Hyosung GV 650 Aquila




Make Model

Hyosung GV 650 Aquila


2007 - 09


Four stroke, 90° V twin, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder.


647 cc / 39.4 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 81.5 x 62 mm
Cooling Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 11.4:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil Semi-Synthetic, 10W/40


2x 38 mm Carburettor


Digital CDI
Spark Plug NGK, CR8E
Starting Electric

Max Power

72.1 hp / 52.4 kW @ 9000 rpm

Max Torque

61.2 Nm  /  6.28 kgf-m @ 7500 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple discs, cable operated


6 Speed 
Final Drive Belt
Frame Steel, double pipe

Front Suspension

41mm upside down forks.

Rear Suspension

Dual shocks

Front Brakes

2x 300mm discs

Rear Brakes

Single 230mm disc

Front Tyre

110/70-17 54H

Rear Tyre

180/55-17 69H
Dimensions Length 2040 mm / 80.3 in
Width  840 mm / 33 in 
Height 1155 mm / 45.2 in
Wheelbase 1665 mm / 65.5 in
Ground Clearance 160 mm / 6.2 in
Seat Height 675 mm / 26.5 in

Dry Weight

218 kg / 480 lbs

Fuel Capacity

15 Litres / 4.2 US gal

Consumption Average

21.6  km/lit

Standing ¼ Mile  

13.6 sec

Top Speed

190.6  km/h

One thing Hyosung will never be accused of, is being overly conservative on the styling of its GV650 cruiser. It gets noticed on the road which, if nothing else, means it has presence...

The low-slung bike provides a serious option for anyone who has a short inside leg measurement. It has a pretty serious claimed horsepower figure of 70, which places it at the upper end of this class when it comes to straight line performance.

 One of the catches with cruiser styling is that you end up with a long chassis with a fair amount of rake on the front end, which in turn leads to slow steering.

The GV is no exception - it's no better or worse than the average cruiser in this respect and compensates to some extent by providing ample straight line stability.

The ride position is typically feet forward - not the most extreme out there and places the rider nice and close to the ground.

This type of set-up is not great for long distances, but some people love the security of being closer to terra firma.

 Braking is solid and predictable, with the triple disc set-up being up to par with anything else in the class and probably better than most. It pulls up the claimed 216 kilo dry weight without fuss.

Performance is very strong, while the five speed gearbox is solid enough though the action is not particularly refined.

Instrumentation is a green-tinted digital set-up and is not up to the standard of the rest of the machine.