The Road : Issue 4 : Suzuki GSR600 — Ian Kerr explores

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Suzuki GSR 600

Suzuki GSR600

Ian Kerr

Suzuki bill the brand new GSR 600 as a street-fighter; a bike where art meets race technology. You argue with either especially as the bike has some of its in the now famed B-King concept and the engine comes from the GSX-R 600, minus a few bhp!

There is no doubting the is a real looker, especially in the matt black and silver of the test machine. It certainly plenty of attention in the still conscious Kings Road in London and it also attracted looks in rural country

No animals went running for cover as it drifted through natural habitat on the lanes said towns, so it scores on wherever it goes, which is the of a good design! You certainly it hard to find fault to the clever blend and integration of components like the frame the overall styling package.

as always there is a trade off and the looks and lack of fairing that it is a nightmare to keep when used in the country, or on highways and byways like of its genre.

This is a bike will demand a dedicated if it is not to deteriorate too badly, a case of form overcoming function! Suzuki appears to acknowledge because their already list of aftermarket items and already list items rear huggers and various panels that can be added on by the

Sitting on the ‘…’ machine, to use a hackneyed phrase; ‘all fall easily to hand’. The console is clean, functional and to read and the digital speedo passing speed cameras at on the legal limit a real Likewise the digital gear is also useful along the clock, two trips and an analogue rev redlined at 14,000 rpm.

the stepped seat, you can see how the clear front indicators have blended into the front of the litre petrol tank, to sit on the all-new aluminium alloy (This, like the impressively swing-arm, is built using a …-casting process which a seamless finish.)

This to envelop the black engine comes from the GSX-R 600 powered the 2004-5 models. to the 599cc in-line four-cylinder, motor, include dropping the body size from down to 38mm as part of the retune for more torque, than top end power. The gearing has been altered to mirror the new characteristics, by lowering the first two

The top four remain in place so you can take advantage of the high when on open roads and put in sports bike style

The exhaust has also been to the centre mount type, includes a catalyser (masked by the under-engine fairing) eventually as twin pipes next to the LED rear light units. are set in, what appears at first to be an additional set of exhaust pipes, to a four-pipe look from the

Suzuki’s proven PAIR secondary Air) system is to feed air into it at the exhaust to help reduce unburnt As a result, needless to say it easily Euro 3 emission regulations!

the bike is done by conventional forks at the front and a mono-shock at the both from the Kayaba There is pre-load available on while the rear also rebound damping adjustment. wheels shod with and 180/55 section tyres things rolling along nicely and providing good

Stopping power is provided by a set of and discs that once did on the GSX-R 750 of 2000 vintage. means opposed four units at the front backed up by a piston item at the rear, means they will all a lot of maintenance in the winter if history is to go by.

Lighting the way through the winter and the of darkness is a multi- reflector unit that is in concert the instrument binnacle to deflect of the wind blast up and away the rider. On dipped beam it is but main beam seems to anything other than the reducing your pace a on unlit roads.

From a the bike looks small and you are on the bike it feels compact and without feeling in anyway The somewhat conservative rake and of 25.5 degrees and 105.0mm a neutral feel to the bike, reacts well to rider making for a physically relaxed It must be said that the position is very good and comfortable, even for long in the saddle.

Despite the lack of protection it is not too unpleasant up to the three mark and you do not need a current gym to hang on even above level. The sculptured seat well to locate you and its non-slip ensures you or your pillion do not around under braking. while the brakes are more adequate, they do not inspire the items on modern sports

This demonstrates just how things have progressed these were ‘the to have on the sports bike of time!

Out on the open road the handles well on the fast roads and is even good fun on the country roads until the suspension gets pushed a (Time spent dialling in for personal riding styles be time well spent and any glitches.)

Suzuki GSR 600

However, for the main it is a ride and most people who buy this will not try and ride the in sports mode and be happy the bikes surefootedness and general of use. In town it is agile to slot through lines of and cut through most gaps present themselves on the daily

The engine is reasonably torquey and rideable in such situations, too much cog swapping being thanks to the new ratios.

Get the motor above 6,000rpm and the pace and if you really want to see the motors break the 10,000rpm barrier and on.

The slight drop in bhp does not this motor giving heart and brain a good as the horizon seems to leap you at a very fast pace! with such use, you can expect to get around 130 miles to the before needing to fill up.

So all is well with this mid-priced middleweight (403lbs)? not quite!

The bike has a small with the way it delivers its power to the new fuel injection system, at times displays a slight while at others, is almost an on/off switch. To counteract the I generally resorted to brisk to almost ride the bike the slight pause in throttle

Ridden in sports mode, the was less noticeable and the response was as as the original engine. However, cornering on a fixed throttle accelerating out, you still to be careful not to alter the twist-grip so as not upset the bikes equilibrium.

said all that, once you got used to the glitch you learn to with it and it is not a big problem. No doubt it soon be designed out by means of a new or similar now it has passed all the relevant

The only other minor is that the mirrors do not give view to the rear to make use a safe affair. When such pursuits, I do like to see if is coming up behind to join in, or not as the may be.

Lack of good mirrors is acceptable and the norm on a sports costing tens of thousands, but not on a of the road bike like costing just over

No bike is perfect and none of faults detract too badly what is a modern stylish that you can have quite a lot of fun on, being accepted in all areas of society. Which these is quite a compliment!

Suzuki GSR 600
Suzuki GSR 600
Suzuki GSR 600


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