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Suzuki GS500E/GS500 model history
GS500E 1979—1981, 1989—2000
GS500 2001—


I have put tried to tell the Suzuki GS 500 E / GS 500 model history on this page as I know it. I would be grateful of any contributions — sales brochures, magazine ads, magazine articles, pictures, specs, facts, corrections etc. Please scan the material in JPEG format (large enough that all the details are visible) and send them to me. Please tell me the source and the publication date if possible. If you send me pictures of your own bike, please follow these instructions.

Confusing enough, Suzuki has manufactured two quite different models of GS500E. The original GS500E was one of the original GS models from the late-seventies and early-eighties. The second, far more modern, version of the GS500E was released in 1989. I put a couple of pictures of both of the models on this page.

Suzuki 1980More Suzuki models from 1980
Suzuki model year code: T

The air cooled GS500E engine traces its roots back to the first Suzuki four-strokes. The 1977 GS400 became the GS425, then the GS450, and finally the GS500, which retains the same basic layout and qualities, such as reliability, that made the original GS engines so appealing.

Suzuki GSX400ESuzuki GS 500 E 1980
Overall Length: 2,200 mm (86.6 in)
Overall Width: 850 mm (33.5 in)
Overall Height: 1,155 mm (45.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1,435 mm (56.5 in)
Dry Weight: 200 kg (440 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 486 cc inline-4, DOHC, 8 valves. 46 hp.

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Suzuki 1989More Suzuki models from 1989
Suzuki model year code: K

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1989 GS500E
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Totally new model


The model name GS500E suddenly reappeared in the Suzuki program in 1989. Again, the four-stoke DOHC formula was used but this time there were only two cylinders, with a 270 degree crank. A counterbalancer was used in the engine to get rid of vibrations but despite of the double overhead camshafts the engine had only two valves per cylinder and modest power output. 

But the the GS500E twin had a very rigid frame, Full Floater swingarm, slingshot carburetors, large disc brake at the front and lightweight, holow 3-spoke wheels. The combination made the chassis better than usually found in ”commuter” bikes.

The GS500E has been a popular model for years and it's still in production. No larger upgrades has been made and the bike is still popular, after 14 years in production.

The new GS500E had black painted engine mounted in a light grey frame and white wheels. The 1989 model had low two-piece handlebars, giving the impression of clip-ons but were in fact mounted to the upper triple tree. In 1990 the handlebars were raised to a more standard height.

A California-specific model for 1990 had a reduced fuel capacity, 15.0 liters (3.3 imp gal; 4.0 U.S. gal) instead of 17 liters, to allow room under the tank for an evaporation canister.

The given specifications vary some between the countries, depending on the emission/noise/insurance regulations etc.

Colors: White Pearl (22R) with blue decor, Pearl Novelty Black (33J) with red-silver decor, Marble Italian Red (28V) with black-white decor

Suzuki GS500ESuzuki GS 500 E 1989
Overall length: 2040 mm (80.3 in)
Overall width: 720 mm (28.3 in)
Overall height: 1120 mm (44.1 in)
Seat height: 785 mm (30.9 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 155 mm (6.1 in)
Dry Weight: 169 kg (373 pounds)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, STDCC, 4 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 41 Nm (4.2 kg-m)/ 7.500 rpm.

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Suzuki GS500ESuzuki GS 500 E 1989
Overall length: 2040 mm (80.3 in)
Overall width: 720 mm (28.3 in)
Overall height: 1120 mm (44.1 in)
Seat height: 785 mm (30.9 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 155 mm (6.1 in)
Dry Weight: 169 kg (373 pounds)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, STDCC, 4 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 41 Nm (4.2 kg-m)/ 7.500 rpm.

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1989 GS500E
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Suzuki 1990More Suzuki models from 1990
1990 Suzuki year code: L
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Colors: Pearl Novelty Black (33J), Marble Italian Red (28V), Pegasus Blue (0ZK)
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Suzuki GS500ESuzuki GS 500 E 1990
Overall Length: 2,075 mm (81.7 in)
Overall Width: 755 mm (29.7 in)
Overall Height: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat Height: 785 mm (30.9 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 155 mm (6.1 in)
Dry Weight: 169 kg (373 pounds)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, STDCC, 4 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 41 Nm (4.2 kg-m)/ 7.500 rpm.


