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2007 Suzuki GSX-R600 Shootout Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2007 Suzuki GSX-R600 Shootout. 2007 Supersport Shootout V.

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BC ended up cutting one of his quickest laps during our rain-interrupted session at the Streets of Willow Springs on the GSX-R.
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The Gixxer is the only one of this quartet that doesn't require premium fuel; interestingly, Suzuki's Garrett Kai tells us the bike actually makes about one less horsepower with premium fuel.
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Taller gearing in the Gixxer's lower cogs mute acceleration somewhat, hindered also by its 407-lb weight that is 14 lbs more than the R6 and 26 lbs heavier than the CBR.
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Although the Gixxer still has its many strong attributes that contributed to the win in last year's Street shootout, the competition has grown stronger.
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The GSX-R's instruments are easy to read and feature a large gear-position indicator inset into the centrally located tachometer.
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2007 GSX-R600 exhaust
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2007 GSX-R600 front end.
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The most protective fairing, adjustable footpegs and a standard-equipment seat cowl with storage help make the Gixxer a highly usable street ride.
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Last year we judged the Suzuki's powerplant as the best of the 599cc motors because of its breadth of muscle and a competitive top end. But the new CBR has reset the bar and the new ZX is very close to the Gixxer.
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California GSX-R600 owners who might like to sport-tour will be frustrated with the petite 4.1-gallon fuel capacity in their version - the low-fuel light in our tester always came on before any other 600.
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The little Gixxer doesn't feel slow steering except at low speeds when the bike's standard steering damper restricts it a bit.
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Take a ride on the GSX-R600 and you'll quickly become aware of a highly developed sporting tool.
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Transferring power to the rear wheel is a transmission and clutch that work together in harmony.
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Donny B hard on it out of the Streets' bowl turn making the GSX-R work hard.
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BC (seen here) was one of our testers who didn't like the narrow clip-ons of the Gixxer, especially on the track. They're actually fairly comfortable on the street.
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Although the Gixxer still has its many strong attributes that contributed to the win in last year's Street shootout, the competition has grown stronger.
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Stylistically, the Gixxer plays the game a little different. Dual air intakes flank a single headlight instead of the other way around with the rest of the class. Its bodywork also goes its own way.