2005 Suzuki GSX-R600
Headlight switches off during startup
to reduce load on battery.
Named "Best Middleweight Sportbike"
- Cycle World Magazine.
Compact & lightweight 4-stroke, 4-cylinder,
liquid-cooled engine with several features designed
to reduce mechanical loss and increase power.
Forged pistons with chrome-nitride-plated
upper compression rings and oil control rings for
a harder, more consistent ring finish and reduced
Narrow crankshaft main journals to
reduce friction, plus lightweight chrome-moly steel
Hydraulic cam chain tensioner fed
by internal oil passageway system - eliminates external
oil hose and reduces weight.
Tapered, double-barrel throttle body
design features Suzuki's SDTV throttle valve system,
plus multi-hole-type injectors for optimum fuel
atomization and throttle response.
32-bit ECM with high ROM memory, plus
22 trigger-pole rpm sensor provide precise control
of fuel and ignition systems - all housed in a small,
lightweight control box.
One-piece cylinder block and upper
crankcase section is equipped ventilation holes
between cylinders to reduce crankcase pressure and
reduce mechanical loss.
Lightweight stainless steel exhaust
system featuring a high capacity muffler with titanium
core pipes and aluminum outer sleeve.
High capacity oil cooler, plus compact
radiator and cooling fan assembly reduce weight
while maintaining optimum cooling capacity 6-speed
transmission with close ratio 5th & 6th gears and
high capacity clutch Chassis Features.
Cylinder head with compact combustion
chamber design, high compression ratio, large exhaust
ports and narrow 22 degree included valve angle
for increased power and acceleration.
Lightweight titanium valves with steel
alloy springs and aluminum spring retainers - operated
by small and light bucket tappets and thin-wall
hollow camshafts to reduce weight and inertia.
Distinctive bodywork features a narrow
front fairing with minimal frontal area, plus ram-air
intakes positioned close to center for high airbox
pressure and cylinder charging.
Vertical-type multi-reflector headlight,
plus compact LED taillight and aerodynamic turn
Compact instrument cluster features
a step-motor-driven analog tach, digital LCD speedometer
and programmable rpm-indicator light - also includes
LED indicators for turn signals, high beam, neutral
light, coolant temp., oil pressure, fuel level.
Aluminum frame with extruded main
spar design similar to GSX-R750 for optimum width
Aluminum swingarm with external brace
for increased rigidity.
Compact 17-liter fuel tank designed
with narrow width at the rider's knees for easier
movement and weight transition.
Inverted Showa cartridge-type front
fork with 43mm inner tubes and fully adjustable
damping and spring preload.
Fully adjustable Showa piggy-back
shock absorber with large diameter shock piston
rod for improved damping performance.
Radial-mount 4-piston front brake
calipers for maximum braking performance - system
includes radial piston front master cylinder for
precise brake lever feel.
Dual-opposed-piston rear brake caliper
indexed to the swingarm - eliminates conventional
torque arm for further weight reduction.
Lightweight cast aluminum wheels and
high performance radial tyres.
- Engine: 599cc,4-stroke,four-cylinder, liquid-cooled,
- Bore Stroke: 67.0 x 42.5mm
- Compression Ratio: 12.5:1
- Fuel System: Fuel Injection
- Lubrication: Wet Sump
- Ignition: Digital/transistorized
- Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh
- Final Drive: #525 chain
- Overall Length: 2055mm (80.9 in.)
- Overall Width: 715mm (28.1 in.)
- Overall Height: 1150mm (45.3 in.)
- Seat Height: 825mm (32.5 in.)
- Ground Clearance: 135mm (5.3 in.)
- Wheelbase: 1400mm (55.1 in.)
- Dry Weight: 161kg (354.9 lbs.), 162kg (357
lbs.) Ca. model
- Suspension Front: Cartridge-type, coil spring,
fully adjustable spring preload, rebound and
- Suspension Rear: Link-type, gas/oil damped,
fully adjustable spring preload, compression
and rebound damping
- Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
- Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
- Tyres Front: 120/70-ZR-17
- Tyres Rear: 180/55-ZR-17
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 17 liter (4.5 gal.)
- Color: Blue/White, Yellow, Black/Silver, Red/Black