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2009 Gsxr 600

I’m about … 165-167 cm tall, and can allllllmost flatfoot on both sides, and I don’t really find it to be a problem whatsoever. When I’m stopped, I can completely flatfoot the left side and my right stays on the rear brake. I think I have a 30″ inseam or so, nothing fancy or special for someone of my height. I didn’t have it lowered or anything. I was originally worried about this when researching bikes to buy as my first bike, but really at this point I don’t see the fuss. I would say that if you’re 160 cm or shorter you MIGHT have a small issue with it, but that’s just my speculation.but that is not the case. A good friend of mine which is a very good rider and has been riding of more standard bikes thought I would be sorry on my purchase, despite his best instruction on a cycle purchase I continued on the 600 journey to own one and after the purchase I informed him he was way wrong on the power and all the features this bike comes with, IE: adjustable pegs, adjustable power settings, adjustable shift light, fully adjustable front and rear shocks,

What year GSXR is the fastest?
In the list of fastest production motorcycles by acceleration, a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 at a drag strip a 2006 model once recorded a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.35 seconds. Relaxed current record. This is the only GSX-R1000 that has won a title to championnat du monde de Superbike.
first sportbike, the most comfortable bike, first time owning one, this bike makes me feel like ive been ridin them my whole life, an easy ride and confident ride, not stupidly loud, just perfect. awsome bike.

Are 600 a beginner bike GSX?
With that said, the GSX-R 600 can be great for beginners. This is because of its powerband. At low RPMs, there isn’t much power, relatively speaking. Keep the RPMs low for as many years as it takes, until you are absolutely sure you are skilled.
My first week or so I kept it in C mode, but since it defaults back to A mode, after about 1 week I forgot about it and have been riding in A ever since. Being that it was my first bike, keeping it in C mode did help me gain some confidence while getting accustomed to the power of the bike, so if this is your first bike, I recommend you do the same. You’ll know when you’re ready to move on.while at the dealership i was looking to buy a cbr 600 when i saw the gsx-r and fell in love with it. i own the blue/white with white rims. got about 200 miles and people love my bike everywhere i go. also its crazy fast i have not really been past the break in rpm (10 grand) and i must say the power … is insane yeah i know 1000’s and busa’s have insane power but this bike is a beauty and it has power i totaly recommend it.

Is a GSX-R600 fast?
Do this and the GSX-R600 will hit a real 161 mph top speed. A number that is not to be sniffed at. Perfect conditions would allow for as much as 165 mph on the healthiest of bikes.
Its a great bike. I have had some problems with it. My bike had already 20 miles on the odometer and the dealer knew nothing about it. At about 400 miles the engine started knocking on a cold day at start up. This has happened twice. The bike is 3500 miles now. A recall service was done in … summer and the engine still smells like burnt oil. I see no leaks on the bike which leads me to believe that the mechanic did a dirty job and did not clean up after the repair. Other than that the bike is good and comfortable.On a side note you can get one cheaper than list price if you shop around even shipping from out of state is cheaper than some dealers “set-up fee” which is total crap since the manufacturer pays them to put it together from crate status.This is a great bike and very fast. Someone told me that there was a speed limiter on this bike, so I decided to test it out. I got the bike up 168 mph and it still felt like there was some juice left. So much for that theory.I also get compliments on the bike wherever I go. People stop and take photos of it, people chat me up when I park somewhere, and people gawk at it while I’m in traffic. They tell me with their eyes that they wish they had one.

Had my Gixxer 600 for a few months now. I had hoped to get a 2010 but got a great deal on an 09. I have serviced it myself twice and ran mobile one through it.
I recently bought this 600 and thought that it would not measure up (in the midrange power section) to my last motorcycle which was a 2001 SV 650S and I do have to say this thing is fun to ride and being almost 40 friends were steering me in another direction saying that midrange power is not there … until you hit the high revs on this venerable 600,Have about 500 miles on it now and loved every single mile. This bike is quick. It is comfortable, sounds great, looks great and is easy to ride. It has been years since I rode a sport bike and within hours I was right back into it. Still breaking it in but so far it has handled everything I have … thrown at it.

