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Super

“Don't mock the GS500”

published 10/04/2007

Pro Great commuter - and OK for short people

Cons Some vibration and not trememdously fast if you d...

Well there I was - over 50 years old and deciding to get into biking. Having had a CB100N around 25 years before but never done my test and having a husband into bikes - it was "if you can't beat them join them". So got my theory and took my DAS. Now I took it on a Suzuki GS500 and therefore I...

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Super

ProReliable, cheap, does exactly what it says on the ...

Consuncomfortable long distance touring for taller peo...

This bike has been my angel on wheels over the past 10-11 months! it really is as good as people say, and more!!! i have had numerous people say to me that they are bullet proof, will do in excess of 60-80k miles, and mine hasnt once let me down! considering mine is a 95 N reg GS500e, it is in...

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“I'm back”

published 21/08/2003

ProCheap (second hand) - few vices

ConsUnsophisticated

After a break of 17 years I am back on two wheels and chuffed to bits! At 41 and three quarters, the less generous amongst you may suggest I'm probably going through a mid life crisis, attempting one final gesture of defiance before succumbing to the inevitable zip up acrylic beige cardigan...

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“Big little bike”

published 04/06/2005

ProSmall and handy cheap

ConsNot very fast

~Features~ ------------- Hi. It's been great so far too help people and share information I am going to try another bike review now! I am sure you have noticed that motorcycling is on the way up due to the congestion charge on cars!? Living in London England means there are plenty reason to go...

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Satisfactory

“Marred by rust”

published 23/02/2001

ProCheap. Econonical. Easy to maintain.

ConsUncomfortable with distance. Rusts easy. Underpowe...

I owned a Suzuki GS500E for two years before trading it in for a Triumph Sprint 900. The GS500E handle fairly well once the suspension is set up for your weight but can feel a bit slack at it's rear end. I'd bought the GS500E just after passing my test and realised soon after that I should have...

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Excellent

“Super Suzuki GS500E”

published 29/03/2001

ProGood alrounder

ConsMight not be flashy enough for some!

What a very nice bike. Yes indeedi! Whilst many devoted bikers spend countless thousands on their impressive piece of motoring metal, and countless more on horrendous insurance premiums, this little gem seems to have been overlooked. The Suzuki GS500E, fully faired version, is really a super all...

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“A sturdy workhorse”

published 26/12/2013

ProSturdy, reliable easy to ride

Conslack of fuel gauge

I bought my 2008 model as a replacement for a Vespa cosa that i was using to commute to work in all weather, all year round. So this is my second winter and so far the bike has never let me down. It is no speed machine however i have wound her up to 80MPH on the motorway. The bike is extremely...

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Excellent

“Suzuki GS500E”

published 15/10/2000

ProCheap Price

ConsPoor build quality

I have to be honst, it was merely the price that attracted me to this bike. £2500 on the road in 1998. Now after two years plus of ownership I have to say I am very happy with it. The build quality is not superb and it certainly needs a lot of TLC if it is to survive a winter. Yet this probably...

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“Suzuki GS500E”

published 15/04/2004

ProCosts, simplicity, reliability

Consquality of finish, image, comfort.

I learnt to ride on and then owned a GS5' for a year after passing my full test before moving on to something larger and quicker. The school's bike was fairly tired but reliable and did its job (i passed!!) The GS500E is an unfaired two cylinder air cooled bike with an aluminium frame, monoshock...

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Excellent

ProPocket-money running costs, fuel economy, Jack-of-...

ConsPoor build quality, rusty frame

Good No-Nonsense Biking! Had my GS for 3 years now since passing my test, as a basic machine to get into motorcycling - on all types of roads. It has met that requirement admirably and more! This is a basic workhorse of a bike - just the kind I love - simple bikes you can maintain at home. Costs...

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Excellent

published 19/01/2009

i took my lessons on this bike, im a forty old female and not very good at riding but i passed .!! i felt really comfortable on this bike, so i went and bought one. I can go to a ton and thats fast enough for me!! a lovely bike...xx

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Product Information : Suzuki GS500E

Manufacturer's product description

Street, Sport - 498.91 ccm

Product Details

Long Name: GS500E

Bike Type: Sport; Street

Type: Motorbike

Manufacturer: Suzuki

Displacement (ccm): 498.91

Stroke: 4

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