Suzuki GSF600: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki GSF600
Also called GSF600S Bandit, GSF600N Bandit, GSF600 Bandit, GSF 600 S Bandit, GSF 600 N Bandit, GSF 600 Bandit, GSF 600
Production 1995 - 2003
Class Naked
in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 62.6mm x 48.7mm
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Top Speed 129 mph (207 km/h)
Horsepower 75.9 HP (56.6 KW) @ 10500RPM
Torque 39.9 ft/lbs (54.1 Nm) @ 9500RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Spark Plug NGK CR9EK '00-03
Battery YUASA YTX9-BS '00-03
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: Wet, multi-plate, manual
Final Drive Chain: 530 ‘00-03[1]
Suspension Front: Telescopic fork, 130mm travel
Rear: ink-type suspension, 4-way adjustable rebound damping, 7-way adjustable preload
Brakes Front: double disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 120/60-17
Rear Tire 160/60-17
Wheelbase 56.69 inches (1440 mm)
Length 81.1 inches (2060 mm)
Width 30.31 inches (770 mm)
Height 48.03 inches (1220 mm)
Seat Height 31.69 inches (805 mm)
Weight 449.74 pounds (204.0 Kg) (dry), 208.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Fuel Capacity 5.28 Gallon (20.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 0.66 liters/100 km (151.5 km/l or 356.40 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The Suzuki GSF600N Bandit was a in-line four, four-stroke Naked motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 1995 and 2003. It could reach a top speed of 129 mph (207 km/h). Max torque was 39.9 ft/lbs (54.1 Nm) @ 9500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 75.9 HP (56.6 KW) @ 10500 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a oil & air cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 62.6mm bore x 48.7mm stroke result in a displacement of just 600.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet, multi-plate, manual.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 120/60-17 front tire and a 160/60-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic fork, 130mm travel while the rear was equipped with a ink-type suspension, 4-way adjustable rebound damping, 7-way adjustable preload. The GSF600N Bandit was fitted with a 5.28 Gallon (20.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 449.74 pounds (204.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 56.69 inches (1440 mm) long.

2000 Suzuki GSF600S Bandit[edit | edit source]

2000 Suzuki GSF600S Bandit

The 2002 MY GSF600S Bandit is dedicated to riders in search of a middleweight naked motorcycle with solid all-rounder capabilities. Sporting the same basic riding stance like its 1200cc-class sibling, the GSF600S Bandit offers a moderate package while still retaining a massive dose of fun. It's no GSX-R beast, but the fun factor is almost as high.

Nimble and maneuverable even when carrying a passenger, the GSF600S Bandit is loaded with an 80hp in-line four engine which sports air and oil cooling for a smaller weight. Exceedingly fun in the urban environment, the 2000 MY GSF600S Bandit can also be a trustworthy partner for longer range trips, especially when loaded with an accessory luggage system.

2001 Suzuki GSF600S Bandit[edit | edit source]

2001 Suzuki GSF600S Bandit

A very popular naked commuter, the 2001 MY GSF600S Bandit is a great all-rounder with lots of attitude and street worthiness to put a broad smile on the faces of both newer and more seasoned riders. This is the second model year after a generous update of the bike, which made it even more desirable, with better weather protection and day-long ergonomics to go with that.

Customers will get plenty of bang for an affordable price, with the air-oil-cooled in-line four producing up to 80 horsepower and its 6-speed transmission providing an excellent spread of nerve for both urban and highway rides.

2002 Suzuki GSF600S Bandit[edit | edit source]

2002 Suzuki GSF600S Bandit

The revamping process the GSF600S Bandit undergone recently adds sleeker lines to this nifty middleweight all-rounder, plus a dash of sportier character. The S suffix introduces an upper half-fairing, a front cowl with a dual headlight array and a windscreen for better weather protection.

The air and oil cooled in-line four delivers 80 hard-hitting horsies and this makes riding this fairly light bike quite a thrilling experience. And with a generous tank, the 2002 MY GSF600S Bandit also sports a very good range which makes it useful for longer hauls, as well.

2003 Suzuki GSF600S Bandit[edit | edit source]

The small semi-faired Bandit is an excellent choice for those in search of a middleweight do-it-all street machine. Compact and exceedingly agile in the urban clutter, this 80 hp bike is the right way to get form A to B quickly and have fun while doing this.

Its sporty in-line 4 engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission which makes everything feel natural, both when streaking through slow traffic and when blasting long the highway. The half-fairing and the front cowl add extra protection form the weather, while the windscreen makes longer rides more comfy, as well. Middleweight sportiveness elite, welcome the 2003 MY GSF600S Bandit!

In Media[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.