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Suzuki GSR 600

The GSR delivers some concrete over its rivals

It was only ten days of riding the new Suzuki that I noticed a strange Turns out that this new 600 closes a decade long for me. Yep, it was back in 96′ I was given for the first time a new bike to road test for a and it was none other than own Bandit 600.

I can remember all too my doubts after I was done the riding. Is this bike so so well rounded, so RIGHT or is it my enthusiasm from my maiden test that’s distorting my I still remember myself all weak in the knees in front of my old empty screen but at the end of the day I went my gut feelings and wrote earth-moving like, fun in the twisties AND the city or a road oriented do-it all and other assorted gems.

was I original.

Looking back in it’ll be hard to deny the 600cc Bandit was the bike really kick started the thing in earnest. Within the specialized categories of Supersports, Big Trailie and others, the Bandit an affordable 360 degree tool, to scratch your pegs on the weekends, ride to work in or take a medium-range tour on.

The possessed a sporty engine in a handling frame and no less had an appealing and aggressive design (an where the Nighthawk was a bit lacking). out I wasn’t the only one to get excited Suzook’s Bandido. It shot up to the top of the European sales hit parades and in the dichotomic Sport vs.

Cruiser American market, it quite a success for a while.

But goes on and a radical remake of the 600 was in the cards. In the last seven Bandit copycats such as the 600 / 599 and Yamaha’s Fazer 600 have European markets by offering improvements of Suzuki’s concept.

is where our decade-long cycles Ten years have passed, and finishing my test of the new Suzuki I felt like I could copied and pasted entire from that maiden test. These medium-weight call them standards if you still feel so right, so rounded, and so useful.

More to the Suzuki’s own reinterpretation of the concept is that good.

Suzuki the Bandit 600 pretty much all those years. 2000 saw a frame/design review while year displacement was bumped by 50 cc, but was all that happened in a decade-long run. A major redesign was then and, indeed, the gets the new initials GSR; the old was sold under the GSXF (and will remain in

Back in 96′ Suzuki make do with the already-old air-oil cooled mill but with the Honda/Yamaha Nakeds 600 supersport-based engines, last GSXR600 power unit has to service.

‘. the GSR600 a very impressive and stiff-looking swingarm while its two main have a rather boring steel schwinger’

Although the Honda 599 uses a rather steel backbone frame, preferred to get aligned with Fazer 600 and use an aluminum twin-spar This might look a bit over the top for a do-it-all thingie but in the SV650 and said Fazer, twin spar frame is an affair with the two halves of the left and right, simply together.

Without any proper welded sections (it’s an easy-to-cast C all around), production costs can be low while the visual impact is strong. I can’t say I really the idea of such hefty-looking in a … model; in my humble they simply hide the from view, a real in a …, but again, that’s a of taste.

Could the GSR be the Naked 600 makes American beginners see the Suzuki had quite some to study the competition and try to come up a slightly better spec for tool. Not an easy task in economy-oriented category, yet the GSR600 a very impressive and stiff-looking swingarm while its two main have a rather boring steel schwinger.

It’s a unit with a serious bridge and it wouldn’t look out of on a true supersport mount.

to the engine. There was no way that the old cooled unit could be to the required levels of performance. The GSXR600 mill on the other is truly up to date with included angle between its stacked transmission shafts for and servo-controlled secondary butterflies in the bodies.

The tuning changes for use in a relaxed … model been a slight reduction in and throttle body size, steel rather than for the valves and milder camshafts. figures are 98 hp at 12,000 rpm and 47.7 of torque at 9,600 rpm.

The figures are quite competitive but I anticipate that this has a surprise in store. As noted the middleweight … class is an competitive, one where each extra feature counts and I to admit that Suzuki, to their value for the money tried to go the extra mile. The calipers seem to be ex- GSXR the fork has pre-load adjustment and the shock has both preload and damping adjustment.

