1998 Suzuki GS500E
It gets you there
Fork oil seals leaked after 10 years.
Battery died after 8 years.
I've had my GS since new, and it's a solid little bike. My 210lbs is easily handled by this torque machine with no problems.
The usual Suzuki build quality gripes can easily be overcome by keeping the bike dry overnight and wiped down when dirty. Mine is ten years old and still shines like new.
The well known cam shaft rattle has not affected the performance, and it easily handles a pillion rider.
Buy this bike if you like riding motorcycles and don't if you like fixing them.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th July, 2008