This is my first bike (2010, L0, as I live in Canada and they did import this model year). I totally love it over the past 7 weeks that I’ve owned it. I’ve put about 600 kms on it, never taken it past the 8000 RPM range as I’m still breaking it in according to its schedule.

and interest rate 1.99% till nov 30th, I knew I couldn’t go wrong. Need less to say he called me and had alot of really good things to say after doing some research about the suzuki gsxr 600 saying that how much better this bike was compared to the competition in the 600 class.
I JUST GOT MY O9 GIXXER 600 AND HAVE ABOUT 200 MILES ON HER. ITS A ALL AROUND JUST A GREAT BIKE. ANY WHERE I GO I HAVE PEOPLE ALWAYS WAITING FOR ME TO GET OFF OF IT TO COMMENT ON HOW GREAT IT LOOKS AND SOUNDS. SO WHAT ELSE CAN U ASK FOR? NOTHING!Ive had my 09 for about 600 miles and also enjoyed every mile. Took her in for the first service and wasnt to thrilled to be without her for a couple days. Easy to ride,plenty of power, turns heads

How much horsepower does 2009 GSX-R600 have?
126.04 HP Water cooled, 599cc, Inline-4, DOHCPower:126.04 HP (92.7 kW) @ 13500 rpmTorque:67.7 Nm (49.93 lb-ft) @ 11500 rpm (Ram-air)Final drive:ChainDry weight:359.4 lbsCategory:Supersport Cached
I purchased my Gixxr over three months ago. I think I got a pretty descent price on it as most dealers are really trying to get rid of their 09s. I really didn’t care what year they put on it, as long as it was new and I was the one to break it in. Ended up paying $8300 + TTL. I’m almost to 2K … on the mileage and with that here are my impressions. The ride is smooth, but the engine is quite buzzy. After a 20 mile ride averaging 70 MPH, my hands are normally asleep. I use my bike as a commuter back and forth to work. I actually enjoy hitting stop lights to shake the blood back in my hands. The bike has plenty of power and holds a line in a corner and is very light and nimble to ride. My average gas range per tank is 160 miles (47.96 mpg). The actual tank size is supposed to be 4.5 gals, but I’ve never been able to put more than 3.7 gals in her and that’s after the low light had been flashing for 15 miles. I have a feeling the light comes on prematurely. The biggest drawback that I’ve had so far is that the bike will stall after sitting in the hot sun all day, normally about a block after starting my ride. I’ve taken it to the dealer and they said they couldn’t find anything wrong, the very next ride same thing and many times since. Hopefully something a new slip-on and commander will fix. All in all I’m very happy with this purchase. I do wish suzuki would make a Gixxr in bright red or red and black vs red/orange and black (hint hint). Good luck and happy riding.

I admit I’ve cranked the throttle a few times, I mean it IS a sportbike after all, and when you get to about ~6000 RPM and higher it really starts to take off. I tell people I barely touch the throttle and I’m already at speeds people have no business going… and I still have what, 3 more gears and 10000 more in the RPM range?! Damn! The physical dimensions of the bike were almost identical to the previous year’s model. The seat height and the overall height were somewhat lower but the geometry of the bike was exactly the same as before. The already rigid aluminum alloy frame was newly designed and enforced with internal ribs, also there was an updated headlight and tail fairing. The frame, as well as the wheels, were now coated black. The Suzuki GSX-R1000 is a supersport motorcycle made by Suzuki. It was introduced in 2001 to replace the GSX-R1100 and is powered by a liquid-cooled 999 cc (61.0 cu in) inline four-cylinder, four-stroke engine although originally 988 cc (60.3 cu in) from 2001 to 2004.

Is a GSX-R600 a super bike?
The Suzuki GSX-R600 is a 600 cc supersport, sport bike in Suzuki’s GSX-R series of motorcycles.
The front brakes were also new. Suzuki decided to drop the six-piston calipers. The new radially mounted four-piston calipers weigh 30 grams less and grip smaller 300 mm (11.8 in) discs that save another 300 g (11 oz). Though smaller, Suzuki claimed that the new brakes provide better stopping and turn-in performance.

