Two weeks ago we shared with you a report done by Australian Motorcycle News, which said that we would see a new GSX-R750 in the next two model years, but the report also suggested that the GSX-R600 would not see an update in that same timeframe.
That caught one of our Bothan spies a bit off-guard, as they are certainly someone who would know the real story and AMCN’s article didn’t jive, so they reached out to our Two Enthusiasts Podcast to give us the scoop, and correct the news (listen to that segment of the show, here).
As such in Episode 48 then, Quentin set the record straight and broke some industry news, saying that we would see an all-new 2019 Suzuki GSX-R600, with Suzuki’s team in Hamamatsu showing commitment to the supersport market.
Details are of course thin at the moment, though we can expect the new Suzuki GSX-R600 to follow the industry trend and incorporate traction control, ride-by-wire, and ABS brakes on its supersport design.
Suzuki might have some surprises for the supersport market though, and our wish list would include more advanced electronics than what we have seen in the 600cc space so far.
We imagine that the first manufacturer to bring a superbike-bred IMU electronics package to the 600cc space would clean-up in sales…just saying.
Two years is a long time to wait to see the new GSX-R600, hopefully we will have more updates before the 2019 model year is upon us.
Source: Bothan Spies