Suzuki SP600: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki SP600
Manufacturer Suzuki
Also called SP 600
Production 1986
Class Dual sport
Engine 589cc Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 94.0mm x 94.0mm
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Horse Power 43.05 HP (32.1 KW) @ 6500RPM
Torque 36.88 ft/lbs (50.0 Nm) @ 5000RPM
Fuel system Mikuni BS40SS carburetor
Sparkplug NGK DP9EA-9 '85
Battery YUASA YB5L-B '85
Transmission Gear box: 5-Speed

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Suspension Rear: Single Kayaba shock, adjustable spring preload
Brakes Front: Single disc 280 mm
Rear: Drum
Front Tire 100/80 -21
Rear Tire 130/80 -17
Wheelbase 57.72 inches (1466 mm)
Dimensions L 87.2 inches (2215 mm)
W 34.41 inches (874 mm)
Seat height 36.42 inches (925 mm)
Weight  (dry), 150.0 kg (wet)
Related Suzuki DR600
Manuals Service Manual
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The Suzuki SP 600 was a 589cc Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder Dual sport motorcycle produced by Suzuki in 1986. It was very similar to the Suzuki DR600 except more road oriented. Max torque was 36.88 ft/lbs (50.0 Nm) @ 5000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 43.05 HP (32.1 KW) @ 6500 RPM.


A 94.0mm bore x 94.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 589.0 cubic centimeters. Comparing the Suzuki SP 600 and DR 600S workshop manuals page for page reveals that the models are identical except for the SP has a vacuum type carburetor and the DR a slide type. The SP manual has also has a four page emissions section, other than that they are identical.


The bike has a 5-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet, multiplate.


It came with a 100/80 -21 front tire and a 130/80 -17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single disc 280 mm in the front and a Drum in the rear. The wheelbase was 57.72 inches (1466 mm) long.

1985 SP600F

1985 Suzuki SP600F

  • V.I.N. #: JS1SN41A F2100001
  • COLOR: Red
  • Front disc brake
  • Gold rims
  • Red hand guards

1986 Suzuki SP 600

1986 Suzuki SP 600 1986 Suzuki SP 600

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