2006 Suzuki GSR600
Due to arrive in UK showrooms in January 2006, Suzuki's GSR600 is the naked middleweight sports-bike in which modern art meets race technology.
The renowned, race-proven GSX-R600 engine is revised to produce more low-mid range torque for greater performance flexibility. Combining comfort and style with real-world usability, the GSR is a sports-bike for every day of the week.
Whilst engineers were busy developing the engine, the Suzuki design team, headed by Nishino Toshiyuki, concentrated on creating a practical yet truly stunning motorcycle.
Using the very latest vacuum die-casting technology, Suzuki engineers were able to create an aluminium-alloy frame and a swing-arm that, despite its pure, seamless surface, offers impressive, class-leading rigidity.
With particular attention paid to easy steering and neutral handling, the GSR features an impressively low seat height of just 785mm, and the seat itself is shaped to boost comfort while providing a controlled and sporty riding position.
With adjustable KYB suspension all round, four-piston Tokico brakes up front and a short, sporty wheelbase, the GSR600 sets new standards in the naked middleweight class.
Overall length - 2,090mm
Overall width - 775mm
Overall height - 1,075 mm
Wheelbase - 1,400 mm
Ground clearance - 130mm
Seat height - 785 mm
Dry weight - 183kg
Engine Type - 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-cylinder
Bore × stroke - 67.0 mm × 42.5 mm
Displacement - 599 cc
Compression ratio - 12.5:1
Carburettor - Fuel injection 38mm
Ignition type - Electronic (transistorized)
Starter system - Electric
Transmission - 6-speed, constant mesh
Frame type - Twin-spar (aluminum alloy)
Front suspension - 43mm telescopic forks fully adjustable spring preload
Rear suspension - Link type, coil spring, oil damped, spring preload 7-way adjustable
Rake/trail - 25.5 degrees / 105 mm
Front brakes - 4-piston calipers, 310mm dual-discs
Rear brakes - 1-piston caliper, 240 mm disc
Front tyres - 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear tyres - 180/55 ZR17M/C (73W)
Fuel tank - 16.5 L