Really? I didn't know that. I loved that bike even though everyone scoffed at it in high school because it wasn't a "race bike". I didn't care, I was paying $4 per week in gas (when gas was $0.99 per gallon) and $45 per month for insurance. It was still faster than 99% of the cars in the parking lot too. I ended up painting it an Infiniti metallic blue because I was taking autobody in school and my teacher was a motorcycle guy.More than one GS500 won a WERA Clubman Class Grand National Final at Road Atlanta back in the day.