2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 Revealed —

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Suzuki GSX 1400

Gixxers get a major overhaul, and a version of the Bandit 1250

Photos by Suzuki and Duke

Suzuki surprised the industry year by deciding not to import streetbikes while it tried to inventory in a depressed market. But for it’s rebounding in a big way with the of a comprehensively reworked GSX-R600 and its brother, the GSX-R750.

The GSX-R is integral to Suzuki. so the Gixxer 600 and 750 a major investment in technology and

An all-new frame underpins the revisions, trimmed by nearly 3 lbs on its This, plus a plethora of weight-saving items, has resulted in a some 20 lbs lighter than An anticipated 410-lb curb (full of 4.5 gallons of fuel) tie the Gix Six with the class lightweight, CBR600RR.

New front-end components are than 2 lbs lighter and promise performance. A 41mm Showa Big Fork weighs less and better damping performance a conventional fork, as we’ve from a similar fork on ZX-6R. And, in a surprise the Gixxer receives radially Brembo monoblock brake the only Japanese bike we can of with the respected Italian

Smaller front and rear and wheel hubs are claimed to weight by a significant 1.3 lbs, and the adjustable Showa shock now aluminum seats instead of for a 90-gram reduction in weight.

final specifications aren’t yet it appears as if the previous bike’s geometry numbers are retained. the new frame (with sections as as 3mm) tightens up the wheelbase by A new swingarm is the same length as but it’s now constructed from melted/gravity-cast sections instead of high-pressure plate castings.

The 599cc mill is architecturally retaining the same bore and (67.0 x 42.5mm) as the existing and every other 600 supersport. But inside has been updated, and the has been rotated 3 degrees upright. It’s also a 4.4 lbs lighter.

Shorter-skirt pistons 14% less mass, and the connecting are 12% lighter. New cams with overlap are purported to boost to mid-range power, and they to actuate 16 titanium valves. New holes between cylinders mechanical pumping losses.

Suzuki Dual Throttle (SDTV) technology carries now better directing fuel the combustion chamber via a steeper of the throttle bodies to improve A smaller ECU shaves 330 grams of and allowed it to be relocated in front of the Suzuki Drive Mode (S-DMS) now has just two settings of three, and the softer setting now to full power when the is pinned.

A considerable 3.75 lbs was from the exhaust system’s thanks to thinner-wall header and a smaller under-engine pre-chamber and muffler. Fuel economy is to be improved by 10%, somewhat by the new requirement for premium gas.

told to expect 123 crankshaft delivered at 13,500 rpm, should translate into 108 horses at the rear wheel. should put it at or near the top of the herd. peaks at 11,500 rpm with ft-lb measured at the crankshaft.

The has its internal gearing juggled, now a slightly taller first and closer spacing throughout its six Suzuki reps allege shifting along with the being 185 grams lighter.

The GSX-R600 retains the lowest-in-class height of 31.8 inches, and its shape allows short a direct path to the ground. The handlebars are now spread out 1 degree for better leverage, and a lower top allows easier tucking in. retain their class-exclusive adjustability and are lighter by 53 grams.

A instrument panel is borrowed the GSX-R1000, now including a lap timer and a adjustable shift light. A analog tach is augmented by an LCD with speed, gear clock and dual tripmeters.

and Bodywork

Although there is revolutionary about the Gixxer’s new the bodywork has special appeal its sporty appearance and shorter Suzuki has somehow clipped off 7.5 lbs the plastic, partially by reducing the count from 40 to 32. As previous, go to Suzuki for having cleanly turn signals.

The fronts are in the the rears are sculpted into the

The vertically stacked headlight ties in to the Gixxer Thou’s and is a substantial 1.2 lbs lighter. It’s by a quartet of angular intake that funnel cool, air into the airbox and is a nice from the now-ubiquitous centrally ducts. The windscreen is lightly instead of plain clear.

The 2011 GSX-R600 seems to all the ingredients to vault it to the top end of the 600cc class, and we’re excited to it to find out how well its lighter and Brembo brakes work in the New Year.

“It’s hard for me to the leap we made with model,” said Derek American Suzuki’s field manager and one of the few people outside to have ridden the new Gixxer.

exciting new GSX-R is scheduled to in dealers in February or March for a price of $11,599. You’ll your choice of the familiar blue and white or a black-and-silver

The GSX-R750’s engine is a bored and (70.0 x 48.7mm) 600 motor, and reputed to produce 148 crankshaft hp at rpm, which should into 130-plus ponies at the wheel.

This amount of in a 400-lb chassis will translate into serious fun on the especially when considering the and lighter chassis and Brembo

2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA

The new bike we saw the Suzuki dealer – with 600 dealers and 1400 – is an update on the venerable Bandit now in a fully faired sporty-touring

The Bandit was last seen in 2008 lineup, and this new called the GSX1250FA, takes it up a It’s a bike that was in world markets in 2010, but a new addition to American Suzuki’s

And it looks like a bike for these times, as it offers usability, long-distance comfort. a big-bore motor and anti-lock-braking all at a very reasonable list of $11,599.

The FA uses a 1255cc for power, fuel-injected for quick and counterbalanced for smoothness. The Bandit ST (my chassis is a basic steel-tube with its rake and trail a sporty 25.2 degrees and respectively, scaling in at 567 lbs full of

Utility is promised by the standard-equipment and availability of hard luggage, a tail trunk. The protective and windscreen will send air its rider while draining its fuel capacity. The FA’s seat is comfortably low at 31.7 and, if more legroom is it can be raised nearly an inch by its platform.

This is a lot of bike for less 12K, even if the old Bandit for less than $9000, as for Japanese motorcycles keep on due to an unfavorable exchange rate. easy to see how the GSX will appeal to sportbike pilots.

And with the of the new Kawasaki Ninja 1000 rings in at $12K, we’ll to schedule a shootout when we see the GSX1250FA in December.


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