With its agile stance, the modern design language and sporty engine, the Suzuki GSX-R600 is ready to reward you with a serious amount of thrills every time you jump on its saddle.
The motorcycle is propelled by a 599 cc 4 cylinder engine that is paired with a six speed manual transmission. The engine comes with shot-peened con rods, a chrome-nitride-coated upper compression and oil control rings, and pentagonal ventilation holes which have the purpose to improve the overall performance and efficiency.
The engine is linked to a 4-into-1 stainless-steel exhaust system with a titanium muffler. This advanced exhaust system maximizes torque and improves throttle response, especially in the low-to-mid RPM range.
The bike features a completely new frame, a race-proven geometry and a 15mm shorter wheelbase. All these were achieved without sacrificing the swingarm’s length to maintain traction on corner exits.
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The Suzuki GSX-R600 continues its dominance in the AMA Pro Road Racing series, taking all 600cc championships in 2012 - including the Daytona Sportbike, Supersport West, and Supersport East.This further solidifies the GSX-R600 as part of a race-winning line of motorcycles from coast to coast.
In 2012, Suzuki celebrated the 1 millionth produced GSX-R motorcycle, a feat only accomplished with the support of fans, race teams, and dealers worldwide. The reason - each GSX-R is developed with: an advanced race-proven 599cc, 4-cylinder, and liquid-cooled engine; a responsive, agile, and lightweight chassis; compact wheelbase; and race-developed suspension. In short, the GSX-R600 has once again proven to be the winning combination to Own the Racetrack.
A lightweight chassis featuring a compact wheelbase and race-developed suspension. A compact, powerful 4-cylinder engine delivering a real-world demonstration of advanced race-proven technology. The GSX-R600 – designed to be The Top Performer in its class, a total package designed to Own The Racetrack.
Results don’t lie, the GSX-R600 is the best 600cc sports bike available. Not only has the GSX-R600 been awarded the Best Sports Bike (under 600cc) by Motorcycle News, but has also won the highly competitive British Supersport Championship with Alastair Seeley and the Suzuki by TAS racing team.
Perfected in the cut and thrust of racing, the state of the art revised chassis has a 1,385mm wheelbase for sharper handling and enhanced cornering ability, heightened by a 9kg weight saving for the best power-to-weight ratio in the class*. Race bred radial-mount Brembo Monoblock brake calipers fitted to big piston upside-down Showa forks confirm the quality of design and engineering. With absolute confidence in the front end you will be braking harder, later and deeper than ever before.
Taking advantage of MotoGP developments, the big-bore, short-stroke engine produces stronger low-to-mid range pulling power with instant throttle response and quicker progress through the gears. This increased torque throughout the rev-range and revised close-ratio gearbox internals provides for faster acceleration and quicker lap times.
Slim and light with iconic GSX-R style, the attention to detail on the GSX-R600 includes adjustable foot pegs for rider comfort, clear-view mirrors and a coded chip-in key immobiliser security system giving the practicalities for every day on the road and the performance for the track.
MotoGP technology - The GSX-R600 is the first production Suzuki motorcycle to directly benefit from design techniques and technologies used on our MotoGP machines. The lighter pistons and more aggressive valve lift curves enhance throttle response and produce stronger low-to-mid range torque, with the revised gear ratios using this torque for better race starts, quicker acceleration and stronger drive out of the corners.
BREMBO monobloc radial-mount calipers - Provide more powerful and consistent braking with greater rigidity for better rider feedback. The front braking system is 405g lighter than the previous design, with less un-sprung weight producing even better suspension performance.
Race proven slipper clutch – A ramp and cam system for smoother downshifts that improves rear tyre grip and stability when approaching bends, by reducing the pressure on the clutch pack under hard deceleration.
SHOWA Big Piston Forks - Quicker reacting with improved damping and more controlled compression under hard braking. Provides enhanced grip and rider feedback with more controlled weight transfer for a better turn in. 860g lighter than the previous conventional design.
Completely new frame – The cornering performance of the new GSX-R600 is heightened further with race-proven geometry and a 15mm shorter wheelbase. This has been achieved without sacrificing swingarm length to maintain traction on corner exits. The main chassis alone is 1.35kg lighter with a 900g lighter swingarm.
More fuel efficient – Cutting-edge design techniques reduce mechanical losses and improve fuel efficiency by 10% compared to the previous model. Adjustable footpegs - Allows you to ride in the position that suits you best, providing greater comfort and control, and reducing fatigue.
Suzuki Advanced Immobiliser System - Coded chip-in-key system for enhanced security.
At the heart of the all new GSX-R600 is a compact 599cc, four cylinder, liquid cooled engine, featuring a class-leading power-to-weight ratio and reduced weight for enhanced running performance.
A proven race winner, the Suzuki GSX-R600 has dominated racetracks and advanced technology developed in MotoGP racing is present in the GSX-R600’s engine with a refined ignition control and specially designed pistons and camshafts for improved overall acceleration.
