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2005 Suzuki GSX-R600
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– 2005 Suzuki GSX-R600

New for 2005

Headlight switches off during startup to reduce load on battery

Key Features

Named “Best Middleweight Sportbike” – Cycle World Magazine

Engine Features

Compact & lightweight 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with several features designed to reduce mechanical loss and increase power

Forged pistons with chrome-nitride-plated upper compression rings and oil control rings for a harder, more consistent ring finish and reduced friction

Narrow crankshaft main journals to reduce friction, plus lightweight chrome-moly steel connecting rods

Hydraulic cam chain tensioner fed by internal oil passageway system – eliminates external oil hose and reduces weight

Tapered, double-barrel throttle body design features Suzuki’s SDTV throttle valve system, plus multi-hole-type injectors for optimum fuel atomization and throttle response

32-bit ECM with high ROM memory, plus 22 trigger-pole rpm sensor provide precise control of fuel and ignition systems – all housed in a small, lightweight control box

One-piece cylinder block and upper crankcase section is equipped ventilation holes between cylinders to reduce crankcase pressure and reduce mechanical loss

Lightweight stainless steel exhaust system featuring a high capacity muffler with titanium core pipes and aluminum outer sleeve

High capacity oil cooler, plus compact radiator and cooling fan assembly reduce weight while maintaining optimum cooling capacity

6-speed transmission with close ratio 5th & 6th gears and high capacity clutch

Chassis Features

Cylinder head with compact combustion chamber design, high compression ratio, large exhaust ports and narrow 22 degree included valve angle for increased power and acceleration

Lightweight titanium valves with steel alloy springs and aluminum spring retainers – operated by small and light bucket tappets and thin-wall hollow camshafts to reduce weight and inertia

Distinctive bodywork features a narrow front fairing with minimal frontal area, plus ram-air intakes positioned close to center for high airbox pressure and cylinder charging

Vertical-type multi-reflector headlight, plus compact LED taillight and aerodynamic turn signals

Compact instrument cluster features a step-motor-driven analog tach, digital LCD speedometer and programmable rpm-indicator light – also includes LED indicators for turn signals, high beam, neutral light, coolant temp., oil pressure, fuel level,

Aluminum frame with extruded main spar design similar to GSX-R750 for optimum width and rigidity

Aluminum swingarm with external brace for increased rigidity

Compact 17-liter fuel tank designed with narrow width at the rider’s knees for easier movement and weight transition

Inverted Showa cartridge-type front fork with 43mm inner tubes and fully adjustable damping and spring preload

Fully adjustable Showa piggy-back shock absorber with large diameter shock piston rod for improved damping performance

Radial-mount 4-piston front brake calipers for maximum braking performance – system includes radial piston front master cylinder for precise brake lever feel

Dual-opposed-piston rear brake caliper indexed to the swingarm – eliminates conventional torque arm for further weight reduction

Lightweight cast aluminum wheels and high performance radial tires


Engine: 599cc,4-stroke,four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve
Bore Stroke: 67.0 x 42.5mm
Compression Ratio: 12.5:1
Fuel System: Fuel Injection
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Ignition: Digital/transistorized
Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive: #525 chain
Overall Length: 2055mm (80.9 in.)
Overall Width: 715mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1150mm (45.3 in.)
Seat Height: 825mm (32.5 in.)
Ground Clearance: 135mm (5.3 in.)
Wheelbase: 1400mm (55.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 161kg (354.9 lbs.), 162kg (357 lbs.) Ca. model
Suspension Front: Cartridge-type, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping
Suspension Rear: Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 120/70-ZR-17
Tires Rear: 180/55-ZR-17
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17 liter (4.5 gal.)
Color: Blue/White, Yellow, Black/Silver, Red/Black

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