The Suzuki GSX-R made a splash all the way back in 1985, and quickly became a motorcycle-household name, complete with a smooth nickname that just rolls right off the tongue. Since then, the Gixxer has been in continuous production over a wide range of engine sizes, and has even been supplemented by the similar, but more street-friendly, GSX-S range.
Introduced in 1992, the GSX-R600 has been in almostcontinuous production with a brief hiatus from ’94 through ’96, and it continues its legacy into the 2016 model year (so far). Today I want to take a look at what Suzuki has done to keep this long-running family viable and competitive against its many adversaries on both track and street.
Naturally, the Gixxer 600 looks like it would be perfectly comfortable at your local racetrack. The molded front fairing forms a one-piece entry from the jet canopy-like wind deflector, down the gaping maw of the cowling to the chin fairing that extends all the way back to the swingarm pivot.
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