2Suzuki GS500F

Suzuki GS500F

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2Suzuki GS500F
4.6

18 reviews

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Mileage 17,500 km
Build Quality
4.5
Value for Money
5.0
Cleaning & Maintenance
5.0
Noise Level
4.5
Braking
4.5
Acceleration / Power
4.5
Gear Shifting
5.0
Suspension
4.0
Fuel Efficiency
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Handling
5.0

Reviews

18 reviews
Brian D.
Brian D.Perth, WA2 posts
  GS500F

Perfect 1st motorcycle for a 41 year old

Bought a 2013 in 2021 with 24,700kms, in stock condition. 500 cc twin engine has great pull for a +100kg person, comfy riding position and is super reliable. Does 250kms before hitting reserve, easy to maneuver and super fun to ride. Show details
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Andy
AndyMelbourne16 posts
  GS500F
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Maverick
Maverick2 posts
  GS500F
Leon
LeonLaunceston, TAS2 posts
  GS500F

1990 & 2008 models

I had a '90 model about 20 years ago for a commuter and it did the job well. I've just bought an '08 model that was written off and turned into a track bike with a sports rear shock, braided brake lines and petal brake discs. It can't keep up with the sports bikes on the straights but it's a heap of fun in the corners and can keep the sporty bikes honest. It goes to show you how versatile the GS500 can be.

scrabharlz
scrabharlzBrisbane13 posts
  GS500F

Suzuki GS500F all rounder

Bought this bike approx. 2 yrs ago before trading in for triumph street triple. A great bike overall nothing superb in performance though certainly quite capable. The big seller with this bike is reliability and longevity it just keeps going and going I have had quite a number of mechanics tell me first hand how good this bike/model is in terms of reliability and low maintenance. Great commuter lot of fun in the twisties and good short/medium distance (light) tourer.
an all round good bike
Glenn07
Glenn07Metropolitan Adelaide, SA22 posts
  GS500F

Love it

Bought this bike 6 months ago. Love it!! Pretty cheap to run. Nice big fuel tank 19-20 litres. Quite comfortable. Goes pretty good. Cheap to maintain. Fun through the hills. Good to commute on. I find myself leaving for work early so I can ride the bike, and often go to work via the hills.
Most of it
Worst thing is the front forks, a little too soft, bottom out sometimes Show reply
Miss Priscilla
Miss Priscilla
  GS500F
Ingoes
IngoesGippsland, VIC4 posts
  GS500F
GS500F Rider
GS500F RiderSydney9 posts
  GS500F
scrabharlz
scrabharlzQld13 posts
  GS500F

Suzuki GS500F

Bought as brand new 2011 model. Fantastic bike in the twisty stuff obviously not a powerful as your 600cc plus sportbikes, but still great bike through mountains. 2 seperate mechanics I have spoken to, both tell me the gearboxex on them are the best around and tough as. Very easy bike to ride overall, nothing super spectacular about it, just a solid performer. Brilliant fuel economy far better than a lot of sport bikes. Other strong points - high degree of reliabilitty just keep on going. Am informed that at about 100,000 klms they will need a rebuild however can go to 130,000ks or more they will just burn a bit more oil.
reliability, fuel economy
K8T
K8TNew South Wales, 244621 posts
  GS500F
Road_Pizza
Road_Pizza
  GS500F

Excellent

I've got 22000km's on my GS over the last 2 years and passed my P test comfortably. It's easy to ride and suits a 100kg rider like me well. I have a gear rack and commute 64km daily and can't wait to get on each day. bike travels comfortably at 110-120 km/h with a good (not awesome) acceleration - Suzuki seriously got this bike right and haven't messed with it too much.
Inexpensive to buy, holds market value for a long time, very little to go wrong, great fun to ride and learner legal in NSW and ACT, fuel economy is terrific
Cheaper fairing which will cost a bomb if you drop it, carbie driven so it hates cold weather, little instrumentation. Show reply
Tristo
Tristo3 posts
  GS500F
flatshift47
flatshift47
  GS500F
SunSport1962
SunSport1962South East Queensland, QLD32 posts
  GS500F

Questions & Answers

Steven B.
Steven B. · GS500F

I bought a 06 Suzuki gs 500f and I just noticed I'm missing the air valve that bolts to the frame and the other thing that sits opposite on frame is that why I can only start it with starter fluid and then it dies

Bubba
Bubba · GS500F

Are the 2008 gs500f fuel injected?

Glenn07
Glenn07  

no, twin carbie

scrabharlz
scrabharlz  

no they are not fuel injected.

Jeremy Ross
Jeremy Ross  

How many km can I get in a full tank

Thomatso
Thomatso · GS500F

What does it weigh?

scrabharlz
scrabharlz  

approx 170kgs.

Ingoes
Ingoes  

Nah more like 199kgs

Glenn07
Glenn07  

Yeah, just under 200KG, no new tech weight saving

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