Suzuki GS 500 (E, F)
Suzuki GS500 appeared in 1989 as an export model, available in the main world markets - Europe, North America, Oceania. The very same model series GS has been known since 1976.
In 1989, the Suzuki GS 500 made its debut in the European and North American markets. This year's models featured low, two-piece handlebars that visually resembled clip-ons and, combined with a diagonal steel frame, gave the bike a sporty look. By 1990, the handlebar height was increased.
In 1992, the Suzuki GS 500 model receives changes in the front suspension - in particular, it becomes possible to adjust the preload.
The next small change was made in 1997. The model receives new front caliper pistons that are now the same size (they were different sizes in previous versions). In 1998, new Mikuni BSR34 carburettors were installed on the French versions of the GS500.
In 2001, the model undergoes a slight restyling with a more modern appearance, a 20L fuel tank and Mikuni BSR34 carburetors in all markets.
Since 2004, a new modification has been added to the GS500 model series - '' Suzuki GS500F . This is a sports touring version with a plastic body kit and sporty GSX-R styling.
2011 was the last year of production of the model, after which it finally left the market. In recent years of production, the main market for the Suzuki GS500 has been the South American market. The main reason for the withdrawal of the model from production was the tightening of environmental standards, which the old carburetor engine with an air cooling system did not comply with.
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Specifications Suzuki GS500:
|Motorcycle type||road (street, classic)|
|Engine type||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line|
|Working volume||487 cm³|
|Bore / stroke||74.0 x 56.6 mm|
|Compression ratio||9.0: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||DOHC, 2 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel supply system||Carburetor, 2x Mikuni BST33SS - GS500E (1989-2000)|
Carburetor, 2x Mikuni BSR34 - GS500 (2001-2011), GS500F
|Maximum power||47.0 h.p. (35.0 kW) @ 9200 rpm - GS500E (1989-2000)|
51.3 h.p. (37.8 kW) @ 9500 rpm - GS500 (2001-2011), GS500F
|Maximum torque||40.0 Nm (4.1 kg * m) @ 7500 rpm - GS500E (1989-2000)|
41.2 Nm (4.2 kg * m) @ 7500 rpm - GS500 (2001-2011), GS500F
|Front tire size||110 / 70-17 (54H)|
|Rear tire size||130 / 70-17 (62H)|
|Front brakes||1 disc, 310 mm, 2-piston caliper|
|Rear brakes||1 disc, 250 mm, 2-piston caliper|
|Front suspension||41mm telescopic fork (preload adjustment, since 1992), 120mm travel|
|Rear suspension||pendulum with monoshock (adjustable preload, 7-stage), stroke - 115 mm|
|Motorcycle length||2075mm - GS500E (1989-2000)|
2080 mm - GS500 (2001-2011), GS500F
|Motorcycle width||725mm - GS500E (1989-2000)|
800mm - GS500 (2001-2011), GS500F
|Motorcycle height||1045mm - GS500E (1989-2000)|
1060 mm - GS500 (2001-2011)
1150 mm - GS500F
|Wheelbase||1410 mm - GS500E (1989-2000)|
1405 mm - GS500 (2001-2011), GS500F
|Saddle height||790 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||155mm - GS500E (1989-2000)|
150 mm - GS500 (2001-2011)
120mm - GS500F
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||6.05 sec|
|Maximum speed||159 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity||17.0 L (including reserve - 3.5 L) - GS500E (1989-2000)|
15.0 L - GS500E (1989-2000) California versions
20.0 L (including reserve - 4.3 L) - GS500 (2001-2011), GS500F
19.0 L (including reserve - 4.3 L) - GS500 (2001-2011), GS500F California version
|Motorcycle weight (dry)||169 kg - GS500E (1989-2000)|
174 kg - GS500 (2001-2011)
180 kg - GS500F