This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Suzuki GSX-R600 Gen 7 (2011+), which is the current model.
The Suzuki GSX-R600 is a 600cc supersport that needs almost no introduction. It is a cult classic among “gixxer” fans, and has been a formidable weapon on the supersport circuit.
The 2011+ model is the latest evolution of the GSX-R600, and is sometimes referred to as the seventh generation. Suzuki managed to redesign the engine again, giving it even more power at the wheel (85 kW up from 81 kW, or 115 hp up from 110 hp @ 13,000 rpm), and a slighty bump of torque (1.4Nm/1 lb-ft) at its peak at 10,500 rpm, 500 rpm higher.
If you like the GSX-R600’s sportiness but want something more street-oriented… allow me to introduce you to the Suzuki GSX-S750.
Or alternatively, if you want even more torque all through the powerband, try Suzuki’s stablemate the GSX-R750.
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What you need to service your Suzuki GSX-R600 Gen 7
Some parts change through the years, but some parts are common to all Suzuki GSX-R600s. I’ve done the research for you — see below for parts unique to the 2011+ GSX-R600.
|Part||GSX-R600 spec (2011+)|
|Engine oil||Suzuki generally recommends JASO MA or a recent API spec oil. The latest oils e.g. Motul 300V or Motul 7100 are more than capable.|
|Oil filter||Same for all years — Hiflofiltro HF138RC.|
|Air filter (2011+ only)||K&N air filter part SU-7511.|
|Spark plug||The NGK CR9E is the standard spark plug for all GSX-R600s. Some owners prefer the iridium CR9EIX.|
|Chain maintenance||Use either Motul chain paste or a full Motul chain care kit.|
|Brake/clutch fluid||You need DOT 4 brake and clutch fluid for all model years.|
|Brake pads (2011+ only)||Front brake pads you need two pairs of EBC brake pads FA447HH, and for the rear brake pads you need one pair of FA436HH.|
|Cable lubricant||Keep your cables lubed! Use Protect all cable life.|
|Grease||You always will need lithium soap-based grease and silicone grease on hand for everyday greasing of external pivot points, bearings, etc.|
Suzuki GSX-R600 Gen 7 (2011-2021) Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Suzuki GSX-R600 Gen 7 (2011-2021)
Interval: This interval should be judged by the number of months or odometer
reading, whichever comes first.
- I= Inspect and clean, adjust, replace or lubricate as necessary.
- R= Replace
- T= Tighten
|Air cleaner element||–||I||I||R||I|
|Exhaust pipe bolts and muffler bolts||T||–||T||–||T|
|Exhaust control valve||I||–||I||–||I|
|* Evaporative emission control system (CA only)||–||–||I||–||I|
|Engine oil filter||R||–||–||R||–|
|Throttle cable play||I||I||I||I||I|
|* PAIR (air supply) system||–||–||I||–||I|
|* Throttle valve synchronization||I||–||I||–||I|
|Engine Coolant (Super Long Life)||Replace every 4 years or 48,000 km (29,000 miles)||–||–||–||–||R|
|Clutch cable play||–||I||I||I||I|
|Drive Chain||Clean and lubricate every 1,000 km (600 miles)||I||I||I||I||I|
|Brake hose||Replace every 4 years||–||I||I||I||I|
|Brake fluid||Replace every 2 years||–||I||I||I||I|
|Chassis bolts and nuts||T||T||T||T||T|
|Lubrication||Lubricate every 1,000 km (600 miles)|
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Suzuki GSX-R600 Gen 7 (2011-2021)
For a long time, Suzuki has specified the same front and rear tire size/pressure for the Suzuki GSX-R600.
In 2011, Suzuki changed to tubed tyres… just kidding.
|Wheel||Tire size||Tire pressure (cold)|
|Front||120/70 ZR17 M/C 58W||36 psi/250 kPa/2.5 bar|
|Rear||180/55 ZR17 M/C 73W||42 psi/950 kPa/2.9 bar|
Suzuki specified various Bridgestone Battlax tyres, but frankly for most people a sport-touring tyre is probably more appropriate.
Interestingly, in earlier manuals Suzuki recommended the same tyre pressure front and rear. This changed to different pressures in later years. Do some experimentation and see what works for you.
About the Suzuki GSX-R600 Gen 7 (2011-2021)
In 2011 Suzuki released its current, most recent incarnation of the venerable Suzuki GSX-R600 sportbike. It’s unlikely another one will be released — it’s a dying class of motorcycles as emissions controls and aggressive speed limit monitoring make it just harder to flog sportbikes on public roads. Probably for the better but… sad face.
The all-new-for-2011 redesigned Suzuki GSX-R600 has a lighter chassis and shorter dimensions (a 15mm shorter wheelbase), meaning it’s 9kg (20 lb) lighter than the previous model overall.
The suspension and braking was improved too, with Showa Big Piston Forks (BPF), Brembo monobloc radial front brake calipers, re-designed lighter frame and swingarm, and a 15 mm shorter wheelbase.
The new GSX-R600 was a force to be reckoned with in its day, and will still give many bigger bikes a run for their money. Whether you’re street riding or trying to get your knee down on the racetrack, the GSX-R600 is a lot of fun to ride way up past 10,000 rpm.
The motor is a 599cc 4-cylinder engine with an oversquare design, made to rev high. The camshaft profiles have an aggressive valve-lift curve, developed using Suzuki race team engine technology on a production bike.
Manual for the Suzuki GSX-R600 Gen 7 (2011+)
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Suzuki GSX-R600 Gen 7 (2011-2021)
You can download it from here.