On September 22, 2006, Suzuki revealed a significantly updated GSX-R1000 for 2007 at the Paris motor show. The new bike gained 14 lb (6.4 kg) over the 2006 model which was due to its new exhaust system and new emissions regulations. To counter this weight increase, Suzuki claimed improved aerodynamics along with a faster revving engine and larger throttle body. Although not a completely new model, the engine and chassis have been updated. It also featured three different engine mapping configurations, selectable via two buttons located on the right handlebar. One up, and one down arrow to cycle between Mode A (unrestricted), Mode B (reduced power until 50% throttle is applied), and Mode C (reduced power throughout the rpm regardless of throttle application). It also received a hydraulic clutch.
In the list of fastest production motorcycles by acceleration, a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 at a drag strip a 2006 model once recorded a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.35 seconds. Relaxed current record. This is the only GSX-R1000 that has won a title to championnat du monde de Superbike.

The 2005 model has a tested wet weight of 444 lb (201 kg). Power output is tested at 178 hp (133 kW) and peak torque is 75.4 ft⋅lbf (102.2 N⋅m) both at the rear wheel. Also in 2005 Suzuki used a single “S” logo on the tank on all models instead of The brand’s full name.

The 2001 model carried over to 2002 with minimal changes. 2002 introduced i.a. modifications to the fuel pump, clutch, front axle, torque link, mirrors, and luggage hooks. The manual fast-idle was replaced with a computer operated implementation (the “STV servo”). New colors, and new GSXR stickers.

It will be illegal to register the model in the EU, EFTA, or UK from 1 January 2023 unless it is updated to comply with Euro 5. New sales are already banned in India as it does not comply with BS VI.The 2017 model, introduced to reporters at EICMA in late 2016, had a significantly redesigned engine the first since the last engine update on the 2009 model. This new engine has a higher RPM limit and no balancer shaft to quell vibration, also a mechanical variable valve timing used for ten years by Suzuki in MotoGP and drive by wire throttle. This model is the first to get the addition of traction control with a (IMU) inertial measuring unit measuring yaw, roll and pitch also all lighting is now LED. Another first for any GSX-R is the use of a fuel gauge on this model. Along with the new 2017 GSX-R1000 model, Suzuki has also released an up spec model GSX-R1000R; this R model comes with a Motion Track Brake System, Bi-directional quick shifter and launch control. Also on the R model, as reported by Sport Rider, are the same Showa Balance Free Front (BFF) fork and Balance Free Rear Cushion (BFRC Lite) shock that come standard on the 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R. Specifications are 202 horsepower at 13,200 rpm (claimed), 177.2 (rear wheel), 86 lb-ft torque at 10,000 rpm (claimed) and 76.3 lb⋅ft (103.4 N⋅m) (rear wheel); 76.0 mm x 55.1 mm bore x stroke, and 13.2:1 compression ratio.

Is a GSX-R600 a supersport?
The Suzuki GSX-R600 is a 600 cc supersport, sport bike in Suzuki’s GSX-R series of motorcycles.
The GSX-R1000 engine was a redesigned GSX-R750 engine. The R1000 had a 1 mm (0.04 in) bigger bore and 13 mm (0.51 in) longer stroke, newly designed pistons with lower crown, and gear-driven counter balancer. The engine weighed 130 lb (59 kg) which was slightly heavier than the 750 engine but 31 lb (14 kg) lighter than the engine of the GSX1300R. The performance of the engine is a peak of 160 bhp (119 kW) at 9,500 rpm, as measured on the crank and 143 hp (107 kW), when measured on the rear wheel with small variations between different instances of the same model. The redline is set at 12,000 rpm. The maximum torque of the engine is 80 ft⋅lbf (108 N⋅m) at 8,000 rpm. Combined with a total (dry) weight of 374 lb (170 kg) this gives the GSX-R1000 a top speed of 173 mph (278 km/h), a 1/4 mile time of 10.1 seconds at 141.7 mph (228.0 km/h), and a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) time of 3 seconds.For 2001, Suzuki introduced a new GSX-R model that replaced the largest and most powerful model of the GSX-R series sportbike, the GSX-R1100, with the all-new GSX-R1000. As the model name revealed, the engine’s cylinder displacement was roughly 1,000 cc (61 cu in), about 100 cc smaller than its predecessor. The GSX-R1000 was not just an enlarged version of the GSX-R750, although it shared many features with its little brother. The mainframe is the same in both models, but the material used on the big brother was .5 mm (0.020 in) thicker. Suzuki claimed the torsional rigidity of the frame had increased 10% in comparison with the GSX-R750. The 2005 model carried over to 2006 without any significant improvements other than a few appearance changes. The 2006 model had a measured top speed of 178 mph (286 km/h). After the GSX-R1000 had been three years on the roads and race tracks, Suzuki put out a new version of the model in late September 2002. Suzuki engineers had been working on the three things that made a fast bike faster; weight, power, and handling. The 2003 year’s GSX-R1000 was improved in all three counts. It weighed less, had more power/torque, and handled better.The 2005 model year GSX-R1000 had a redesigned engine and chassis. It had 4.4 lb (2.0 kg) lower weight than the previous model and the engine had an 11 cc (0.67 cu in) larger displacement due to a 0.4mm bore increase. It had a totally new frame reducing the total length of the bike by 1.6 in (41 mm) but reducing its wheelbase only 0.02 in (0.51 mm). There were new brakes with radial mounted calipers and 310 mm (12.2 in) discs at the front. The new titanium silencer (catalytic in Europe) was said to be designed to reduce turbulence to minimum. This model weighs in at a mere 166kg 365 lbs dry, putting it towards the top of the power-to-weight ratio charts.

