When most people think of an entry-level sport bike, they probably think of a boring detuned, cheapo version of a bigger superbike, but not with the 2023 Suzuki lineup – the baby Gixxer, or GSX-R600 as Suzuki calls it, is not a bike for the faint of heart. It’s an entry-level bike only because it happens to be the smallest unit that carries the legendary GSX-R nomenclature.
At the heart of this little GSX-R is a 104 hp, 44 lb-ft, 599cc inline-four. Weighing in at just 412 lbs, this unit can really pack a big punch into a small package. As with the rest of the GSX-R lineup, the 600cc iteration is a race track-bred machine that can still function as a fantastic street rider. Much of the bike’s technology and engineering is passed down from lessons learned by Suzuki’s now-shuttered MotoGP racing team. Sure this isn’t the prototype ridden by Alex Rins and Joan Mir last season, but the 2023 GSX-R600 is perfectly at home on the race track, sporting a set of Showa Big Piston Front-fork (BPF) inverted front forks and an electronically controlled steering damper, among other race-ready features.
This Japanese-built machine is available in two packages: The base model, and the GSX-R600Z package, a purely cosmetic upgrade which adds on a MotoGP-inspired livery for an additional $100.
The 2023 iteration of this bike is available for purchase in two dual-tone colours in the united states – Pearl Brilliant White / Metallic Matte Stellar Blue and Glass Sparkle Black / Glass Mat Mechanical Gray. Meanwhile, in the Canadian market the GSX-R600 is only availabe in the Black and Gray colour scheme. Both markets also offer the Z package.
The 2023 Suzuki GSX-R600 starts at $11,699 USD / $12,899 CAD.
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2023 Suzuki GSX-R600 / R600Z Features
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CAREFULLY SCULPTED BODYWORK
Highlights include the powerful lines of the chiseled fuel tank, vented front fender, light rear fender, molded mirrors, and angular tail section with integrated LED taillight, clear turn signals, and clean layout of all wiring and hoses. The thin seat is shaped for sport riding, and also to helps make it easier to firmly plant your feet on ground and combines with the handlebars and footpegs to ensure a comfortable riding position.
Race-ready, iconic GSX-R styling provides sharp looks and a slippery shape with deep, rich paint with monochromatic graphics and color-matched cast aluminum wheels.
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.
A LIGHTER, MORE COMPACT CHASSIS
The GSX-R600 model features completely chassis designs, each based on a more compact, lighter twin-spar aluminum frame with a 15 mm shorter wheelbase. The GSX-R600’s wheelbase now measures 1,385 mm.
STRONG STOPPING POWER
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.
Electronically controlled steering damper provides lighter steering at slower speeds and more damping force at racetrack and highway speeds.
Both the Suzuki GSX-R750 and the Suzuki GSX-R600 come with the revolutionary, race-developed Showa Big Piston Front-fork (BPF) inverted front suspension system. Conventional inverted front forks use a cartridge assembly that fits inside the fork leg on each side and typically incorporates a 20 mm piston to control damping.
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.
Optional single seat cowl can replace the passenger seat for an even more aggressive look or for use on solo rides or track days.
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.