Equipped with two performance settings, the refined Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) offers advanced digital engine management for instantaneous switching between engine maps to suit rider preference or riding conditions.
An innovative back-torque limiting clutch helps makes downshifts smoother and more controlled, while the six-speed transmission features new drive ratios for improved low-to-mid rpm range acceleration performance. The GSX-R600’s all new chassis has been redesigned with an emphasis on weight reduction and compactness to improve overall handling.
With a newly designed, lightweight twin-spar aluminium frame, made from just five cast sections, and revolutionary inverted Showa Big Piston Front-forks (BPF), the GSX-R600 offers supreme handling at racetrack speeds.
A relatively low seat height and a shorter reach to the handlebars due to the 15mm shorter wheelbase creates a seating position carefully designed to work well both for racetrack and street riding.
Delivering advanced stopping power, the GSX-R600’s braking system now uses dual radial-mounted, four-piston Brembo monoblock calipers and 310mm dual floating discs, and a single piston rear brake caliper with a 220mm disc.
The GSX-R600 is now available, backed by Suzuki’s two-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
- A 599cc, four-cylinder engine with a race-proven oversquare bore/stroke ratio provides exceptionally potent, high-revving performance.
- Shot-peened conrods, chrome-nitride-coated upper compression and oil control rings, and pentagonal ventilation holes help ensure efficient performance.
- Class leading Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection system includes fine-spray 8-hole injectors, providing improved fuel atomization contributing to more complete combustion in the cylinder.
- Advanced, MotoGP-developed transistorized ignition control circuit helps maintain more precise ignition timing across the range of engine temperatures.
- Lightweight, durable forged pistons are designed with the Finite Element Method (FEM) and fatigue analysis technology and optimized camshaft profiles was developed using proven MotoGP racing technology.
- A 4-into-1 stainless-steel exhaust system features a titanium muffler, which carries a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) valve. The system maximizes torque and improves throttle response, especially in the low-to-mid RPM range.
- Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) offers push-button selection of two racing-developed engine control maps to suit road conditions and personal preference.
- Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) plated cylinders integrated into the upper crankcase helps reduce friction, improve heat transfer, increase durability and provide better ring seal.
Transmission and chassis
The engine is mated on a six-speed close-ratio transmission which features vertically staggered shafts to reduce overall engine length. You also get a race-proven back-torque-limiting clutch contributes to smoother downshifting and corner entry.
Race-developed, lightweight Showa Big Piston front-Fork (BPF) delivers superb feedback and consistent performance.
Lightweight and compact: twin-spar aluminum cradle frame made of five cast sections and cast swingarm.
An electronically controlled steering damper provides lighter steering at lower speeds and more damping force at racetrack and highway speeds.
Front brakes feature fully floating 310mm discs and radial-mounted, four-piston Brembo monoblock calipers.
A single Showa rear shock features externally adjustable rebound and compression damping, along with adjustable ride height.
Other new features for 2013
- 3-way adjustable footpegs, adjustable shift lever, and short fuel tank help compose a comfortable riding position.
- Instrument cluster features an analog tachometer with LCD readouts of the speedometer, odometer, dual trip meter, reserve trip meter, clock, coolant temperature/oil pressure indicator, S-DMS and gear position indicators.
- Compact, lightweight instrument cluster with a built-in lap timer/stopwatch and programmable engine RPM indicator.
- Small, simple and lightweight bodywork featuring exciting, aerodynamic styling
2013 Suzuki GSX-R600 - USA Specifications
| US MSRP Price|| $11,599 USD|
| Engine 599cc||, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC |
| Bore x Stroke ||67.0 mm x 42.5 mm (2.638 in x 1.673 in) |
| Compression Ratio ||12.9 : 1 |
| Fuel System|| Suzuki Fuel Injection |
| Starter|| Electric |
| Lubrication ||Wet sump |
| Transmission|| 6-speed, constant mesh |
| Final Drive|| RK525SMOZ8, 114 links, Chain |
| Suspension Front|| Inverted Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped |
| Suspension Rear ||Link type, coil spring, oil damped |
| Brakes Front|| Brembo, Disc, Twin |
| Brakes Rear|| Disc |
| Tires Front|| 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless |
| Tires Rear ||180/55ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless |
| Fuel Tank Capacity ||4.5 US |
| Color ||Metallic Triton Blue / Pearl Glacier White, Pearl Mira Red / Pearl Glacier White |
| Electrical || Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized) |
| Overall Length|| 2030 mm (79.9 in) |
| Overall Width|| 710 mm (28.0 in) |
| Wheelbase ||1385 mm (54.5 in) |
| Ground Clearance ||130 mm ( 5.1 in) |
| Seat Height|| 810 mm (31.9 in) |
| Curb Weight ||187 kg (412 lbs) |
| Warranty || 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty|