Suzuki showed off it’s latest in the GSX-R sports bike range at this years Cologne Bike Show. While we reported on the all new GSX-R600 and 750 models recently, details were still not confirmed. Although there are a few styling tweaks the 2011 bikes look very similar to their predecessors, what with the svelte lines and slender seat units, that’s where the similarity ends.
Both versions of Suzuki’s popular sports bike have gone through dramatic weight loss programs, with most of their bulk shaved off the engines, the chassis’s have done their fair share in the gym.
In a video clip from the show, MCN say that the GSX-R750 has lost 8 kilos, while the GSX-R600 is down by 9 kilos. The 600’s diet has been helped by the introduction of lighter, big piston Showa forks. Both models use stubby GP style exhaust cans and Brembo brakes.
Obviously the massive weight loss will be converted into higher revs equalling more speed, coupled with a smoother ride.
Also at the show Suzuki unveiled it’s new GSR750, ready to take on the Europe market and challenge Kawasaki’s Z750. The naked GSR carries a 2005 GSX-R750 engine and should prove to be a popular alternative to the stripped down Kawasaki. Check out the link below for the short video from the show, and see Suzuki’s 2011 models in all their glory.
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