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2008 Suzuki GS500F
2008 Suzuki GS500F

2008 Suzuki GS500F
2008 Suzuki GS500F

2008 Suzuki GS500F
2008 Suzuki GS500F

2008 Suzuki GS500F
2008 Suzuki GS500F

– 2008 Suzuki GS500F

2008 Suzuki GS500F

When we introduced the totally redesigned Suzuki GS500F, everyone raved about its light weight performance capabilities. For 2008, the GS500F 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.

Just learning to ride? The GS500F 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 GS500F’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 GS500F.


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 tire and 130/ 70-17 rear tire mounted on lightweight cast aluminum wheels

MSRP: $5,199

Specifications GS500F
Model Number GS500FK8
Type Sportbike
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage.
Suggested Retail $5199
SEP $396
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
Starter Electric
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
Tires Front 110/70-17
Tires Rear 130/70-17
Fuel Tank Capacity 20.0 liter (5.3 gal.) 19.0 liter (5.0 gal.) CA. Model
Color Blue/White, Silver/Black

MSRP: $6,799

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 180 kg (396.8 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/Silver

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