SUZUKI MADE PUBLIC Friday information on the radically redesigned 2008 GSX-R600 (at left) and GSX-R750 (photos on next page).
Suzuki has redone the lighting on both bikes. New headlights have a centrally mounted low beam sandwiched by two high beams. The new rear brake and taillight get LEDs.
Besides styling changes, the biggest news, perhaps, is that the bikes have the S-DMS (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector) system that debuted last year on the GSX-R1000. The system lets the rider choose from three different engine settings depending on riding conditions or rider preferences. The compression ratio on the GSX-R600 has been increased from 12.5:1 to 12.8:1, while the 750?s stays the same at 12.5:1. Redlines are unchanged at 16,000 rpm and 15,000 rpm for the 600 and 750, respectively. (All updates below are for both models.)
A new Idle Speed Control (ISC) system automatically improves cold starting and stabilizes engine idle to suit conditions. (Continued)