Used Motorcycle

Suzuki GS 500 - Reviews

Suzuki GS 500The Suzuki GS500 is a great entry level bare naked street bike that came in two styles, the GS500 and GS500E and later models with full fairing the GS500F. All of the great models shared the same great characteristics, fun speed combined with comfortable riding, and easy manageability.

The first model was created in 1989 and had a 4-stroke, air-cooled 487cc parallel twin engine produces 44 to 50 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and has plenty of torque for just enough thrills. The fact that it was within limits for countries that had restricted licenses for motorcycles made this a very popular bike worldwide. It has a 31.1 inch (790mm) seat and weighs a light 384 pounds (174kg) making it manageable for almost any sized rider and the 4.5 gallon (17.0 litre) fuel tank keeps it running a long time.

Even though it is not a big bike it is capable of handling heavier and taller riders with relative ease. Another great beginner aspect of this bike is the naked frame has less to be damaged in a drop pick it back up and get back to what you were doing. It is good to go. It can be a bit tough to start on cold days but once you get her running she'll purr along all day long.

Advantages: Great beginner bike. Less to repair if dropped. Good acceleration, easy control, low maintenance.

Disadvantages: Tough to start when cold. Plenty of power for a novice or intermediate rider but not enough for some more advanced riders who want a great deal of speed.

Suzuki GS 500 Motorcycles