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.

  • 2007 Suzuki GSX-R600
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    Fuel Injection
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    599 L
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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.

2007 Suzuki GSX-R600
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2007 Suzuki GSX-R600


Engine Features

Ultra-compact and lightweight 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine designed to be narrower and lighter with increased peformance and responsiveness
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
Cylinder head features titanium intake valves and exhaust valves utlizing 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
The crankshaft and transmisison shaft positions are positioned to make the crankcases 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 39mm for reduced internal pumping pressure and reduced mechanical losses
Large trapezoidal shaped radiator for maximum cooling capacity without increasing frontal area, plus compact cooling fan design further improves effeciency
A back torque limiting clutch helps make quick downshifts smoother working in conjuction with an six speed transmission with carefully selected internal gear ratios aproviding awesome acceleration and superb shifting performance
Stainless steel Suzuki Advanced Exhaust System utilizing an innovative under engine layout for optimum aerodynamics and maximum 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

Chassis Features

An aluminum-alloy frame utilizing five cast sections is engineered to deliver the ideal balance of rigidity for improved handling and less weight
Braced aluminum alloy swingarm is rigid with a large 25mm swingarm pivot and the swingarm assembly is designed for optimum suspension feedback and rear wheel traction
Innovative 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 optimum rake and trail dimensions for incredible cornerting performance.
Showa rear shock utilizes a 46mm piston and a large 16mm rod and is completely adjustable for rebound, high and low speed compression and preload damping
Bridgestone tires mounted on cast aluminum wheels featuring thin spokes are optimized to reduce unsprung weight
Radial mount four piston front brake calipers with 310mm rotors and a lightweight single piston rear brake caliper
Three way adjustable footpegs can be moved into three different positions with a 14mm horizontal and vertical range
Compact overall chassis dimensions including a short fuel tank, narrow width, and low seat 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 a gear position indicator


Engine: 599cc,4-stroke,four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve
Bore Stroke: 67.0 x 42.5mm
Compression Ratio: 12.5:1
Fuel System: Fuel Injection
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Ignition: Digital/transistorized
Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive: #525 chain
Overall Length: 2040mm (80.3 in.)
Overall Width: 715mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1125mm (44.3 in.)
Seat Height: 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 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: 120/70-ZR-17
Tires Rear: 180/55-ZR-17
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.5 liter (4.4 gal.) CA Model: 15.5 liter (4.1 gal.)
Color: Blue/White, Red/White, Black/Matte Black, Blue/Black

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  (1) posted on 10.24.2015

I have a 08 gsxr 750 my friend has a 07 gsxr 600 he claims he can do 150 in 3rd gear is this possible or is he lying plz help thx

  (1) posted on 11.22.2013

Yes I have had my gsx-r 600 to 170 m.p.h. 5th gear with one to go.And did’nt feel like 70.No one beleives me oh well.It does have a power comander and a pipe with 15 lbs. of stock muffler taken off.Have fun keep the ruber down.

  (1) posted on 11.21.2009

I have had my bike for about three weeks now. I got up to 117 the day I registered it. Got up to 124 the second day.

  (1) posted on 11.8.2008

my top spped on my gsxr 600 is 182 mph power commander. tre. velocity stacks. bmc air filter. etc tc alot of shift all yeah dont forget i got nitrouis

  (1) posted on 05.2.2008

I’ve been looking to buy a streetbike for about 6 months now, is the gsxr 600 the best 600cc around? Help out a newb- thanks!

  (6021) posted on 04.1.2008

Awesome bike! Been at 140mph already, but it just wants to keep going... I can’t wait to put extras on it and take it to the track.

  (6021) posted on 03.27.2008

definetly a good choice

  (6021) posted on 03.10.2008

i just got a 07 gsxr 600. ive had it to 140 so far, but ive only rode it twice. i got it becuz if its lightweight and handling. its in the shop in installing power commander, d&d exhaust, and 15hp n.o.s. kit. so busa’s beware. im cummin for ya!!! see ya on the streets in summer 08’. get at me if u wanna race 724-328-0524.

  (6021) posted on 02.27.2008

Got my wife the 6 last year n she loves it. Nice cchange up for me from the genI busa. The 6 is a rock solid ride for almost any level ability!

  (6021) posted on 02.15.2008

I just bought one now, in feb 2008... the price was much better than a 2008 one. So what is 2007? 0 miles, new, from the box...excellent bike. I never had a bike, so I find this one perfect.

  (1) posted on 12.14.2007

I must say it is a sick bike, fun to ride, easy to handle, quick on the throttle, ive had mine up to 161 smiley

  (1) posted on 05.27.2007

I bought this week 3 days ago, amazing! i couldn’t be happier, plus the price was exactly what i was looking for in my first bike.

  (1) posted on 05.8.2007

Just purchased a 2007 GXS-R600 yesterday... Friggin’ AWESOME!

Look, I test drove the Yamaha R6 & R6S and, while they were great bikes by any other standard, they just couldn’t hold a candle to the "gixxer" for comfort, ease of ride, performance, or those visceral intangibles that we crave. I won’t even mention the Kawasaki and Honda performance comparisons.

Plain and simple, you will not find a better bike in this price range under 600cc. Period. This little beast is that off the chain.

  (1) posted on 05.1.2007

2007 GSX-R 600

  (1) posted on 04.1.2007

The ’07 GSX-R600 is an awesome bike. I’ve only hit 101 but that was "kind of" by accident. Being that I just upgraded from a Kawi EX500, it really doesn’t feel like you’re going as fast as you are. This bike is extremely powerful, beautiful, and comes with a lot of features: shift light, gear indicator, intergrated turn signals on the mirrors, steering dampener, hugger, and it comes with a cowl.

  (1) posted on 03.29.2007

Hey, Been thinking for awhile about the "perfect" bike, never owned a bike before but have ridden a few. Just Bought a 07’ GSX-R600 last week, and i have to say the best bike ive ever been on...If your Looking for first/easy learning....VERY fast bike then this bike is for you... (i was moving at 135/mph in 3rd gear> havent yet topped it out >< over all AWESOME BIKE!!

  (2) posted on 03.5.2007

I’m planning on getting my first bike in a couple months. I was seriously leaning towards this bike and was wondering if it would be a good choice? please any comments.

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