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2008 Kawasaki Ninja 500R vs. 2008 Hyosung Comet GT650R vs. 2008 Suzuki GSX 650F Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 500R vs 2008 Hyosung Comet GT650R vs 2008 Suzuki GSX 650F. The 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 500R has an MSRP of $5,099, while the 2008 Hyosung Comet GT650R has an MSRP of $6,099, 2008 Suzuki GSX 650F has an MSRP of $6,999.
 
KEY FACTS
     
Manufacturer Kawasaki Hyosung Suzuki
Model Ninja Comet GSX
Year 2008 2008 2008
Class Sport Sport Sport
Country of Origin Japan South Korea Japan
MSRP $5,099

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$6,099

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$6,999

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PRICE
     
Warranty 12 months 24 months 12 months
 
Engine
     
Cylinders 2 2 4
Compression Ratio 10.8:1 11.6:1 11.5:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 498 647 656
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid / Air Liquid Liquid / Air
Engine Type Parallel Twin V Twin Horizontal In-line
 
Seat Specifications
     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 30.5 30.7 30.3
 
Front Suspension
     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.5 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 5.1 4.7
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Inverted Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
     
Rear Travel (in) 3.9 3.9
Rear Suspension Brand Name UNI-TRAK
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
     
Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 5.1 5.3
Trail (in) 3.6 2.9
Width (in) 27.6 25.8 30.4
Wheelbase (in) 56.5 56.5 57.9
Length (in) 82.5 81.1 83.9
 
Capacities
     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 4.8 4.5 5
 
Misc
     
Major Revision Year 2008
Year 2008 2008 2008
Manufacturer Country Japan South Korea Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Sport Sport Sport
 
Weight
     
Dry Weight (lbs) 388 421.1 475
 
Transmission
     
Number Of Speeds 6 6 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Chain Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual Manual
Reverse No No No
 
Brakes
     
Rear Brake Type Disc Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Dual Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 130/70 R17 160/60 ZR17 69W 160/60 ZR17
Front Tire (Full Spec) 110/70 R17 120/60 ZR17 55W 120/70 ZR17
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2008 Kawasaki Ninja 500R vs 2008 Hyosung Comet GT650R vs 2008 Suzuki GSX 650F