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Old 08-22-2007, 04:33 PM   #21
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Picked up my GV650 Yesterday.
It is very nice indeed...
I could tell it is alot faster than my Shadow VT750 right away.

And yea... I had to have with my wife and PAID her the $500 I was gonna down pay on the bike (ended up financing the whole thing). She was content about bringing the bike home...
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:23 PM   #22
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Post pics. Thats is very tempting :( Such an awesome price. Be awesome if they had a 1000. BE sure to post up your first encounter with Harley owners..lol
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The 1000 will probably be available as a late 08 model. . .
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Old 08-24-2007, 11:27 AM   #25
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^^ Precisely.
I don't have 'famous people's budget'

But, the 'Kia' will out perform anything in its class, nice heh
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Old 08-24-2007, 11:59 AM   #26
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Putting the pipe, jet kit and air filter mod really woke up the wifes GT650R. Runs pretty darn good now, and doesn't sound like a lawn mower/ATv anymore!
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Old 08-26-2007, 03:03 PM   #27
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The Hyosung brand is very popular in Mexico. They seem to be very reliable.

Congratulations with the purchase.
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Glad I'm not the only person in the area looking at them. I've ridden the GV650 several times and my only complaint is that it's too easy to scrape the pegs... but I guess if that's a problem I should just get a sport bike. Hoping to order mine in the next couple of weeks.

BTW, check out http://www.alternativecruisers.com/i...p?action=forum to see some of the stuff available for them. They've got a decent list of places either offering or in the development phase of aftermarket stuff for the GV
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Picked up my GV650 Yesterday.
It is very nice indeed...
I could tell it is alot faster than my Shadow VT750 right away.

And yea... I had to have with my wife and PAID her the $500 I was gonna down pay on the bike (ended up financing the whole thing). She was content about bringing the bike home...
So what is the verdict on this bike as you've owned it for about a month... let us know...
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:16 PM   #30
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Right, I've been riding the bike for almost a month and I'm loving it
It definitly pulls harder than my previous one (Shadow 750).
It actually runs better on higher rpms than others (I believe max rpm is around 10K~11K) and max tourque is achived around 9K rpm which is unusually high for a cruiser.
Then again, it shares the same motor as their sport bike GT650 so simillarities are expected I guess.
I didn't like the stock pipe sound (even though I loved the looks), so I made a modification to fix that.
Gear shifting is pretty smooth and finding neutral is easy.
Alot of its chromed parts are actually plastics , but the bike only weighs around 420 lbs (full tank) which is a good thing for me because slow maneuvering on a 700lbs cruiser is a b:tch.
For me, it handles pretty good for a cruiser. It has radial tires (ZRs) which I think helps with better cornering.
I've been able to corner and drag my heals on pavement planty times without loosing balance. On Shadow, it was alot harder to remain the line on sharp turns.
Overall, I think this is a very noob friendly bike which you won't out-grow so quickly.
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Old 09-14-2007, 04:20 PM   #32
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Good looking bike. I searched for the 1000cc but it as far as i know has not made it over to the united state just yet. That bike has a good sport crusier look to it. How many miles to a tank do you get?
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:40 PM   #34
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It says 16 liters...
About 4.2 gallons.
Runs about 180 miles per tank.
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hows the comfy factor....
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It says 16 liters...
About 4.2 gallons.
Runs about 180 miles per tank.
Hmmm... I would have expected better mpg for a 650. That's about the same as my 9er.
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i've been hearing that 45 is pretty common, but for a 650 that's actually putting about 70 hp to the rear wheel and torque peaking at around 9k rpms, i'm not terribly surprised at the higher fuel consumption

btw, picking my gv650 up this evening! interested in seeing how much can be squeezed out of this 650
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Hmmm... I would have expected better mpg for a 650. That's about the same as my 9er.
the motor is basically the same as the carbed SV650's. . .40+MPG is pretty good
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:14 PM   #39
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hows the comfy factor....
I guess it depends on a person.
I'm ok with it's stock seat, but one of my friend complained about it.
Front fork (reversed) is very good, but rear shock is just plain, nothing special.

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Hmmm... I would have expected better mpg for a 650. That's about the same as my 9er.
I was told that it'll prolly get better as it breaks in... I hope so.
I also ride this bike in higher rpm than I did with my previous Honda.
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i've been hearing that 45 is pretty common, but for a 650 that's actually putting about 70 hp to the rear wheel and torque peaking at around 9k rpms, i'm not terribly surprised at the higher fuel consumption

btw, picking my gv650 up this evening! interested in seeing how much can be squeezed out of this 650
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