2021 Suzuki GSX-R600 100th Anniversary Guide

2021 Suzuki GSX-R600 100th Anniversary

2021 Suzuki GSX-R600 100th Anniversary 2021 Suzuki GSX-R600 100th Anniversary

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Introducing the 2021 Suzuki GSX-R600 100th Anniversary Guide…

As Suzuki marks its 100th anniversary as a company in 2020, the new 2021 GSX-R600 100th Anniversary Edition arrives to celebrate the brand’s achievements on the racetrack.

In 1985, Suzuki revolutionized the sportbike category with the introduction of the original GSX-R750, and later expanded the line with the addition of the GSX-R600. The limited-availability GSX-R600 100th Anniversary Edition also recognizes Suzuki’s 60th year in racing, a milestone celebrated with the MotoGP team’s retro-inspired livery. The MotoGP GSX-RR’s traditional blue and slate silver paint scheme pays homage to Suzuki’s early Grand Prix machines of the 1960s.

The GSX-R600 100th Anniversary Edition is an excellent example of Suzuki innovation blending race-winning capability with impeccable street manners. The GSX-R600’s compact, powerful, four-cylinder engine promptly reacts when you hit the throttle, while its supremely refined suspension and brakes provide precise, responsive handling.

The GSX-R600 100th Anniversary Edition remains true to the GSX-R’s original concept and championship-winning heritage, delivering an exciting riding experience in a striking package that respects a century of Suzuki excellence.

 

The GSX-R750 and GSX-R600 models both feature completely chassis designs, each based on a more compact, lighter twin-spar aluminum frame with a 15 mm shorter wheelbase.

The GSX-R750’s wheelbase is 1,390 mm while the GSX-R600’s wheelbase measures 1,385 mm.

For both models, the shorter wheelbase better centers the combined machine/rider mass between the wheels, improving racetrack cornering and also shortening the reach between the seat and the handlebars. The shorter reach and slightly wider handlebar angle make it easier for the rider to reposition their weight while on the racetrack and also improve comfort on longer highway rides.

ENGINE DESIGN
The four-into-one stainless-steel exhaust system features four individual head pipes and a single collector. The mid-pipe located between the collector and the under-engine exhaust chamber carries a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) servo-controlled butterfly valve to match exhaust system back-pressure to engine rpm, throttle position and gear position, maximizing torque and improving throttle response, especially in the low-to-mid rpm range. The exhaust chamber leads to stainless-steel S-bend pipe and a titanium muffler shaped and positioned to enhance cornering clearance and improve aerodynamics. A reduction in pipe wall thickness and a smaller, more efficient exhaust chamber and muffler combine to make the GSX-R750 system 1,100 grams lighter and the GSX-R600 system 1,700 grams lighter.

A slightly larger-diameter radiator fan mounted on the efficient, trapezoidal, curved radiator turns on and off based on coolant temperature and improves cooling performance.

The crankcases carry a six-speed close-ratio transmission with vertically staggered shafts, to reduce overall engine length, and a back-torque-limiting clutch.

The GSX-R600’s revised close-ratio six-speed transmission features a taller first-gear ratio and shorter ratios for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th gear, making it easier for a racer to get a good start and also improving straight-line acceleration and drive out of corners.

The overall combined weight of the transmission gearsets is reduced. The race-proven ramp-and-cam design of the back-torque-limiting clutch reduces pressure on the plates during deceleration, producing smoother downshifting and corner entry and allowing the track rider to concentrate on braking and cornering.

The GSX-R600 uses lighter, more durable forged pistons designed with the same Finite Element Method (FEM) and fatigue analysis technology used to develop MotoGP racing engines. Shorter and narrower skirts, narrower wrist pin bosses and shorter wrist pins help make each piston assembly 78 grams lighter. The lighter piston assembly translates into less reciprocating weight, reducing mechanical losses while improving throttle response, acceleration and engine output reaching the rear wheel.

The GSX-R600’s titanium intake valves measure 27.2 mm in diameter, while the titanium exhaust valves measure 22.0 mm in diameter. The camshaft profiles produce a more aggressive valve-lift curve to improve throttle response, mid-rpm torque and peak engine output while also preventing valve spring surge at high rpm. The cam profiles were designed using advanced technology developed by Suzuki engineers working on ultra-high-revving MotoGP racing engines. The GSX-R600 is the first production Suzuki motorcycle to benefit from this proven MotoGP racing technology.

On the racetrack, that translates to better drives out of corners and higher top speeds. On the street, it means that the GSX-R600 doesn’t have to be revved as much to accelerate briskly away from a stop.

Both GSX-Rs feature a repositioned engine management computer (also known as the Engine Control Module, or ECM) to allow the wiring harness to be simplified and made lighter.

The ECM operates a state-of-the-art Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) closed-loop fuel injection system, an advanced ignition system and several emission control systems, producing better throttle response, smoother power delivery, improved mileage and reduced emissions.

RACING SUSPENSION

For both models, the shorter wheelbase better centers the combined machine/rider mass between the wheels, improving racetrack cornering and also shortening the reach between the seat and the handlebars. The shorter reach and slightly wider handlebar angle make it easier for the rider to reposition their weight while on the racetrack and also improve comfort on longer highway rides.

The advanced BPF design eliminates the separate internal cartridge assembly inserted into each fork leg and instead uses a single, 37.6 mm piston riding against the inside wall of the 41 mm inner fork tube. The larger BPF piston and valving shims produce more effective, more accurate and more linear damping performance. The more controlled compression damping is especially noticeable during hard braking and at corner entry, delivering better feedback to the rider.