The cylinder displacement of the engine remained the same 988 cc (60.3 cu in), but more power/torque and better throttle response had been achieved by adding four ventilation holes between the cylinders to equalize crankcase pressure beneath the pistons, moving the air intake nearer to the centerline and upgrading the engine management system from a 16-bit to a 32-bit ECU. The entire exhaust system was now made of titanium to save an additional 1.32 lb (0.60 kg) and the tail light was replaced with LEDs.
Troy Corser won the 2005 Superbike World Championship season, and Alessandro Polita won the 2006 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup season. The bike was used by Yukio Kagayama and Kousuke Akiyoshi to win the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race in 2007, with Kazuki Tokudome and Nobuatsu Aoki doing the same in 2009. Michael Dunlop will ride the GSXR at the 2022 Isle of Man TT Senior.

Using titanium for the exhaust downpipe (K1 model link pipe is black, K2 model link pipe is polished titanium) and the inside of the silencer, enabled the 1000s exhaust system to become 4 lb (1.8 kg) lighter than that of the 750. Titanium was also used in the front fork (titanium-nitride) to coat the stanchions. An exhaust tuning valve had been mounted inside the exhaust pipe. Using a servo the system dynamically adjusted the exhaust backpressure, according to engine speed, throttle position, and gear selection for increased torque, lower emissions, and decreased noise—the (stock) exhaust noise of the GSX-R1000 is notably lower than that of the GSX-R600.The headlights of the 2003 year’s GSX-R1000 were mounted vertically to enable the ram-air intakes in the front to be placed 20 mm (0.79 in) nearer the bike’s centerline. The new design was very much inspired by the look of the Hayabusa. The instruments were also redesigned.

Suzuki engineers have played around with the engine but instead of seeking peak performance they have tried to make the engine more user friendly by increasing low to midrange performance.

Just as the title says this bike has silky smooth handling. After being out of the saddle since 1992 I wanted a machine that would be forgiving but also something i could grow into and enjoy. Something i wouldn’t outlearn quickly [i.e. something fast!!]. I like this as it has the drive mode settings which limits the torque going out at the rear wheel. I have ridden it on mode C for about 2 months [the 65bhp setting]. As I got more confident I moved from C to B [about 85 bhp] and then onto Mode A [ Full power]. This bike is excellent if you have been out of biking sometime and want something forgiving yet formidable. You can increase the power the bike makes the better you get at riding. The handling is excellent and light, the steering damper works a treat [not like the bikes of yesteryear]. All in all i ma glad i went for this bike over the others in the 600cc SS market. Power, excellent brakes, Drive mode which really works well, slipper clutch that makes down shifting straight forward!!. What more can you ask for ??!!
It’s the cheapest of the Supersport 600 crop and although underneath it’s very similar to the old bike it is in fact a new bike, plus as they old saying goes if it’s not broke don’t fix it. It may not be as cutting edge on the track as the Yamaha R6 but it’s usable and a good road bike.had mine a month now after swapping a 749 for it what can is say top bike smooth and a bit of room on it 2 im 6.3 and make the ducati feel like a cg125 but wtf no paint job realy its all stickers with no clear lac over the top most bikes are the same tho oh well at least when they drop off i get a set of race stickers to tart it back up and mode a,b,c botton whats the point why as that what most of us will have it in2004–2005: Total redesign of the fairings and fuel tank, Inverted forks with radial-mounted brakes. Titanium valves and 32 bit ECU were some of the changes.

