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2005 Suzuki GSX-R600

Suzuki GSX-R600


Headlight switches off during startup to reduce load on battery.

Key Features

Named "Best Middleweight Sportbike" - Cycle World Magazine.

Engine Features

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 friction.

Narrow crankshaft main journals to reduce friction, plus lightweight chrome-moly steel connecting rods.

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 signals.

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 and rigidity.

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, DOHC, 16-valve
  • 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 compression damping
  • 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