2011 Suzuki GSX-R600
The Double Overhead Camshafts (DOHC) are driven by a link-plate chain off a forged crankshaft and open four titanium valves per cylinder through bucket tappets, with shim-under-bucket lash adjustment. The engine is liquid-cooled with Suzuki Ram-Air Direct (SRAD) induction and a digital engine management system. The 2011 Gixxer 600 motorcycle shares the compact and powerful four-cylinder engine design of the GSX-R 750. The GSXR 600 now has a wheelbase that measures 1385 mm.
The power of the new Brembo brakes is really noticeable." The GSX-R600 motorcycle model both features completely new chassis designs, each based on a more compact, lighter twin-spar aluminum frame with a 15 mm shorter wheelbase. I'm looking forward to getting back out on the bike and trying the settings suggested by three times BSB champ John Reynolds." Superbike Magazine editor, Kenny Pryde, got back in from his second session and added: "I've had the 2010 model all year as my long-term test bike, so I was really keen to get out and try the new bike." "Already I can feel more mid-range performance and the chassis is very agile now. Motorcycle News tester, Michael Neeves was quick to share his views on the new Suzuki GSXR 600, commenting: "We've only had a couple of sessions on track but already I can feel the major differences over the old bike." "The motor feels keener with more mid range and the chassis noticeably sharper. With testers from all major European motorcycle publications in attendance, early feedback was extremely positive thanks to ground-up changes on the new Suzuki GSX-R that is aa full 9kg (19.8 lbs) lighter than its predecessor. The European motorcycle press had their first taste of the all-new 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 this week at the Almeria race circuit in Spain - and initial responses are that the sportbike has taken a leap forward in many areas.