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EICMA 2010: Lightened GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 Facelifts

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We have already shown you the new face of the range topping GSX-R1000, now it’s the turn of the two little brothers.

The 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 and 2011 Suzuki GSX-R750 get not only a facelift in line with the 2009 1 liter model, but also a revised engine package and ample weight trimmings. While the new Suzuki GSX-R600 & GSX-R750′s won’t offer more power than the 2010 models, the revised motor and other components mean that the models are roughly 20lbs (9 kg) lighter. To be more precise the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 is now 413 pounds (187,8 kg) heavy, while the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R750 is 416lb (188,6 kg).

The new 43mm Showa Big Piston Forks (BPF) front forks shed a bit of weight and also improve handling. A further 900 grams were shed by the rear swingarm. Fans of Brambo brakes will be happy, as the new models get a special set of radially-mounted front calipers.

The biggest visual changes over the previous generation are the four air intakes stacked to the sides of the slimmer headlamp. That headlamp now uses stacked high and low beams, putting the 600 and 750 in line with their big brother. The two bikes were both created by famous Japanese designer Shigeru Uchiyama, who also penned the GSX-R1000, so it’s no wonder they look so similar.

The new models are expect to hit Suzuki dealerships in February 2011. The 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 has a retail price around EUR8,200 ($11,599), while the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R750 will retail for EUR8,552 ($11.999). Originally scheduled for launch in 2010, they were delayed because of weakness in the US bike market and Suzuki’s financial problems.

 
 
 
 
 

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