Most Stylish Bikes
2011 Suzuki GSX R600
Suzuki has slashed an incredible 9kg from the 2011 GSX R600. The engine has more midrange, a close ratio gearbox and for the first time, Showa Big Piston Forks and Brembo monobloc radial front brakes. Aside from a handful of components, the GSX R600 is completely new. The easy going nature of the bike is still there, but its sharper, more agile and theres more punch out of the corners. If only it looked a bit special and not look just like any other GSX R to be made over the past decade.The inline four cylinder motor has the same basic architecture as before, with the same 599cc and 67 x 42.5mm bore and stroke. It makes around the same power, but with more midrange torque. It has new cams, pistons and pentagonal ventilation holes in the block. Compression is up and each piston assembly is 78 grams lighter. A new lighter, close ratio gearbox has a taller first gear and shorter ratios for second, third, fourth and sixth. The final drive is changed from a 17/45 to a 16/43. A new four into one exhaust has stainless steel down pipes, a butterfly valve to improve low and midrange power and a titanium end can. The whole system is l.7kg lighter.