2006 Suzuki GSXR 600

It started at racetracks far from Suzuki’s Hamamatsu, Japan headquarters. A group of dedicated Suzuki engineers on an overseas fact-finding mission wandered through paddocks and spectator parking lots, looking at motorcycles and watching races.

The racers at these events didn’t have factory contracts, and were not paid to race. They came because they loved the competition, the sport, and they rode motorcycles they bought themselves.
The race classes were defined by engine size, rider skill level and allowable modifications. The grids for 1000cc machines were packed with GSX-R1000s. The grids for 750cc machines featured row after row of GSX-R750s. But the 600cc grids were no longer completely filled with GSX-R600s. After years of trying, the middleweight competition had finally caught up, again.

The engineers worked stopwatches, talked to riders and mechanics, filled notebooks with observations and comments. They compared what they had seen at these regional races to what was happening in the World Superbike and AMA and other national Superbike series, and with the results from endurance series in Europe and the U.S.

By the time they returned to Japan, the engineers had a clear plan: Take everything Suzuki has learned from building and racing the dominating GSX-R1000 and use it to again leapfrog the would-be 600cc competition.

Apply the cutting-edge technology inherent in Genuine Suzuki Engineering, and build a new middleweight machine that defines the concept, The Top Performer.

In other words, produce a racer replica that delivers "the outstanding power-to-weight ratio, powerband and throttle response". A sportbike that also establishes the 600cc state-of-the-art in terms of throttle response, suspension performance, braking power. A motorcycle with the type of overall handling that inspires rider confidence and leads to quicker lap times. A machine infused with lessons from the racetrack.


Features

Suzuki GSXR 600

The 2006 Suzuki GSXR 600 is said to be the most advanced sports motorcycle ever made! The GSXR is Suzuki’s best-selling motorbike, and the model for 2006 is lighter, faster, more powerful, and fizzing with innovative technology. Scaled down in size but with a significant increase in power, the 2006 Suzuki GSX R 600 is now 15mm shorter in overall length, and 25mm shorter in overall height. The seat is 15mm lower than before, and the footpegs can be moved into three different positions within a 14mm horizontal and vertical angle. Read a Suzuki GSXR 600 brochure and allow yourself to be amazed at the advanced, high quality components and the improvement in overall ability, speed and handling.

Built for minimal weight and maximum speed, the 2006 Suzuki GSXR 600 motorcycle has a 5% improvement in aerodynamics, with an outstanding power-to-weight ratio, wide powerband, and instant throttle response. This is a supersports bike with massive attitude and unrivalled charisma.

The Suzuki GSX R 600 is a motorcycle with the type of overall handling that inspires rider confidence, based on cutting edge technology and modifications made after months of research at the racetrack. If you’re interested in buying some Suzuki GSXR parts or accessories it could boost your riding experience even more, pushing the maximum.

Whichever way you look at it, the 2006 Suzuki GSXR 600 is the top performer in the new middleweight class, defining the concept and standing as a benchmark, against which, all others are compared.

New Engine

Suzuki GSXR 600

All new ultra-compact and lightweight 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine designed to be narrower and lighter with increased performance and responsiveness

Improved electronic fuel injection system features Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) system - with dual fuel injectors per cylinder for smooth throttle response and high torque output

New cylinder head features titanium intake valves and exhaust valves utilizing a narrow valve angle for a compact combustion chamber and a 12.5:1 compression ratio

Forged aluminum-alloy pistons feature short skirts with cutaway sides. New reshaped stronger chrome moly steel connecting rods are shotpeened to improve strength

Valve bucket diameters are increased to work with more aggressive camshaft specifications

The crankshaft and transmission shaft positions are revised to make the crankcases more compact front to rear and the engine has been rotated forward in the chassis for maximum performance

Ventilation holes located between the cylinder bores are now larger measuring 39mm for reduced internal pumping pressure and reduced mechanical losses

New larger trapezoidal shaped radiator increases cooling capacity without increasing frontal area, plus compact cooling fan design further improves efficiency

A new back torque limiting clutch helps make quick downshifts smoother working in conjunction with an six speed transmission with updated internal gear ratios and redesigned shift forks providing better acceleration and superb shifting performance

All new stainless steel Suzuki Advanced Exhaust System utilizing an innovative under engine layout for optimum aerodynamics and improved mass centralization

Suzuki Exhaust Tuning system is built into the mid-pipe using a servo-controlled butterfly valve to tune the exhaust system to match engine rpm and improving low end torque

New forged steel crankshaft features increased inertia by 16% to optimize traction while cornering

New Chassis

Suzuki GSXR 600

All new aluminum-alloy frame utilizing five cast sections is engineered to deliver the ideal balance of rigidity for improved handling and less weight

New aluminum alloy swingarm is more rigid with a larger 25mm swingarm pivot and the swingarm assembly is 38mm longer for improved suspension feedback and rear wheel traction

New rear suspension linkage features a forged aluminum alloy link and one piece forged aluminum alloy link rod designed to increase traction and reduce side loads

Inverted 41mm Showa front forks are fully adjustable for rebound, compression and preload settings with updated rake and trail dimensions for improved cornering performance

Showa rear shock utilizes a 46mm piston and a larger 16mm rod and is completely adjustable for rebound, compression and preload

