|1984 Suzuki GSX500ES comparison test from Finland (six pages).
Click to enlarge. This magazine article was published in Tekniikan
Maailma 16/1984. It is the only article I have even seen on this
Suzuki model. It looks like the GSX550ES but it has a 498cc engine.
Anyway, the test riders liked the looks of the Suzuki, the metering
bridge and the fact that the engine was clearly visible and therefore
easy to clean and maintain. They didn't like the windshield (inefficient)
and the engine could have been stronger. It wasn't possible for
the riders to decide which one of the models, the Honda VF500F,
the Kawasaki GPZ550 or the Suzuki GSX500ES, was the best. The
Honda was the sportiest and the Kawasaki the largest and the most
suitable for touring, Suzuki was somewhere in-between them. Those
who can't decide but want to enjoy both types of riding, will
choose the Suzuki.