2012 Suzuki GSX-R600
When you’re in the market for a bike that comes with a world-class racing pedigree, you can’t do a whole lot better than the Suzuki GSX-R600. As a bike that has blazed its way to the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Championship and the overall AMA Pro SuperSport Championship, the GSX-R600 is truly in a class all its own.
Compact and powerful, the GSX-R600 is a clear demonstration of Suzuki’s highly-advanced and race-proven technology of the GSX-R line. The crown jewel of the bike is its 599cc, 4-cyclinder engine, that comes with a race-proven oversquare bore/stroke ratio engineered for an exceptional high-revving performance. It’s got shot-peened con rods, a chrome-nitride-coated upper compression and oil control rings, and pentagonal ventilation holes that ensure the bike has the kind of efficient performance befitting its name and stature in the industry. The GSX-R600 also has new camshaft profiles that feature an aggressive valve-lift curve and a 4-into-1 stainless-steel exhaust system with a titanium muffler, maximizing torque and improving throttle response, especially in the low-to-mid RPM range. The whole engine technology, particularly the Suzuki Dual Throtle Valve System, gives the rider free reign to enjoy the insanely powerful characteristics of the GSX-R600.
Handling is also a prime trait of the GSX-R600, thanks in large part to a race-developed, lightweight Showa Big Piston front-Fork that delivers superior feedback and consistent performance. Likewise, a single Showa rear shock features externally adjustable rebound and compression damping, along with adjustable ride height, making for a bike that truly has the whole package - and then some.
Find out more about the Suzuki GSX-R600 after the jump.
2012 Suzuki GSX-R600
- A 599cc, 4-cyclinder engine with a race-proven oversquare bore/stroke ratio is engineered for an exceptional high-revving performance.
- Shot-peened conrods, chrome-nitride-coated upper compression and oil control rings, and pentagonal ventilation holes help ensure efficient performance.
- Camshaft profiles feature an aggressive valve-lift curve, developed using proven Suzuki race team engine technology - its first use on a production Suzuki.
- 4-into-1 stainless-steel exhaust system with a titanium muffler, carries a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) valve maximizing torque and improving throttle response, especially in the low-to-mid RPM range.
- Advanced, Suzuki race team-developed transistorized ignition control circuit helps maintain more precise ignition timing across the range of engine temperatures.
- Lightweight, durable forged pistons designed using Finite Element Method (FEM) and fatigue analysis technology used in Suzuki race team racing engines.
- Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) offers push-button selection of two racing-developed engine control maps to suit road conditions and personal tastes.
- Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection uses fine-spray 8-hole injectors for improved fuel atomization, which contributes to more complete combustion and smooth power delivery.
- Lightweight and compact twin-spar aluminum cradle frame made of five cast sections and cast swingarm.
- Electronically controlled steering damper provides lighter steering at lower speeds and more damping force on the racetrack and at highway speeds.
- Front brakes with fully floating 310mm discs and radial-mounted, four-piston Brembo monoblock calipers.
- Three-way adjustable footpegs, adjustable shift lever, and short fuel tank help compose a comfortable riding position.
Small, simple and lightweight bodywork featuring exciting, aerodynamic styling.
- Compact, lightweight instrument cluster with a built-in lap timer/stopwatch and programmable engine RPM indicator.
- 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.
- Race-developed, lightweight Showa Big Piston front-Fork (BPF) delivers superb feedback and consistent performance.
- Single Showa rear shock features externally adjustable rebound and compression damping, along with adjustable ride height.
- A six-speed close-ratio transmission features vertically staggered shafts to reduce overall engine length.
- Race-proven back-torque-limiting clutch contributes to smoother downshifting and corner entry.
|Bore Stroke||67.0 mm (2.638 in) x 42.5 mm (1.673 in)|
|Compression Ratio||12.9 : 1|
|Engine||599cc (36.5 cu. In), 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC|
|Fuel System||Fuel injection|
|Ignition||Electronic ignition (Transistorized)|
|Color||Metallic Triton Blue/Glass Splash White and Glass Sparkle Black|
|Brakes Front||Radial mounted, four-piston Brembo monoblock calipers, with dual fully floating 310 mm discs|
|Brakes Rear||Disc brake|
|Curb Weight||187 kg (412 lbs)|
|Final Drive||RK525SMOZ8, 114 links|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17.0 L (4.5/3.7 US/Imp gal)|
|Ground Clearance||130 mm (5.12 in)|
|Overall Length||2030 mm (80.0 in)|
|Overall Width||710 mm (28.0 in)|
|Seat Height||810 mm (31.9 in)|
|Suspension Front||Showa Big Piston front-Fork (BPF)|
|Suspension Rear||Link type, coil spring, oil damped|
|Tires Front||120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless|
|Tires Rear||180/55ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless|
|Transmission||6-speed constant mesh|
|Wheelbase||1385 mm (54.5 in)|
Motorcycle USA----"The current machine features innovations such as Suzuki’s S-DMS fuel map selector, titanium exhaust, fully-adjustable suspension and top-of-the-line radial brake calipers. Where 600s used to play second fiddle to some of the bigger machines to keep costs down, in recent years they have benefited from all the bells and whistles as their elder siblings."