K8 GSX-R600 released
The hotly-anticipated, all-new 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 supersport machine is now available in Australia.
The hotly-anticipated, all-new 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 supersport machine is now available in Australia, after wowing crowds across the country in sneak preview displays. Suzuki’s middleweight supersport stunner features the latest in race-bred technology, with the new generation GSX-R600 receiving significant upgrades across the board.
"The Suzuki GSX-R600 has always been a class leader thanks to its potent combination of race-proven technology and world-class engineering," Perry Morison, General Manager, Motorcycles, Suzuki Australia said. "Suzuki engineers have pushed that even further with the 2008 GSX-R600, improving the package to provide exhilarating performance, responsive handling and sharp styling."
Team Joe Rocket Suzuki manager Phil Tainton predicts the new GSX-R600 will be a pace-setter throughout the 2008 Australian Supersport Championship. "This bike has the potential to be a championship winner this year," Tainton said. "The technical information that was recently presented to the world media in Italy showed very clearly that this new bike should enable our Supersport rider Josh Waters to perform to his full potential. The Suzuki factory somehow manages to make each model better than the last."
The 2008 GSX-R600 is the most powerful and efficient 600cc four-stroke production motorcycle ever built by Suzuki, with its compact, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) offers advanced digital engine management for instantaneous switching between three engine maps, to suit rider preference or riding conditions. An advanced fuel injection system with new downdraft Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) double-barrel throttle bodies gives the GSX-R600 more linear throttle response and increased torque.
With an all-new chassis design incorporating race-proven geometry and a cast aluminium-alloy frame, the GSX-R600 is engineered to provide superb handling at racetrack speeds. Showa inverted cartridge forks with 41mm inner tubes feature fully adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping, while the Showa rear shock absorber also has adjustable spring preload, rebound damping and both high and low speed compression damping.
Dual radial-mount, four-piston 310mm floating front discs and a single-piston rear brake caliper with a 220mm disc equip the GSX-R600 with impressive stopping power. The result of extensive wind-tunnel development, the new Suzuki’s aerodynamics have been further refined and form part of an edgy and evolutionary new look.
In stunning Pearl Blue / White, Black / Metallic Black or White / Metallic Silver liveries and backed by a two-year, unlimited kilometre warranty, the 2008 GSX-R600 is now available from Suzuki dealers for an RRP of $14,990 (inc GST) plus government and dealer charges.