Suzuki GSX-R600

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The Suzuki GSX-R600 is a 600 cc class, or supersport, sport bike in Suzuki's GSX-R series of motorcycles.

History[edit]

1992–1993

Launched with a water-cooled 599 cc (36.6 cu in) 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.

1994–1996

Not produced.

1997–2000

Redesigned with the introduction of Suzuki Ram Air Direct (SRAD) and carried over through to the 2000 model year.

2001–2003

Redesigned with the introduction of fuel injection and carried over through to the 2003 model year with very few changes.

2004–2005

Redesigned which carried over through to the 2005 model year. Total redesign of the fairings and fuel tank, Inverted forks with radial-mounted brakes. Titanium valves, 32 bit ECU were some of the changes on the engine side.

2006–2007

Suzuki introduced an all-new GSX-R600. Underslung exhaust and slipper clutch introduced. Motor is a completely new, but with the same bore and stroke as before.

2008–2010

Introduction of new Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS). New subframe, bodywork, and fuel tank.

2011-2012

9kg Lighter overall, Showa Big Piston Fork (BPF),[1] Brembo monobloc front brake calipers. New gauge cluster similar to those used on the GSX-R1000.

Specifications[edit]

1992–1993 1997–2000 [2] 2001–2003 2004–2005 2006 2007 2008–2010 2011–2014
Engine 600 cc (37 cu in) 599 cc (36.6 cu in), 4-stroke, inline four, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve
Bore × stroke 65.0 mm × 45.2 mm (2.56 in × 1.78 in) 65.5 mm × 44.5 mm (2.58 in × 1.75 in) 67.0 mm × 42.5 mm (2.64 in × 1.67 in)
Compression ratio 12.0:1 12.5:1 12.8:1 12.9:1
Power 80 hp (60 kW) @ 12,000 rpm[3] 91.4–93.1 hp (68.2–69.4 kW)[4] 100.6 hp (75.0 kW)[4] 97.5 hp (72.7 kW)[5] 79.11 kW (106.09 bhp) @ 13,330 rpm[6] 103 hp (77 kW) @ 13,550 rpm[7][8]
Torque 59.13 N·m (43.61 lb·ft) @ 11,140 rpm[6]
Fuel system Carburetor Fuel injection
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition CDI Digital/transistorized
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Clutch Wet multi-plate type Slipper
Final drive 2.812 #525 chain, 2.685 (Ratio)
Length 2,065 mm (81.3 in) 2,055 mm (80.9 in) 2,040 mm (80 in) 2,030 mm (80 in)
Width 720 mm (28 in) 715 mm (28.1 in) 710 mm (28 in)
Height 1,135 mm (44.7 in) 1,150 mm (45 in) 1,135 mm (44.7 in) 1,125 mm (44.3 in) 1,135 mm (44.7 in)
Seat height 830 mm (33 in) 825 mm (32.5 in) 810 mm (32 in)
Ground clearance 130 mm (5.1 in) 135 mm (5.3 in) 130 mm (5.1 in)
Wheelbase 1,440 mm (57 in) 1,390 mm (55 in) 1,400 mm (55 in) 1,385 mm (54.5 in)
Dry weight 174 kg (384 lb) 350 lb (160 kg) 355 lb (161 kg)[9] 355 lb (161 kg)[10] 359 lb (163 kg)[11]
Wet weight 518 lb (235 kg)[3] 440 lb (200 kg)[4] 423 lb (192 kg)[4] 424 lb (192 kg)[11] 415 lb (188 kg)[7]
Front suspension Telescopic Cartridge-type, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping
Rear suspension Cartridge-type Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping. Hi & low speed adjustment
Front brakes Dual hydraulic disc 2 radial 310 mm (12 in) disc, 4-piston calipers Double 310 mm (12 in) disc. Brembo 4-piston
Rear brakes Single hydraulic disc 1-piston caliper, 220 mm (8.7 in) disc Single Brembo, 220 mm (8.7 in) disc
Front tires 120/70-ZR-17
Rear tires 180/55-ZR-17
Fuel tank capacity 20 L (5.3 US gal) 18 L (4.0 imp gal; 4.8 US gal) 17 L (3.7 imp gal; 4.5 US gal) 16.5 L (3.6 imp gal; 4.4 US gal) 17 L (3.7 imp gal; 4.5 US gal)
Performance
0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) 3.1 sec.[6]
0 to 14 mi (0.00 to 0.40 km) 10.75 sec. @ 208.27 km/h (129.41 mph)
Top speed 253 km/h (157 mph)[6]
Fuel economy 6.52 L/100 km; 43.4 mpg-imp (36.1 mpg-US)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ash, Kevin (2010), "Big Piston Forks", Ash on Bikes, retrieved March 11, 2012 Originally published in the Motor Cycle News Tech Watch column 
  2. ^ Suzuki GSX-R600 Service Manual 1997-2000, Suzuki 
  3. ^ a b "CW Comparison: Decisions, Decisions; Choosing the best 600cc streetbike", Cycle World, July 1992: 32–39 
  4. ^ a b c d "Performance Index '10", Motorcycle Consumer News (Bowtie Magazines), 2010, retrieved 2010-01-03 
  5. ^ "Suzuki GSX-R600 (2004-2005) Motorbike Review", Motorcycle Consumer News (Bowtie Magazines), 2014, retrieved 2014-05-27 
  6. ^ a b c d e Canet, Don (July 2006), "Middleweight Greats", Cycle World (Newport Beach, California: Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.  – via Bondi Digital Publishing (subscription required)) 45 (7): 40–52, ISSN 0011-4286 
  7. ^ a b Burns, John (August 2011), "Kawasaki ZX-6R vs. Suzuki GSX-R600; Searching for 600 supersport supremacy", Cycle World: 50–52 
  8. ^ Waheed, Adam (June 17, 2013), "2013 Suzuki GSX-R600 Supersport Comparison", MotorcycleUSA 
  9. ^ Duke, Kevin (2006-05-15). "2006 Supersport Shootout IV - Street". MotorcycleUSA.com. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 
  10. ^ Duke, Kevin (2007-03-24). "2007 Supersport Shootout V". MotorcycleUSA.com. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 
  11. ^ a b Hutchison, Ken (2008-05-09). "2008 Supersport Shootout VI". MotorcycleUSA.com. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 

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