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Suzuki GS500 Specs, Manuals, & Info


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If you’ve got a GS500 that you’re working on, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re doing a full rebuild or restoration motorcycle project or you just need to complete some routine maintenance, we’ve got all the information and links to what you need to do the job right.

On this page you’ll find:

  • Links to the motorcycle service manual for your GS500.
  • Where you can find used GS500s for sale to start a new motorcycle project or get a parts bike.
  • Specs, details, and information about the history of the GS500. may earn an affiliate commission when you make a purchase through the links on this page.

GS500 Specs & Details

The Suzuki GS500 is a lightweight/naked sport bike that was produced from 1989 to 2013.

Variations include a naked version and a fully faired model.

It’s a popular entry level motorcycle for new riders.

From 1979 to 1982, the GS500 engine was an inline four. In 1988 it was changed to a twin.

Specs for the Suzuki GS500 include:

  • Top Speed: 105-115 mph.
  • Engine Displacement: 487cc
  • Cylinders/Engine Type: 4 stroke parallel twin
  • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • Transmission: 6 speed
  • Wet Weight: 373-439 lbs.

GS500 Years & Variations

Model variations for the GS500 include:

  • GS500
  • GS500E
  • GS500F

Find a GS500 for Sale Near You

If you’re looking for a GS500 of your own or need a donor parts bike for your current motorcycle project, you can use the used bike search tool to find what you’re looking for.

Click your state below to find used GS500s near you.

These motorcycle search engines search Craigslist listing for the entire state so you don’t have to individually search each specific region.

Once you’ve got the bike up and running, be sure to check back to our motorcycle registration and title guides if you need help getting plates (Especially if you’ve bought the GS500 without a title).

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