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GL500 Specifications

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The GL500 was released in 1981 as a middleweight touring machine; utilising the TI CX500 power plant, it boasted a fully revised frame with better brakes and suspension than the original CX500s. The specs sheet is a work in progress:

GL500 Specifications


GL500 Interstate
Length 2,207mm (86.9") 2,305mm (90.7")
875mm (34.4")
Height 1,178mm (46.4") 1,505mm (59.2")
1,495mm (58.8")
Seat height 788mm (31") 778mm (30.6")
Foot peg height 322mm (12.7") 315mm (12.4")
Ground clearance 132mm (5.2") 127mm (5")
Dry weight 207kg (456lb) 230kg (507lb)
Wet weight 224kg (494lb) 247kg (547lb)

Frame specifications

GL500 Interstate
Frame type
Front suspension type
Telescopic forks
Front suspension travel
150mm (5.9")
Front suspension air pressure
Front wheel
Front tyre
3.50 S19-4PR

Regional Variants


Australia did not get the GL500 variants.

North America

The GL500 was sold in both years here - 1981 and 1982.

North America didn't get the GL500C.

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