Suzuki GSX-R600 Bike Overview
Another of Suzuki’s GSX-R bikes to get a facelift is the GSX-R600. The new model (from 2011 onwards) is 9kg lighter and comes with a more competent engine, an improved gearbox and Showa Big Piston Forks which are ideal for track riding and will give you ultimate confidence on race days and when taking sharp corners on the open road.
Suzuki has kept everything which made the earlier models of the GSX-R600 such a fun and enjoyable bike to ride but have tweaked the system so that you are left with a bike which is still a joy to take out yet somehow more flexible, agile and responsive.
The frame of the GSX-R600 is a new twin spar aluminium frame so it is lighter, whilst also being shorter and narrower around the seat area lending a sleeker feel to the chassis. The engine has pretty much the same set-up as before; it is an inline four-cylinder motor so it offers the same level of power but improvements have been made to the midrange torque on offer and a new four-in-one exhaust helps with the low down grunt too.
For a supersports bike the GSX-R600 is pretty well equipped and the riding position is perfect for short distances; vibration can leave you a little sore in the wrists if ridden for longer periods but this is not a bike which has been designed to be used as a tourer so if you are looking for ultimate comfort then this probably isn’t the bike for you.
Suzuki GSX-R600 Bike Spec
- Top speed157mph
- Average fuel consumption52mpg
- Seat height810mm
- EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, 4 cylinder, DOHC
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Not suited for long boring journeys, but better on the back roads of the Yorkshire countryside.
Not at the minute fingers crossed.
Really good grip and brakes stop the bike fast enough for me.
Lovely light 600 nippy agile and great fun
For me it's perfect I gave it a 4 due to low end not having any power.
Guzzlers the fuel is I open it up in every gear but on a steady ride I'm pleasantly surprised.
Most fun bike I ever road
Rear breaking system needs improving.
I trust the bike with my life literally. The build quality is easy 5*
Would like it to be 17 years newer and 1000cc
Like a 2 stroke to ride having to use the gearbox loads to make good progress
Stormer of a 600. Not as good as the R6 in my opinion but revs strongly and holds together!
Build quality could be better.
Ok, soon had surface rust on bolts when left outside. Needs to be garaged!
Brakes good but enhanced with braided hoses to give you that bit more bite under heavy use
Handles superbly - much better than the rider!
Incredible for a 600 - enough torque for low speeds without working the gears and then goes ballistic above 10,000rpm
Adjustable seat height for those of us with short legs!
Well put together - fairings and panels all a good fit
Good progressive feel front and rear
She is very light and very easy to handle. Very easy to throw around.
She is super quick. Even if your in 6th and need to get out of the way, the power still kicks in
I find her very economical. Obviously with any sports bike, the faster you go the quicker it drinks fuel. Otherwise she’s super
I think the build is super.
The brakes can be very sharp which you need to be aware of. But just super
The bike handles very well,however the gear change is a bit harsh.
I love the midrange power band. For a 600cc it is very quick.
This bike is really good on fuel even when riding it hard. Cheap to tax and insure too.
Never let me down.
The brakes seem okay for standard.