2012 Suzuki GSX-R600

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2012 Suzuki GSX-R600
2012 Suzuki GSX-R600

2012 Suzuki GSX-R600
2012 Suzuki GSX-R600

2012 Suzuki GSX-R600
2012 Suzuki GSX-R600

2012 Suzuki GSX-R600
2012 Suzuki GSX-R600

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2012 Suzuki GSX-R600 Review

The Suzuki GSX-R600 absolutely dominated its class in 2011. It won the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Championship and the overall AMA Pro SuperSport Championship, proving once again that it’s a class-leading sport bike worthy f its race-winning GSX-R heritage.

The GSX-R600’s responsive and agile ride features a lightweight chassis with a compact wheelbase and race-developed suspension. Whether you’re carving through your favorite canyon or dominating the racetrack, the GSX-R600 is designed to offer unparalleled performance for all riding levels.

A compact, powerful 599cc 4-cylinder engine demonstrates the advanced race-proven technology of the GSX-R line when you hit the throttle and push it to redline. The Suzuki GSX-R600. It’s proven to be the total package ready to Own The Racetrack.

For this complete redesign of the GSX-R600 , Suzuki engineers have analysed every component. Could they be made lighter and smaller whilst maintaining strength and durability? This detailed work has produced a GSX-R600 which is an astonishing 9kg lighter than its predecessor, with a class leading power-to-weight ratio* For enhanced performance the engine has been re-designed using the advanced component-design techniques used on our MotoGP machines, but this is not the only part of the bike to get state-of-the-art technology. The new GSX-R600gets radial-mount BREMBOmonoblock front brake calipers, SHOWA Big Piston Front-forks and a completely new frame for heightened cornering performance. This all translates into a lighter, more agile, more responsive Supersport machine with better drive out of the corners, stronger acceleration, higher top speeds and stronger braking. The Top Performer in its class, a total package designed to Own The Racetrack

MotoGP technology – The GSX-R600 is the first production Suzuki motorcycle to directly benefit from design techniques and technologies used on our MotoGP machines. The lighter pistons and more aggressive valve lift curves enhance throttle response and produce stronger low-to-mid range torque, with the revised gear ratios using this torque for better race starts, quicker acceleration and stronger drive out of the corners.

BREMBO monobloc radial-mount calipers – Provide more powerful and consistent braking with greater rigidity for better rider feedback. The front braking system is 405g lighter than the previous design, with less un-sprung weight producing even better suspension performance.

Race proven slipper clutch – A ramp and cam system for smoother downshifts that improves rear tyre grip and stability when approaching bends, by reducing the pressure on the clutch pack under hard deceleration.

SHOWA Big Piston Forks – Quicker reacting with improved damping and more controlled compression under hard braking. Provides enhanced grip and rider feedback with more controlled weight transfer for a better turn in. 860g lighter than the previous conventional design.

Completely new frame – The cornering performance of the new GSX-R600 is heightened further with race-proven geometry and a 15mm shorter wheelbase. This has been achieved without sacrificing swingarm length to maintain traction on corner exits. The main chassis alone is 1.35kg lighter with a 900g lighter swingarm .

More fuel efficient – Cutting-edge design techniques reduce mechanical losses and improve fuel efficiency by 10% compared to the previous model. Adjustable footpegs – Allows you to ride in the position that suits you best, providing greater comfort and control, and reducing fatigue.

Suzuki Advanced Immobiliser System – Coded chip-in-key system for enhanced security.

* Production 600cc 4-cylinder Supersports bike.

 

 

 

2012 Suzuki GSX-R600 Key Features

599cc Engine
A 599cc, 4-cyclinder engine with a race-proven oversquare bore/stroke ratio is engineered for an exceptional high-revving performance.

Shot-peened conrods, chrome-nitride-coated upper compression and oil control rings, and pentagonal ventilation holes help ensure efficient performance.

Camshaft profiles feature an aggressive valve-lift curve, developed using proven Suzuki race team engine technology – its first use on a production Suzuki.

4-into-1 stainless-steel exhaust system with a titanium muffler, carries a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) valve maximizing torque and improving throttle response, especially in the low-to-mid RPM range.

Advanced, Suzuki race team-developed transistorized ignition control circuit helps maintain more precise ignition timing across the range of engine temperatures.

