2018 Suzuki GSX-R600
The 2018 Suzuki GSX-R600 is a class-leading sport bike worthy of its race-winning GSX-R heritage. Whether you’re carving through your favorite twisty road or dominating the racetrack, it offers unparalleled performance.
A compact, powerful 4-cylinder engine demonstrates the advanced race-proven technology of the GSX-R line when you hit the throttle and push it to redline, while supremely refined suspension systems front and rear help provide precise, responsive handling.
Wrapped in aerodynamic and lightweight bodywork that’s lifted from the race track, the GSX-R600 can not only win races, it can win envy.
State of the art 599cc, 4-cylinder engine with a race-proven oversquare bore/stroke ratio is engineered for exceptional high-revving performance producing 92.5kW @13,500rpm with 69.6Nm of torque @11,500.
Lightweight, durable forged pistons are designed with the Finite Element Method (FEM) and fatigue analysis technology and optimised camshaft profiles was developed using proven MotoGP racing technology.
Rider selectable mapping
The Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) system allows the rider to select a map to suit various riding conditions and personal preference on the road, for example choosing one map for highway cruising and the other map for tight country roads. The two available maps were also developed using racing experience. Switching from one map to the other is instantaneous, making it possible for the rider to use one map on one part of a racetrack and then select the other map for another part of a racetrack, useful in case of localised rain in only a few corners. The system also allows the rider to switch from Map A to Map B to suit conditions at the end of a long race when the rear tyre is worn, to use Map B when scrubbing in a new rear tyre, or to choose Map A for a high-speed racetrack and Map B for a tighter racetrack.
The centerpiece of the instrument cluster is an analog tachometer, with an adjacent LCD panel offering digital speedometer, odometer, dual trip meter, reserve trip meter, clock, coolant temperature/oil-pressure indicator, lap timer/stopwatch, S-DMS indicator and gear position indicator displays. Other LED lights built into the cluster include neutral, high beam and turn signal, fuel level and FI indicators.
Twin lightweight, radial-mounted four-piston Brembo monobloc calipers with full-floating 310mm discs provide class-leading braking performance and exceptional handling. The 32mm caliper pads are staggered to promote even pad wear, the trailing pistons offset relative to the pad centerline.
The single Showa rear shock features externally adjustable rebound and compression damping, along with adjustable ride height.
An electronically controlled steering damper uses the ECM to monitor motorcycle speed and adjusts itself for lighter steering at slower speeds, and delivers more damping force at racetrack and highway speeds.