Church of MO: 2001 Suzuki GSX-R600

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By John Burns

Back when men were men, MO wrote stuff like: “The bike did move around a bit through a particular 160 mph sweeper that was littered with pavement irregularities, but what bike wouldn’t?” And: “Coming down the hill into turn nine, braking from more than 150 mph, one finger is all it takes to get the bike to stand on its nose.” In spite of the glowing reviews of the 2001 Suzuki GSX-R600, the AMA Supersport title was won by E. Bostrom that year on a Kawasaki. (Though Aaron Yates did bring home the bacon for Suzuki in 2001.) Those were the days, my friend. We thought they’d never end. And now, we bring you “A chocolate starfish in hot-dog flavored water.” What?

A chocolate starfish in hot-dog flavored water

By Motorcycle Online Staff Mar. 20, 2000
Atlanta, Georgia, October 20, 2000 — The first lap of any new track is always interesting, but the first time around Road Atlanta aboard Suzuki’s new GSX-R600 was eye-opening: We heard a lot about the track and the bike, but at the beginning of the day, the possibility of being able to fully appreciate either — as they deserved — seemed a daunting task.Though we had seen the track on television — and Editor Plummer had raced there long ago — there are new elevation changes and many blind corners, we were overwhelmed by just how much the elevation changed and how blind the corners were. Freddie Spencer had said that there were only two tracks in the US that are truly difficult to negotiate: Road Atlanta is one of them.

We also heard how significantly-changed the new GSX-R600 is. As the technical information indicates, it is not only lighter, but it is more powerful as well. It not only got an entirely new chassis, it also received …read more

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