The internet likes that flood towards the Aquilla GV125s on social media are thanks to this revisioned and custom-looking V-Twin Hyosung, and with a full-throttle upgrade this bike is a class leader.
“It was a sunny crisp, spring Wednesday afternoon when I took this Hyosung motorcycle out on the highway, riding through the English country side this bike took my back to my roots and made me feel at one with the open road ahead.”
The internet likes that flood towards the Aquilla GV125s on social media are thanks to this revisioned and custom-looking V-Twin Hyosung, and with a full-throttle upgrade this bike is a class leader. Featuring new aggressive styling, matt black bodywork, a custom hand stitched seat and large bars and tyres this bike stands in the silhouette of an All-American chopper crossed with an urban cafe racer.
The engine is the first feature you’ll see… or hear! The Hyosung has a 14bhp output, but the Aquilla disguises this very well. Mostly due to the chunky bodywork, V-Twin engine and exhaust which gives the bike a muscular look, more than it really is. The Aquilla GV125S is an exciting adventure for all riders thanks to its beautiful, laid back riding position, wide bars and respectable saddle height.
The engine noise within the Aquilla is unique. The GV125S fires up easily and will turn a few heads when resting in an idle position. You’ll have anyone believing this a much bigger engine capacity than a 125cc.
The combined braking system is very powerful and so is the suspension, the new Aquila has been updated to a full disc braking setup for safe, controlled stopping power. I personally felt as though I was using the rear brake a lot more than I would normally use on a 125cc cruiser, due to the sheer trust that I had in the brake system on the Hyosung.
The top speed on paper for the GV125s is 74 mph, yet this motorcycle is not about speed but about riding in style and comfort. Compared to the average 125cc on the street, the Aquilla has a few extra hp that makes all the difference. It can easily grace through the 1 down – 4 up gears, and happily hit the red of the 10,000 rpm mark before you change gear.
Although it’ll not be as fast off the mark as it’s triple-A rivals such as KTM, Honda and Suzuki, the Hyosung has the addictive notes to make it an extra special ride every time the throttle is twisted, especially when you hit that sweet spot of 7,000-8,000rpm.
With the Aquilla priced at £3599+OTR, making its way in at the higher end of the market, Hyosung have been able to justify this price due to the rock solid V-Twin engine, components and parts that comprise the entirety of this motorcycle. From the liquid cooled engine and extra fat tyres to the heavy clutch and 90mpg range, this bike is an absolute beast. Whilst Korean manufactured bikes can get a bad rap, everything is assembled by hand and quality controlled at the Sinnis HQ in the heart of Sussex, so you can rest assured that you are getting the bike you dreamed of.
This Motorcycle oozes an enigmatic and moody character which is seen in the black bodywork, and well… pretty much every inch of this bike! Hyosung has seen the shift in motorcycling trends and has now paved the way for the future performance and design of all 125cc engines.