I like it for my first sports bike and the gearbox is silk compared to an FZ1’s gearbox, makes it feel like kicking a bag of spanners, but over all i miss the torque of a bigger engine so when my NCB gets better im swapping for a big boys one i think, oh and having a steering dampener has opened my eyes, why doesn’t every bike get one and a gear indicator……??
The new Suzuki GSX-R600 now comes with a slipper clutch as standard, and suspension at both ends is fully adjustable as you would expect from a supersport 600.Love it, love it,love it. Had it 18 months now and its the bees knees, fast, great handling and looks the dogs. Being 6`3 I thought it would be on the small side for me but far from it, plenty of room even on factory settings. Plenty of toys with it as in the A,B,C mode and the steering dampener. Lost count on people saying nice bike mate

I owned this bike for only about 500ish miles so this review is limited, however here my thoughts and opinion on it for the short time i owned one. I was looking for a newish sportsbike for pure fun factor, a quick blast here and there on my local fave A roads is mainly the riding i do. I got a great deal on a 1000 mile immaculate k8 in blue and white. Well what can i say, the bike was perfect but maybe too perfect, handling was outstanding, never felt scared on this bike once know matter how stupidly i rode it, it is comfortable especially with the adjustable foot rests even for taller riders(I am 6’2) and just did everything perfect, the engine is good for road riding with plenty of the power down low and in the midrange but dies off as you reach the higher revs, gearbox was Suzuki slick and even the mirrors were good for a sportsbike. But . . . . i did sell it after 500 miles or so. it just wasn’t all that exciting to ride, if you want a 600 that is easy to ride very fast, commute or need comfort or just ease of use it may suit your needs very well as this bike does everything perfect, however if you want a bike to knock your socks off, float your boat and spin your propellers look else where. I have since bought a K4 750 that has all the excitement and aggression that should come with a GSXR.
Just picked mine up this weekend and braking the engine in on a restricted ecu but it still feels fast even below 7K RPM. I will post a more detailed review after brake in and trying it full power. But the bike is easy to ride and handle despite coming from a 125 machine and only been biking 3 months. Throttle quite sensitive but you become use to it, gear position indicator very helpful i think they should be on all bikes.9 owners have reviewed their SUZUKI GSX-R600 (2008 – 2010) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

As the GSX-R cup in the UK has proven, the new K8 makes a formidable track/race motorcycle with only a few modifications. It turns in lovely and feels very much like a 250 in fast corners – just stay tucked in and fire out the other side.
What makes the GSX-R600 different is the three way mode switch which enables the rider to choose different power modes. A is full power, B mode is 80% and C mode is only 60% which equates to around 65bhp.1992–1993: Launched with a water-cooled inline-4 engine. The first model had the same body specifications as the 1992 GSX-R750, with the smaller engine and carried over through to the 1993 model year with no changes. It was not imported to UK.

