a lot of research chose this bike for it's looks (didn't look like a 250cc bike), price and engine specs. So happy I did, only problem is I don't get to ride it as much as I would like. Fuel economy is good, around 300klm to tank, mainly around town riding. On the open road runs nice at around 110 to 120 kmh and doesn't affect the fuel consumption greatly. Have added a genuine sissy bar and also fitted a rear rack off a Harley V Rod using a little bit of creative engineering (genuine Hyosung one is ugly). Has been a very reliable bike
Great on fuel, very easy to ride, looks like a larger bike. Excellent learners bike
Hard to find neutral.rear brake a bit spongy
What a Surprise
I decided to come back to riding after many years in the tin box and wanted something cheap and cheerful to get the feel of riding again. I bought the bike online based on a photo and price. Also, it had done less than 200k in 5 years (go figure).
Wow! what a surprise. This is a great cruiser with enough power to easily handle city traffic and a few twisty country rides.
Local accessories aren't cheap but I found an online Korean Hyosung retailer and spec'd the bike for a fraction of the local cost - they also supply parts and my orders ...arrived at the front door in around a week. The plan was to clock up a few k's and then trade up to a big name cruiser. I still will but Im now in less of a hurry. A great ride, good usable power for a 250 and looks. It seems to have been said before but the factory setup on the front brake is crap and neutral is a lottery - but both are easily fixed
i bought this bike, and after looking at the reviews on the internet, of different brands of bikes, i am so happy i purchased the aquila. i would like to have an extra 20kph in top gear but that would be braking the speed limit. i have done 12000km and bought the bike two years ago.
looks great, easy to ride, no poblems riding down the major highways.
i have had problems with front disc brake not working 100%, but now fixed.
Good bike for a learner and has the looks. The ride position and for short people the seat to the ground is good for safety.
Good Looking bike. Good ride position for older rider. Only new bike not bad for the price and the style. Hope all the plastic stays in the same condition. Fun to ride.
Front brake needs attention. But no problems yet.
Questions & Answers
I just bought a hyosung gv250 and the stater is bad would a Honda part go on it?
My motorcycle is a 2008 hysoung gv 250 It starts up fine you can ride for days than there’s days it’s starts up and you cannot go a half mile it turns off would could be the problem? It only runs a few seconds than it’s hell starting back up.
I had an intermittent problem with the kickstand switch which did that on one of mine. Had a hell of a time tracking it down. Because it would happen so randomly. Start with cking your ignition system...from batt to key switch etc. there are several interlock switches in the system that if they are malfunctioning can shut you down. If you don’t already have one download the repair manual it has a wiring diagram that will help. Hope this helps
I will like to replace the stator and f/f of a gv250 2005 and 2009 model with similar but not authentic hyosung parts as is seems that is the primary issue of the model.What is my options?
It's been a few years since I did mine (x2), so, please visit www.alternativecruisers.com to find the proper stator. I think a stator from a 1995-1999 Kawasaki EX250 will 'fit' & last forever, but,- t...hey are slightly thinner than stock. I think you mean R/R (Regulator/Rectifier) instead of f/f, and, I recommend www.roadstercycles.com for a replacement. Expensive, but, it'll last forever. They are solid state (MOFSET) and can be purchased in various levels of pre-assembly. Jack (owner) supports whatever he sells, so, he will help you with any questions after the sale as well. Sorry about my lack of memory, but- ACD is a great site with tons of very helpful members discussing the GV250. Remember, on all forums, use the "Search" function before posting a question- it will save you a ton of time and extra effort.
hyosung has been making Suzuki and Honda engines,under licence for 10 years, so parts should be interchangeable,,
need to find correct model , hope this helps
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