Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped Rear suspension. But I've only been riding bikes for just over 36 years, so what do I know? Spraypainted engine covers do not look good when damaged. It really depends on what you want to do as a rider. Ultimately though you have to remember that this bike was not built with track days in mind, and for the speed range where it shines, the brakes are totally adequate, if a little unrefined. Overall rating: Details below 66. The gs500 is a low stressed longer lasting engine compared to the ninja 250 which is not going to last nearly as long.
You can lean forward and ride 'em like a racer, or you can sit upright with your back straight and go for a comfortable cruise. The big bikes might grin when they overtake you, but you'll be laughing out loud when they've all pulled over to refill there tanks and you go sailing past. This was my first bike and still own it and I am never getting rid of it :- The motors just keep going and going and going. There are reviews that say they're really decent bike. Brakes are really good if they are maintained correctly. The newer 600s are even more agile and powerful they're built to be raced , but this doesn't do much for rider confidence.
He is still at the practicing in parking lot and around the subdivision stage. Around town and in built up areas it handles nicely, and has a nice safe lean feeling even at low speeds. So anyone who expects more from this old gem, I say look elsewhere. Other corroding area's highlighted as a winter cummuter are the little nuts around the handle bars and brake lines. Compare the strengths and weaknesses of this bike with others before you decide on your future bike. With a pillion the suspension does feel a little bit wallowy and bouncy, but honestly most bikes are better solo than 2 up - this is really the only area where it could've used a bit more power.
Interval 1 000 6 000 12 000 18 000 24 000 miles 4 000 7 500 11 000 14 500 Item months Battery Specific gravity of electrolyte —. There are a great deal of factors that affect the Suzuki Motorcycle 0-60 stats, so different sources may test the same bike and each may arrive at a unique 0-60 mph and quarter mile result. Pay attention to the following points. The test proved my concerns to be well founded; the right cylinder was only producing 50-70psi. It will do 0-60 in around 4 seconds, which is quicker than any car under £80000.
I don't know what the 'K' is, but the 'F' makes me even more suspicious. I would get the 500 but the naked as they seem to hold their value well. You can list all and also sign up for e-mail notification when such bikes are advertised in the future. With the restrictor in, 1st, 3nd and 3rd gear don't seem to be effected when solo which gets you up to 60 in about 4 seconds. Is it a good started bike? In 6th you'll do 40 to 60 in about 5 seconds. Would recommend this to any first time rider who wants a restricted 500 as its cheap to insure and run, but I cannot see why anyone would choose to have one of these for any other purpose when there are plenty of great naked 600s out there. It accelerates fast enough for a new biker and gets up to illegal speeds even on my 33bhp restricted version.
We need to remember though that this is a cheap bike for people who have never had a big bike before. The engine was replaced with one from the breakers. Only thing I don't like on the bike is the clocks, but at the end of the day you dont expect state of the art clocks for the price. It doesn't lean over that well compared to a sports bike. Oh yeah, and don't bother trying to keep up with the sportsbike boys if you're on a group run, trust me its not worth the effort on one of these cos you'll never be quick enough. It isn't so much bike that you can only get the most out of it at the track, but it isn't so lightweight that finding it's limits lacks any challenge.
The seat is comfortable enough although after about an hour you have to get off and give your ass a break! Even the headlight in the photo I posted doesn't look like round version that the naked model has though it's hard to tell from the angle of the photo. Sure it only has 2 valves per cylinder meaning it gets a little breathless around the 85-100mph range, but that isn't where the fun riding happens on the streets anyway. So if we do not have a used cover, it may be in stock new. You constantly feel like its trying hard for you, as a result you can have some real fun. All in all this is a quality bike. Specify year, make and model name. Place your order, and it will be delivered within five to ten days.
Do you still have your license or are you reentering riding from learners again? Been biking for 29 years now and this twin is great fun. What sort of a bike are you after. Buying a bike begins at Bikez! Apart from that the ergonomics are about the best of any bike I've ever ridden. Bikez has a high number of users looking for used bikes. Do you still have your license or are you reentering riding from learners again? One issue he is having, is the bike is a high revving bike, so he needs to pay attention when at idle and in low gears to avoid killing it.