Suzuki 1991More Suzuki models from 1991
Suzuki model year code: M
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Colors: Pearl Novelty Black (33J), Marble Italian Red (28V), Pegasus Blue (0ZK),
Marble Jade Green (0FL)
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Suzuki GS500ESuzuki GS 500 E 1991
Overall Length: 2,075 mm (81.7 in)
Overall Width: 755 mm (29.7 in)
Overall Height: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat Height: 785 mm (30.9 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 155 mm (6.1 in)
Dry Weight: 169 kg (373 pounds)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, STDCC, 4 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 41 Nm (4.2 kg-m)/ 7.500 rpm.
Suzuki GS500ESuzuki GS 500 E 1991
Overall Length: 2,075 mm (81.7 in)
Overall Width: 755 mm (29.7 in)
Overall Height: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat Height: 785 mm (30.9 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 155 mm (6.1 in)
Dry Weight: 169 kg (373 pounds)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, STDCC, 4 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 41 Nm (4.2 kg-m)/ 7.500 rpm.



Suzuki 1992More Suzuki models from 1992
1992 Suzuki year code: N
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The 1992 GS500E front suspension was improved by fitting spring preload adjusters to the forks. The painted wheels were changed in 1996 from the original white color to dark grey, and the frame on some models. The engine was no longer painted black.

Colors: Pearl Novelty Black (33J), Marble Italian Red (28V), Deep Purple Metallic 1HU)
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Suzuki GS500ESuzuki GS 500 E 1992
Overall Length: 2,075 mm (81.7 in)
Overall Width: 755 mm (29.7 in)
Overall Height: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat Height: 785 mm (30.9 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 155 mm (6.1 in)
Dry Weight: 169 kg (373 pounds)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, STDCC, 4 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 41 Nm (4.2 kg-m)/ 7.500 rpm.



Suzuki 1993More Suzuki models from 1993
Suzuki model year code: P
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Colors: Pearl Novelty Black (33J) with blue-silver decor , Marble Italian Red (28V), Deep Purple Metallic 1HU)
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Suzuki GS 500 E 1993
Overall Length: 2,075 mm (81.7 in)
Overall Width: 755 mm (29.7 in)
Overall Height: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat Height: 785 mm (30.9 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 155 mm (6.1 in)
Dry Weight: 169 kg (373 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, STDCC, 4 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 41 Nm (4.2 kg-m)/ 7.500 rpm.


Suzuki 1994More Suzuki models from 1994
Suzuki model year code: R
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Colors: Pearl Novelty Black (33J, Candy Antares Red (19A), Light Purple Metallic (1TU)
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'94 Suzuki GS500ERSuzuki GS 500 E 1994
Overall Length: 2,075 mm (81.7 in)
Overall Width: 755 mm (29.7 in)
Overall Height: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat Height: 785 mm (30.9 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 155 mm (6.1 in)
Dry Weight: 169 kg (373 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, STDCC, 4 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 41 Nm (4.2 kg-m)/ 7.500 rpm.



Suzuki 1995More Suzuki models from 1995
Suzuki model year code: S
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Colors: Candy Teal Bluish Green (1ZV), Light Purple Metallic (1TU),
Pearl Novelty Black (33J
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Suzuki GS500ESuzuki GS 500 E 1995
Overall Length: 2,075 mm (81.7 in)
Overall Width: 755 mm (29.7 in)
Overall Height: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Ground Clearance; 155 mm (6.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in)
Dry Weight: 169.0 kg (372.6 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. Sweden: 45,5 hp (33,5 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 39,2 Nm/ 7.600 rpm. Unrestricted: 52 hp (38 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 41 Nm (4.2 kg-m)/ 7.500 rpm.
Suzuki GS500ESuzuki GS 500 E 1995
Overall Length: 2,075 mm (81.7 in)
Overall Width: 755 mm (29.7 in)
Overall Height: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Ground Clearance; 155 mm (6.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in)
Dry Weight: 169.0 kg (372.6 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. Sweden: 45,5 hp (33,5 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 39,2 Nm/ 7.600 rpm. Unrestricted: 52 hp (38 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 41 Nm (4.2 kg-m)/ 7.500 rpm.
Suzuki GS500ESuzuki GS 500 E 1995
Overall Length: 2,075 mm (81.7 in)
Overall Width: 755 mm (29.7 in)
Overall Height: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Ground Clearance; 155 mm (6.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in)
Dry Weight: 169.0 kg (372.6 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. Sweden: 45,5 hp (33,5 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 39,2 Nm/ 7.600 rpm. Unrestricted: 52 hp (38 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 41 Nm (4.2 kg-m)/ 7.500 rpm.
Suzuki GS500ESuzuki GS 500 E 1995
Overall Length: 2,075 mm (81.7 in)
Overall Width: 755 mm (29.7 in)
Overall Height: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Ground Clearance; 155 mm (6.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in)
Dry Weight: 169.0 kg (372.6 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. Sweden: 45,5 hp (33,5 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 39,2 Nm/ 7.600 rpm. Unrestricted: 52 hp (38 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 41 Nm (4.2 kg-m)/ 7.500 rpm.


