Suzuki GS500E — review and opinion — Don’t mock the GS500

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Don’t mock the GS500

there I was — over 50 old and deciding to get into biking. had a CB100N around 25 years but never done my test and a husband into bikes it was if you can’t beat them them.

So got my theory and took my Now I took it on a Suzuki GS500 and I felt comfortable on it so decided was what I would buy for myself.

The is a twin cylinder, four air-cooled machine, 487 cc, with brakes front and rear, and of simple design. No fancy bits, no fuel warning just the rev counter and speedo and bits and pieces. However it have electronic ignition is a bonus for those of us who have legs in the past from starts!

The riding position is quite and the older bikes are … the newer F model is faired.

If you a sports bike — is not it. If you want a grand tourer something else. But do not listen to who tell you it is too slow — bike cruises easily at and if you want to do a track day, as as you do not want to get above around you will be OK.

Also, despite not a tourer, again do not listen to who tell you it can not do distances — I did miles in a week on mine year and I was comfortable on it most of the As it has a metal tank you can use a tank bag on it and if you fit a Rentac rack on the back you can strap a tail pack on it as I also carried panniers side so comfortably carried I needed for a week.

Tank capacity is 20 litres and take you approx 180 miles on riding conditions. Some get much more. There is a tank — don’t if you have to switch to it, to switch before re-fueling!

Mine is a 2001 model, the 500 ( to this was the 500E and from they produced the F) Mine has over 30,000 miles and is going strong. There is a these bikes have made for around 20 years and why bike training schools use bikes, so do not listen to the bike who look down on them. are lightweight (dry weight and very reliable and can also be for countries like the UK where has to be done for certain classes of

Rumour had it that manufacture was discontinued but I have found for 2007 models so I assume the is untrue — I hope so.

I am only 5′ 6 tall and can put both feet down stopped and my seat has not been so much smaller people can these bikes. I have a who is 5′ 9 tall with long legs and she has no problem Standard seat height is

The main disadvantage is that to many two pot bikes — the is much greater than a pot and on long distances, numb and wrists can result, particularly the hand. Also, they are a vulnerable to rust so keep covered if possible.

Being slim, it is good for and therefore makes a great bike and is also ideal for new just out of their DAS, as they are reasonably priced and — even fully — is not excessive.

Suzuki GS 500


Some specs for the GS500E for who like this sort of

Engine: four-…, air-cooled, In-Line Parallel Twin two valves per cylinder

Mikuni Fuel system

Supposedly 50-60 mpg — I get less this but that could be my I get more like 45 mpg out of mine!

Six speed transmission

Front Single hydraulic disc 310 mm, Calipers

Suzuki GS 500
Suzuki GS 500

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