Suzuki has announced it will contribute $400 (including GST) towards the on-road costs for purchasers buying a new LAMS-approved fully-faired GS500F, or $300 (including GST) for each new, naked GS500 purchased and delivered between 1 May and 31 July 2009.
No doubt helped by the introduction of LAMS mid last year (in a rare show of sensible policy-making involving motorcycles by the Victorian Government), the GS500F was the best-selling sports tourer in Australia in the first quarter of 2009.
Both models are powered by a lightweight and well-tested 487cc parallel-twin engine. Each features disc brakes, preload-adjustable front and rear suspension, good handling and performance and a relaxed riding position. Both GS500F and GS500 come with a 20-litre fuel tank for a good touring range.
In Blue/White or Black/Grey livery, the Suzuki GS500F can be had for $8,490rrp (inc. GST, but excluding dealer delivery and government charges), while the GS500 is available in Blue/Black or Black colour scheme for $7,790rrp (inc. GST, but excluding dealer delivery and government charges).
And if you buy one before the end of July, Suzuki will give you a nice little brown paper bag stuffed with bills to defray the on-road costs. (Well maybe... figuratively perhaps.)