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Suzuki GSX-R600 100th Anniversary Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Iconic GSX-R styling provides sharp looks and a slippery shape that feature a metallic blue and silver paint scheme that celebrates Suzuki’s 100th anniversary. This anniversary scheme includes graphics that honors Suzuki’s long standing commitment for racing.

The GSX-R600’s compact, fuel-injected, 599cc, four-cylinder engine delivers a rush of power from idle to redline. Located between the frame’s spars, the engine’s top end is canted forward to improve cylinder head charging for increased power output.

The Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) lets the rider adjust the engine’s power delivery to suit the riding conditions.

The twin-spar aluminum frame effectively connects the steering head with the swingarm pivot portion of the chassis in a way that balances light weight and strength. The engine is suspended below the frame to keep mass low and the wheelbase short to promote nimble handling.

The Showa Big Piston Front Fork (BPF) and remote reservoir rear shock absorber are fully adjustable to deliver exceptional handling.

Twin Brembo Monobloc, radially mounted front brake calipers grasp fully floating stainless steel brake rotors to deliver strong stopping power.

 

 

 

 

2021 Suzuki GSX-R600 100th Anniversary Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine Features
A compact 599cc, four-cylinder engine with a race-proven over-square bore/stroke ratio produces remarkably strong high rpm power delivery.

The energy-efficient engine employs forged pistons, shot-peened connecting rods, chrome-nitride-coated upper compression and oil control rings, and pentagonal ventilation holes to reduce frictional and mechanical losses.

Camshafts with aggressive valve-lift profiles were developed using proven MotoGP racing engine technology – the first time this method has been applied to a production Suzuki.

Lightweight titanium alloy valves are controlled by single-coil valve springs to reduce valve train mass, reducing mechanical losses at high rpm.

Lightweight and durable forged pistons were designed using the same Finite Element Method (FEM) and fatigue analysis technology used for MotoGP racing engines.

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

An Engine Control Module (ECM) provides state-of-the-art engine management and has enhanced settings to suit the intake and exhaust systems, resulting in better fuel economy and linear throttle response.

Advanced, MotoGP-developed transistorized ignition control programming helps maintain more precise spark timing across the range of engine speed and temperature.

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

Four-into-one stainless steel exhaust system with a titanium muffler is fitted with a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) valve that maximizes torque and improves throttle response, especially in the low- to mid-rpm range.

The close-ratio six-speed transmission features a taller first-gear ratio and shorter ratios for second, third, fourth, and sixth gears, making it easier for a racer to get a good start while improving straight-line acceleration and drive out of corners.

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

 

Chassis Features
Lightweight and compact twin-spar aluminum alloy frame is constructed of five cast sections to produce a balance of light weight and strength.

The frame is mated with a cast aluminum swingarm and multi-piece rear sub-frame that’s ready for racetrack use.

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

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

Electronically controlled steering damper provides lighter steering at slower speeds and more damping force at racetrack and highway speeds.

Front brakes with fully floating 310mm discs are grasped by radial-mount, four-piston Brembo Monobloc calipers.

Three-spoke cast aluminum alloy wheels are shod with lightweight, high-grip front and rear tires for sharp handling.

Three-way adjustable foot pegs, adjustable shift lever and short fuel tank help compose a comfortable riding position that permits the rider movement required for performance riding.

Compact, lightweight instrument cluster with a built-in lap timer/stopwatch and programmable engine rpm indicators alert the rider to certain shift points.

Trim, simple, and lightweight bodywork creates an exciting, aerodynamic style that truly works well at speed.

Distinctive multi-reflector headlight with vertically stacked high- and low-beam halogen bulbs is centered between position lights on each side.

Bright, durable LED tail light, with clear lens.

The front turn signals are integrated into the rearview mirrors while the rear tail section houses the rear signals.

The lightweight instruments also include an analog tachometer and LCD readouts that show speed, odometer, dual trip meter, reserve trip meter, clock, coolant temperature/oil pressure indicator, S-DMS, and gear position indicators.

Attention to rider comfort and confidence includes a carefully shaped seat with a high-grip cover.

 

Additional Features
Stylized Suzuki logos and emblems on the fuel tank and the fork upper bracket denotes the quality, sophistication, and performance legacy of the brand.

Optional single seat cowl can replace the passenger seat for an even more aggressive look or for use on solo rides or track days.

A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories for GSX-R owners are available, including a large selection of Suzuki logo apparel.

12-month limited warranty. Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Suzuki GSX-R600 100th Anniversary – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 11,599 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £16999 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
ENGINE
Engine 599cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, DOHC
Bore x Stroke 67.0 mm x 42.5 mm (2.638 in. x 1.673 in.)
Compression Ratio 12.9:1
Fuel System Fuel injection with SDTV
Starter Electric
Lubrication Wet sump
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Wet, multi-plate type
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, RK525SMOZ8, 114 links
CHASSIS
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Brembo, 4-piston, twin disc
Brakes Rear Nissin, 1-piston, single disc
Tires Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
Tires Rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.0 L (4.5 US gal.) / 16.0 L (4.2 US gal.) CA model
Color Metallic Triton Blue / Metallic Mystic Silver
ELECTRICAL
Ignition Electronic ignition (transistorized)
Spark Plugs NGK CR9EIA-9 or DENSO IU27D
Headlight 12V 65W (H9 high-beam) and 12V 55W (H7 low-beam)
Tail Light LED
DIMENSIONS
Overall Length 2030 mm (79.9 in.)
Overall Width 710 mm (28.0 in.)
Overall Width 1135 mm (44.7 in.)
Wheelbase 1385 mm (54.5 in.)
Ground Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in.)
Seat Height 810 mm (31.9 in.)
Curb Weight 187 kg (412 lb.)
WARRANTY
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty
Extension Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).

 

 

 

 

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