Suzuki GS450E Review from South Africa

1990 Suzuki GS450E

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired80550 kilometres
Most recent distance85400 kilometres


I like this bike, and look forward to the day I am able to undertake an extended journey with it


The fuel tank float ceased to indicate the fuel level. The dealer attempted to repair it, but unfortunately was not able to. This occurred at approximately 82 000km.

General Comments:

I find this to be an extremely comfortable bike to ride.

The braking leaves much to be desired.

The engine sounds smooth and the sound from the exhausts is a healthy roar.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 2006

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review