The Top Performer in Its Class

Suzuki revolutionized the sportbike category in 1985 with the introduction of the original GSX-R750. It later expanded the GSX-R lineage with the addition of the GSX-R600, which also encapsulates Suzuki's tradition of blending race-winning capability with impeccable street manners.

Key Features

- The GSX-R600's compact, fuel-injected, 599cm³, 4-cylinder engine delivers a rush of power from idle to redline. Located between the frame's spars, the engine's top end is canted forward to improve cylinder head charging for increased power output.

- Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) lets the rider adjust the engine's power delivery to suit the riding conditions.

- The twin-spar aluminum frame effectively connects the steering head with the swingarm pivot portion of the chassis in a way that balances light weight and strength. The engine is suspended below the frame to keep mass low and the wheelbase short to promote nimble handling.

- Twin Brembo radial mount monobloc front brake calipers grasp fully floating stainless steel brake rotors to deliver strong stopping power.

- The SHOWA Big Piston Forks (BPF) and remote reservoir rear shock absorber deliver exceptional handling.

- The rear suspension features externally adjustable rebound and compression damping. Three-way adjustable footpegs contribute to providing a comfortable riding position.

- The compact, lightweight instrument cluster features a large analog tachometer and full instrumentation laid out for quick and easy recognition.

Engine Features

- The compact 599cm³, 4-cylinder engine with a race-proven over-square bore/stroke ratio produces remarkably strong high rpm power delivery.

- The energy-efficient engine employs forged pistons, shotpeened connecting rods, chromenitride- coated upper compression and oil control rings, and pentagonal ventilation holes to reduce frictional and mechanical losses.

- Camshafts with aggressive valve-lift profiles were developed using proven MotoGP racing engine technology – the first time this method has been applied to a production Suzuki.

- Lightweight titanium alloy valves are controlled by single-coil valve springs to reduce valve train mass, reducing mechanical losses at high rpm.

- Lightweight and durable forged pistons were designed using the same Finite Element Method (FEM) and fatigue analysis technology used for MotoGP racing engines.

- Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection uses eight fine-spray eight-hole injectors for improved fuel atomization, which contributes to more complete combustion.

- An Engine Control Module (ECM) provides state-of-the-art engine management and has enhanced settings to suit the intake and exhaust systems, resulting in better fuel economy and linear throttle response.

- Advanced, MotoGP-developed transistorized ignition control programming helps maintain more precise spark timing across the range of engine speed and temperature.

- Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) offers push-button selection of two racing-developed engine control maps to suit road or track conditions and personal tastes.

- 4-into-1 stainless steel exhaust system with a titanium muffler is fitted with a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) valve that maximizes torque and improves throttle response, especially in the low- to mid-rpm range.

- The close-ratio 6-speed transmission features a taller first-gear ratio and shorter ratios for second, third, fourth, and sixth gears, making it easier for a racer to get a good start while improving straight-line acceleration and power out of corners.

- Race-proven back-torque-limiting clutch contributes to smoother downshifting and corner entry.

Chassis Features

- Lightweight and compact twin-spar aluminum alloy frame is constructed of five cast sections to produce a balance of light weight and strength.

- The frame is mated with a cast aluminum swingarm and multipiece rear sub-frame that's ready for racetrack use.

- Race-developed, lightweight SHOWA Big Piston Forks (BPF) deliver superb feedback and consistent performance.

- Single SHOWA rear shock absorber features externally adjustable rebound and compression damping, along with adjustable ride height.

- Electronically controlled steering damper provides lighter steering at slower speeds and more damping force at racetrack and highway speeds.

- Front brakes with fully floating 310mm discs are grasped by radial mount, 4-piston Brembo monobloc calipers.

- 3-spoke cast aluminum alloy wheels are shod with lightweight, high-grip front and rear tires for sharp handling.

- Three-way adjustable footpegs, adjustable shift lever and short fuel tank help compose a comfortable riding position that permits the rider movement required for performance riding.

- Compact, lightweight instrument cluster with a built-in lap timer/ stopwatch and programmable engine rpm indicators alert the rider to certain shift points.

- The lightweight instruments also include an analog tachometer and LCD readouts that show speed, odometer, dual trip meter, reserve trip meter, clock, coolant temperature/oil pressure, SDMS setting, and gear position indicators.

- Trim, simple, and lightweight bodywork creates exciting, aerodynamic styling that truly works well at speed.

- Distinctive multi-reflector headlight with vertically stacked high- and low-beam halogen bulbs is centered between position lights on each side.

- Bright, durable LED taillight, with clear lens.

- The front turn signals are integrated into the rearview mirrors while the rear tail section houses the rear signals.

- Attention to rider comfort and confi dence includes a carefully shaped seat with a high-grip cover.

- The wheel rims have pin stripes punctuated by "R" logos that highlight the bike's identity.

Additional Features

- Optional single seat cowling can replace the passenger seat for an even more aggressive look or for use on solo rides or track days.

- A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories for GSX-R owners are available, including a large selection of Suzuki logo apparel.

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Overall length 2,030 mm (79.9 in)
Overall width 710 mm (28.0 in)
Overall height 1,135 mm (44.7 in)
Wheelbase 1,385 mm (54.5 in)
Ground clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
Seat height 810 mm (31.9 in)
Curb mass 187 kg (412 lbs)
Engine type 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Bore × Stroke 67.0 mm x 42.5 mm (2.6 in x 1.7 in)
Displacement 599 cm3 (36.5 cu. in)
Compression ratio 12.9 : 1
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Front suspension Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear suspension Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brake Disc, twin
Rear brake Disc
Front tire size 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
Rear tire size 180/55ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
Ignition system Electronic ignition (transistorized)
Fuel tank capacity 17.0 L (4.5/3.7 US/Imp gal)
Oil capacity (Overhaul) 2.9 L (3.1/2.6 US/lmp qt)

*North American Spec. shown