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2008 Suzuki GS500E
2008 Suzuki GS500E

2008 Suzuki GS500E
2008 Suzuki GS500E

2008 Suzuki GS500E
2008 Suzuki GS500E

2008 Suzuki GS500E
2008 Suzuki GS500E

2008 Suzuki GS500E
2008 Suzuki GS500E

2008 Suzuki GS500E
2008 Suzuki GS500E

2008 Suzuki GS500E
2008 Suzuki GS500E

2008 Suzuki GS500E
2008 Suzuki GS500E

2008 Suzuki GS500E
2008 Suzuki GS500E

– 2008 Suzuki GS500E

2008 Suzuki GS500E

When we introduced the totally redesigned Suzuki GS500E, everyone raved about its light weight performance capabilities. For 2008, the GS500E is back, boasting an unrivaled combination of exciting real-world performance and sporty styling – including a full sport fairing inspired by Suzuki’s world-class sport bikes.

The GS500 is an outstanding choice for an introductory sporting motorcycle with an all-round ability. The engine delivers invigorating power and plentiful torque.

A natural, neutral steering makes for one good turn after another wherever you go, and easy round-town maneuverability. And well-padded seat and comfortable riding position are equally suited to cross-town commute and spirited rides on your favorite roads. Clear your schedule, and make time for an urgent appoint with the GS500.

Even at standstill this bike’s classic gilt-edged styling is impossible to miss. Short one-piece handlebars and a sculpted fuel tank provide a compelling urge to hop on board. Double-beam chassis optimises rigidity and perfectly frames the engine.

A slim parallel-twin engine. Style with substance, a tough black makes for a bulk-free motorcycle that exploits the 487cc to the full. Comfort wise, a smooth seat allows the rider to shift riding position when cornering, while the grippy pillion seat and grabrail make two-up riding a breeze. The GS500. A dream ride for any destination.

Just learning to ride? The GS500E is the ideal bike for you! It has outstanding maneuverability, thanks to its low seat height and light weight. And if you’ve been riding for a while, you’ll really appreciate the GS500E’s all-around sport performance. Its twin-cylinder engine offers strong acceleration and quick, clean throttle response. With its well-padded seat and smooth suspension, it also provides a comfortable ride on the highway.

Now’s the time to get in on the action – on the 2008 Suzuki GS500E.


Key Features:

– 487cc, DOHC, parallel-twin engine with compact and
low-maintenance design, built to produce useful accessible
power over broad rpm range.

– Transistorized electronic ignition and precise carburetion help
keep the engine running efficiently, and deliver plentiful torque
at low rpm.

– Two-into-one exhaust system adds invigorating note to
the engine’s distinct pulses, yielding a good power delivery.

– Suzuki Pulsed-secondary AIR-injection (PAIR) system
effectively keeps emissions low.

– Front telescopic forks and rear monoshock absorber both
tuned for exciting combination of precise handling and supple

– Easily accessible seven-way preload adjuster of rear
suspension allowing quick tailoring to rider’s preference.

– Black-painted double-cradle frame, dark-silver engine finish
and upswept tail section are visual reminders of the GS500’s
high sport-riding potential.

– Front disc brake with two-piston caliper and rear disc brake
provide excellent stopping power.

– Well-padded seat with enough seating space and
comfortably positioned handlebars for easy in-town riding.

– Smooth seat surface for the rider to move around easily.

– 20-liter fuel tank, together with excellent engine fuel
economy, means ample touring range.

– User-friendly features include comprehensive instrument
cluster, convenient center stand and frame-mounted
one-piece grab bar.



S = Standard O = Optional N/A = Not available


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

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

– Twin 34mm Mikuni carburetors for smooth power delivery, strong acceleration and fuel efficiency. S
Reliable CDI ignition and maintenance-free battery. S

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

– Sport-styled 2-into-1 exhaust system tuned for strong low-to-mid rpm engine performance. S



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

– Large 4.4 imp gal. fuel tank combined with fuel-efficient engine provide long range operation for commuting or pleasure riding. S

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

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

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

S = Standard O = Optional N/A = Not available

MSRP: $6,499.00 Canadian

Engine Type Engine Type Four stroke, twin cylinder, air cooled, DOHC
Displacement 487 cc
Bore/Stroke 74.0 x 56.6 mm
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Fuel System Mikuni™ BSR34SS
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition Digital/Transistorized
Starter Electric
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive #520 Chain
Overall LxWxH (mm) 2,080 x 820 x 1,250 mm
LxWxH (in) 81.9 x 32.3 x 49.2 in.
Seat Height 790 mm (31.1 in)
Wheelbase 1,405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground Clearance 120 mm (4.7 in)
Dry Weight 173 kg (381 lbs)
Front Suspension Telescopic, oil damped
Rear Suspension Link type, 5-way adjustable preload
Front Brakes Single hydraulic disc
Rear Brake Single hydraulic disc
Front Tire 110/70R-17
Rear Tire 130/70R-17
Fuel Tank Capacity 20.0 L (4.4 imp gal)
Colour Blue/White, Black/Gray

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