While the Star is conventional in appearance, the Hyosung is "back to the near future." The main inspiration is clearly Harley-Davidson's V-Rod, with the stretched tank and elongated upper frame, inverted front forks, radiator shroud, belt shroud (albeit plastic) and gauge positioned on the center of the handlebar. The borrowing didn't stop there either, with a 2-into-1 exhaust system that looks straight off a Star Warrior. Well, perhaps they are second cousins-the Avitar sports cast, three-spoke wheels and more pulled-back bars than the V-Rod. Throw in a liberal sprinkling of chrome and plastic and it's a love-it-or-leave-it combination. Paint quality varies, with a gorgeous tank but fender graphics that have no clear coat. The Avitar is firmly in the 21st century with a vacuum fluorescent display gauge showing speed, time, coolant temperature and fuel level, as well as the odometer or either of the two tripmeters, plus all the standard indicator lights. There are four brightness levels, but we found that even on the highest setting the indicator lights were somewhat dim in direct sunlight. Like the others, the GV650 would benefit from a horn replacement. The bodywork hides almost all the wiring, although there is a tangle behind the headlight shell.