Saturday, September 25, 2010

2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 Review and Specification

2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 Review and Specification

This is The 2010 GSX-R600/750 last received a ground-up redesign back in 2006, then was nicely updated for the 2008 edition. Given the typical Japanese four-year model cycles for sportbikes, we were anticipating a new Gixxer for 2010, but the tanking economy forced Suzuki to postpone its introduction until 2011.

Visually, the biggest change to the GSX-R is its nose, now boasting a narrower, vertically stacked headlight arrangement that mimics that of the GSX-R1000. Four angular intake slots ram air into the airbox and helps provide a distinguishing snout. This sketch indicates a tall windscreen – taller than most sportbikes – but a screen of that height might not make it to the production bike.

The X pattern of the side fairings draw from the previous bike but are less pronounced. Flush-mount rear turnsignals are placed within the tailsection, while the front signals will almost assuredly be placed in the mirrors like previous Gixxers.

Many components are exactly what we’d expect from a GSX-R, including radial-mount front brakes and lightweight thin-spoke wheels. We’ll also assume another edition of a slipper clutch, a newer iteration of S-DMS, the power-mode selector, and adjustable footpegs. And, like its 1000cc brother (and Kawasaki ZX-6R, we expect to see a Showa BPF fork. The 4-into-1 exhaust system follows the styling lead of the previous Gixxer but is unique to the 2011 model.