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Suzuki releases special edition GSX-R600

By Andy Downes -

New bikes

 15 March 2010 16:53

Suzuki has just released information about a new GSX-R600 which has an exclusive paintscheme harking back to the 1999 factory World Superbike racing bike.

The bike will make it’s UK debut at the Carole Nash MCN Scottish motorcycle show this weekend at the Royal Highland Showground.    

The special edition is limited to just 25 models and comes with a Yoshimura exhaust, top yoke plaque and a certificate and will cost £8799 - £1000 over the standard bike.

The bike has been launched just a month after a 25th anniversary GSX-R750 last month and will be followed by a third later in the year.

Suzuki GB marketing manager George Cheeseman commented, "This is the second special model in our 25 year anniversary trilogy and like the GSX-R750 echos the timeline of range development. In 1985 the GSX-R750 first appeared, rewriting the rules in the sportsbike category, before Suzuki moved the game on again in 1997 with the introduction of the very first GSX-R600. We pay tribute to the GSX-R600 with this special model, while we look to complete this special trio of models later in the year."

Enjoying great success on the roads and track since its introduction in 1997, the GSX-R600 took Fabrizio Pirovano to the World Supersport Championship title just two years after its launch, repeating the feat with Stephan Chambon the following year before going on to secure the world manufacturers title in 2002.

At home, Michael Laverty secured the British Supersport Championship in 2007 with Bruce Anstey taking the GSX-R600 to a TT Supersport win one year later.

Available for reservation from 1st April, interested customers are asked to visit www.imgsx-r.com for more information on the reservation process. For more information on this and other anniversary news visit www.imgsx-r.com

This special model and the exclusive GSX-R750 model will be on display at the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show running on the 20th & 21st March at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. See the Cupar Motorcycles and Saltire Suzuki exhibition stands for further information.