I Absolutely love it!!!!!
I decided to get back into riding now that my kids are grown. I bought my 2002 model from the second owner not running with 20,000 km on it. Took only 10 min to figure out that the fuel pump was shot. After some research replaced the OEM pump with a low pressure Mr Gasket pump from the local auto parts store and it ran like a top. I ride 60 miles a day in city/ highway traffic. Performance is just fine in either it also has plenty of power when I ride 2 up with the wife ( who the bike was supposed to be for originally) and I'm 5' 10" an 220 lb...s. Yes it gets pushed around some by the wind if you run it up in the 70 - 80 mph range but hey its a light bike. It is what it is. Sure I have had small issues with the charging system and the brakes and of course the finicky neutral switch. Otherwise I hate it so much that I'm looking to buy another for the wife because I don't plan on getting a larger bike for myself now. Why should I when this one does everything I want or need it to? I just wish I didn't have to order the cool accessories from Korea, but maybe as more people learn about these bikes here in the states that will change. Meanwhile I will have to wait for my chrome goodies. I also wish there was an upgrade for the speedo. It's difficult trying to read mph on the inside scale an guestamating the in between speeds lol. 5/8/18 update still have it and 2 others now. The original still slightly modified (haven’t noticed the odometer lately but it’s well north of 41000 km) and almost a daily rider only major issue is a slight oil leak. Other than that just the usual wearable items and maintenance. The second is a 04 model stone stock stock that I use for family members and to show the difference between the 3 only thing I don’t like is the very Briggs&Stratton type vacuum fuel pump, much prefer the electric fuel pump models. The last is an 03 bought as a basket case for Parts but decided to rebuild its now a stretched bagger and HIGHLY modified using Parts off the GT250, aftermarket parts and ones from different makes and others that were never intended for a lowly lil 250. The original 02 is zippy and dependable as a commuter should be. The 04 is ho hum as intended for it to be as a trainer. The last can be quite frightening if you are not prepared and has shown much larger bikes she can hold her own. My absolutely most favorite thing about them all is the WHAT THE F... factor you get from people. They are not well known here so no one knows what they are I’m constantly “is that a ......?” Or “what is that” and when answered I get “a WHAT?!”
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
Must be lucky -twice!
I have been blessed with (2) taken opportunities to own a Hyosung GV250 Aquila, and, both of my ownership experiences have been great. My 1st was a 2004 in red/white with metallic flake mixed in, which I got through a dealer with just over 4,000 Km on it. Of course, it was completely serviced prior to my picking it up and it ran great. My second was a 2002 with a mere 1,603 KM on the Odo, but, (3) prior owners! It had lots of extras, had been garaged, and, it is in burgandy/cream- my favorite colors!
But, I found both bikes to be very qui...et, smooth revving throughout the broad rev range- with minimal vibration. The size, although larger than most 'beginner' bikes seemed to fit me and everyone else who rode them. The engine has limited power up to just over 6,000 RPM, where is comes on smoothly all the way up to and past 11,000. The brakes, although a little wooden, seemed to be enough to haul it down from speed, although both front and rear were needed for maximum stopping. The front alone, is just too soft, with not enough power to really haul it down alone. The carburators have been touchy, and, require a thorough cleaning every year, regardless of what has been put in the gas throughout the seasons. Note: screws will need to be replaced, as the factory ones are as soft as warm butter, but, once replaced- they are fine. All bikes seem to need more than basic maintainence, but, neither bike had any excessive issues, and, I still ride my 2002 year round. I did have to replace the front brake assembly & master cylinder this summer, but, it failed after 12 years and at least 4 new, beginner rides practicing for licensing tests. Lots of emergency braking and swerving involved in relatively breif miles could have helped that failure along. But, other than finding: sand, silt and pebbles in my carburators more than once- they have been very reliable and never have stranded me. I have found a few forums to very helpful in my ownership experience, and, whatever issues that I've had, I have been able to resolve-or, at least identify- prior to bringing it in for service. I will say that these have been known to have charging issues: bad stators & regulator/rectifiers from the factory, and, early failures while on the road- both of my GV250's charged at above idle. (They could have been repaired by prior owners, as both bikes were purchased used.) Having owned multiple motorcycles over the last few years, it's the only bike I searched out and bought another one. That is testimony enough about just how good of a bike it is. Far greater than the sum of it's parts, it does a lot of things very well. I use mine for errand runs, grab milk, buy postage or, pick up sandpaper at the hardware store. If your commute doesn't require speeds over 140KPH, you have a winner, as they will go all day long at or below that speed, whether on a hill or facing a strong headwind.
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
After only having my gv250 for 3 days my 2008 model that i purchased with only 1500klms on the clock which now reads 2079 klm,s . I just feel great on the bike, I have terminal cancer and I am 43 and it was on my bucket list , So God will have to ait a bit longer , because while I ride her i have no pain at all and a smile when i see her in the morning. I do not feel intimidated on the highway and people allways ask if she is a 650 or 800 . and The guys at Nowra Motorcycles were brilliant. Only parted $4190 for her "WHAT A BARGIN" . Thanks Heaps. Live to ride ride to live HYOSUNG
Love the feel. Love the Look , Fuel economy and the satisfaction after a ride
Ahhhhhh hmmmmm nope love her
What a suprise theis little beast turned out to be.
At 52 I decided for economic reasons to start riding a bike to work. Looked around & with no real previous experiance decided on the Aquila. Looked at the other small cruisers but they just don't compare in the value for money & looks departments.
Got my Ls & bought my bike second hand, though it had less than 2K on it at the time. Have had it 6 months & I not only ride to work everyday but use the bike at every oppertunity as it is great fun to ride.
It is not a sports bike but a great lazy cruiser that turns heads & dosn't cost the earth to...
Great looks with great performance. In comparison with other bikes this size, I feel that this bike is the best looking and performing bike on the market for the price.
Can't be beat
I love the big bike look and feel. It handles like a dream and has a lot of power for a 250cc bike. I have put over 700 miles on the bike in two months with no complaints. I am a large man at 6' and 230 pounds and the bike fits me comfortably. It will pull strong all the way up a hill without shifting down. Before purchasing the bike, I did a lot of resear...
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.
Its a great bike for the price. So far it has been very reliable. It has a sturdy, safe feel about it. Excellent bike for a learner.
Nice Looking bike. As everyone has said it looks like a bigger bike. Nice tidy unit. It makes a great commuter and has plenty of bottom end power to get up the hills. Very cheap to run, even for a 250. The chrome looks great (even the plastic bits!) Get a lot of admiring glances.
A bit slow on the top end. Although it looks l.ike a big bike, it is quite light and gets caught in cross winds without the necessary grunt you need to power through them.
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.
Having never had anything to do with bikes I decided at 53 to get one, hubby already had one. Saw the 250 and fell in love, price was better than the 2nd hand better known brands. My first big trip as a licenced rider was to Townsville in May (08) the bike never faltered and kept up easily with hubbies bigger bike. Very comfy.
Great height, legs not stretched to touch the ground. Compliments I receive about the bike and looks of disbelief when I say it's a 250. Easy handling. Great fuel consumption.
Haven't found anything not to like.
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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