2005 Suzuki GS Review


The 2005 Suzuki GS 500F is arguably one of the finest entry-level bikes for those looking to start on their sportbike journey. Designed to look and perform like one of Suzuki's trademark racers, the 2005 GS nevertheless offers an easy learning curve, without producing so much rip-roaring power that it would be hard for new riders to manage. Plus, despite the aggressive and race-inspired look of the bike, it is remarkably comfortable and easy to drive.

The Suzuki GS 500F is powered by a responsive four-stroke, twin-cylinder, air-cooled, 487cc, DOHC engine that offers a nice balance of power and economy. It has a smooth-operating six speed transmission with a cable-operated clutch, which is a surprising feature on an entry level bike. The transmission's gear ratios are optimized for both around-town riding, and highway use.

The 2005 Suzuki GS 500F is equipped with a reliable CDI ignition, a maintenance-free battery, and a sporty two-into-one exhaust system that has been fine-tuned for maximum rpms in the low- to mid-range. These hassle-free features help make the bike reliable and ride-ready for those riders who don't want to be bothered by constantly having to service their bikes.

Unlike many of its competitors, the 2005 Suzuki GS features a full fairing for best-in-class wind protection and comfort. The bike's low 31-inch seat height, and low center of gravity, helps make it easy to navigate, while the telescopic front fork suspension and rear link-type suspension allows the bike to handle and perform exceptionally along any riding surface. With its large 310mm rotor and four-piston caliper singe disc brake on its front wheel, and a two-piston caliper-controlled disc brake on the rear, slowing and stopping on the Suzuki GS 500F is strong and sure.

The 2005 Suzuki GS 500F is an excellent example of what happens when a manufacturer is devoted to building the best bike possible for the bike's targeted rider. Built to perfection just like the Japanese manufacturer's most expensive supersports, the 2005 Suzuki GS is easily one of the best values for new riders. With this bike, Suzuki achieves the impossible – they've built an entry-level sport bike that doesn't look or act like it's entry level.

New For 2005

  • The 2005 Suzuki GS 500F is a carryover model and therefore it does not feature any significant changes from the previous year's model.

2005 Suzuki GS Specs

  • Model:500F
  • Engine Type: Four-Stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 74mm x 55.6mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.01:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: Carburetor
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gal
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 55.3 inches
  • Seat Height: 31.1 inches
  • Curb Weight: 396.8 lbs.
  • Tires (Front): 110/70 R17
  • Tires (Rear): 130/70 R17


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Key Competitors For The 2005 Suzuki GS

  • 2005 Honda 599
  • 2005 Yamaha YZF600R
  • 2005 Kawasaki Ninja 500R