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Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by pottsy44, Jul 31, 2007.
what does the gs500f do in 0-100km/h? cant seem to find it anywhere else.
Probably about 5 seconds. I think they were about 12.9 for the quarter so that would sound about right.
if so thats plenty quick for me haha. i didnt think they were 'that' quick.
....coupla weeks :grin:
12.9s quarter mile sounds a tad optimistric to me...!
EDIT: 14.6s quarter and 6.0s 0-60mph according to MCN.
It's just a figure I read somewhere a while back. In bike terms 12.9 is bloody slow. (Well, other than 250's anyway).
As for relying on Muck, Crap and Nonsense.... well meh.
Any reasonably modern 600 (eg R6) will be around high 10's low 11's if you're good enough.
That isnt to say that joe average can run off a string of 12.9's on a clapped out GS500.
My car is that fast!
The GS only puts out 39hp!
That isn't much. I would guess most 250's would have similar quarter mile times as they weigh less.
True. The GS is nothing like a modern 600 though.
I would expect most fairly warmed over cars would give it a good run!
I've seen figures for the gs500e in another source. 5.9 for 0-100
MCN says 6.05 for 0-100 for the f
....and I've ridden one. They're certainly not going to tear your arms off.
best I've heard, close to stock, is 14.1 sec...
It's kinda like twist the throttle... wait..... wait.... wait.... have a good look around..... change gears.... wait..... wait.... wait......
I've heard switching to a 15T front sprocket speeds thing up abit.....
Earlier models would be faster due to more lenient noise and pollution restrictions as well. Just another thing to consider when assessing 1/4 mile times.
Certainly a decently quick car (eg SS Commodore V8, XR6T) is a challenge, but you still should win if you try hard enough.
GS500E would be lighter and thus faster over 0-100 - no fairing to weigh it down.
0-100km/h you ask??
Well so far it's 1year, 3months, 19days, 6hours, 33mins & 24...25...26 seconds.. and counting.
i know that when i used to ride my mates suzuki across i had to be in 6th gear to do 100km and it sometimes struggled. on my gs500f i can do 100 in 3rd gear. not sure how long it takes to get there though.
Why the bagging? It's a learner-legal for fcuk's sake.
Because a learner legal Z650 (built in 1977) has 65 hp, and is probably the same weight?
I'm laughing in this thread too, so tell you what, let's punt both of those around some corners, and see how we go? If the Z650 rider is alive at the end of it, we'll do some brake tests! :grin:
With 65hp and 180kg (about the weight of a GS500) it would have about 195kw/tonne (under LAMS with rider weight etc) - waaaay over the 150kw/tonne limit. Primary school level maths.
However, the 1977 Z650 weighs about 211kgs, so under LAMS (this includes rider weight of 68kg for any stupid fcukers) it has 173kw/tonne - still over the limit, and the reason it isn't on this LAMS list:
http://www.rego.act.gov.au/assets/PDFs/Approved list for Learner and Novice Motorcycles.pdf
Bagging learner bikes really shits me, we don't ride them by choice. Also Z650s are ugly old clunkers, the GS is a sleek, beautiful wonder of modern engineering. It even has an adjustable rear shock, hi-tech
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