Written on: 30/01/2013
Have owned a 2010 model for the last 6 months all I can say is its brilliant, am new to biking and have read all the usual rubbish that about buying jap or british bikes,this bike is korean and they used to make parts for suzuki. I have no issues with the bike its rock solid and very good value for money I'm 15st and 6ft but this is a full size bike so its a great fit. Does 70mph but as u would expect on a 125 has a little trouble with very steep hills. Like many other reviews I can confirm... (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2012 by JoshOram
I Bought My Hyosung GV125C 11' Plate Brand Spanking New, Brilliant Bike To Start With The Best Learner Bike Anybody Could Ever Wish For Incredibly Forgiving And Although You Are Not Meant To I Had No Chicken Strips Left After I Was Finished With My First Set Of Tires, Had Quite A Few Issues With It. Grace (My Bike) First Started Corroding 2 Months After I Got Her Despite Properly Cleaning Waxing And Polishing Her But This Was Least Of My Worries With The Chain Coming Up Top Having To... (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2012 by jimharley
I purchase this bike second hand for £1100. about five years ago. After 8000 miles its never let me down,other than a new brake cable. Have had great fun customising the bike [for little cost] and has given me miles of smiles. My plan was to buy a small bike, past my test and buy a bigger bike later,but I love the bike and decided to keep it It isnt the fastes of machines but it is a cruiser ,so just cruise (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2011
This is my review of my 2007 Hyosung GV 125 Cruiser, owned for just over a year and ridden almost all year round (excluding snow). Some people may not have heard of Hyosung or indeed the GV125, which is less common than the Sports Roadster GT125. Many people assume that anything not European or Japanese is a cheap Chinese generic branded Jap copy. This is not true of Hyosung, a South Korean manufacturer producing it’s own machines that are a far cry from some cheap Chinese brands. The... (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2011
(Hyosung gv125) I dont no what some peoples problem are with these bike. I have had this for almost 2 months now and paid a grate £400 for it on a 2003 plate i have had no problems and its started 1st time evertime. Im trained as a bike mechanic and i do all the work on my bikes plus my mates bikes in the garage of my home. I have worked on honda cbr125, honda cg125, honda cb125 and lots more in the 125 range and all of my mates have used my bike to get them where they need to and back all... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2011
I always liked the look of this bike and after reading the reviews from this website I have purchased a second hand Hyosung GV 125 with 3000 km from new. Big Big mistake!!! After driveing it 150 km I have put this bike on sale and got myself a proper comuter(Honda dylan) witch I really love.
From first day I drove the Hyosung the engine stopped at every traffic light. The dealer opened the carburettor and discovered one of the jets in the carburettor was broken. He gave me 2 options.... 1... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2011 by Gav21 (1 review written)
Bought our Hyosung GV 125 second hand from a dealer, the paint was a bit flat and some of the Chrome tarnished. Within 4 days of owning it a nice car driver rear ended us, causing the bike to be off the road for 4 weeks, however the dealer managed to get the parts required easily, and the rear of the bike was rebuilt. Liberal coats of Autosol and Autoglym, and the bike looks fantastic, the extra chromes added by its original owner set the bike off really well, certainly looks worth way more... (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2011
Great looking bike, I'm always getting comments from other drivers as to why I have L plates on what they think is a much more powerful bike. It is quite large and as a tall chap, 6 2" I can ride it without looking daft. Acceleration is what you would expect for a 125cc, but it handles great. Again as per other reviews it needs a weekly polish to keep the chrome in good nick. Polish regularly 20mins a week is better than a 2 hour special, once a month. A real head turner. Economy is fine , I... (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2010
I own a Hyosung Aquila GV125 (2010 model)since April 2010 (bought it new)and I must say that I'm very pleased with it, so far.
I use it every single day for my job and cruising arround, except if it rains.
Built Quality: concerning the price it's quite good builted. Of course we have to have extra care of the crhomes because they have not a nickel layer under the chrome (the jap bikes have), so we must make sure to always keep the bike free from humidity to prevent spots of rust. If you... (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2010 by Bullcrap sniffer (1 review written)
I purchased my GV125 from a guy who owned it from new. He had no problems with it and the bike looked almost as new after 6000 miles. I find the ride really good and smooth, brakes are good, sounds quiet and it gets up to speed quite quickly and has not used any oil. Anyone who says they have bits falling off and breaking I think are Jap bike dealers just laying down poison. My bike is built like a tank and I would recommend to anyone. Keep your chrome polished and you cant go wrong. These... (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2010
Very good bike, i got mine second hand for £1800 and havent regrettd it. It pulls of well for a bike its size and i manage to keep up with traffic and even go for the cheeky overtake.
However i dont know if its me but the chain needs to be adjustd often (4-6 weeks), but thats prob me slammn it from first to second. Also rust is an issue with chrome polish having to applied reguarly, but u know that when u buy it by jus lookin at it.
But the best part of this bike is that even though im a big... (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2009
absolute bargain for the money!
i love this bike so much. i have always had jinlun 125-11 but i saw this i bought it straight away!! its amazing!! i will never have a jinlun again (ever)
alot of japanese parts etc, spoke wheels. mines a 2004. i have a little issue though. when i ride at about 70mph for about 5 mins it cuts out??? i think its a fuel issue! if anyone could tell me the prob. but if i ride it a little slower its 100%. but im not bothered. i love the bike that much i dont really... (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2009
A good ride, has good "poke" for its size always turns heads but the Crome work is a concern, and I have had some electrical work done, new head lamp the old one did not light sufficiently, but always starts, "thats done it* (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2009
The Hyosung GV 125 Aquila is awsome, did me very pround. Had it for two years and never let me down. (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2009
I bought the Hyosung GV 125 Aquila bike second hand from a friend. I rode a Hyosung for my CBT and looked to get another one for my first bike. I bought it with low mileage and was slightly concerned that i got it for such a low price but have not regretted it one bit.
