Family resemblance is a good thing sometimes, your entry-level Suzuki GSX-R600 benefits from the association with the top-spec powerful top Suzuki bikes. And I'm sure that's what Suzuki would hope happens with the smallest GSX-R, the kudos earned by the frankly astounding 1000 and 750 version should trickle down to the GSX-R600. However, there's a flip-side-too, smaller-capacity versions of a bike rarely make up for their lack of cubes, and the near-identical styling of the Suzuki GSX-R600 gives it a slight anonymity.
But it's far from anonymous on the track. Indeed, while it does lag a little behind the Honda CBR600RR in terms of power spread and chassis precision, that slightly less refined feel creates a really characterful riding experience. The howl from the ram-air intakes and the slight increase in urge over 9,500rpm rewards your aggression out of the faster bends, while the brakes are still up there with the best in terms of tire-howling retardation and feel for the front end.
Updated compact and lightweight 599cc 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine designed with increased performance and responsiveness in mind. The suspension feels softer and more controlled than the previous Suzuki GSX-R600 model.
The 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 has ultra adjustable suspension and if you have the time, need and patience for particular set-up, you'll be able to improve matters no end. The standard rubber is Bridgestone's BT-014, and it's a fine tire for all-round use, and it's a fine tire for all-round use. The Bridgestone are a tried and trusted road tire that will cope with just about everything from monsoon rain to baking Korat plateau roads.
The Suzuki GSX-R600 is wonderfully smooth, snarling and fast. The GSX-R600 had one of Suzuki's first fuel-injection engines, and the updated new fueling on the new GSX-R600 is so amazingly perfect. It's torque, with a bit more room than many 600cc's. It's born for the racetrack, and the snarling motor wants to play. It's hard-hearted owner who won't let it enjoy itself on the track from time to time.