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Old 09-14-2007, 05:16 PM   #1
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Anyone own a Hyosung GV650 here?

Hola? I'd like to hear what you have to say about the bike. I found www.mms-cycles.net and they have some sweet parts for it.

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I like it, but I'm not a big fan of the exhaust or the mirrors.
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Here is one of the GV650's on their website:

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Here is the other one:

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So who has one of these? They are getting pretty nice reviews this past year...and I think one of the sponsors here is a dealer?
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Isoplus has one. Also texluch's wife has a GT650R. Search under Hyosung - there is a fairly current thread.
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Pretty cool looking bikes....are the chinese or Taiwanese or something? Expensive? Got an interesting look about it.
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Pretty cool looking bikes....are the chinese or Taiwanese or something? Expensive? Got an interesting look about it.
Yeah they look nice but seem to be low quality and cheaply made just looking at them.
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Hyosung sounds Korean to me. But I don't know.
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Yeah they look nice but seem to be low quality and cheaply made just looking at them.
A friend of mine had the one that looks like the sv650 and he said something was always going out on him. Plain and simple: its cheap because its cheap.
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Hyosung is Korean. Almost all of the Hyosung issues i have seen have been warrantied, some of them were due to operator error!?!? Sounds like your "friend" needs to find a better dealer drojas324. You're right, most of the time "you get what you pay for". If your looking for a dependable, inexpensive motorcycle the Hyosung should satisfy your needs.
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I've had it for almost a month.
I love it so far
I believe there were some issues with earlier models, but they are now pretty much adressed from dealership even before you ride it off the lot. 2 yr wrty is nice too.
Hyosung's been building engines for Suzuki for about 30 yrs, so they are not really a new-commer to the business either. Many of Suzuki engines were actually from Hyosung Korea.
You really can't beat their price either.
Performance wise, there's no mid-sized cruiser which can keep up with it other than Honda Magna (1/4 mile run @ mid 12secs).
It DOES have plastic chrome parts which I'm really not hot for, but which mid-size cruiser doesn't?
From what I EXPERIENCED so far, you really can't beat its value.

'Trend killer' is nice, but all that mod costs too much rather get HD Night-Rod Special with that money
'Sven' does not even look like a cruiser no more, not interested...
Wish I could just buy the muffler parts for the Trend Killer, but I don't think they'd sell like that

I've made a short review on the GV650 in Cruiser lounge if interested.
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Hyosung's been building engines for Suzuki for about 30 yrs, so they are not really a new-commer to the business either. Many of Suzuki engines were actually from Hyosung Korea.
I don't think this is true, or if it is the article in a recent issue of MOtorcyclist is wrong.
According to the article, hyosung recruited engineers away from Suzuki and "reversed engineered" the sv motor
and they too say you get what you pay for. not a bad bike overall, given almost every component is budget minded [breakes, suspension, gages, etc...]
though they have ben building small motors for a while now

I'll have to dig up the issue and post up exactly what it says
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If their wheels weren't so darn heavy, they would weigh about the same as the SV, and have comparable power. I think the GT650 looks way better than the SV, styling wise.

Someone with an SV should come try out my wifes GT and see how it compares, just for kicks.
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If their wheels weren't so darn heavy, they would weigh about the same as the SV, and have comparable power. I think the GT650 looks way better than the SV, styling wise.

Someone with an SV should come try out my wifes GT and see how it compares, just for kicks.

ok, though I've upgraded the supension [636 rear shock and springs up front, not much but made a huge difference] so the comparison would be slightly scewed.
to be fair you should comair it to a completely stock sv

and right now there is more of an after market for the sv, but like all things moto related the hyosung will too eventually.
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but like all things moto related the hyosung will too eventually.
I hope that's true, as of now, aftermarket parts selection for Hyosung is pretty slim in the U.S.

Hyosung's been builing Suzuki bikes since 1978, so about 30 yrs
The company was actually called 'Hyosung Suzuki' in Korea (up untill mid 80's).
I believe it was true that Hysung recruited many of their master engineers from Suzuki for design of GTs and GVs.

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ok, though I've upgraded the supension [636 rear shock and springs up front, not much but made a huge difference] so the comparison would be slightly scewed.
to be fair you should comair it to a completely stock sv

and right now there is more of an after market for the sv, but like all things moto related the hyosung will too eventually.
Hers is lowered about 2-3 and has a Muzzy pipe and jet kit... so the power might not be comparable either...

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Just repeating what I have read, heard from another Korean manufacturer that I know very well. The question was "anyone own a Hyosung" so it's safe to think this person was considering the purchase. "" was translated from Korean. Jackass.
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Just repeating what I have read, heard from another Korean manufacturer that I know very well. The question was "anyone own a Hyosung" so it's safe to think this person was considering the purchase. "" was translated from Korean. Jackass.
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He said, she said, I heard, rumor has it, friend of a friend told me... guess if you subscribe to that kind of feedback, "" is good enough.

On the other hand, if you do some research, and talk to owners of the bikes, you'll get a different story.
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