Lightweight, durable forged pistons designed using Finite Element Method (FEM) and fatigue analysis technology used in Suzuki race team racing engines.

2 Suzuki Drive Mode Selector
Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) offers push-button selection of two racing-developed engine control maps to suit road conditions and personal tastes.

Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection uses fine-spray 8-hole injectors for improved fuel atomization, which contributes to more complete combustion and smooth power delivery.
Transmission Features
A six-speed close-ratio transmission features vertically staggered shafts to reduce overall engine length.

Race-proven back-torque-limiting clutch contributes to smoother downshifting and corner entry.

 

Suspension

3 Showa Big-Piston front Fork
Race-developed, lightweight Showa Big Piston front-Fork (BPF) delivers superb feedback and consistent performance.

4 Showa Rear Shock
Single Showa rear shock features externally adjustable rebound and compression damping, along with adjustable ride height.

 

Chassis Features

5 Twin-spar aluminum cradle frame
Lightweight and compact twin-spar aluminum cradle frame made of five cast sections and cast swingarm.

6 Steering Damper
Electronically controlled steering damper provides lighter steering at lower speeds and more damping force on the racetrack and at highway speeds.

7 Front Brakes
Front brakes with fully floating 310mm discs and radial-mounted, four-piston Brembo monoblock calipers.

8 3-way adjustable footpegs
Three-way adjustable footpegs, adjustable shift lever, and short fuel tank help compose a comfortable riding position.

Small, simple and lightweight bodywork featuring exciting, aerodynamic styling.

9 Instrument Cluster
Compact, lightweight instrument cluster with a built-in lap timer/stopwatch and programmable engine RPM indicator.

 

 

2012 Suzuki GSX-R600 Features and Benefits

Engine Features

599cc Engine

A 599cc, 4-cyclinder engine with a race-proven oversquare bore/stroke ratio is engineered for an exceptional high-revving performance.

Shot-peened conrods, chrome-nitride-coated upper compression and oil control rings, and pentagonal ventilation holes help ensure efficient performance.

Camshaft profiles feature an aggressive valve-lift curve, developed using proven Suzuki race team engine technology – its first use on a production Suzuki.

4-into-1 stainless-steel exhaust system with a titanium muffler, carries a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) valve maximizing torque and improving throttle response, especially in the low-to-mid RPM range.

Advanced, Suzuki race team-developed transistorized ignition control circuit helps maintain more precise ignition timing across the range of engine temperatures.

Lightweight, durable forged pistons designed using Finite Element Method (FEM) and fatigue analysis technology used in Suzuki race team racing engines.

Suzuki Drive Mode Selector

Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) offers push-button selection of two racing-developed engine control maps to suit road conditions and personal tastes.

Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection uses fine-spray 8-hole injectors for improved fuel atomization, which contributes to more complete combustion and smooth power delivery.

 

Transmission Features

A six-speed close-ratio transmission features vertically staggered shafts to reduce overall engine length.

Race-proven back-torque-limiting clutch contributes to smoother downshifting and corner entry.

 

Suspension

Showa Big-Piston front Fork
Race-developed, lightweight Showa Big Piston front-Fork (BPF) delivers superb feedback and consistent performance.

Showa Rear Shock

Single Showa rear shock features externally adjustable rebound and compression damping, along with adjustable ride height.

 

Chassis Features

Twin-spar aluminum cradle frame

Lightweight and compact twin-spar aluminum cradle frame made of five cast sections and cast swingarm.

Steering Damper

Electronically controlled steering damper provides lighter steering at lower speeds and more damping force on the racetrack and at highway speeds.

 


Front Brakes

Front brakes with fully floating 310mm discs and radial-mounted, four-piston Brembo monoblock calipers.

3-way adjustable footpegs

Three-way adjustable footpegs, adjustable shift lever, and short fuel tank help compose a comfortable riding position.

Small, simple and lightweight bodywork featuring exciting, aerodynamic styling.


Instrument Cluster

Compact, lightweight instrument cluster with a built-in lap timer/stopwatch and programmable engine RPM indicator.

Instrument cluster features an analog tachometer with LCD readouts of the speedometer, odometer, dual trip meter, reserve trip meter, clock, coolant temperature/oil pressure indicator, S-DMS and gear position indicators.

