GSX-R600Z 100TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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Nothing sounds better than a race-tuned GSX-R at maximum RPM.

As Suzuki marks its 100th anniversary as a company in 2020, the new 2021 GSX-R600 100th Anniversary Edition arrives to celebrate the brand’s achievements on the racetrack.

In 1985, Suzuki revolutionized the sportbike category with the introduction of the original GSX-R750, and later expanded the line with the addition of the GSX-R600. The limited-availability GSX-R600 100th Anniversary Edition also recognizes Suzuki’s 60th year in racing, a milestone celebrated with the MotoGP team’s retro-inspired livery. The MotoGP GSX-RR's traditional blue and slate silver paint scheme pays homage to Suzuki’s early Grand Prix machines of the 1960s.

The GSX-R600 100th Anniversary Edition is an excellent example of Suzuki innovation blending race-winning capability with impeccable street manners. The GSX-R600’s compact, powerful, four-cylinder engine promptly reacts when you hit the throttle, while its supremely refined suspension and brakes provide precise, responsive handling.

The GSX-R600 100th Anniversary Edition remains true to the GSX-R’s original concept and championship-winning heritage, delivering an exciting riding experience in a striking package that respects a century of Suzuki excellence.

At participating dealers only.

Specifications

Engine Type 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Engine Displacement (CC) 599
Bore x Stroke 67.0 mm x 42.5 mm
Transmission 6-speed
Fuel System Fuel injection
Starter System Electric
Overall Length (mm) 2030
Overall Width (mm) 710
Overall Height (mm) 1135
Wheelbase (mm) 1385
Ground Clearance (mm) 130
Seat Height (mm) 810
Curb Mass (kg) 187
Suspension - Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension - Rear Link Type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes - Front Disc, twin
Brakes - Rear Disc
Tyre - Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) tubeless
Tyre - Rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W) tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 17

Features

ENGINE

  • A compact 599cc, four-cylinder engine with a race-proven over-square bore/stroke ratio produces remarkably strong high rpm power delivery.
  • The energy-efficient engine employs forged pistons, shot-peened connecting rods, chrome-nitride-coated upper compression and oil control rings, and pentagonal ventilation holes to reduce frictional and mechanical losses.
  • Camshafts with aggressive valve-lift profiles were developed using proven MotoGP racing engine technology – the first time this method has been applied to a production Suzuki.
  • Lightweight titanium alloy valves are controlled by single-coil valve springs to reduce valve train mass, reducing mechanical losses at high rpm.
  • Lightweight and durable forged pistons were designed using the same Finite Element Method (FEM) and fatigue analysis technology used for MotoGP racing engines.
  • Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection uses eight fine-spray eight-hole injectors for improved fuel atomization, which contributes to more complete combustion.
  • An Engine Control Module (ECM) provides state-of-the-art engine management and has enhanced settings to suit the intake and exhaust systems, resulting in better fuel economy and linear throttle response.
  • Advanced, MotoGP-developed transistorized ignition control programming helps maintain more precise spark timing across the range of engine speed and temperature.
  • Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) offers push-button selection of two racing-developed engine control maps to suit road or track conditions and personal tastes.
  • Four-into-one stainless steel exhaust system with a titanium muffler is fitted with a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) valve that maximizes torque and improves throttle response, especially in the low- to mid-rpm range.
  • The close-ratio six-speed transmission features a taller first-gear ratio and shorter ratios for second, third, fourth, and sixth gears, making it easier for a racer to get a good start while improving straight-line acceleration and drive out of corners.
  • Race-proven back-torque-limiting clutch contributes to smoother downshifting and corner entry.

CHASSIS

  • Lightweight and compact twin-spar aluminium alloy frame is constructed of five cast sections to produce a balance of light weight and strength.
  • The frame is mated with a cast aluminium swingarm and multi-piece rear sub-frame that’s ready for racetrack use.
  • Race-developed, lightweight Showa Big Piston Front Fork (BPF) delivers superb feedback and consistent performance.
  • Single Showa rear shock absorber features externally adjustable rebound and compression damping, along with adjustable ride height.
  • Electronically controlled steering damper provides lighter steering at slower speeds and more damping force at racetrack and highway speeds.
  • Front brakes with fully floating 310mm discs are grasped by radial-mount, four-piston Brembo Monobloc calipers.
  • Three-spoke cast aluminium alloy wheels are shod with lightweight, high-grip front and rear tires for sharp handling.
  • Three-way adjustable foot pegs, adjustable shift lever and short fuel tank help compose a comfortable riding position that permits the rider movement required for performance riding.
  • Compact, lightweight instrument cluster with a built-in lap timer/stopwatch and programmable engine rpm indicators alert the rider to certain shift points.
  • Trim, simple, and lightweight bodywork creates an exciting, aerodynamic style that truly works well at speed.
  • Distinctive multi-reflector headlight with vertically stacked high- and low-beam halogen bulbs is cantered between position lights on each side.
  • Bright, durable LED tail light, with clear lens.
  • The front turn signals are integrated into the rear-view mirrors while the rear tail section houses the rear signals.
  • The lightweight instruments also include an analogue tachometer and LCD readouts that show speed, odometer, dual trip meter, reserve trip meter, clock, coolant temperature/oil pressure indicator, S-DMS, and gear position indicators.

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