CW RealTime: 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 - First Look

On deck with the Gixxer in Misano.

CW RealTime: 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 - First Look

The middleweight wars are once again raging. Honda is on top with its CBR600RR, having edged out the revamped Yamaha YFZ-R6 in our recent 2x2 comparo. But now Suzuki charges into the fray, guns blazing, with a heavily revised GSX-R600.

The new bike’s features address the shortcomings of the 2007 model. It gets a revised engine to deliver more power and better response. The chassis gets an electronically controlled steering damper, lighter wheels and edgy, three-headlight styling. These and myriad other detail changes could give the Gixxer 6 the advantage.

But there’s only one way to see how good a bike is: Riding it. We sent ace Road Test Editor Don Canet to the Misano World Circuit in Italy to get some seat time on the bike at its press launch.

Check out the live coverage of the 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 in our CW RealTime forum!