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2005 Suzuki GS500 F

Suzuki GS500 F

Key Features

Versatile entry-level model styled with a full fairing for increased rider comfort and an aggressive sport look.

Engine Features

Proven four-stroke, twin cylinder, 487cc, air-cooled DOHC engine for dependable and economical operation.

Smooth-shifting 6-speed transmission and cable-operated clutch with gear ratios suitable for in-town or highway use.

Twin 34mm Mikuni carburetors for smooth power delivery, strong acceleration and fuel efficiency.

Reliable CDI ignition and maintenance-free battery.

Air-cooled oil cooler for more consistent engine operating temperature and increased engine durability.

Sport-styled 2-into-1 exhaust system tuned for strong low-to-mid rpm engine performance - California model equipped with catalyst to further reduce emissions.

Chassis Features

Full fairing for wind protection and rider comfort, plus GSX-R sport styling including a distinctive vertically-stacked headlight.

Tube-type handlebars, low center of gravity and low 31 inch seat height for increased versatility and rider comfort.

Large 5.3 gallon fuel tank combined with fuel-efficient engine provide long range operation for commuting or pleasure riding.

Telescopic front fork and link-type rear suspension with adjustable preload provide a comfortable ride for commuting or pleasure riding.

Strong braking performance - single disc front brake with large 310mm rotor and four-piston caliper, plus single disc rear brake with two-piston caliper.

Durable 110/70-17 front tyre and 130/ 70-17 rear tyre mounted on lightweight cast aluminum wheels.


  • Engine: 487cc, four-stroke, twin cylinder, air-cooled, DOHC
  • Bore Stroke: 74.0 x 56.6mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • Fuel System: Mikuni BSR34SS
  • Lubrication: Wet Sump
  • Ignition: Digital/Transistorized
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final Drive: #520 chain
  • Overall Length: 2080mm (81.9 in.)
  • Overall Width: 800mm (31.5 in.)
  • Overall Height: 1150mm (45.3 in.)
  • Seat Height: 790mm (31.1 in.)
  • Ground Clearance: 120mm (4.7 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 1405mm (55.3 in.)
  • Dry Weight: 180kg (396.8 lbs.)
  • Suspension Front: Telescopic, oil damped
  • Suspension Rear: Link type, 5-way adjustable preload
  • Brakes Front: Single hydraulic disc
  • Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
  • Tyres Front: 110/70-17
  • Tyres Rear: 130/70-17
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 20.0 liter (5.3 gal.) 19.0 liter (5.0 gal.) CA. Model
  • Color: Blue/White, Black/Silver