In spite of the more kicked-out rake angle on the Korean-made 41mm upside-down forks compared to the Comet, there's a good sense of control aboard the GV650, thanks to the light, precise steering, as well as excellent leverage from the well-shaped handlebar. Even with twin shocks which are adjustable only for preload, ride quality was much higher than I expected, with the GV650 coping well with bumps and ridges in the pavement-better than many bikes from more established cruiser manufacturers, if truth be told. The Bridgestone tires gave excellent grip, enough to explore the limits of ground clearance on either side, though it's not the footrests that scrape. First to touch down on the right is the exhaust flange, which soon loosened the chrome heatshield outside it, while on the left it was inevitably the sidestand that grounded, which in proper use was well positioned and easy to find. The rear tire would frequently give a chirp when I stepped on the brake pedal to come to rest, and the front twin-disc brakes had the same rather wooden feel as on the various Comet models, requiring a hard squeeze on the non-adjustable lever to persuade what look like way-cool four-piston calipers (but which are in fact rather low-rent two-piston items) to grip the twin 300mm Daesung stainless steel discs hard enough to stop the bike from speed. But that's not such an issue, because you'd use the 260mm rear (disc) brake more on a bike like this, and it worked well. Really, the GV650 handled pretty good within the range of expectations, and it's obvious Hyosung is learning fast about dialing in suspension, at least. Wet-weather braking would be my only reservation, because this was pretty dire when I tested it on the Comet GT650 18 months ago, but thankfully didn't have a chance to do so yet on the GV650.