It’s been 30 years since Hyosung was founded in South Korea. Here’s some info on the 30th anniversary edition of the GV 650 Aquila, which will on show at the NEC later this week.

In South Korea, the Hyosung Motor Company was incorporated back in 1978. It didn’t make too many headlines, but today and almost 30 years on, the Hyosung GV650 Anniversary model commemorates the start of the company back in the 70s.

It’s one of Hyosung’s best-selling models, combining laid back, contemporary cruiser styling with ample power and an attractive price tag. But the GV650 Anniversary model is finished in dramatic and stunning black and red. The main elements of the tubular frame, the wheels and other details are highlighted in red. The rest of the bike is a deep and lustrous black – including the engine and major mechanical components.

Of course, it is powered by Hyosung’s latest electronic fuel injected 650cc V-twin engine, now developing 80bhp and 67Nm of torque. All of that is transmitted to the rear wheel through a five speed gearbox and a quiet, durable belt drive.

This limited edition GV650 will be on the Hyosung stand at this week’s NEC Bike Show and will be in the 88 Hyosung dealerships early next year, when the price will also be announced.

Hyosung motorcycles are manufactured in Changwon City, South Korea, and earlier this year, Hyosung Motors and Machinery Inc. was acquired by S&T Group – one of South Korea’s biggest corporations. The manufacturing company is now called S&T Motors.

S&T Motors employs over 500 people and exports to over 60 countries. Producing scooters, motorcycles and ATVs from 50cc to 650cc, it has a target to become one of the world’s top five producers.

The Hyosung stand at this year’s Bike Show will be in Hall 1 from November 22nd to December 2nd 2007.

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