2006 Suzuki GSR 600

Motorcycle.com Staff
by Motorcycle.com Staff
Naked, naked, naked. It's amazing they sell a stitch of clothing over in Euro-land, the way those people go on and on about standard motorcycles. We don't share their enthusiasm on this side of the pond, but over there it's the hottest-selling category.

One of the best-selling nakeds in Europe ever is that old nail, the Bandit 600. Antiquated and underpowered, Suzuki has finally replaced it with a liquid-cooled, aluminum-framed version, the GSR600. With an '05-spec GSXR600 motor tuned to 98 hp, it sounds like a winner to us. But who can say until we ride it, and good luck getting a test ride in the land of the R6 and road King.

Fortunately for us, our good man Yossef Schvetz is adept at hot-wiring and otherwise "procuring" test units from the European distributors. He was able to spend a week on a GSR600 and wrote all about it. Will Suzuki bring it here? Our seers say maybe, but in the meantime, you can read about the bike in this MO exclusive report!

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