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Compare the 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 500R vs 2008 Hyosung Comet GT650R vs 2008 Suzuki GS 500F. 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 GS 500F has an MSRP of $5,199.
 

KEY FACTS

     
Manufacturer Kawasaki Hyosung Suzuki
Model Ninja Comet GS
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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$5,199

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Warranty 12 months 24 months 12 months
 

Engine

     
Cylinders 2 2 2
Compression Ratio 10.8:1 11.6:1 9.0:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 498 647 487
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid / Air Liquid Air
Engine Type Parallel Twin V Twin Parallel Twin
 

Seat Specifications

     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 30.5 30.7 31.1
 

Front Suspension

     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.5 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 4.7
Trail (in) 3.6 2.9
Width (in) 27.6 25.8 31.5
Wheelbase (in) 56.5 56.5 55.3
Length (in) 82.5 81.1 81.9
 

Capacities

     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 4.8 4.5 5.3
 

Misc

     
Major Revision Year 2004
Year 2008 2008 2008
Manufacturer Country Japan South Korea Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Sport Sport Sport
 

Weight

     
Dry Weight (lbs) 388 421.1 396.8
 

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 Hydraulic Disc
 

Tires

     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 130/70 R17 160/60 ZR17 69W 130/70 R17
Front Tire (Full Spec) 110/70 R17 120/60 ZR17 55W 110/70 R17
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2008 Kawasaki Ninja 500R vs 2008 Hyosung Comet GT650R vs 2008 Suzuki GS 500F