2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 | First Ride

Light makes right

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Brian J. Nelson

tech SPEC

The last-generation GSX-R platform, nipped and tucked to trim twenty pounds.

Honda CBR600RR, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R, Triumph Daytona 675, Yamaha YZF-R6.

Price: $11,599
Engine type: l-c inline-four
Valve train: DOHC, 16v
Displacement: 599cc
Bore x stroke: 67.0 x 42.5mm
Compression: 12.9:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 6-speed
Claimed horsepower: NA
Claimed torque: NA
Frame: Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension: 41mm Showa Big Piston inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension: Showa shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake: Dual Brembo Monobloc four-piston radial calipers, 310mm discs
Rear brake: Nissin single-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Bridgestone Battlax BT-016
Rear tire: 180/55ZR-17 Bridgestone Battlax BT-016
Rake/trail: 23.5 degrees/3.8 in.
Seat height: 31.9 in.
Wheelbase: 54.5 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal.
Claimed curb weight: 412 lbs.
Color: White, blue/white
Available: Now
Warranty: 12 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact: American Suzuki Motor Co., P.O. Box 1100, Brea, CA 92822; 714.996.7040 www.suzukicycles.com

VERDICT 4 out of 5 stars
This is everything we expect a 600cc sportbike to be—light, agile, and intuitively easy to ride fast at the racetrack.

Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!

*Please enter your username

*Please enter your password

*Please enter your comments
Not Registered?Signup Here
(1024 character limit)
  • Motorcyclist Online