1990 Suzuki GS500E
Front discs worn down.
Having been riding motorcycles for 30 years, I have always kept in a time warp and seemed to be riding classics.
I have a Suzuki GT 750 water cooled, and now decided to try a modern bike that would be a lot lighter to use, so I stumbled upon the Suzuki GS500F.
What a machine this little bike is. I have a nice twisty road near me that I have used for years. I know the limits of this road for any motorcycle that I have used, until now. I took the Suzuki down there a couple of times and have found that this little machine can be thrown into corners and it just comes back for more. You can even make a mistake and correct it with this machine.
I have not fully run the engine in yet, but up to now, it feels responsive and smooth.
In traffic this bike handles well and is very tame. The bike itself feels like a 250 to ride and handles like one, but has the looks of a bigger bike.
If you are a learner and want to step up to a larger bike, then try this one. It is very well priced, cheap to insure, very economical to run, and has a good fun factor.
Even for me to step down from a 750 to this 500, I have no regrets.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th July, 2006
GS 500. What can you say...? 100mph, 60mpg, nimble handling, bullet proof mechanics and you can get a really good one for around £700. As a nippy run around it's unbeatable, only the hard seat and crap OE mirrors spoil it. But we're nit picking here. Later K model addresses these faults. Very, very under rated.