Bridgestone tires mounted on new cast aluminum wheels featuring thinner spokes are optimized to reduce unsprung weight

Radial mount four piston front brake calipers with larger 310mm rotors and a new lightweight single piston rear brake caliper

New adjustable footpegs can be moved into three different positions with a 14mm horizontal and vertical range

More compact overall chassis dimensions including a shorter fuel tank, narrower width, lower seat height and shorter overall height for improved rider comfort and mobility

The compact lightweight instrument cluster features a step motor controlled analog tach, LCD speedometer, dual tripmeters, clock, fuel reserve and all new gear position indicator


SPECS

Suzuki GSXR 600


Type:
Sportbike
Warranty:
12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.
Engine:
599cc,4-stroke,four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve
Bore & Stroke:
67.0 x 42.5mm
Compression Retio:
12.5:1
Fuel System:
Fuel Injection
Lubrication:
Wet Sump
Ignition:
Digital/transistorized
Starter:
Electric
Transmission:
6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive:
#525 chain
Physical dimensions:
Overall Length: 2040mm (80.3 in.)
Overall Width:
715mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Heigh:t
1125mm (44.3 in.)
Seat Heigh:t
810mm (31.9 in.)
Ground Clearance:
130mm (5.1 in.)
Wheelbase:
1400mm (55.1 in.)
Dry Weight:
161 kg (354 lbs) CA Spec: 162 kg (357 lbs.)
Suspension:
Suspension Front: Cartridge-type, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping
Suspension Rear:
Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Brakes:

Brakes Front:
Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear:
Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front:
120/70-ZR-17
Tires Rear:
180/55-ZR-17
Fuel Tank Capacity:
17 liter (4.5 gal.)
Color:
Blue/White, Red/White, Black/Matte Black, Blue/Black
MSRP: $8899

Suzuki GSXR 600

68 comments:

the ecu will only let you do 163. yes there are ways to get around that, but as far as stock goes, its top speed is 163.

ive got a 98’ gixxer 600 and ive done 260kph(163mph) in it and im pretty sure that the 06’ gixxer can do much better than that.

ive had my gsxr 600 k6 a few months now,am finding it difficult to wheelie,my previous k4 gixer 600 was a dodle to get the wheel up,as is my 05 r6,i find ive gota take it up2 55mph in first shut the throttle the give it full throttle again to get wheel up,anybody else have the same trouble?? as for top speeds,mine has been thrashed from day one,and recently had 174mph

Yeah I will have to agree my 06 gsxr 600 the fastest its seen is 173mph in 6th gear with my shift light on which is at 15,500. I doubt that bike will go any faster which in that case does it really matter when your on a 600 which is for the curves.?. If you want to go faster get a bigger bike!!!

Just put a down payment on an ’07 gix 600. Pick it up next month. Anything I should keep an eye out for with the new gixxers? Are there any common probs with this bike.

when are they bringing back the RGV250 ?

166 and climbing SLOWLY

According to Sportrider Magazine, THe 2006 Suzuki Gsxr 600 tops out at 163.3 mph.

the two brothers exhaust sounds really cool, but it kills the smooth lines that the gixxer has in the tail section. and micron has more power output than two bros because of their new fabrication techniques.

the 06 gixxer does about 165 at redline in 5th gear, ironically the same as the top speed in sixth gear, which means if you give your 600 a couple more ponies THEN it can hit redline in sixth and it will do about 188-190. and if you guys dont believe me, talk to me after you got a power commander and a micron serpent like i did. you cant talk about 6th gear redlines if you have never hit it. and if you do this and you cant hit it then you need to not weigh more than 180 like i do.

i have an 06 gixxer and went 140 at 12 grand but dont know what it duz

any comments on the two brothers racing exhaust, is it worth the hundreds

so far i got my stock 06 gsxr 600 up to 230 km/h it was still climbing when i ran out of staight highway

I got a 05 sportster that will go 288000 MPH what do you think BUDDY is it fast

i have an 06 gsxr600 i love it but for the last two weeks it been in the shop the throttle body went on it they said it was the theard gsxr they seen wieth this problem any else with this problem.

at 16000 rpm’s my gsxr-600 k6 will only go 163 so all that "mine went 175 is a lie or you cant read numbers"

"If you are going to post somthing please do everyone a favor - LEARN HOW TO SPELL - also learn how to speak. I can not believe I am riding the same streets as you!"
Thanks for giving me the best laugh in ages! Maybe you should learn to spell "something" before becoming a fully fledged Grammer Nazi.

If you are going to post somthing please do everyone a favor - LEARN HOW TO SPELL - also learn how to speak. I can not believe I am riding the same streets as you!

Has any heard about issues with valve cover gaskets leaking on the 06 gixxer ?

sound like a bunch of kids boasting what the clock says? when the clock says 174mph on the gixer k6, its 20% out and you doing around 160mph. as for new sprockets. yes it makes your clock even more out at all speeds and lifts the revs in each gear , but getting more acceleration is allways gonna make you loose the top end speed. as for the front wheel been the same size after changing sprockets, wtf does that have to do with it. new bikes electronic speedo works from the revolutions of the front sprocket comparing to each gear.. yout bike must be an old shed if ya still got a front wheel hub cable on yours lol.
get a life the new k6 is a top awsome bike and styled from a 2005 r1 and is the same speed to weight ratio as the k4 750.

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