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.


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


Suzuki GSXR 600

12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.
599cc,4-stroke,four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve
Bore & Stroke:
67.0 x 42.5mm
Compression Retio:
Fuel System:
Fuel Injection
Wet Sump
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.)
1400mm (55.1 in.)
Dry Weight:
161 kg (354 lbs) CA Spec: 162 kg (357 lbs.)
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 Front:
Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear:
Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front:
Tires Rear:
Fuel Tank Capacity:
17 liter (4.5 gal.)
Blue/White, Red/White, Black/Matte Black, Blue/Black
MSRP: $8899

Suzuki GSXR 600


Not trying to be the bearer of bad news but you probably weren’t going that fast. All speedometers are incorrect to a certain degree. While driving at lower speeds this can only be a small percentage but at speeds that high the percentage multiplies which can mean readings that are off by sometimes more than 10 mph. So what looks like 160 could in reality be in the 140’s

I have had mine up to 160 in 6th with 4500 rpm left to go I just shifted into it

I would not mind getting this 06 GSXR 600 now finding a used one would have a good price.

I looped my 600 and had it over 175 several times. only mod dropped 1 tooth in the front sprocket and a yoshi slip on

my 2006 gsxr600 was on radar at 149mph not even close to tached out in 4th gear at sea level, this was bye a very unhappy cop bye the way, i know ive pushed it over 170 easily the speedo was reading 187

the katana is the ugliest bike ever build

Slipper clutch?

get a katana. way faster

Can the GSXR 600 beat a Plutonium rimjob 5000?

he is beautifful

i got ym gsxr600 to do 164 and i was choking hte out of it. cant believe you can get 170 or 180 out of it. dont believe it for a second.
i got a question here. i want to take the front sprocket off, how do i do that? is it clockwise or anticlockwise?
reply to justinpossible@

i dont see why you dont believe it, i believe it i was at 174 and it was still pullin so i think so and my brothers 05 yamaha r6 did 179 stock so who ever said that about a stock bike is just retarded stop being a p**** and try it. oh and has any one raced a viper yet i wanna know if i could take it i dont care about magazine numbers im talkin personal experience

This is a bike that has not only met, but surpassed my expectations!

hmm 12 month warranty, i think i read 18 someplace else..

The chassis is awesome

hello im 18 years old, and i grew up on the pegs of a dirtbike. and now i want something i can have some real fun with. im looking for my first streetbike and i’ve been considering either a gsxr600 or a ZX6. if anyone knows anything that i should know about either of those bike please message me. i’v been researching bike for about a year now and it’s come down to those two. so if you know anything feel free to help out a newb

i have a 2006 gsxr 600 and got it up to 280

I plan on getting a bike in a few months. I was seriously leanin towards this one and was wondering if it would be a good idea. any comments would be appreciated plz.

Hey folks sorry but im a newb to all of this and i was wondering what would be my best bet for my first bike ive been told only 600’s if im new but this bike seems oh so appealing Can anyone help me ???

I have 06 GSXR 600 and in six gear i was doing 165mph at about 14rpms but for your bike to go 180s i dont think so. Not a stock bike.

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