If you're looking for a fun middleweight bike for urban commuting and all sorts of two-wheeled fun, this GS500E is a very good choice, especially as "affordability" is. This bike packs plenty of punch to be fun even for seasoned riders, and for an 192 kg (wet) machine, 47 horsepower will be just right to make things non-intimidating and reassuring. Great for new riders or someone that just wants to have fun and save a lot of money on Gas. This parallel twin also packs plenty of room for a passenger, making a great commuter for two in the warm season. Also makes it suitable for longer trips, as well. Workhorses donof Fun more often than not also adorned with a set of bar muffs.This GS500F isn’t the most sexy of bikes, but at under $2,500 it offers Great Value and reliable motoring for those on a tight budget. Its low seat height and light weight is a blessing for less experienced riders and the parallel twin engine is smooth and capable of hitting motorway speeds. What it lacks in sexy it makes up for in practicality.