Suzuki GS500F Review and Start Up
2005 Suzuki GS500F review and description.
Specs as follow
Model – Suzuki GS 500 F
Year – 2005
Category – Sport
Price as new (MSRP): US$ 5099.00
Displacement – 487.00 ccm (29.72 cubic inches)
Engine type – Twin, four-stroke
Compression – 9.0:1
Bore x stroke – 74.0 x 56.6 mm (2.9 x 2.2 inches)
Fuel system – Carburettor
Fuel control – Double Overhead Cams/Twin Cam (DOHC)
Cooling system – Air
Gearbox – 6speed
Transmission type – final drive chain
Front suspension: – Telescopic, oil damped
Rear suspension – Link type, 5-way adjustable preload
Front tire – 110/70-17
Rear tire – 130/70-17
Front brakes – Single disc
Rear brakes – Single disc
Dry weight – 180.0 kg (396.8 pounds)
Seat height – 790 mm (31.1 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height – 1,150 mm (45.3 inches)
Overall length- 2,080 mm (81.9 inches)
Overall width – 800 mm (31.5 inches)
Ground clearance – 120 mm (4.7 inches)
Wheelbase – 1,405 mm (55.3 inches)
Fuel capacity – 20.00 litres (5.28 gallons)
Color options – Blue/White, Black/Silver
Starter – Electric

Categories: Motorcycle


  1. Kitanman Huang
    Kitanman Huang 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    you have robotic voice ,,man!

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  2. Fabio Gil Mota
    Fabio Gil Mota 22 July, 2016, 11:38
  3. Hans Rupert
    Hans Rupert 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    Hey Bud, Are you located in Mass and did you recently just trade in this bike? Just wondering since I literally just bought one from a dealership in Arlington, Ma

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  4. Wild Eye Studios
    Wild Eye Studios 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    the handlebar is higher than the factory one right? is it worth if I'm 1m90?

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  5. Shaine MacDonald
    Shaine MacDonald 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    Is it difficult to get used to riding a sport bike for a new rider?  I took my drive test on a regular motorcycle I guess what you'd call a cruiser or something.

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  6. majinkero
    majinkero 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    Very great review and recommendations. I plan on picking one up soon and your video covered everything I wanted to know.

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  7. Moto Scrub
    Moto Scrub 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    What saddle bags are you using?

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  8. Hockey4Days
    Hockey4Days 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    My best was 65 mpg all highway driving up 5o my cabin. Amazing gas milage!

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  9. ReachForTheMoon
    ReachForTheMoon 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    Did it come with the centerstand? Is that stock?

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  10. Patrick Trousdale
    Patrick Trousdale 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    I bought a 89 gs500e in 05 at sparks cycle in tucson Az for 1400 $ had the same shim issue with the valves when I first bought it. They fixed it for me that's a typical problem with them they say. Mine toped out at 118 mph I think it has to do with the rear sprocket. But they are really unstable after 100 you have to stiff arm the bars and stay in it

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  11. Tanzor Giby
    Tanzor Giby 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    love the bars

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  12. Ally P
    Ally P 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    Thanks for the video review! Excellent stuff.

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  13. Johny40Se7en
    Johny40Se7en 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    Nice video and I loved the look of that bike before I saw those handlebars… just looks awkward. I'm wondering, can you change the handlebars to lower sportier ones and would it cost a lot?

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  14. Jason Stich
    Jason Stich 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    Had the same idle issue.  Thought it was the carburetor.  Fixed by a valve job.  A year later and it's kicking out some gray smoke when I start it cold now.  Seems like I'll be forking out some more $$$ to fix it.

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  15. Roman Porter
    Roman Porter 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    Good review, thanks alot man.

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  16. 1100HondaCB
    1100HondaCB 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    You are comparing two completely different bikes regarding the GS500 and the GSXR600.

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  17. longjohnsiver67
    longjohnsiver67 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    Bought  a 2004 version of this bike the other day  with 2,800miles on it for 2k 

    So far I'm liking it a lot. It's got the perfect amount of power for my liking, as a daily driver vehicle. The gas mileage is the best out of all the bikes I've owned so far. 
    Gets about 200miles to the tank.

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  18. MrDreekon
    MrDreekon 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    I got mine for $1000 dollars with 30 thousand km on it (18miles?). was repainted and lowered. Im very happy with it so far

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  19. Christian Delucia
    Christian Delucia 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    Got mine for $500 from a family friend that couldn't clean the carbs. Took me 25 minutes and it's back to normal.. aha steal.

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  20. Shane Muscat
    Shane Muscat 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    Very nice 

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  21. Adams K Ryan
    Adams K Ryan 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    Holy crap, $1800.00!!??…I thought I just got a deal at 3800.00

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  22. john ping
    john ping 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    all non super sport/race bikes should have a center stand.

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  23. The Unknown Motorcycle Rider
    The Unknown Motorcycle Rider 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    Depends how tall. I'm 6ft. The bike fits fine. Plenty of room, but yes the taller bars really opend up the "cock pit".

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  24. Justin Case
    Justin Case 22 July, 2016, 11:38

    Nice review! I'm seriously considering getting a gs500f. I understand that it's a smallish bike if you are tall? I imagine that's why you got raised handlebars?

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