Suzuki GSXR 600 K8

2008 Suzuki GSX-R 600 K8

Genuine Performance Engineering

Introducing the Suzuki GSX-R 600 2008. Advanced, compact and efficient 600cc engine − featuring SDTV throttle body with dual-injector and S-DMS selectable mapping. Edgy, aerodynamically refined look.

A tuned chassis with race-proven geometry. The Suzuki GSX-R 600 2008. A true middleweight racer replica packed with genuine Suzuki engineering and delivering balanced performance.

It is the Suzuki GSX-R of the middleweight class, a product of Suzuki’s legendary Integrated Design approach. A machine designed and refined by a team of talented engineers working together to build a motorcycle that delivers Balanced Performance.

A revised, compact combination of chassis and engine, fitted with advanced electronics, effective suspension and radial-mount brakes to not only make more power and accelerate harder but also to handle better, with the goal being a quicker lap time around a racetrack. Packaged with exciting new styling and increased lighting and aerodynamics.

Ignore the lights and mirrors and the fact that this is also the cleanest-running four-cylinder 600cc motorcycle that Suzuki has ever built, and it’s easy to imagine the Suzuki GSX-R 600 K8 rolling directly out of a race shop.

New Engine

  • Combustion chamber shape is new and features an increased compression ratio of 12.8:1for maximum performance
  • New 32 bit ECM features 1024 kilobytes of ROM for maximum engine performance working in conjunction with the new S-DMS engine management system
  • New clutch cover and oil pan feature new internal ribs for increased rigidity and reduced engine noise
  • New electronic fuel injection system features Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) system – with dual fuel injectors per cylinder and new compact 8 hole, fine spray injectors for improved fuel atomization.
  • New exhaust cam tappets diameters are now larger at 25.0mm for increased flexibility in cam profile design
  • New forged aluminum alloy pistons are designed to work with increased compression ratio, new iridium spark plugs and updated combustion chamber shape.
  • New high volume Suzuki Advanced Exhaust System (SAES) with an innovative under engine chamber leading to a new large volume muffler with a new distinctly shaped triangular silencer
  • New hydraulic cam chain tensioner automatically adjusts while reducing noise and mechanical losses.
  • New Idle Speed Control (ISC) system for improved cold starting, consistent idle quality and reduced emissions
  • New Ignition coil outer diameter is smaller for reduced weight and the starter motor uses new rare earth magnets for a compact lightweight design
  • New larger ventilation holes located between the cylinder bores are increased to 41mm for reduced internal pumping pressure and reduced mechanical losses
  • New S-DMS engine management system allows the rider to choose from three engine settings to match riding conditions with a handlebar mounted switch
  • Suzuki Exhaust Tuning system is built into the mid-pipe using a servo-controlled butterfly valve to tune the exhaust system to match engine rpm and improving low end torque
  • Under deceleration the back torque limiting clutch reduces pressure on the clutch plates for smoother downshifting and corner entry
  • Updated compact and lightweight 599cc 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine designed with increased performance and responsiveness in mind

New Chassis

  • Aggressive new overall design features a well balanced combination of compactness with the high performance look of a Suzuki GSX-R
  • Lightweight Tokico single piston rear brake caliper is mounted on a new rear caliper bracket for ease of maintenance when removing the rear wheel or working on the rear brake
  • New diecast aluminum seat rail features an updated two piece design for reduced weight
  • New electronically controlled steering damper uses a solenoid valve to move a tapered needle reducing or increasing oil flow to adjust damping force.
  • New fuel tank features a Suzuki GSX-R 1000 inspired design and fuel capacity is increased to 17 liters
  • New lightweight cast aluminum wheels featuring a new angled spoke design for improved rigidity, reduced unsprung weight and improved acceleration
  • New three headlight layout features a projector low beam and multi-reflector headlamps for left and right high beams creating improved light distribution
  • Sharp new bodywork design features an aggressive new look featuring a bold new headlight design and new angular tail section for the new Suzuki GSX-R 600 K8

Chassis Features

  • An aluminum-alloy frame utilizing five cast sections is engineered to deliver the ideal balance of rigidity for improved handling and less weight
  • Braced aluminum alloy swingarm is rigid with a large swingarm pivot and the swingarm assembly is designed for optimum suspension feedback and rear wheel traction
  • Innovative rear suspension linkage features a forged aluminum alloy link and one piece forged aluminum alloy link rod designed to increase traction and reduce side loads
  • Inverted 41mm Showa front forks are fully adjustable for rebound, compression and preload settings with optimum rake and trail dimensions for incredible cornering performance.
  • New three way adjustable footpegs now feature die-cast construction and can be moved into three different positions with a 14mm horizontal and vertical range
  • Radial mount four piston front brake calipers works with new lightweight 310mm front brake rotors and a revised front brake master cylinder
  • Showa 46 mm aluminum alloy rear shock features a 16mm rod and is completely adjustable for rebound, high and low speed compression and preload damping
  • The compact lightweight instrument cluster features a step motor controlled analog tach, LCD speedometer, dual tripmeters, clock, fuel reserve and a gear position indicator


Engine Type 4-cylinder, inline, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Bore x Stroke 67.0 mm x 42.5 mm
Engine Displacement 599 cm3 (cc)
Compression Ratio 12.8 : 1
Carburetion Fuel injection
Oil Capacity (overhaul) 2.9L (0.8 US gal.)
Ignition Type Electronic ignition (fully transistorized)
Starter System Electric
Lubrication System Wet sump
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Primary Drive Ratio 1.977 (77 / 39)
Final Drive Ratio 2.687 (43 / 16)
Frame Type Twin-spar diamond (aluminium-alloy)
Rake/Trail 23.8 degrees / 98 mm (3.9 in.)
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped, spring preload fully adustable, rebound and compression damping force fully adjustable
Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped, spring preload fully adjustable, compression damping 2-way fully adjustable, rebound damping fully adjustable
Wheels Front 17M/C x MT3.50, cast aluminium-alloy
Rear 17M/C x MT5.50, cast aluminium-alloy
Brakes Front Radial mount, 4-piston calipers, 310 mm disc, twin
Rear 1-piston caliper, 220 mm disc
Tires Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
Rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
Fuel tank 17.05 L (4.5 US gal.)
Overall length 2,040 mm (80.3in.)
Overall Width 715 mm (28.1in.)
Overall height 1,125 mm (44.3in.)
Wheelbase 1,400 mm (55.1in.)
Seat height 810 mm (31.9in.)
Dry weight 165 kg (363lbs.)
Colors Glass splash white / Pearl vigor blue (CWH), Metallic mistic silver / Candy max orange (FGH), Marble daytona yellow / Metallic mistic silver (EDS), Solid black / Metallic mat black No.2 (CRU), Glass splash white / Metallic mistic
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