 





 

2012 Suzuki GSX-R600 – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price:
$11,599 USD

CHASSIS
Color Metallic Triton Blue/Glass Splash White and Glass Sparkle Black
Brakes Front Radial mounted, four-piston Brembo monoblock calipers, with dual fully floating 310 mm discs
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Curb Weight 187 kg (412 lbs)
Final Drive RK525SMOZ8, 114 links
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.0 L (4.5/3.7 US/Imp gal)
Ground Clearance 130 mm (5.12 in)
Overall Length 2030 mm (80.0 in)
Overall Width 710 mm (28.0 in)
Seat Height 810 mm (31.9 in)
Suspension Front Showa Big Piston front-Fork (BPF)
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Tires Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
Tires Rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Wheelbase 1385 mm (54.5 in)

ENGINE
Bore Stroke 67.0 mm (2.638 in) x 42.5 mm (1.673 in)
Compression Ratio 12.9 : 1
Engine 599cc (36.5 cu. In), 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Fuel System Fuel injection
Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Lubrication Wet sump
Starter Electric







 

2012 Suzuki GSX-R600 – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $12,299 CDN

CHASSIS
Color Metallic Triton Blue/Glass Splash White and Glass Sparkle Black
Brakes Front Radial mounted, four-piston Brembo monoblock calipers, with dual fully floating 310 mm discs
Brakes Rear Disc
Curb Weight 187 kg (412 lbs)
Final Drive Chain
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.0 L (4.5/3.7 US/Imp gal)
Ground Clearance 130 mm (5.12 in)
Overall Length 2030 mm (80.0 in)
Overall Width 710 mm (28.0 in)
Seat Height 810 mm (31.9 in)
Suspension Front Showa Big Piston front-Fork (BPF)
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Tires Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
Tires Rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Wheelbase 1385 mm (54.5 in)
ENGINE
Bore Stroke 67.0 mm (2.638 in) x 42.5 mm (1.673 in)
Compression Ratio 12.9 : 1
Engine 599cc (36.5 cu. In), 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Fuel System Fuel injection
Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Lubrication Wet sump
Starter Electric
WARRANTY
Warranty 12 Month limited warranty


 


 

2012 Suzuki GSX-R600 – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
Australian MSRP Price:
See dealer for pricing.

ENGINE
599cc, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
STARTER
Electric
TRANSMISSION
6-speed constant mesh
FRONT SUSPENSION
Inverted telescopic, Big-Piston Front-fork (BPF), coil spring, oil damped, spring preload fully adjustable, rebound and compression damping force fully adjustable
REAR SUSPENSION
Link type, coil spring, oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload and rebound and compression damping force, compression damping force 2-way (high-speed and low-speed) adjustable
FRONT BRAKES
Brembo monoblock, opposed, 4-piston, radial mount calipers, 310mm dual disc
REAR BRAKES
Single-piston caliper, 220mm disc
WHEELBASE
1,385mm
SEAT HEIGHT
810mm
LENGTH
2,030mm
WIDTH
710mm
HEIGHT
1,135mm
WET WEIGHT
187kg
FUEL CAPACITY
17 litres
COLOURS
Metallic Triton Blue / Glass Splash White, Metallic Mat Black / Pearl Mirage White or Glass Sparkle Black
WARRANTY
2 year unlimited kilometre


 


 

2012 Suzuki GSX-R600 – UK Specifications/Technical Details
RRP Price: £8,799 GBP

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

Overall length: 2030mm (79.9in)
Overall width: 710mm (28in)
Overall height: 1135mm (44.7in)
Wheelbase: 1385mm (54.5in)
Seat height: 810mm (31.9in)
Kerb Mass: 187kg (412.3lbs)
Fuel capacity: 17.0litres (3.7 UK gallons)
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Engine capacity: 599cc
Engine: 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Bore: 67.0mm x 42.5mm
Compression ratio: 12.9:1
Lubrication: Wet sump
Fuel system: Fuel Injection
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Drive: Chain
CHASSIS SPECIFICATION

Front suspension: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear suspension: Link type, coil spring oil damped
Front brakes: Disc, twin
Rear brakes: Disc
Front tyres: 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W) tubeless
Rear tyres: 180/55 ZR17M/C (73W) tubeless

 

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