2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 will arrive at the UK dealers next week

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 30, 2011

On February 5, UK dealerships will start to receive Suzuki's all-new GSX-R600, which was recently launched at the Almeria race circuit in Spain where it was named the new king of the Supersport class. The new GSX-R600 was redesigned from the ground up and it now poses several major advantages over its predecessors and rivals.

Lighter by 9kg compared to the 2010 model, the new GSX-R600 offers the latest race-track inspired technology, including Showa Big Piston Forks, Brembo Monoblock brake callipers, a 15mm shorter wheelbase and an engine that was subjected to a complete revision.

Simon Crafar, a 500 Grand Prix winner, was a guest tester at the recent Motorcycle News test, where the new GSX-R600 was compared to its rivals and regarded as 'the new king of supersports'. Crafar said that the model is the whole package as it has “got everything really right and it performs well and handles well.”

In the February 2011 issue of Performance Bikes Magazine, tester Emma Franklin described the GSX-R600 as “a gloriously well-balanced bike,” which “gave more pleasure” than any road-bike she has ridden on track in the last three years. The new GSX-R600 has a recommended retail price of £8,799.

Press Release

SUZUKI LAUNCH SECOND MODEL IN GSX-R ANNIVERSARY TRILOGY

Following the successful launch of the 25th anniversary GSX-R750 last month, Suzuki GB today unveiled the second model in the exclusive trilogy, the limited edition GSX-R600.

With an exclusive colour scheme replicating the 1999 factory machine, like its larger sibling the GSX-R600 will be limited to just 25 models.

Featuring a Yoshimura exhaust, exclusive top yoke plaque and certificate, the GSX-R600 will be available for a recommended retail price of £8,799.

Suzuki GB marketing manager George Cheeseman commented, "This is the second special model in our 25 year anniversary trilogy and like the GSX-R750 echos the timeline of range development. In 1985 the GSX-R750 first appeared, rewriting the rules in the sportsbike category, before Suzuki moved the game on again in 1997 with the introduction of the very first GSX-R600. We pay tribute to the GSX-R600 with this special model, while we look to complete this special trio of models later in the year."

Enjoying great success on the roads and track since its introduction in 1997, the GSX-R600 took Fabrizio Pirovano to the World Supersport Championship title just two years after its launch, repeating the feat with Stephan Chambon the following year before going on to secure the world manufacturers title in 2002. At home, Michael Laverty secured the British Supersport Championship in 2007 with Bruce Anstey taking the GSX-R600 to a TT Supersport win one year later.

Available for reservation from 1st April, interested customers are asked to visit www.imgsx-r.com for more information on the reservation process. For more information on this and other anniversary news visit www.imgsx-r.com

This special model and the exclusive GSX-R750 model will be on display at the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show running on the 20th & 21st March at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. See the Cupar Motorcycles and Saltire Suzuki exhibition stands for further information.

Topics: suzuki, uk

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