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Author Topic: Any Aussie GV650 Aquila Sport Owners ?  (Read 436 times)


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Any Aussie GV650 Aquila Sport Owners ?
« on: January 28, 2017, 05:12:59 AM »

Hello Folks,

Just wondering if there are any Aussies that own / ride the GV650 Aquila Sport Model

Thinking of buying one as my first cruiser

Anyone have an idea what is required to remove the LAMS restriction on the bike ?


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Re: Any Aussie GV650 Aquila Sport Owners ?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2017, 06:19:33 AM »

The new Hyosung bikes sold in Australia are ALL LAMS approved, but, older GV650 Classic and Sport were NOT all LAMS approved, so be careful if you buy second hand.
Check with your registration authority before paying for a second hand specimen to see that specific bike is currently on their books as LAMS.

The LAMS versions make 38kW, the Non-LAMS versions make 47kW (classic @ lower rpm) and 55kW (sport @ higher rpm).
The ADR in Oz does NOT permit a non-LAMS bike to be re-restricted to become LAMS.
At first registration it is either LAMS or NOT and that type goes with it for life.
If you buy a non-LAMS bike you can't ride it until off your "Ps" which is now for four years! Non-LAMS are also harder to sell because of the smaller market.

The restriction is simply a small plate spot welded to the throttle cable mount which restricts how much the cable cam rotates and therefore how much you can open the throttle.

The 650 engines are almost identical right across the range except the GT and GV Sport have a different ECU map to the GV Classic and also has 6 gears but the final gear ratios are the same.
Easy to remove, but if you do this, DO NOT tell anyone. If you are in one of those "out of date" last century states that still thinks regular roadworthy certificates make vehicles safer, don't get the roadworthy done at a Hyo dealer as they will spot the change and by law are required to notify the registration authorities. A non-hyo dealer/workshop is unlikely to know how the bike is restricted.

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