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GSX-R600

A Top Performer

The Suzuki GSX-R600 is a class-leading sport bike worthy of its race-winning GSX-R heritage. Whether you’re carving through your favourite road or dominating the racetrack, it offers unparalleled performance.

The compact, powerful 4-cylinder engine demonstrates the advanced race-proven technology of the GSX-R line when you hit the throttle and push it to redline, while supremely refined suspension systems front and rear help provide precise, responsive handling. Wrapped in aerodynamic and lightweight bodywork that’s lifted from the race track, the GSX-R600 can not only win races, it can win envy.

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

  • Race-ready, iconic GSX-R styling provides sharp looks and a slippery shape with deep, rich paint. Riders can choose between Glass Sparkle Black or Pearl Glacier White colours, each with monochromatic graphics and colour-matched cast aluminium wheels.
  • The GSX-R600’s compact, fuel-injected, 599cc, four-cylinder engine delivers a rush of power from idle to redline. Located between the frame’s spars, the engine’s top end is canted forward to improve cylinder head charging for increased power output.
  • The Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) lets the rider adjust the engine’s power delivery to suit the riding conditions.
  • The twin-spar aluminium frame effectively connects the steering head with the swingarm pivot portion of the chassis in a way that balances lightweight and strength. The engine is suspended below the frame to keep mass low and the wheelbase short to promote nimble handling.
  • The Showa Big Piston Front Fork (BPF) and remote reservoir rear shock absorber are fully adjustable to deliver exceptional handling.
  • Twin Brembo Monobloc, radially mounted front brake calipers grasp fully floating stainless steel brake rotors to deliver strong stopping power.

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 lightweight 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 footpegs, 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 centred between position lights on each side.
  • Bright, durable LED taillight, with clear lens.
  • The front turn signals are integrated into the rearview mirrors while the rear tail section houses the rear signals.
  • The lightweight instruments also include an analog 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.
  • Attention to rider comfort and confidence includes a carefully shaped seat with a high-grip cover.