In 1985, Suzuki revolutionized the sportbike category with the introduction of the original GSX-R750, and later expanded GSX-R lineage with the addition of the Suzuki GSX-R600. The 2022 GSX-R600 encapsulates Suzuki’s tradition of blending race-winning capability with impeccable street manners.
The GSX-R600’s compact, powerful, four-cylinder engine promptly reacts when you twist the throttle, while its supremely refined suspension and brakes provide precise, responsive handling. The superb ergonomics boosts control and comfort while the iconic GSX-R bodywork looks great under any of the available paint schemes.
The GSX-R600’s race-ready look isn’t manufactured, it’s the true byproduct of decades of production roadracing dominance that continues to this day. For a rider considering a mid-size Supersport bike that’s at home or the track or the street, there’s only one choice; the Suzuki GSX-R600.
2022 Suzuki GSX-R600 Features
The 2022 GSX-R600 is available in new Glass Matte Mechanical Gray and Pearl Brilliant White or Glass Blaze Orange and Glass Sparkle Black paint schemes.
The GSX-R600’s compact, fuel-injected, 599cc, four-cylinder engine delivers a rush of power from idle to redline. Located between the frame’s spars, the engine’s top end is canted forward to improve cylinder head charging for increased power output.
The Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) lets the rider adjust the engine’s power delivery to suit the riding conditions.
The twin-spar aluminum frame effectively connects the steering head with the swingarm pivot portion of the chassis in a way that balances light weight and strength. The engine is suspended below the frame to keep mass low and the wheelbase short to promote nimble handling.
The Showa Big Piston Front Fork (BPF) and remote reservoir rear shock absorber are fully adjustable to deliver exceptional handling.
Twin Brembo Monobloc, radially mounted front brake calipers grasp fully floating stainless steel brake rotors to deliver strong stopping power.
A compact 599cc, four-cylinder engine with a race-proven over-square bore/stroke ratio produces remarkably strong high rpm power delivery.
The energy-efficient engine employs forged pistons, shot-peened connecting rods, chrome-nitride-coated upper compression and oil control rings, and pentagonal ventilation holes to reduce frictional and mechanical losses.
Camshafts with aggressive valve-lift profiles were developed using proven MotoGP racing engine technology – the first time this method has been applied to a production Suzuki.
Lightweight titanium alloy valves are controlled by single-coil valve springs to reduce valve train mass, reducing mechanical losses at high rpm.
Lightweight and durable forged pistons were designed using the same Finite Element Method (FEM) and fatigue analysis technology used for MotoGP racing engines.
Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection uses eight fine-spray eight-hole injectors for improved fuel atomization, which contributes to more complete combustion.
An Engine Control Module (ECM) provides state-of-the-art engine management and has enhanced settings to suit the intake and exhaust systems, resulting in better fuel economy and linear throttle response.
Advanced, MotoGP-developed transistorized ignition control programming helps maintain more precise spark timing across the range of engine speed and temperature.
Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) offers push-button selection of two racing-developed engine control maps to suit road or track conditions and personal tastes.
Four-into-one stainless steel exhaust system with a titanium muffler is fitted with a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) valve that maximizes torque and improves throttle response, especially in the low- to mid-rpm range.
The close-ratio six-speed transmission features a taller first-gear ratio and shorter ratios for second, third, fourth, and sixth gears, making it easier for a racer to get a good start while improving straight-line acceleration and drive out of corners.
Race-proven back-torque-limiting clutch contributes to smoother downshifting and corner entry.
Lightweight and compact twin-spar aluminum alloy frame is constructed of five cast sections to produce a balance of light weight and strength.
The frame is mated with a cast aluminum swingarm and multi-piece rear sub-frame that’s ready for racetrack use.
Race-developed, lightweight Showa Big Piston Front Fork (BPF) delivers superb feedback and consistent performance.
Single Showa rear shock absorber features externally adjustable rebound and compression damping, along with adjustable ride height.
Electronically controlled steering damper provides lighter steering at slower speeds and more damping force at racetrack and highway speeds.
Front brakes with fully floating 310mm discs are grasped by radial-mount, four-piston Brembo Monobloc calipers.
Three-spoke cast aluminum alloy wheels are shod with lightweight, high-grip front and rear tires for sharp handling.
Three-way adjustable foot pegs, adjustable shift lever and short fuel tank help compose a comfortable riding position that permits the rider movement required for performance riding.
Compact, lightweight instrument cluster with a built-in lap timer/stopwatch and programmable engine rpm indicators alert the rider to certain shift points.
Trim, simple, and lightweight bodywork creates an exciting, aerodynamic style that truly works well at speed.
Distinctive multi-reflector headlight with vertically stacked high- and low-beam halogen bulbs is centered between position lights on each side.
Bright, durable LED tail light, with clear lens.
The front turn signals are integrated into the rearview mirrors while the rear tail section houses the rear signals.
The lightweight instruments also include an analog tachometer and LCD readouts that show speed, odometer, dual trip meter, reserve trip meter, clock, coolant temperature/oil pressure indicator, S-DMS, and gear position indicators.
Attention to rider comfort and confidence includes a carefully shaped seat with a high-grip cover.
Stylized Suzuki “S” 3-D emblems on the fuel tank and the fork upper bracket denotes the quality, sophistication, and performance legacy of the brand.
2022 Suzuki GSX-R600 Specifications
Glass Matte Mechanical Gray / Pearl Brilliant White
Glass Blaze Orange / Glass Sparkle Black
Engine: 599cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, DOHC
Bore x stroke: 67.0 mm x 42.5 mm (2.638 in. x 1.673 in.)
Compression ratio: 12.9:1
Fuel System: Fuel injection with SDTV
Lubrication: Wet sump
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate type
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive: Chain, RK525SMOZ8, 114 links
Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear: Link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: Brembo, 4-piston, twin disc
Brakes Rear: Nissin, 1-piston, single disc
Front tire: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
Rear Tire: 180/55ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
Fuel Tank: 17.0 L (4.5 US gal.) / 16.0 L (4.2 US gal.) CA model
Ignition Type: Electronic ignition (transistorized)
Spark Plug: NGK CR9EIA-9 or DENSO IU27D
Headlight: 12V 65W (H9 high-beam) and 12V 55W (H7 low-beam)
Tail Light: LED
Overall length: 2030 mm (79.9 in)
Overall width: 1135 mm (44.7 in.)
Wheelbase: 1385 mm (54.5 in.)
Ground clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in.)
Seat height: 810 mm (31.9 in)
Curb weight: 187 kg (412 lb.)