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2008 Suzuki GS 500F

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2008 Suzuki GS 500F Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Sport
BASE MSRP(US)  $5,199.00
Dealers Suzuki Dealers
Warranty  12
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Engine:  
Engine Type  Parallel Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Air
Valve Configuration  DOHC
Bore (mm/in)  74 / 2.92
Stroke (mm/in)  56.6 / 2.23
Displacement (cc/ci)  487 / 29.7
Compression Ratio  9.0:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Carburetion Brand  Mikuni
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  2
Carburetor Size (mm)  34
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Chromed  No
Front Tire Width  110
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  70
Front Wheel Diameter  17
Rear Tire Width  130
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  70
Rear Wheel Diameter  17
Front Tire (Full Spec)  110/70 R17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  130/70 R17
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  12.2 / 310
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Rear Suspension Material  Aluminum / Steel
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  6.82
Width (in/mm)  31.5 / 800
Height (in/mm)  45.3 / 1150
Wheelbase (in/mm)  55.3 / 1405
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  4.7 / 120
Length (ft/ft)  6
Length (ft/in)  10
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  396.8 / 180
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  5.3 / 20
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  1.23
Seats:  
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  31.1 / 790
Number Of Seats  2
Backrest Logo Plate  No
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  No
Chain Guard  Yes
Fork Guards  No
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Heel Guards  No
Light Guard  No
Exterior Covers  Standard
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Lower Fairing  Standard
Spoiler  Standard
Handlebars  Standard
Upper Fairing  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Fuel Level Warning  Standard
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Sport
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Introduction Year  2004
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  Suzuki
Display Name  GS500F
Mounts:  
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  No
Tinted  Yes
Height  Low
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Decal Kit  Standard

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Perfect First Bike
By Sean (Owner), Jan. 12, 2009
I bought my GS500F in September 2008 brand new, and could not be happier. As a new rider myself, I can say this bike is a perfect fit. It is powerful, but beginners can ride with relative confidence and stability. My only complaint is that it has a bit of a rattle in the lower RPM ranges, but this b... Read Full Review

 

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Great little bike!
By Jay Sauls(Owner), Dec. 30, 2008
As someone who owns a classic 2 stroke RD350, a lighting quick '86 Yamaha Radian, I have not been disappointed with this bike. I bought it brand new ($3995 and no miles!) in May, 2008 and have loved it from the very beginning. It handles super and is a sweet little bike. The only draw back is that i... Read Full Review

 

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Very Happy
By Mark Farrow(Owner), Dec. 20, 2008
I bought a GS 500f this year late in the summer. The list price was $6,800. I got mine for $5,100. (Canada) I love this bike. It is my 9th motorcycle I have always has somewhat small displacement bikes.

I am very happy with the mileage,..it's a lot better than what I thought I would get. The perfor... Read Full Review

 

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Great Bike!
By Kevin(Owner), Nov. 25, 2009
I bought mine in the spring of 09 and loved it from the start. Excellent comuter bike and not too bad on the highway either. Although i could only stay on it for two hours at a time(the seat needs something more i think). As well probably some jel grips wouldn't hurt either. More than enough pow... Read Full Review

 

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Great Starter !!!!
By John Hammett(Owner), Sep. 15, 2008
I got one after searching the internet for
info. I was very pleased. Very Comfortable. Fuel mileage and cost the main reasons.
My first street bike …. Very Happy..
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