2006 Suzuki GSX-R600 & 750 - Fun And Funnerer - First Ride

Fun And Funnerer

By Brian Catterson, Photography by Stephen Piper, Keith Muir

Alphabet Superbikes
Yo homies, let's get one thing straight: SRAD is not a model designation! Nobody likes acronyms like Suzuki, and the '06 Gixxers boast more than most. Here's a rundown:

PAIR Pulsed-AIR, an emissions system that injects fresh air into the exhaust ports to ignite unburned hydrocarbons.

PVD Physical Vapor Deposition, the system whereby the pistons' upper compression and oil-control rings are chrome-nitride plated for reduced friction.

SAES Suzuki Advanced Exhaust System, detailed elsewhere.

SCEM Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material, a nickel-phosphorous-silicon-carbide coating used on the cylinder liners.

SDTV Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve, not to be confused with SCTV (Second City Television)

SET Suzuki Exhaust Tuning, what Yamaha calls EXUP.

SRAD Suzuki Ram-Air Direct, even more direct this year.

2006
SUZUKI GSX-R600
PRICE
MSRP $8799
ENGINE
Type
l-c inline-four
Valve arrangement
dohc, 16v
Displacement
599cc
Transmission
6-speed
CHASSIS
Weight
355 lb. dry, claimed (161kg)
Fuel capacity
4.3 gal. (16.5L)
Wheelbase
55.1 in. (1400mm)
Seat height
31.9 in. (810mm)
2006
SUZUKI GSX-R750
PRICE
MSRP
$9999
ENGINE
Type
l-c inline-four
Valve arrangement
dohc, 16v
Displacement
750cc
Transmission
6-speed
CHASSIS
Weight
359 lb. dry, claimed (163kg)
Fuel capacity
4.3 gal. (16.5L)
Wheelbase
55.1 in. (1400mm)
Seat height
31.9 in. (810mm)
By Brian Catterson
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