Suzuki GSX-R600, Honda CBR600F4, Kawasaki ZX-6R And Yamaha YZF-R6 - Reality Check

The ID Says You Need A Dozen Bikes, But The Ego Knows Better. Take One 600cc Sportbike And Make Yourself Comfortable On The Couch

By The Motorcyclist Staff, Photography by Dean Groover, Kevin Wing
SUSPENSION
Front 43mm cartridge fork 46mm cartridge fork 45mm cartridge fork 43mm cartridge fork
adjustable for spring adjustable for spring adjustable for spring adjustable for spring
preload, compression preload, compression preload, compression preload, compression
and rebound damping and rebound damping and rebound damping and rebound damping
Rear single shock adjustable single shock adjustable single shock adjustable single shock adjustable
for spring preload and for spring preload, ride for spring preload and for spring preload and
rebound damping height, compression rebound damping rebound damping
and rebound damping
Tire, front 120/70ZR17 120/65ZR17 120/70ZR17 120/60ZR17
Michelin Hi-Sport Dunlop D207 Dunlop D207 Dunlop D207
Tire, rear 180/55ZR17 180/55ZR17 180/55ZR17 180/55ZR17
Michelin Hi-Sport Dunlop D207 Dunlop D207 Dunlop D207
PERFORMANCE
Corrected 1/4-mile* 11.61 sec. @ 115.9 mph 11.38 sec. @ 120.5 mph 11.47 sec. @ 119.9 mph 11.23 sec. @ 123.2 mph
0–60 mph 3.44 sec. 3.61 sec. 3.66 sec. 3.47 sec.
0–100 mph 8.00 sec. 8.26 sec. 8.32 sec. 7.78 sec.
Top-gear roll-on,
60–80 mph 6.76 sec. 5.26 sec. 5.41 sec. 5.29 sec.
Fuel mileage
(low/high/average) 36/48/41 35/47/43 36/42/39 34/40/38
Cruising range
(excluding reserve) 152 miles 168 miles 156 miles 141 miles
Performance with test-session weather conditions corrected to sea-level standard conditions (59 degrees F, 29.92 in. of mercury)
By The Motorcyclist Staff
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