The bike looks amazing I've had people comment on the fact that I'm riding a bike that's too big to have L plates on and wont believe me that its only a 125. It sounds awesome with the V twin and sits beautifully on the rode... (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2009
Not expensive but it looks expensive, we love to ride it both me and my son.(it`s my son`s bike) Hyosung GV 125 Aquila looks very nice, looks bigger than it is, this is very confortable bike and steady. The cromeplated metal parts are bad, they are extremely sensitive to rust(oxidation). (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2009 by andyquinn1 (1 review written)
I have had the Hyosung GV 125 Aquila bike three weeks and I am always being asked all sorts of questions all good I might add. Its hard to give a review after such a short time but so far so good. MPG, comfort, road holding and the looks the bike gets. Will come back with some opinions in three months till then happy riding. (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2009
WOW, I bought this Hyosung GV 125 Aquila bike and will not regret it. Very cheap to run and on the those open country roads you might wonder how you can get 70MPH (bear in mind very safe and straight country roads, i wouldnt want you thinking I was promoting stupidity)
The bike can corner very well and is very sturdy. I must admit, the bike weight is very heavy for a 125cc bike but feels solid and safe also (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2009
I chose between this Hyosung GV 125 Aquila, the Pioneer Nevada or the Honda Shadow, I'm glad i chose the right bike.
Ive had more comments on this bike from people mistaking it for a 600CC to the general looks of the bike.
Very economical to run and cheap on the road, it's an Iron Horse which gets the job done.
You wont regret buying it. (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2009 by lunarmagoo
Since I have owned the Hyosung GV 125 Aquila bike (just under 2 years) I have had the following re-fitted to the bike:
2x Main wiring harness
2x Ignition housing
1x Near side Gear foot rest (snapped for no reason going down dual carriage way.......lucky not killed!!)
1x new cam chain kit
2x new carbs (old ones burned out after 1300 miles)
1x weld new exhaust
1x Full new engine
2x new nearside indicators
1x nearside handlebar (Snapped for no apparent reason....Lucky not... (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2009
The Hyosung GV 125 Aquila is a very good bike. Sounds nice looks nice and as cheap as hell to run. handles well, able to lean over at 30mph on a corner no problem (NOT IN THE WET!) i average 75-80mpg . has fuel gauge! and rev counter. can hit 70mph I'd definitely recommend this bike for cbt riders. or for those who want to save money commuting to work every day. has big bike features on a little bike frame. so people will mistake it for a 400cc until they fly past you:) (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2008 by Giggsy (1 review written)
I've owned this 2007 model bike since April 2008 I got it off eBay with 600km's on it for £1,000, much less than the £2,300 price new. The name must scare people off. Now I ' m up to 3000km's and use it pretty much everyday wind, rain or shine. The bike is out under a cover overnight and has always started first time even on these dark dreary mornings. The only problem encountered so far is on the motorway when it seems to run out of fuel when run at anything above 65 for longer than 5... (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2008
Good value for money, excellent ride good on fuel never lets you down strats 1st time great looking bike and quick as well as comfortable riding and hanldes well. I feel glad I got 1 looks and rides well worth money cheap 2 run. (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2008 by tellphilip (2 reviews written)
Great bike for the newcomer. Confidence builder, great at cornering. (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2008
All in all I'm pleased with this bike the rideability is great and while I did have problems with the back carb running out of fuel all the time (that's been sorted supply pipe wrong bore) I can only say that I'm loads of fun a great little bike better than the yam or suz 125 customs by a long way good price good bike well chuffed. By the by I've ridden for 30 years. (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2008 by mondeo12 (1 review written)
All in all a great little run around comfy on long distance ideal starter bike though I've been riding for 31 years would recommend to anyone mega reliable never misses a beat good little machine I'm going touring round wales on mine this summer. (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2007 by 125 CRUISER (1 review written)
Being 6'3 and 20 stone I needed a big bike, I spotted this on ebay for 500, and have never looked back,when I stop in the street, people think it is a 600, tip - get a stright through exhust, mine came with it, great sound from it!!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2007 by colinandjill (1 review written)
Bought the Hyosung GV 125 Aquila for my wife to get some experience and to do her CBT on. We needed a low seat height so Jill feels she can touch the ground easily when stopped. This bike is excellent in this respect. You do not need to rev the guts out of it to pull and the handling is superb. I picked the bike up for her and rode home over two hundred miles and it didn't miss a beat. The main problem I feel people have is with the dealerships that do not know about customer care and... (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2007 by Coolie010 (1 review written)
Buy something other than an Hyosung, had nothing but problems, service manual says clean & lub drive chain, when questioned dealer as to why the work not carried out, dealer says will not do as service schedule is rubbish! The dealer condones this! Says custom not to do this! At time of writing, now have to go to Romford for repairs as Dartford (Drive-chain question) won't help any more, and the garage can't say when they can do repairs as they say they are BUSY! So have to go to Romford,... (read more)