Suzuki has replaced the old steering damper, which used to overheat in extreme circumstances with a new electronic damper. The GSX-R cup in the UK has proved the bike’s reliability.
But that does not make it slow – far from it and in many ways makes the bike more usable, especially on the road. It doesn’t have the same top end rush of the new Yamaha R6 or Kawasaki ZX-6R, but it’s by no means slow.So I thought I would write a review on my gsxr further into its life as its all well and good writing a review but is it still true a year on. I brought my gsxr in april 2010 and had a fir bit done to it since then but ill go more into that later. For start off Id like to say how well the bike does handle its smooth pretty much every ware. Although be aware the bike out of the shop is soft as a foam mattress. You really do need to go to a garage or do it yourself if you know how and get the front hardened up the rear was not to bad. The seat and ride position was very comfy and you were not laying on the tank, and I found it to be very roomy with good wind cover. The speed is not a big issue with mine I mean its got 180 on a dyno so its more than fast enough but I never found it a problem when it was standard tbh. Yea its no twin and you need to live high in the revs but you do with any 600 4, Build quality and bits well its got a electro damper which is awesome for keeping you straight and true and the slipper clutch is amazing! Plus it’s a gsxr….. say no more for magpie and trick bits everyone does parts for them, and *touching table* mine going ok after a year (no rust like kwaks) this is my 4th 600 and its by far the best all rounder its no track weapon (like my old 08 zx6r but it does keep up/ beat most bikes and it’s a great bike for a learner or someone looking to improve their riding. So all in all they do look a bit dated but hay if it work why change it, iv done 300miles in one ride (2 tanks of fule) and got of without a ake or pain (unlike my zx6r buddy that looked like he needed a foam seat for the rest of the day! Its quick its comfy and it does what it says on the tin it’s a amazing road bike! And bike to learn on! If you want a affordable road sports bike that covers all the bases this is it. I would suggest you get a full system (makes a huge difference to midrange and low down) and the bike don’t sound to great with the cat and silencer. (08-) before 08 you can just use a link pipe. + Comfy, affordable, learner friendly, good support, loads of extras as standard. – Dated looks, not the fastest out there, poor for pillions. Drop me a line if you do have any specific questions.

How much HP does a GSX-R600 have?
124 horsepower The 599 cc engine in the GSX-R600 is a transverse-mount, inline-four-cylinder that produces a claimed 124 horsepower and 51.3 pound-feet of torque.
There is a similar in-gear drive at lower rpm as some older 600 cc Supersport motorcycles before they became very peaky as they chased big power from their small displacements.

Which GSX-R is the fastest?
In the list of fastest production motorcycles by acceleration, a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 at a drag strip a 2006 model once recorded a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.35 seconds. Relaxed current record. This is the only GSX-R1000 that has won a title to championnat du monde de Superbike.
Like all 600 cc Supersports motorcycles the GSX-R600 really wants you to open her up and tap into that howling top-end power, which is where she comes alive from as little as 8000 rpm.Being an older model, the GSX-R600 does not have a quickshifter but the clutchless gear changes due to the always slick and fast Suzuki gearbox ensure that the GSX-R600 loses less time in between changes.

The clutch is also good too and makes launching very easy. It will effortlessly wheelie too but not too hard to keep down as the throttle response is very smooth and accurate.
The GSX-R600 still charges hard from there on with a 0-150 mph of 17.95 seconds though does trail the R6 and 636 which are class leaders. I think that this time could be improved upon too. It has remained largely the same for many years but has had incremental changes to its engine, chassis, and styling though you’d have to look very close to establish that it’s not the larger GSX-R750 as both machines share many components. The GSX-R600’s engine is definitely one of the better engines for the road and is only really behind the 636 Kawasaki though is down on cc so is to be expected.Its low-end grunt provides’ far from earth-shattering acceleration but is enough to get you out of trouble in normal riding situations and allows you to run in a gear higher than some rivals.From there on the GSX-R600 provides very good acceleration with a nice usable powerband that is 7000 rpm wide. Keep the GSX-R600 there and it really flies and will keep a few larger engine motorcycles honest and on their toes.The GSX-R600 also scores a great 0-100 mph in only 6.47 seconds though does slightly trail some of its rivals. 0-200 km/h impressive is achieved before the quarter mile with a time of 9.70 seconds making the GSX-R600 Supercar quick.

What year GSX-R is the fastest?
2006 In the list of fastest production motorcycles by acceleration, a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 at a drag strip a 2006 model once recorded a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.35 seconds. Relaxed current record. This is the only GSX-R1000 that has won a title to championnat du monde de Superbike.
Once the GSX-R600 hits a real 150 mph acceleration really tapers off and you must really take advantage of the GSX-R’s roomier cockpit effectively to keep your body parts out of the wind.

