May 29, 2012

History of Suzuki Motorcycle GSR 600

The Suzuki GSR600 is a 599 cc 16v in-line four motorcycle that was introduced in 2006 as a middleweight street-bike built with the 2004 GSXR-600 engine. The engine is re-tuned for more usable midrange power as well as higher torque. It also features fully adjustable rear suspension (rebound and compression) and streetfighter-styling.


In 2001, Suzuki unveiled a new concept bike named the B-King (or Boost-King). With a tuned GSXR-1300 Hayabusa engine, as well radical design for a street bike, it left a major impression to motorcycle enthusiast everywhere. However, the B-King did not hit production (although it finally did in 2007). Instead, the GSR600 a stripped-naked bike was unveiled in December 2005, with the tag of “Modern Art meets Race Technology”. With a very similar design styling, it was initially nicknamed the “Baby B-King” or “Baby King”. It had parts normally reserved for higher-end flagship models but incorporated into this motorcycle, such as the four-piston Tokico brake system used also on the GSX-R600 series.

2006 model

The first model arrived at dealerships in January 2006.

2006 S-model

A variant of the model, called the GSR600S or ‘S’-model, was released middle of 2006. It differs from the standard model with a stock windshield, a radiator protector grill as well as carbon-fibre lamination for selected parts.[1]

2007 model

ABS was introduced to the range between 2007 and 2008 across different markets.

Suzuki GSR400

A Japanese domestic market model, the GSR400, become available to selected countries in the middle of 2006. With the same exact dimensions as the GSR600, the only difference was the engine capacity (399 cc as opposed to 599 cc), a smaller exhaust outlet, smaller RPM range and a useful plastic protective cover on for on the left side of the engine. The bike appealed to the Japanese market as well as selected Asian markets where 400 cc bikes are popular due to riding license classifications as well as road-usability and practicality.

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