2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 / GSX-R750 Unveiled

Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Suzuki took the wraps off its latest gixxer models today at the 2010 Intermot Cologne Show, namely the 2011 GSX-R600 and GSX-R750. The two sportbikes have been extensively revised, with changes made mostly to the engine, chassis and brakes.

The new middleweight gixxer bikes, fitted with a liquid-cooled engine with Suzuki Ram-Air Direct (SRAD) induction and a digital engine management system, come with improved throttle response, mid-rpm torque and peak engine output.

The new GSX-R750 and GSX-R600 models both feature completely new chassis designs, each based on a more compact, lighter twin-spar aluminum frame with a 15 mm shorter wheelbase. The GSX-R750’s wheelbase is now 1,390 mm while the GSX-R600’s wheelbase now measures 1,385 mm.

The shorter wheelbase improves cornering and shortens the reach between the seat and the handlebars. Each model’s aluminum swingarm is also 900 grams lighter, thanks to a simplified design using fewer welded-together, cast parts.

The Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) system built into the ECM allows the rider to use a button mounted on the left handlebar switch module to select one of two engine control maps, regulating the fuel injection, secondary throttle valve and ignition systems. The two maps are designated A and B, with Map A delivering full power and acceleration and Map B producing more moderate acceleration.

“The S-DMS system allows the rider to select a map to suit various riding conditions and personal preference on the road, for example choosing one map for highway cruising and the other map for tight country roads,”
the company states.

As for the brakes, both bikes come with 310 mm fully-floating front brake discs and new radial-mount, four-piston Brembo monoblock calipers.
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