While all 600s are very closely matched in acceleration, the GSX-R600 being larger in dimensions does help as it is easier for larger people to get good cover from the elements which helps with higher speed acceleration and consistency, and also if the conditions are not favourable.
Powered by a 599 cc high revving four-cylinder engine producing a claimed 124 horsepower at 13500 rpm is pretty competitive and is up there with the best in class.While kicking her down a gear at motorway speeds would yield much better results for a swift overtake it’s not imperative like on an R6, which is a bike that really takes time to spool up if you find yourself in any gear below 8000 rpm.With more time the 3.34 seconds 0-60 mph time could easily come down a little if more aggressive with the clutch but it’s easier to bog so a slightly softer launch with more slip is more consistent.Like all 600 cc Supersports bikes, their engines are supposed to scream so it is almost not fair to judge them at such low rpm as they are designed to howl.

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Suspension is a wash with fully-adjustable inverted stems all around, same with the dual four-piston calipers with no ABS in sight. The Honda CBR600RR produces 113 ponies and 48.7 pounds o’ grunt to fall a tad short of Suzuki’s numbers, though if you aren’t actually racing the thing, does it really matter? I’m thinking not so much.
The 2023 Suzuki GSX-R600 falls out at the top of its displacement bracket, and like with the bigger bikes, it’s a game of inches and ounces at this point. With that in mind, I went to longtime domestic foe Honda for its own version of a mid-size, street-legal racebike in the CBR600RR mode.

Here we find the only difference between this year and the last on the GSX-R600. A new trio of colorways offers a couple of subtle, low-key paint packages and a race livery-inspired package that is a bit more eye-catching than the others to be sure.
“All of my Gixxer experience is on an 1100, but still, I feel comfortable that the family line comes with a solid pedigree and a moniker that is a household name. The performance is there, though I can’t help but wonder if a switchable ABS wouldn’t have been a good idea, especially for the street riders.” The 2023 Suzuki GSX-R600 costs $11,699. You can choose between Glass Sparkle Black/Glass Matte Mechanical Gray and Pearl Brilliant White/Metallic Matte Stellar Blue. If you fancy the Metallic Triton Blue/Metallic Mystic Silver, it’s sold under the GSX-R600Z moniker and rolls for $11,799. If you’re into sharing the fun with a friend I have good news ’cause the GSX-R600 rolls with a stock pillion pad. You can easily remove the usual fold-up foot pegs when trying to get down to race weight.Neither does the price difference matter that much with a $12,099 sticker on the red ride. However, if you’re looking for the most bang for your buck, the Gixxer is still the way to go.The factory uses an aluminum-alloy, twin-spar style perimeter frame on the GSX-R600 that hangs the engine as a stressed member to complete the structure and bring it to its designed rigidity. A cast aluminum swingarm completes the bones.TJ got an early start from his father and other family members who owned and rode motorcycles, and by helping with various mechanical repairs throughout childhood. That planted a seed that grew into a well-rounded appreciation of all things mechanical, and eventually, into a formal education of same. Though primarily a Harley rider, he has an appreciation for all sorts of bikes and doesn’t discriminate against any particular brand or region of origin. He currently holds an Associate’s degree in applied mechanical science from his time at the M.M.I.

Power flows through a slip-and-assist clutch for some backtorque-mitigation action that prevents the rear end from breaking loose on hard downshifts and decisive engine-braking events. A six-speed, constant-mesh transmission and tough, O-ring chain-and-sprocket final drive turn out a GSX-R600 top speed right around the 155 MPH mark. Suzuki’s Drive Mode Selector provides quick personality changes that let you switch things up with a push of a button.Dual halogen headlights ride in the nose in a stacked configuration that contributes to the Gixxer’s narrow entry. The front blinkers are also non-LED bulbs, and they come integrated with the mirrors that not only make them more visible to traffic due to their height but also let you remove mirrors and blinkers at once when setting up for race days.A small bubblescreen parts the wind, but you’ll have to just about put your chin on the tank to find it. That’s fine, even expected, with a racebike, but will be wearisome to keep up for a more casual rider.The taillight rides in the tip of the tail and has the only LED emitters on the whole bike with an LED brake/tail emitter. On either side of the taillight are the recessed rear turn signals for a nice, clean look. A bolt-on mudguard mounts the plate and tag light to complete the gear in the rear.