- Some Info on the 2011 600 Model taken from a magazine review - Suzuki has slashed an incredible 9kg from the 2011 GSX-R600. The engine has more mid-range, a close ratio gearbox and for the first time, Showa Big Piston Forks and Brembo monobloc radial front brakes. Aside from a handful of components, the GSX-R600 is completely new. The easy-going nature of the bike is still there, but it's sharper, more agile and there's more punch out of the corners.
The GSX-R600 gets a new twin spar aluminum frame with more built-in flex, which is lighter, shorter and narrower around the seat area. The new swing arm is lighter too.
For the first time the GSX-R600 is fitted with lighter-weight Showa Big Piston Forks (BPF). Unlike the old units the new forks have lots of adjustment in them for hard track riding and give a good solid feel into the corners. The harder you use them the better they are. The new brakes are a revelation too and fade very little on track.