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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-30-2004, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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GS500 opinions

Just curious what you guys think of the GS500 motorcycle as a beginner's bike (talking about a mid to late 90's). What would you consider a reasonable price for a fair condition, say 1996 or 1997 GS500? Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-04-2004, 05:13 PM
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I think it would be a great beginner bike. It can probably carry you far beyond beginner, too, if the desire for a cooler bike doesn't come about. My wife rides a Ninja 500, which is about as close a bike as one could find these days. It is rock solid, reliable and gets you into bikes easy.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-04-2004, 05:42 PM
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GS 500E

That would be a GREAT beginner bike! They are reliable, easy to maintain, fairly lightweight with good handling, and inexpensive. A good price would be $2000 or less.

Best of luck to you!
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