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1997 Suzuki GSX-R600
1997 Suzuki GSX-R600

 

1997 Suzuki GSX-R600V

The 2nd generation Suzuki GSXR-600 featured a new engine and chassis working together to make the 1997 Suzuki GSX-R the lightest, the most compact, the best handling and the hardest acceleration 600cc 4-cylinder production machine in the world at the time. Even though the Suzuki GSX-R600 was introduced in 1992, the 1997 Suzuki GSX-R600 (an onwards) were produced in greater numbers and most likely the first GSX-R600 model riders remember due to this factor.

The GSX-R600 was a street-going racer replica with Grand Prix technology used in the Suzuki RG racing motorcycle brought to the killed street rider.

The 1997 Suzuki GSX-R600 also saw the introduction of SRAD (Suzuki Ram Air Direct). Air intakes at the front that force air directly into the airbox. All models after 1997 have employed this design.

 


1997 Suzuki GSX-R600 Specifications

Engine Type: 600 cc, 4 Stroke – Liquid Cooled – Inline Four
Valves 4 valves/cylinder
Claimed Horsepower: 109.7 hp (81.8 kW) @ 11800 rpm
Maximum Torque: 67.6 Nm (49.9 ft. lbs) @ 10000 rpm
Transmission type: 6 speed
Final Drive: Chain
Tire – Front: 120/70-17
Tire – Rear: 180/55-17
Brakes – Front: dual 320 mm discs with 4-piston calipers
Brakes – Rear: single 220 mm disc with 2-piston calipers
Seat Height: 830 mm (32.7 inches)
Wheelbase 1385 mm (54.5 inches)
Fuel Capacity: 18 l (4.8 Gal)
Dry Weight (without fluids): 174 kg (383.6 pounds)



 

 

1998 Suzuki GSX-R600
1998 Suzuki GSX-R600

1998 Suzuki GSX-R600W

No major changes other than graphics. The 1998 GSX-R600 featured new graphics with “600”, SRAD (Suzuki Ram Air Direct) being added and the Suzuki logo changing to a more agressive position on the fairing. Also note the front fender is changed to black while the rear seat cowel, headlight fairing and tank changes their stripes.

 

1998 Suzuki GSX-R600 Specifications

Engine Type: 600 cc, 4 Stroke – Liquid Cooled – Inline Four
Valves 4 valves/cylinder
Claimed Horsepower: 109.7 hp (81.8 kW) @ 11800 rpm
Maximum Torque: 67.6 Nm (49.9 ft. lbs) @ 10000 rpm
Transmission type: 6 speed
Final Drive: Chain
Tire – Front: 120/70-17
Tire – Rear: 180/55-17
Brakes – Front: dual 320 mm discs with 4-piston calipers
Brakes – Rear: single 220 mm disc with 2-piston calipers
Seat Height: 830 mm (32.7 inches)
Wheelbase 1385 mm (54.5 inches)
Fuel Capacity: 18 l (4.8 Gal)
Dry Weight (without fluids): 174 kg (383.6 pounds)

 




1999 Suzuki GSX-R600
1999 Suzuki GSX-R600

 

1999 Suzuki GSX-R600X

No major changes other than graphics. The 1999 GSX-R600 featured updated graphics with “600”, SRAD (Suzuki Ram Air Direct) being removed. Minor stripe graphic changes throughout the fairings.

 

1999 Suzuki GSX-R600 Specifications

Overall Length: 2 065 mm (81.3 in)
Overall Width: 720 mm (28.3 in)
Seat Height: 830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1 390 mm (54.7 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 174 kg (383 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 600 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves.
110 hp (80,9 kW)/ 11.800 rpm, 67,6 Nm / 10,000 rpm.



 

2000 Suzuki GSX-R600
2000 Suzuki GSX-R600

2000 Suzuki GSX-R600Y

Like the 1994 and 1995 version, very few 1996 GSX-R600 models exist today and is a real collectors item. If you do see one or find a bigger photo of one, please send us the photo to use. The above photo we suspect is a 1996 GSX-R600 but cannot verify. Specs are correct for the year.


2000 Suzuki GSX-R600 Specifications

Engine Type: 600 cc, 4 Stroke – Liquid Cooled – Inline Four
Valves 4 valves/cylinder
Claimed Horsepower: 109.7 hp (81.8 kW) @ 11800 rpm
Maximum Torque: 67.6 Nm (49.9 ft. lbs) @ 10000 rpm
Transmission type: 6 speed
Final Drive: Chain
Tire – Front: 120/70-17
Tire – Rear: 180/55-17
Brakes – Front: dual 320 mm discs with 4-piston calipers
Brakes – Rear: single 220 mm disc with 2-piston calipers
Seat Height: 830 mm (32.7 inches)
Wheelbase 1385 mm (54.5 inches)
Fuel Capacity: 18 l (4.8 Gal)
Dry Weight (without fluids): 174 kg (383.6 pounds)

 

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