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Model Type
Cruiser
Model Type
Sport
MSRP
$14,999
MSRP
$5,199
Warranty
12
Warranty
12
Insurance
Insurance
Finance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Generic Type (Primary)
Sport
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Introduction Year
2008
Introduction Year
2004
Parent Company
Suzuki
Parent Company
Suzuki
Display Name
Boulevard C109RT
Display Name
GS 500F
Year
2008
Year
2008
Make
Suzuki
Make
Suzuki
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
-
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Engine Type
V Twin
Engine Type
Parallel Twin
Cylinders
2
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Cooling
Liquid
Cooling
Air
Valves
4
Valves
-
Valves Per Cylinder
2
Valves Per Cylinder
-
Valve Configuration
DOHC
Valve Configuration
DOHC
Bore (mm/in)
112 / 4.41
Bore (mm/in)
74 / 2.92
Stroke (mm/in)
90.5 / 3.57
Stroke (mm/in)
56.6 / 2.23
Displacement (cc/ci)
1783 / 108.8
Displacement (cc/ci)
487 / 29.7
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Compression Ratio
9.0:1
Starter
Electric
Starter
Electric
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Injector
Yes
Fuel Injector
No
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
52
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
-
Carburetor
No
Carburetor
Yes
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Carburetion Type
Carburetor
Carburetion Brand
-
Carburetion Brand
Mikuni
Number Of Carburetors
-
Number Of Carburetors
2
Carburetor Size (mm)
-
Carburetor Size (mm)
34
Transmission Type
Manual
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
5
Number Of Speeds
6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Shaft
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Chain
Reverse
No
Reverse
No
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Front Wheel Width (in)
3.5
Front Wheel Width (in)
-
Rear Wheel Width (in)
8
Rear Wheel Width (in)
-
Chromed
No
Chromed
No
Tire Brand
Dunlop(R)
Tire Brand
-
Front Tire Width
150
Front Tire Width
110
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
80
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Front Tire Speed Rating
63V
Front Tire Speed Rating
-
Front Wheel Diameter
16
Front Wheel Diameter
17
Rear Tire Width
240
Rear Tire Width
130
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
55
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Rear Tire Speed Rating
79V
Rear Tire Speed Rating
-
Rear Wheel Diameter
16
Rear Wheel Diameter
17
Front Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop 150/80 R16 M/C 63V
Front Tire (Full Spec)
110/70 R17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop 240/55 R16 M/C 79V
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
130/70 R17
Tube / Tubeless
-
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
Front Brake Type
Dual Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Linked Brake System Front to Rear
Standard
Linked Brake System Front to Rear
-
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
-
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
12.2 / 310
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.9 / 49
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
-
Front Travel (in/mm)
5.1 / 130
Front Travel (in/mm)
-
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Steering Damper
No
Steering Damper
No
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Rear Suspension Material
Aluminum
Rear Suspension Material
Aluminum / Steel
Air Adjustable
No
Air Adjustable
-
Steering Control
Handlebar
Steering Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
8.42
Length (ft)
6.82
Width (in/mm)
38.8 / 985
Width (in/mm)
31.5 / 800
Height (in/mm)
45.9 / 1165
Height (in/mm)
45.3 / 1150
Wheelbase (in/mm)
69.1 / 1755
Wheelbase (in/mm)
55.3 / 1405
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
5.4 / 138
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
4.7 / 120
Length (ft/ft)
8
Length (ft/ft)
6
Length (ft/in)
5
Length (ft/in)
9.9
Weight
Standard
Weight
-
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
5 / 19
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
5.3 / 20
Performance
Standard
Performance
-
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
-
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
396.8 / 180
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
-
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
1.23
Seat Type
Two-Piece
Seat Type
One-Piece
Adjustable
No
Adjustable
No
Seat Material
Leather
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Folding
No
Folding
No
Seat Height (in/mm)
28 / 710
Seat Height (in/mm)
31.1 / 790
Number Of Seats
2
Number Of Seats
2
Detachable Passenger Seat
Standard
Detachable Passenger Seat
-
Backrest Type
Fixed
Backrest Type
-
Backrest Location
Passenger
Backrest Location
-
Lumbar Adjustment
Yes
Lumbar Adjustment
-
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Backrest Logo Plate
-
Backrest Logo Plate
No
Frame
Steel
Frame
Steel
Floor Board Location
Driver
Floor Board Location
-
Hand Grips
Standard
Hand Grips
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Passenger
Foot Peg Location
Driver and Passenger
Adjustable
No
Adjustable
No
Chain Guard
No
Chain Guard
Yes
Engine Case Guard
Yes
Engine Case Guard
-
Fork Guards
Yes
Fork Guards
No
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Belt Guard
No
Belt Guard
No
Hand Guards
No
Hand Guards
No
Brush Guard
No
Brush Guard
No
Heel Guards
No
Heel Guards
No
Light Guard
No
Light Guard
No
Side Cover
Yes
Side Cover
-
Front Fender
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Top Crown
Standard
Top Crown
Standard
Stand Type
Kick
Stand Type
Kick
Handlebars
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
License Plate
Standard
License Plate
Standard
Body Material
-
Body Material
Plastic
Exterior Covers
-
Exterior Covers
Standard
Lower Fairing
-
Lower Fairing
Standard
Spoiler
-
Spoiler
Standard
Upper Fairing
-
Upper Fairing
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
-
Clock
Standard
Clock
-
Tachometer
Standard
Tachometer
-
Trip Odometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Temperature Warning Type
Light
Temperature Warning Type
-
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type
-
Fuel Level Warning
-
Fuel Level Warning
Standard
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Saddle Bag Mounts
Standard
Saddle Bag Mounts
-
Windshield Mounts
Standard
Windshield Mounts
Standard
Metallic
No
Metallic
No
Decal Kit
-
Decal Kit
Standard
Folding
Yes
Folding
Yes
Windshield Brand
Lexan(R)
Windshield Brand
-
Windshield Lowers
No
Windshield Lowers
No
Height Adjustable
No
Height Adjustable
No
Tinted
Yes
Tinted
Yes
Height
High
Height
Low
Saddle Bag (s)
Standard
Saddle Bag (s)
-
Saddle Bag Material
Leather
Saddle Bag Material
-
Saddle Bag Trim
Plain
Saddle Bag Trim
-
Number Of Saddle Bags
2
Number Of Saddle Bags
-
Location
Left and Right Side
Location
-
Side Storage Mount
Standard
Side Storage Mount
-
Rear Rack
Standard
Rear Rack
-
Leather Storage
Standard
Leather Storage
-
Helmet Storage
Standard
Helmet Storage
-
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Headlight Visor
Standard
Headlight Visor
-
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Light Type
Halogen
Handlebar Lock
-
Handlebar Lock
Standard