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2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 Shootout Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 Shootout. 2008 Supersport Shootout VI.

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2008 Supersport Shootout - Suzuki GSX-R600
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2008 Supersport Shootout - Suzuki GSX-R600
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2008 Supersport Shootout - Suzuki GSX-R600
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2008 Supersport Shootout - Suzuki GSX-R600
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2008 Supersport Shootout - Suzuki GSX-R600
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2008 Supersport Shootout - Suzuki GSX-R600
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2008 Supersport Shootout - Suzuki GSX-R600
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2008 Supersport Shootout - Suzuki GSX-R600
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AFM fast guy and Pacific Track Time owner Michael Earnest knows how to get around a track fast and said of the new GSX-R600, 'for some reason it's just easy to ride fast.'
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2008 Supersport Shootout - Suzuki GSX-R600
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The Jimmy Moore connection with Suzuki are his career highlights, a pair of AMA Superstock championships via the mighty GSX-R750 in 2001 and 2002 for the Corona EBSCO team.
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The advantages the Suzuki holds over the Honda and Yamaha on the track includes a slipper clutch, which the CBR still lacks, and midrange that makes it more forgiving than the R6.
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'The Suzuki engine and tranny are super smooth,' reports Call, who competes on a GSX-R1000 in AFM.
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'This bike may not be the most-powerful, nor does it have the most sorted suspension right out of the box,' mumbles Mr. Moore.
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The front end though, is one of the best in the test and according to the notes and scoresheets it plays bridesmaid to only the R6 in cornering prowess.
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A lack of top end power on the rougher surface of Thunderhill Raceway tended to get the Suzuki unsettled more than the Honda or Ducati if allowed to wander into the bumpy stuff.
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The Suzuki held its own on the drag strip.
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During our timed Superpole session, the GSX-R had one very noticeable thing in common from our two test riders - it topped the charts.
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The differences between the A, B and C modes of the Suzuki Gixxer 6 is evident on this dyno.
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Just as in torque production the Suzuki is second-highest amongst the Inline Fours.
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The GSX-R600 was second-highest amongst the Inlines in torque production.
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This year the GSX-R600 comes to the game boasting one of the better all-around packages in the test thanks to a few key tweaks to motor, suspension and brakes.
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2008 Supersport Shootout - Suzuki GSX-R600
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Need to giddy-up on the Suzuki? Not a problem with the latest version of the Gixxer Six, Suzuki's perrenial top-seller.
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2008 Supersport Shootout - Suzuki GSX-R600
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Hutch had good luck at the Infineon drag strip aboard the Gixxer.
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On the 600-friendly Infineon course but it drew mostly praise but there are a few complaints about the rear end feeling a little soft.