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2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 Sketch Leaked

Thursday, September 23, 2010
2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 artist rendering.
This artist rendering was leaked from a source close to Suzuki and is of what the rumored 2011 GSX-R600 (and 750?) might look like. More information is said is expected in the coming weeks as the Suzuki dealershow is the first week of October and if they are going to officially announce it for next year it will be to its dealers there.
Reliable sources close to Suzuki have leaked an artist rendering of what the rumored all-new 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 and possibly 750 might look like. With the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer unwilling to confirm nor deny if or when the new GSX-R will be available, information on the middleweight at this time is limited to the sketch.

The current GSX-R600/750 was last updated in '08 and is far from being outdated; it received high marks for its versatility and all-around abilities in our annual 2009 Supersport Shootout and also recently competed in the multi-stage 2010 Modified Supersport Shootout, final results of which will be online in the coming weeks.

The sketch shows a bike that appears quite similar in appearance to their current GSX-R1000, which was redesigned from the wheels up in '09, the first complete model redesign for their liter-bike in eight years. We have heard from more than one industry insider that the same will hold true for this new 600, featuring the latest in race-bred technology, totally-new from the ground up. The GSX-R600 has typically followed a year behind the 1000 in its development cycle, until this year. But with no Suzuki street bikes coming into the U.S. in '10 and the economy taking a dive like it has, it's not surprising that this new model took an extra year to presumably come to market.

The other big question: Will Suzuki continue to produce the 600's big brother, the GSX-R750? For the past decade they have released a new three-quarter-liter machine to accompany its middleweight during each development cycle, as the machines have always been almost identical; the 750 simply gets a larger bore and a host of upgraded components, usually in the suspension department. The mid-size sportbike market has been one occupied solely by Suzuki for years now. But with consistently strong sales numbers, one would have to assume they will continue to produce the middle GSX-R; additional production costs are probably nominal as 99% of the tooling and parts from the 600 are used. One thing is for sure, we here at MotoUSA hope it continues, as it’s always been a favorite amongst everyone on staff. So much so that we still scratch our heads wondering why other manufacturers don’t make 750s.

Suzuki’s annual dealershow will be taking place the first weekend of October and our sources close to the manufacturer say that a definite answer will be forthcoming then, so stay tuned.

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Oleg Menyuk -Concept  September 24, 2010 07:27 PM
Check out my concept of the bike. if you like what you see, email me. hdglobal666@gmail.com http://picasaweb.google.com/hdglobal666/MyConceptBike?authkey=Gv1sRgCPSf9aDCmoPboAE#5520671630268467522
Lucas -Working for a dealer  September 24, 2010 01:12 PM
Too bad the U.S. wont see any new Suzuki models for 2011 except for the Hayabusa as Suzuki will not be importing any sport bikes into the U.S. for 2011 (except for the Hayabusa)
adam - motousa -my opinion  September 24, 2010 11:57 AM
i think suzuki should have just left it alone and done a major revamp next year or the year following... a minor update like this isn't going to be enough in my opinion.
Anon Ymousovski -Going with the cashew gallery on this one  September 24, 2010 07:20 AM
I'd have liked to see a return to something more like the original 85 GSRr 750 styling with the bubble wrap windshield, dual headlights and less edgy body work, but with an updated chassis. I think Suzuki lost an opportunity for a hit bike in the styling department by just continuing on the same generic styling theme with this new bike.
McFrak -Huh  September 24, 2010 05:54 AM
I dunno, anytime I see a new sport bike... they all look so similar to each other, I just dont see anything unique at all. To me, it looks like any other GSXR. Heck over on cycleworld.com, they've got an actual photo. Looks like a sportbike to me...
Drunkula -750s  September 24, 2010 05:53 AM
Yes the rest of the Japanese big 4 need 750s. Sure some will say there are no 750 classes being raced. Well, duh! Only Suzuki is making the 750. Come on Kawasaki, et. al.
tailsk6 -You are hard to please  September 23, 2010 11:24 PM
It looks the dogs nuts. The K4 AND K5 GSXR 1000'S were probably the two best looking suzuki's IMHO. This sketch takes a bit of each and some modern styling ( air intakes, sleeker tail, single headlight etc ). If the new 600 and 750 drop a decent amount of weight and have a better handling chassis ( plus big piston forks and a firmer rear shock with ride height adj ) whats not to like. If you've already got a 600 or 750 quit your whining. For others in the market looking for a 600 or 750, or those that just want a change, this sketch looks damn sleek. Put an aftermarket exhaust and f/e and it will be something quite different from the last 3 years.
Compass -I'm with TG on this one.  September 23, 2010 10:10 PM
Darn thing looks like its been around forever now...Pony up Suzuki (and all the other Jap OEM's for that matter) cause the Euro OEM's are not waiting around sucking their thumbs like u (MV Augusta F3 comes to mind).

And Yes, why can't the OEM's (besides Yamaha) design some "MODERN" GOOD LOOKING 5 spoke wheels like Marchesini, Carrozzeria or BST ? Im not asking for Carbon, Magnesium or Unobtanium...just something different, fresh, sheeezhh (-_- )'.

S_u_z_u_k_i_ -Suzuki, so what....  September 23, 2010 03:01 PM
It looks like every GSXR that has been made since 2005...especially in the Blue/White livery. When a Suzuki GSXR passes by in the other direction while out riding does anyone really say to themselves inside their helmet... "oh, i think that was a 2010 GSXR 600... oh wait, i can never tell... maybe it was an 06, who really cares?" Haha! At the end of the day, it is still a cookie-cutter Suzuki GSXR...let the truth be told. AND to That's_My_Gixer...We all know it's about the rider, not the bike. Is it a surprise to anyone that ever since Matt abd Ben are out of the AMA Superbike paddock, that Suzuki looks kind of average again...It's more about the rider, not the bike... all of those consecutive wins stopped when they moved on. Yes, i know that I am not talking about a 600cc bike right now, I am just making a point.

Cheers -
Morvegil -Ok  September 23, 2010 01:45 PM
Looks the same about...lol
Vince -Photo.  September 23, 2010 12:30 PM
Cycleworld.com has an actual photo. Bike looks very similar to the sketch. I like it....
TG -I'm with the peanut gallery  September 23, 2010 12:28 PM
I don't care what they do to the motor, etc. It's an edgy version of the current bike - which hasn't done anything special in any shootouts. Hopefully they did something major mechanically, because between the looks and the 1990's 3 spoke wheels...it needs it.
Tim -Same old, same old...  September 23, 2010 10:50 AM
Big deal, it looks like the 2005-06 GSXR1000 but with a pointier nose and an extra air inlet under the ram air ducts. At least if you are an owner of a 2006-2011 GSXR600/750 it will always look new styling wise, kind of like owning a Camaro Z-28 in the 1980s; every model year looked the same.
That's_My_Gixer -Your just jealious  September 23, 2010 09:19 AM
Geez, some people are easy to fool with simple blue and white paint. But to the trained eye the sketches do reveil all new body work, different exhaust and the obivious motor changes that comes with a new machine. The competition better plan on getting use to seeing the tail lights of these soon to be champs ~ that's if they are able to even stay that close.
R34 -Leaked...  September 23, 2010 09:00 AM
Leaked? They should not have gone the distance of keeping this secret...looks like every other gixxer out there. I thought they wanted to boost sales...
Uncle Bloch -GSXR  September 23, 2010 08:45 AM
It looks the same as the last version with more pointy lines. Looks cool but I was hoping for a radical change in appearance