Next-gen Suzuki GSX-R600 arriving in 2019 – Report
Posted on: Apr 12, 2017 - 3:35pm IST
The Suzuki GSX-R600 gained Showa Big Piston forks and Brembo monobloc calliper in 2012
With the online motorcycle media industry going gaga over the possibility of a new GSX R-750, a report in Asphalt and Rubber has raised hopes of Suzuki also bringing out an updated supersport in the form of the next-gen Suzuki GSX-R600 in 2019.
While Honda made it clear that they do not see the supersport segment as profitable by not updating the Honda CBR600RR, Yamaha’s new 2017 Yamaha R6 has brought hope in the heart of the enthusiasts. The new 2019 Suzuki GSX-R600 may not be very different from the present generation model to keep development costs under check.
The Suzuki GSX-R600 is at present powered by a 599 cc four cylinder mill coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine is capable of producing 126 PS of maximum power at 13,500 rpm and 69.60 Nm of peak torque at 11,500 rpm. The bike tips the scales at 187 kg and has a 17-litre fuel tank.
Expect Suzuki GSX-R600 to gain traction control and a more advanced version of Suzuki’s Drive Mode. The inclusion of VVT tech from the new litre-class flagship too can be a boon, helping the 2019 Suzuki GSX-R600 to be relatively more rideable in urban conditions.
The 2016 Suzuki GSX-R600 retails in the UK at GBP 8,999 and the 2019 edition can be expected to get a major price bump depending on the new features incorporated.
[Source: Asphalt and Rubber]