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2008 Suzuki GS 500F vs. 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 650R Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2008 Suzuki GS 500F vs 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 650R. The 2008 Suzuki GS 500F has an MSRP of $5,199, while the 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 650R has an MSRP of $6,499.
 
KEY FACTS
   
Manufacturer Suzuki Kawasaki
Model GS Ninja
Year 2008 2008
Class Sport Sport
Country of Origin Japan Japan
MSRP $5,199

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$6,499

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PRICE
   
Warranty 12 months 12 months
 
Engine
   
Cylinders 2 2
Compression Ratio 9.0:1 11.3:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 487 649
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric
Cooling Air Liquid
Engine Type Parallel Twin Parallel Twin
 
Seat Specifications
   
Number Of Seats 2 2
Seat Height (in) 31.1 31.1
 
Front Suspension
   
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6
Front Travel (in) 4.7
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
   
Rear Travel (in) 4.9
Rear Suspension Brand Name
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
   
Ground Clearance (in) 4.7
Trail (in) 4.2
Width (in) 31.5 29.9
Wheelbase (in) 55.3 55.5
Length (in) 81.9 82.9
 
Capacities
   
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.3 4.1
 
Misc
   
Major Revision Year 2004 2006
Year 2008 2008
Manufacturer Country Japan Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Sport Sport
 
Weight
   
Dry Weight (lbs) 396.8 393
 
Transmission
   
Number Of Speeds 6 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Reverse No No
 
Brakes
   
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Disc
Front Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Dual Disc
 
Tires
   
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 130/70 R17 160/60 R17
Front Tire (Full Spec) 110/70 R17 120/70 R17
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2008 Suzuki GS 500F vs 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 650R