Consumers buy sport bikes for the speed, maneuverability, performance, and overall experience. This Japanese-made sport motorcycle capitalizes on aerodynamic design and technology to make the entry-level GS 500F model inviting and competitive in the sport bike market. Although the GS 500F is billed as a starter bike, Suzuki has not spared enticing and hooking experienced as well as novice riders with the aerodynamic look and performance, quick acceleration, comfort (padded seat), and smoother suspension. The larger capacity fuel tank allows longer distance rides.
The 2006 Suzuki GS 500F features a steel frame and plastic body construction. This 2006 sport model comes standard with a four-stroke, two-cylinder, air-cooled parallel twin engine and a six-speed manual transmission. The engine displacement to weight is 1.23 cc with maximum torque of 29.5 lb-ft (40.0 Nm) at 7400 RPM. The GS 500 model engine generates 47 hp (34.3 kW) at 9200 RPM and goes with a flip of its CDI electric ignition.
The standard dry weight of the 2006 Suzuki GS 500F model is 396.8 pounds (180 kg). Overall model dimensions of the GS include a standard length of 81.9 in. (2080 mm), width of 31.5 in. (800 mm), and height of 45.3 in. (1150 mm). The GS 500F’s ground clearance is 4.7 in. (120 mm).
The 2006 GS 500F is equipped with tubeless, aluminum, 17-inch diameter front and rear wheels.
The only standard instrumentation on the GS 500F is the speedometer, trip odometer, and fuel level warning light. There is no GPS, clock, temperature warning light, lap timer, navigation system, oil pressure gauge, shift light, or trip computer.
Other standard features on the 2006 GS 500F include hand grips, standard handlebars, driver/passenger foot pegs, exterior covers and guards, front and rear fenders, lower and upper fairings, handlebars, spoiler, maintenance-free battery, and a kick stand. Bags, storage, and tank divider are not standard on this sport model.