Suzuki GSX-R600 SRAD (1997 - 2000)

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Suzuki GSX-R600 SRAD (1997 - 2000)
Still an utter ripper of a bike, and a bargain at that

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Reviewed: 13 September 2010 by Visordown
Fashion may have consigned the GSX-R600 to history with its now dated bulbous looks, but it is still an utter ripper of a bike, and a bargain at thatIn the fashion-conscious, "latest is greatest" biking world we live in these days, it's easy to dismiss some older bikes, especially in ...  Continue reading


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4 user reviews of Suzuki GSX-R600 SRAD (1997 - 2000) See all

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if your looking for a fun relatively cheap bike that looks great the gixxer 600 srad is perfect Continue reading... it good for long trips (no sore wrists) just as good for the sunday blast round the local roads Continue reading...

It has its little problems but twist the throttle and hang on and it really plays hard. Continue reading...
Great bike, I have had my 99 model since new. Goes well, stops a little less well (front brakes tend to bind so need a bit of TLC every year). Two up it is ok for short journeys but it is a sports bike so what Continue reading...



I first got my knee down on a 600 SRAD at Mallory Park when I was 21. At the time I had an RGV and had never ridden anything bigger but as soon as I was out of the pit lane I knew would get a GSXR as soon as I could afford one.
9 years later I got my hands on a year 2000 Alstare/Chilli replica. I love its curves and the fact it still gets attention despite its age.
Lowered gearing has kept it eager and happily gets me to work and back during the week (rain or shine) yet it’s still a joy to ride on twisties come the weekend.
The large rear hump means I get storage space on a sportsbike, I can even squeeze a pair of jeans and trainers in the back. The rear seat is comfy enough for me to take Mrs Columbo out and about. With plenty of spares on eBay, it’s been great fun yet practical at the same time. If you can’t afford a brand new GSXR, then you could do a lot worse than a SRAD.

Posted: 21/07/2010 at 17:06

I use to ride only 1000+ bikes. The reason for me being 120kgs and 1,8 mtrs tall. a While ago I got hold of this standard 1999 GSXR 600 SRAD.  I only want to repair and remove the " thing" from my workshop.

I saw my a%$%#^ss with this old lady..!! What a ride. My brand new 1125R is resting in the garage while I am looking fior a reason to be on the little 600. I even fitt nice on the bike. My wife (riding a XB1200R ) took it for a spin and whaaaaalllllllaaaaa....!!! She`s in love with it. We are constantly fiting who`s driving the 600 today...!!!

 I usually win..!!!  

Posted: 12/01/2011 at 16:08

I also have a 2000 SRAD but in Barry Sheene Texaco Heron colours and must agree with what you say......great bike, Check it out in the gallery.

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 21:15

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The SRAD has a classic silhouette and very capable chassis coupled to a raw carb fed engine.
Showing its age now. Not for those who want the lastest and greatest. Can get frisky if pushed hard and the brakes will need some TLC.
  • Price: £6999.00
  • Year: 1997 - 2000
  • Top speed: 150mph
  • Price new: 6999
  • Engine capacity: 599cc
  • Power: 92bhp
  • Torque: 44lb ft
  • Weight: 175kg
  • 0-60: 3.8 seconds

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