Not ground-breaking but these are features missing in the 599 or nevertheless.

The GSR 600’s design a whole paragraph of discussion, if to point out what could been. Putting the Hans 80’s Katanas aside, will agree that designers don’t often our collective breaths away their wares. Yet in 2001, a prototype named B-King was in the Tokyo show and it left men weeping.

The supercharged 1300 cc powered thing was as aggressive as a … on the loose. We want was the common reaction in many a club and in this year’s show, most everybody was a production version of the beast. But we got instead was this GSR600 look-a-like. Never mind the cc’s, design wise the look like a very down version of the original concept.

You can see that Suzuki’s tried real hard the GSR but the end result lost most of the and aggression, ending up with a that lacks in clarity, too of the road. The tail section the twin headlight and twin creating an MV-F4-like look is a of genius but the sheer fatness at tank is plain strange and by those built in turn sunk into the silver frame covers.

As said, nice touches like the sculpting of the seat upholstered with two fabric and the Ducati-like position for the ignition The GSR 600 doesn’t look bad, it lacks coherence and knowing how the b-King looked, it’s a bit of a let visually speaking. The chosen slogan for the GSR is Modern art meets technology.

I’d say that got carried away somewhat.

Suzuki GSR 600

what you see? Or maybe you Well, riding the GSR 600 made me all criticism quickly. Just that good old Bandit, the GSR super right from the the wheels start to roll. friendliness are the first words come to mind; it begins an extra-sweet throttle response absurdly low revs for an inline 600

Part of the trick seems to be the of ratios in the first four but regardless of gearing, the servo-operated butterflies provide a truly response. Let the clutch fully out at revs, and the engine picks up nicely.

The riding position is as comforting; erect, very in of the situation, but a tad tight for my 6’4. Let the roll and within one yard you like putting your on the pegs while the steering simply neutral; light but enough feedback and feel. the kind of warm welcoming could make any newcomer so much at home from the go.

Being used to riding in on my big GSXR, after 10 minutes of riding on the GSR 600, I am in a scooter-like Gliding along a boulevard I on the throttle in an impossibly high and the GSR just drives on from revs. Say what.

Isn’t a whiny 600?

This is one where Suzuki’s GSR seems to a fat card up its sleeve. Looking up dyno measurements already around here, the torque seems to be about same as in the 599 or yet in real life I can testify the last two need at least a 5-6,000 rpm to pull cleanly. the classic where a dyno run dun on a type inertia roller bed on full throttle) doesn’t the whole story.

What counts often is partial response and in that sense the GSR It is very elastic. In city conditions you are helped also by a lock to lock steering smooth controls and large of view courtesy of the compact and seat-footpegs-bar triangle.

The only comment till now is the slightly gearbox that requires an effort when trying to neutral at light stops, a un-typical problem for a Suzook.

like I felt at lower the GSR’s steering has got a nice mix of and quickness. ‘

OK, by now its clear this GSR has a genetic proximity to scooters but what interests me is how thing things handles carving. In tight, medium-slow of the mountain roads around my tool of choice is something flat bars rather clip-ons and this GSR looks a prefect mate for some time lunacy.

My lunacy will be enabled by the 014 Bridgestones, stoppie-inducing GSXR calipers, the point and shoot position and above all my carving after the long winter. high thirties-low forties but I need some adrenaline.

Brrrr. Brrrrr. Cruising on the highway I soon discover I knew all along, Naked are … indeed and this one is … than most. The pod is way down there, so wind is less than non existant the closeness of seat to bars allow me to tuck in at all.

grown up on standards I usually mind hammering on at 90 without a but the temperatures and the short gearing that on the GSR I prefer to roll at 75-80.

I arrive half at Biella, defrost somewhat at my house and then I am ready to again. I’ve long to check out the twisties that lay Biella and Ivrea, a Mount kind of spot for the locals. As I higher, temperatures drop to freezing though it means I the road all to myself, with no squids around.

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