Virtually completely rebuilt, the new Suzuki GSX-R600 proved lighter, stronger and more aerodynamic. The rigid chassis and excellent suspension made easy work of hard cornering whilst the brakes were good but lacked initial bite. Handling was sharp and precise… The Suzuki GSX-R600 is almost too good for the road!
After years of sluggish midrange, the Suzuki GSX-R600 finally got the tweaks it needed. Performance figures went through the roof as the power spread down the rev range but still remained frenzied up top. New fuel injection was super smooth, even low down. This Suzuki GSX-R600 is a masterpiece.
Earlier Suzuki GSX-R600s weren’t renowned for having a brilliant finish: the engine’s always been the strongest point. The newer model seems slightly better off although paintwork chipping easily is a common complaint. Beware: the Suzuki GSX-R600 gobbles up tyres and brake pads with gusto. Overall quality: average to good.
When it came out, theSuzuki GSX-R600 was cheaper than an R6, CBR600FS, TT600 and a ZX-6R. That, combined with it’s awesome, racy looks and top performance made it a huge seller. The Suzuki GSX-R600 holds its value pretty well too, against its rivals, and given its capabilities and mechanical reliability, it remains a fantastic buy. Find a Suzuki GSX-R600 for sale.
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The Suzuki GSX-R600 dash was a digital/analogue combo and the bike featured a steering damper, bungee hooks, good mirrors and headlight. The SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) provided silky acceleration. Brought up to date, the Suzuki GSX-R600 became draw-droppingly beautiful and had the exhaust note to match.