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2008 Suzuki GSX-R600
2008 Suzuki GSX-R600

2008 Suzuki GSX-R600
2008 Suzuki GSX-R600

2008 Suzuki GSX-R600
2008 Suzuki GSX-R600

2008 Suzuki GSX-R600
2008 Suzuki GSX-R600

2008 Suzuki GSX-R600
2008 Suzuki GSX-R600

2008 Suzuki GSX-R600
2008 Suzuki GSX-R600

2008 Suzuki GSX-R600
2008 Suzuki GSX-R600

2008 Suzuki GSX-R600
2008 Suzuki GSX-R600

2008 Suzuki GSX-R600
2008 Suzuki GSX-R600

2008 Suzuki GSX-R600
2008 Suzuki GSX-R600

– 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600

2008 Suzuki GSX-R600

Introducing the 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600.
It is the GSX-R of the middleweight class, a product of Suzuki’s legendary Integrated Design approach. A machine designed and refined by a team of talented engineers working together to build a motorcycle that delivers Balanced Performance.

A revised, compact combination of chassis and engine, fitted with advanced electronics, effective suspension and radial-mount brakes to not only make more power and accelerate harder but also to handle better, with the goal being a quicker lap time around a racetrack. Packaged with exciting new styling and increased lighting and aerodynamics.

Ignore the lights and mirrors and the fact that this is also the cleanest-running four-cylinder 600cc motorcycle that Suzuki has ever built, and it’s easy to imagine the GSX-R600 rolling directly out of a race shop.

 


FEATURES:


New Engine

– Updated compact and lightweight 599cc 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine designed with increased performance and responsiveness in mind

– New electronic fuel injection system features Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) system – with dual fuel injectors per cylinder and new compact 8 hole, fine spray injectors for improved fuel atomization.

– Combustion chamber shape is new and features an increased compression ratio of 12.8:1for maximum performance

– New forged aluminum alloy pistons are designed to work with increased compression ratio, new iridium spark plugs and updated combustion chamber shape.

– New exhaust cam tappets diameters are now larger at 25.0mm for increased flexibility in cam profile design

– New larger ventilation holes located between the cylinder bores are increased to 41mm for reduced internal pumping pressure and reduced mechanical losses

– New Idle Speed Control (ISC) system for improved cold starting, consistent idle quality and reduced emissions

– New S-DMS engine management system allows the rider to choose from three engine settings to match riding conditions with a handlebar mounted switch

– New high volume Suzuki Advanced Exhaust System (SAES) with an innovative under engine chamber leading to a new large volume muffler with a new distinctly shaped triangular silencer

– Under deceleration the back torque limiting clutch reduces pressure on the clutch plates for smoother downshifting and corner entry

– New hydraulic cam chain tensioner automatically adjusts while reducing noise and mechanical losses.

– New clutch cover and oil pan feature new internal ribs for increased rigidity and reduced engine noise

– Suzuki Exhaust Tuning system is built into the mid-pipe using a servo-controlled butterfly valve to tune the exhaust system to match engine rpm and improving low end torque

– New Ignition coil outer diameter is smaller for reduced weight and the starter motor uses new rare earth magnets for a compact lightweight design

– New 32 bit ECM features 1024 kilobytes of ROM for maximum engine performance working in conjunction with the new S-DMS engine management system


New Chassis

– Sharp new bodywork design features an aggressive new look featuring a bold new headlight design and new angular tail section for the new GSX-R600

– New electronically controlled steering damper uses a solenoid valve to move a tapered needle reducing or increasing oil flow to adjust damping force.

– New three headlight layout features a projector low beam and multi-reflector headlamps for left and right high beams creating improved light distribution

– New lightweight cast aluminum wheels featuring a new angled spoke design for improved rigidity, reduced unsprung weight and improved acceleration

– New diecast aluminum seat rail features an updated two piece design for reduced weight

– Lightweight Tokico single piston rear brake caliper is mounted on a new rear caliper bracket for ease of maintenance when removing the rear wheel or working on the rear brake

– New fuel tank features a GSX-R1000 inspired design and fuel capacity is increased to 17 liters

– Aggressive new overall design features a well balanced combination of compactness with the high performance look of a GSX-R


Chassis Features

– An aluminum-alloy frame utilizing five cast sections is engineered to deliver the ideal balance of rigidity for improved handling and less weight

– Braced aluminum alloy swingarm is rigid with a large swingarm pivot and the swingarm assembly is designed for optimum suspension feedback and rear wheel traction

– Innovative rear suspension linkage features a forged aluminum alloy link and one piece forged aluminum alloy link rod designed to increase traction and reduce side loads

– Inverted 41mm Showa front forks are fully adjustable for rebound, compression and preload settings with optimum rake and trail dimensions for incredible cornering performance.

– Showa 46 mm aluminum alloy rear shock features a 16mm rod and is completely adjustable for rebound, high and low speed compression and preload damping

– Radial mount four piston front brake calipers works with new lightweight 310mm front brake rotors and a revised front brake master cylinder

– New three way adjustable footpegs now feature die-cast construction and can be moved into three different positions with a 14mm horizontal and vertical range

– The compact lightweight instrument cluster features a step motor controlled analog tach, LCD speedometer, dual tripmeters, clock, fuel reserve and a gear position indicator




US SPECIFICATIONS:
MSRP: $9,399

Specifications GSX-R600
Model Number GSXR600K8
Type Sportbike
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.
Suggested Retail $9399
SEP $440
Engine 599cc,4-stroke,four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve*
Bore & Stroke 67.0 x 42.5mm
Compression Ratio 12.8:1
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Lubrication Wet Sump
Ignition Digital/transistorized
Starter Electric
Transmission 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive #525 chain
Overall Length 2040mm (80.3 in.)
Overall Width 715mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height 1125mm (44.3 in.)
Seat Height 810mm (31.9 in.)
Ground Clearance 130mm (5.1 in.)
Wheelbase 1400mm (55.1 in.)
Dry Weight 163 kg (359 lbs)
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, 2-way adjustable 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 17.0 liter
Color Blue/White, Silver/Yellow, White/Silver, Black/Matte Black

 


Canadian SPECIFICATIONS:
MSRP: $11,999

Engine Type 4-stroke,four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve
Displacement 599cc
Bore/Stroke 67.0 x 42.5mm
Compression Ratio 12.8:1
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Lubrication Wet Sump
Ignition Digital/transistorized
Starter Electric
Transmission 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive #525 chain
Overall LxWxH (mm) 2040mmx715mm x1125mm
LxWxH (in) 80.3 x28.1×44.6
Seat Height 810mm (31.9 in.)
Wheelbase 1400mm (55.1 in.)
Dry Weight 161kg (354 lbs)
Front Suspension Cartridge-type, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping
Rear Suspension Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front Brakes Dual hydraulic disc
Rear Brake Single hydraulic disc
Front Tire 120/70-ZR-17
Rear Tire 180/55-ZR-17
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 liter (3.74 imp gal.)
Colour Blue/White, White/Silver, Silver/Yellow

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