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LAMS question... GS500 or F

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by Fluffy Bunny Feet, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. I'm just wondering about the Suzi GS500F... Is that a GS500 or is it a totally different bike coz it has an F? The LAMS list we have states that GS500's are ok to ride, which sounds a dam bit better than being stuck my GPX but I'd prefer the F model.. is that gonna be classed as the same bike?

  2. Going on the specs from the 2005 model the kw/t figure is 140 so it falls below the LAMS limit for learner riders of 150kw/t. It might pay to ring Transport SA to double check though.
  3. Yep same bike underneath, although the faired version is a few kilos heavier which makes its power to weight ratio lower - the fairing should theoretically mean a higher top speed/better fuel economy.
  4. Where did you get those specs from??? I'm trying to work it out and specs i found stated it to work out to 200 odd KW per T... I wanna find out if other bikes like the Kawa ER-5 can go on the list but havn't been put on.
  5. i'm sure kwaka er-5 is LAMS in NSW though
  6. Bugger I thought we copied that list, but it's not on the version i have...
  7. I cant remember which website i found the specs on but the weight was 180kg and power was 48PS (which equates to 35.30kW). Add 70kg for rider and you get 140kW/t. The formula is

    ---------------------------- X 1000 = kW/t
    weight of bike plus rider

    To get kW from PS use PS X 0.7355 = kW

    The LAMS system allows for 90kg for a bike 250cc or less and 70kg for a bike 251cc - 660cc.
  8. The ER500A and ER500C are on the SA list.
  9. Ok kewl i wasn't sure if the ER500 was the ER5 or just an older version...

    And i wasn't adding weight for rider :p

    Cheers dude!
  10. Hey Fluffy,

    If I get time tomorrow, I'll go downstairs and ask the twits at MotorReg, why the "F" isnt on the list. It should be - cause it is the same as a GS500