|All-New Suzuki GSX-R600 has arrived|
The hotly anticipated, all-new 2011 GSX-R600 supersport machine has arrived in Australia, after wowing the industry and enthusiasts in preview displays.
Suzuki’s supersport stunner has been completely redesigned for 2011 and is significantly lighter than its predecessors, delivering more mid range power.
“The Suzuki GSX-R600 has always been a class leader thanks to its powerful combination of race-proven technology and world-class engineering,” Perry Morison, General Manager, Motorcycles, Suzuki Australia said.
“This has been developed even further for the 2011 GSX-R600, with Suzuki engineers reducing the weight of individual parts across the whole machine, which has resulted in nine kilograms being shaved off the overall weight of the motorcycle.
“The lighter weight of the new generation GSX-R600 and many further refinements to the engine, chassis and braking has made for a more responsive and exhilarating ride.”
A proven race winner, the Suzuki GSX-R600 dominated racetracks in the 2010 Australian Supersport Championship, clinching the title with Troy Herfoss at the helm and also Team Suzuki’s first Championship in this category and will be looking to own the racetrack again in 2011.
At the heart of the all new GSX-R600 is a compact 599cc, four cylinder, liquid cooled engine, featuring a class-leading power-to-weight ratio and reduced weight for enhanced running performance.
Advanced technology developed in MotoGP racing is present in the GSX-R600’s engine with a refined ignition control and newly designed pistons and camshafts for improved overall acceleration.
Equipped with two performance settings, the refined Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) offers advanced digital engine management for instantaneous switching between engine maps to suit rider preference or riding conditions.
An innovative back-torque limiting clutch helps makes downshifts smoother and more controlled, while the six-speed transmission features new drive ratios for improved low-to-mid rpm range acceleration performance.
The GSX-R600’s all new chassis has been redesigned with an emphasis on weight reduction and compactness to improve overall handling.
With a newly designed, lightweight twin-spar aluminium frame, made from just five cast sections, and revolutionary inverted Showa Big Piston Front-forks (BPF), the GSX-R600 offers supreme handling at racetrack speeds.
A relatively low seat height and a shorter reach to the handlebars due to the 15mm shorter wheelbase creates a seating position carefully designed to work well both for racetrack and street riding.
Delivering advanced stopping power, the GSX-R600’s braking system now uses dual radial-mounted, four-piston Brembo monoblock calipers and 310mm dual floating discs, and a single piston rear brake caliper with a 220mm disc.
The result of extensive wind tunnel development, the 2011 GSX-R600’s aerodynamics have been further refined for an edgy yet smooth look that highlights the bikes functionality.
The GSX-R600’s bodywork is more compact for 2011, with overhang reduced by 90mm and a weight reduction of a staggering 35 per cent.
The good looks of the race winning machine are finished off by a reshaped fuel tank, vertically stacked dual headlights and mirror-mounted turn signals.
Completing the package, the GSX-R600 instrument cluster features an analogue tachometer, digital LCD speedometer and LED indicators, with a stopwatch and lap timer new functionality additions.
In three stunning colour schemes – Metallic Triton Blue / Glass Splash White, Metallic Mat Black / Pearl Mirage White or Glass Sparkle Black – the 2011 GSX-R600 is now available for a Recommended Price of $15,690*, backed by Suzuki’s two-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
For further information on the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600, interested customers should visit their local Suzuki dealer, who can be found through the Dealer Locator on www.suzuki.com.au.
* Recommended Price includes GST, excludes dealer delivery and government charges.
SUZUKI GSX-600L1 Specifications
ENGINE TYPE – 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
BORE X STROKE – 67.0mm x 42.5mm
DISPLACEMENT – 599cc
COMPRESSION RATIO – 12.9:1
RAKE / TRAIL – 23.45 degrees / 97mm
SUSPENSION FRONT – Inverted telescopic, Big-Piston Front-fork (BPF), coil spring, oil damped, spring preload fully adjustable, rebound and compression damping force fully adjustable
SUSPENSION REAR – Link type, coil spring, oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload and rebound and compression damping force, compression damping force 2-way (high-speed and low-speed) adjustable
WHEELS FRONT 17M/C x MT3.50 – REAR 17M/C x MT5.50
BRAKES FRONT Brembo monoblock, opposed, 4-piston, radial mount calipers, 310mm dual disc
REAR Single-piston caliper, 220mm disc
TYRES FRONT 120/70 ZR17M/C, REAR 180/55 ZR17M/C, tubeless
FUEL TANK – 17.0 litre
OVERALL LENGTH – 2,030mm
OVERALL WIDTH – 710mm
OVERALL HEIGHT – 1,135mm
WHEELBASE – 1,385mm
SEAT HEIGHT – 810mm
WET WEIGHT – 187kg
WARRANTY – Two-year unlimited km
Choice of three:
1. Metallic Triton Blue / Glass Splash White
2. Metallic Mat Black / Pearl Mirage White
3. Glass Sparkle Black
$15,690* (includes GST, excludes dealer delivery and freight charges)
– Pictorial – Image Gallery showing the new GSX-R600 in detail