Suzuki GSR 600 — Road Tests — Motoring — The Independent

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Suzuki GSR 600

Suzuki GSR 600

Engine: 599cc DOHC 4-cylinder

Seat 785mm

Tank capacity: litres

Hilaire Belloc’s told such Dreadful It made one Gasp and Stretch Eyes. Suzuki made a mistake when priming for the launch of its … middleweight Based on the futuristic B-King bike first unveiled in the GSR was promoted as a wild, wanton and street-harpie.

Anticipation was heightened by including modern art meets technology (my mind was plagued by of Tracey Emin grappling a tyre warmer).

Bigged-up so in advance, the poor little inevitably disappointed, mainly by not as conventionally sporty as the faster-than-thou seems to want every to be. The brakes are conventional rather the new radially mounted variety. The are not upside down, which is more shocking to the pack

The suspension permits only adjustment, which is not what track-day bore wants at After all, playing settings is so much more than actually riding a The engine is from last GSX-R600 and the gearbox from the version.

By this stage a mind should have that, just perhaps, pre-publicity promoted the bike the way.

A look at its truly appearance confirms that. The is chic and sophisticated rather brutal. Front indicators are into the fuel tank. LED tail lights are styled to like extra silencers.

The headlight is gigantic. Moulded blend the tank seamlessly the twin spar aluminium frame. To an observer who cannot an upside-down fork from a jam it is obviously modern and desirable.

The emphasises what the look The bike is fast and friendly, but not aggressive. My first impression was of The slim, low, two-tone is complemented by a wide set of handlebars massive leverage and a relaxed position. I felt in complete as soon as I sat on it and that confidence-inspiring was justified at the first roundabout.

The GSR has the of an alley cat and laser-sharp tracking. cornering is a doddle. You just it where you want to go and the Suzuki whether snaking through a of sweepers or tipping hard tighter turns.

Those brakes are more ample, too.

The engine resembles a 1,000cc sports particularly the sumptuous induction But Suzuki has tuned out the warp-drive familiar at high revs on its range. The GSR is capable of 135mph, and 10,500rpm and the 14,000rpm redline it hard.

But power is configured to greatest heft in the mid-range. the honey-sweet six-speed gearbox on B road twisties rewards the adventurous rider with an display of pace and agility.

It not redefine middleweight sporting Suzuki’s own GSXR600 K6 is a contender for title. But the GSR makes everyday about as much fun as it can be on British with a combination of lightness, aesthetics and sheer usability.

Other motorcycle journalists been cruel about bike. They were for the supersport performance Suzuki by warbling about race Like Matilda’s aunt from her Earliest Youth, Had a Strict Regard for Truth) the very nearly …

I start from a different

A growing minority of British are growing out of hyper-sports performance The law makes them worthless other than a race In the wrong hands, they to alarming accident statistics. A new of experienced riders seek they can enjoy to the optimum scaring themselves.

They high performance but no longer racetrack sensations. For such Suzuki’s GSR600 is rewarding.

Obvious competitors include the Fazer and Honda Hornet I would hazard a guess it might also appeal to of more style-oriented bikes as Ducati Monsters and Harley Sportsters. It is a much more machine than equivalent-sized or US twins, but its unintimidating feel at speeds and in traffic renders it for a moderately experienced rider to develop new skills.

That particularly to women and smaller who may find the low seat and light inviting.

The GSR is enjoyable rather exceptional. But it deserves to be rescued the conceit that the only of a motorcycle’s worth is its capacity to performance records. There is a lot to be for some comfortable riding and the GSR offers that in spades.

Whatever Suzuki said this bike in advance, it is, in civilised, stylish and sensible.

Suzuki GSR 600
Suzuki GSR 600
Suzuki GSR 600


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