Suzuki GSX-R600

Pros

  • Engine and gearbox
  • Fast and light
  • Great handling
  • Brakes

Cons

  • Quality of finish
  • Riding position
  • Budget to replace the standard tyres

Wiki

The all new 2011 GSX-R600 is about 3-5kg lighter than the previous model and now features a 120mm fully adjustable Showa Big Piston fork. Power is provided by a new lighter 599cc engine with more midrange torque. RRP is £9,000 in 2017 or £9,200 for the 30th anniversary edition.

Features include:

  • Dual 310mm 12 inch discs up front, with Brembo 2 piston monobloc brake calipers
  • Rear 220mm disc with Brembo single piston caliper
  • New console, similar to the GSX-R1000
  • Electronically adjustable, speed sensitive, steering damper
  • New lighter close ratio gearbox

The twin spar aluminium frame is lighter and smaller. As a result the bike is 5mm thinner, 10mm shorter and has a 15mm shorter wheelbase. Weight has also been reduced by 1.7kg thanks to a new exhaust system with stainless steel down pipes and a titanium end can.

Available colours: blue/white, silver/yellow, white/silver, black/white and black.

2017: Suzuki introduced a £300 Sports+ pack which gets you a pillion seat cover, frame protectors and wheel decals. Yellow/black and black with red wheels introduced and Yoshimura R11 exhaust now standard.

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2011 £5,200 £4,150 £3,650 8,500
2012 £5,550 £4,450 £3,900 7,600
2013 £6,000 £4,800 £4,200 6,700
2014 £6,400 £5,150 £4,500 5,600
2015 £6,850 £5,500 £4,800 2,300
2016 £7,350 £5,900 £5,150 1,700
2017 £7,850 £6,250 £5,500 1,200

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Videos

Check out this 2015 review from chaseontwowheels:

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Model History

The gixxer 600 launched in 1997 with a 599cc inline four, producing 93bhp at 12,000rpm and benefiting from SRAD. 1998 saw a boost to mid-range power and a lower screen.

2001 was a major re-design, featuring more poised angular looks, fuel injection and a boost to 100bhp.

2004 introduced a new fuel tank, upside down forks and new fairings whereas in 2005 the brakes became radial mounted and a there was a new headlight.

The 2006 re-design introduced a completely new engine producing 111bhp and larger 310mm front discs. There was also a lower seat and improved mass-centralisation.

Not much changed for 2008 apart from new engine tuning to improve low to mid-range power. There was also a new damper and fuel injection system.

The latest 2011 model features a new lighter 125bhp engine, 3-5kgs shaved off the weight, new exhaust system and fully adjustable Showa BPF.

2017 saw it dropped due to swindling sales and Euro 4.

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Availability

How many bikes like this are around, by year of production, including those licensed for use on the road and those off the road with a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).

Year On The Road Off The Road Total Around We Monitor
2011 333 58 391 Rarely for sale
2012 254 34 288 10 per month
2013 176 7 183 Rarely for sale

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Recalls

RM/2013/028, issued 04/11/2013, affected 29,422 bikes

Moisture is absorbed by the brake fluid over time due to its hygroscopic nature. This moisture can cause corrosion to form in the piston and return spring within the brake master cylinder. As this corrosion forms it can cause the fluid to react and produce a small amount of gas. This gas may give a softer or spongy feel to the brake lever. In extreme cases this could reduce braking efficiency.

Build Dates: 01/02/2005 to 10/06/2013

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