Suzuki 1996More Suzuki models from 1996
Suzuki model year code: T
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Colors: Pearl Novelty Black (33J, Candy Antares Red (19A), Ocean Blue (27J)
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Suzuki GS 500 E 1996
Overall Length: 2,075 mm (81.7 in)
Overall Width: 755 mm (29.7 in)
Overall Height: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Ground Clearance; 155 mm (6.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in)
Dry Weight: 169.0 kg (372.6 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. Sweden: 45,5 hp (33,5 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 39,2 Nm/ 7.600 rpm. Unrestricted: 52 hp (38 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 41 Nm (4.2 kg-m)/ 7.500 rpm.


Suzuki 1997More Suzuki models from 1997
1997 Suzuki year code: V
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The 1997 GS500E got new front brake calipers with two large pistons, replacing the previous unequally-sized pistons.

Colors: Pearl Novelty Black (33J) with grey-silver decor, Pearl Suzuki Deep Blue (1LF),
Candy Teal Bluish Green (1ZV), Candy Antares Red (19A)
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Suzuki GS500ESuzuki GS 500 E 1997
Overall Length: 2,075 mm (81.7 in)
Overall Width: 755 mm (29.7 in)
Overall Height: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat Height: 785 mm (30.9 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 155 mm (6.1 in)
Dry Weight: 169 kg (373 pounds)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, STDCC, 4 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 41 Nm (4.2 kg-m)/ 7.500 rpm.




Suzuki 1998More Suzuki models from 1998
Suzuki model year code: W
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Starting in 1998, the French models were fitted with Mikuni BSR 34mm carburetors with a three-circuit design (pilot jet, mid-main jet, main jet) for precise fuel metering throughout the rev range. All markets got the Mikuni BSR 34mm carburetors in 2001.

Colors: Pearl Novelty Black (33J) with grey-silver decor, Azteca Orange (Z94),
Pearl Suzuki Deep Blue (1LF), Candy Antares Red (19A)
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Suzuki GS500EW '98Suzuki GS 500 E 1998
Overall Length: 2,075 mm (81.7 in)
Overall Width: 745 mm (29.3 in)
Overall Height: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Ground Clearance; 155 mm (6.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in)
Dry Weight: 169.0 kg (372.6 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. Sweden: 45,5 hp (33,5 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 39,2 Nm/ 7.600 rpm. Unrestricted: 52 hp (38 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 41 Nm (4.2 kg-m)/ 7.500 rpm.

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Suzuki GS500ESuzuki GS 500 E 1998
Overall Length: 2,075 mm (81.7 in)
Overall Width:745 mm (29.3 in)
Overall Height: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat Height: 785 mm (30.9 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 155 mm (6.1 in)
Dry Weight: 169 kg (373 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, STDCC, 4 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 9.200 rpm, 41 Nm (4.2 kg-m)/ 7.500 rpm.

Suzuki GS500ESuzuki GS 500 E 1998
Overall Length: 2,075 mm (81.7 in)
Overall Width: 745 mm (29.3 in)
Overall Height: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat Height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in)
Ground Clearance: 155 mm (6.1 in)
Dry Weight: 169 kg (372 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.


