Lighter weight equals better performance
The importance of reducing kerb mass by a huge 9kg for the new GSX-R600
cannot be overstated. The integrated design team of talented Suzuki engineers analysed every engine, chassis and electrical part, component and assembly. Could it be made lighter, smaller, simpler while maintaining strength and durability?
It was detailed, painstaking work, and the result was better overall performance. On the racetrack, less overall weight contributes to harder acceleration, stronger braking, quicker handling. Which can make the difference in getting to the finish line sooner.