1998 Suzuki GS500E Specifications (USA)

Overall length:

2,075 mm (81.7 in)

Overall width:

745 mm (29.3 in)

Overall height:

1,045 mm (41.1 in)

Seat height: 790 mm (31.1 in)

Wheelbase:

1,410 mm (55.5 in)

Ground clearance:

155 mm (6.1 in)

Dry mass (weight):

169 kg (272 lbs)

Dry mass (California): 170 kg (374 lbs)

Engine type:

Air-cooled inline-2, DOHC, 8 valves

Bore:

74.0 mm (2.913 in)

Stroke:

56.6 mm (2.228 in)

Piston displacement:

487 cc

Compression ratio:

9,0:1

Carburetor:

MIKUNI BST33SS slingshot x 2 *

Air cleaner type:

Polyurethane foam element

Starter system:

Transistorized

Lubrication system:

Wet sump

Clutch type:

Wet multi-plate

Transmission type:

6-speed constant mesh

Gearshift pattern:

1-down, 5-up

Final drive:

DAIDO D.I.D. 520 V6 chain

Front suspension:

Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable spring preload

Rear suspension:

Swinging arm, Full Floater type, 7-way adjustable spring preload

Front suspension stroke: 120 mm (4.7 in)
Rear wheel travel: 115 mm (4.5 in)

Steering angle (left to right):

 

Caster:

64º 30'

Trail:

95 mm (3.74 in)

Turning radius:

 

Front brake:

Single hydraulic disc, floating 310 mm disc

Rear brake:

Single hydraulic disc, 250 mm disc

Front tire size:

110/70-17 54H, tubeless

Rear tire size:

130/70-17 52H, tubeless

Ignition type:

Transistorized

Generator type:

Three-phase A.C. generator

Fuel tank capacity:

17 liter (4.5 US gal), 3,5 liter reserve

Fuel tank capacity (California):

15 liter (4.0 US gal)

Engine oil capacity:

2.9 liter (3.1 US qt.)

Engine oil capacity (without filter):

2.6 liter (2.8 US qt.)

Battery: 12V 11Ah, FB10L-B2
Spark plugs: NGK DPR8EA-9 or ND X24EPR-U9
Headlight: 12V 60/55W
Available colors: Black, Orange

Note: *) Mikuni BSR34 carburator is used for some year models/countries.
The physical dimensions seem to vary some between countries and/or year models.



Suzuki 1999More Suzuki models from 1999
Suzuki model year code: X
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Colors: Pearl Novelty Black (33J, Phlolina Yellow (163), Candy Forest Green (Y98)
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Suzuki GS500ESuzuki GS 500 E 1999
Overall Length: 2,075 mm (81.7 in)
Overall Width: 745 mm (29.3 in)
Overall Height: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat Height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in)
Ground Clearance: 155 mm (6.1 in)
Dry Weight: 169 kg (372 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.



Suzuki 2000More Suzuki models from 2000
Suzuki model year code: Y
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Colors: Pearl Novelty Black (33J, Candy Antares Red (19A), Candy Jay Blue (Y7E)
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Suzuki GS500ESuzuki GS 500 E 2000
Overall Length: 2,075 mm (81.7 in)
Overall Width: 745 mm (29.3 in)
Overall Height: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat Height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in)
Ground Clearance: 155 mm (6.1 in)
Dry Weight: 169 kg (372 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.


Suzuki 2001More Suzuki models from 2001
Suzuki model year code: K1
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In 2001 the GS500 was given new bodywork, new seat and a 20-liter fuel tank. Wheel rims were painted light gray. All markets got the Mikuni BSR 34mm carburetors that had been used only on French models. Pulsed secondary air injection was used to reduce emissions.
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For now on, the model name was changed from GSA500E to GS500. In addition to dropping the 'E' designation for the GS500, all Suzuki motorcycles went from using a single letter code for the model year (e.g. 'X' for 1999) to a letter-and-number code: K1 for 2001, K2 for 2002, L0 for 2010 and so on.
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Colors: Candy Grand Blue (YC2), Pearl Lively Yellow (Y9H), Metallic Abyss Blue (YM7)
Frame color: Bright Silver Metallic (13L)
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2001 SUZUKI GS500 K1Suzuki GS 500 2001
Overall length: 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall width: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Overall height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Curb weight: 193 kg (425 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.


2001 Suzuki GS500  Candy Grand Blue
2001 Suzuki GS500 Pearl Lively Yellow
2001 Suzuki GS500  Metallic Abyss Blue
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Suzuki 2002More Suzuki models from 2002
Suzuki model year code: K2
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In 2002 the wheel color became black, and from 2004 the frame was also painted black.

Colors: Candy Grand Blue (YC2), Saturn Black Metalic (Y7L)
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Suzuki GS500 K2 '02Suzuki GS 500 2002
Overall length: 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall width: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Overall height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Curb weight: 193 kg (425 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.

Suzuki GS 500 2002
Overall length: 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall width: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Overall height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Curb weight: 193 kg (425 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.



Suzuki 2003More Suzuki models from 2003
2003 Suzuki year code: K3
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Colors: Candy Grand Blue (YC2)
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Suzuki GS 500 2003
Overall length: 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall width: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Overall height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Curb weight: 193 kg (425 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.


Suzuki 2004More Suzuki models from 2004
2004 Suzuki year code: K4
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For the 2004 Suzuki introduced a model with fairing, GS500F, on the side of the naked GS500E. You could mount a full fairing to model even earlier, a full fairing kit was available at least in Germany. This time the fairing came from Suzuki and was already mounted on the bike. Technically the models are identical. See the GS500F on a separate page.
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Colors: Candy Grand Blue (YC2), Metallic Saturn Black (Y7L), Pearl Lively Yellow (Y9H)
Frame color: Black
Suzuki GS 500 2004
Overall length: 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall width: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Overall height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Curb weight: 193 kg (425 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.


Suzuki GS 500 2004
Overall length: 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall width: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Overall height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Curb weight: 193 kg (425 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.





Suzuki 2005More Suzuki models from 2005
2005 Suzuki year code: K5
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Colors: Candy Grand Blue (YC2), Metallic Saturn Black (Y7L), Pearl Lively Yellow (Y9H)
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Suzuki GS500 K5 '05Suzuki GS 500 2005
Overall length: 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall width: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Overall height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Curb weight: 193 kg (425 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.

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Suzuki GS500 K5 '05Suzuki GS 500 2005
Overall length: 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall width: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Overall height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Curb weight: 193 kg (425 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.

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Suzuki GS500 K5 '05Suzuki GS 500 2005
Overall length: 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall width: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Overall height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Curb weight: 193 kg (425 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.

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Suzuki 2006More Suzuki models from 2006
2006 Suzuki year code: K6
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Colors: Pearl Suzuki Deep Blue No.2 / Metallic Sonic Silver (NY2), Metallic Saturn Black / Metallic Sonic Silver (FP2)
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Suzuki GS500 K6 '06Suzuki GS 500 2006
Overall length: 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall width: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Overall height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Curb weight: 193 kg (425 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.

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Suzuki GS500 K6 '06Suzuki GS 500 2006
Overall length: 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall width: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Overall height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Curb weight: 193 kg (425 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.

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Suzuki 2007More Suzuki models from 2007
2007 Suzuki year code: K7
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Colors: Pearl Vigor Blue / Glass Splash White (CWH), Pearl Nebular Black / Metallic Oort Gray (BPK)
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Suzuki GS500 K7 '07Suzuki GS 500 2007
Overall length: 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall width: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Overall height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Curb weight: 193 kg (425 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.

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Suzuki GS500 K7 '07Suzuki GS 500 2007
Overall length: 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall width: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Overall height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Curb weight: 193 kg (425 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.

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Suzuki 2009More Suzuki models from 2009
2009 Suzuki year code: K9
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Colors: Pearl Vigor Blue / Pearl Nebular Black (GVT), Pearl Nebular Black (YAY)
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Suzuki GS500 K9 '09Suzuki GS 500 2009
Overall length: 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall width: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Overall height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Curb weight: 193 kg (425 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.

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Suzuki GS500 K9 '09Suzuki GS 500 2009
Overall length: 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall width: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Overall height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Curb weight: 193 kg (425 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.

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Suzuki 2010More Suzuki models from 2010
2010 Suzuki year code: L0
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Colors: Metallic Phantom Gray (YHF)
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Suzuki GS500 L0 '10Suzuki GS 500 2010
Overall length: 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall width: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Overall height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Curb weight: 193 kg (425 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.

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Suzuki GS500 K9 '09Suzuki GS 500 2009
Overall length: 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall width: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Overall height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 790 m (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Curb weight: 193 kg (425 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 487 cc inline-2, DOHC, 4 valves. 47 hp (34.3 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 40 Nm/ 7,400 rpm.

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Metallic Phantom Gray (YHF)



Need a service manual? Here's one you can order
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Suzuki GS500E Twin Service and Repair Manual
Matthew Coombs, Haynes Publications / Hardcover
Published 1998




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