Today, we have Sarib bin Babar with us to show off his 2015 Suzuki GSX-R 600. He talks about the specs and modifications of his bike and interesting helmet collection.
Model and Variants
Suzuki has launched several different models, including the GSX-R 600 in 2015 which was imported in 2018. Suzuki’s original model date is 2008 and the bike is of the K6 series.
The new Suzuki, released in 2015 and 2014 respectively are of the K-11 series.
The GSX-R 600 motorcycles get an extreme weight reduction to make them much lighter than their older, heavier counterparts. The gross weight of this GSX-R 600 is 182 kilograms but modern models weigh in at just 349 kilograms.
Sarib modified his bike, making it different from regular bicycles and it is easy to find because of its bright paint job. People are often curious about the unique vehicle, which Sarib loves because of all the attention it gets.
The bike has custom lights in the front, with a halogen bulb and a xenon bulb. The lights are beautiful during the day, and shift to HID at night, giving it a fierce front.
A Yoshimura carbon exhaust can be seen on the side of the bike. In Sarib’s opinion, this exhaust improves power and performance of the bike.
The imported after-market levers, bulbs, and grips add a personalized touch to the bike’s appearance. Other modifications include new front forks, rims and tires.
Sarib has done some modifications to improve the performance of Suzuki GSX-R 600, such as disabling O2 sensors and adding new coils that have increased its power.
The bike still provides a smooth ride while maintaining all the reliability of Suzuki, which made Sarib make this decision.
Considering the cost of a good quality air filter and how they can contribute to the lifetime of your bike, Sarib suggests adding one.
This bike is sporting a K&N air filter that’s washed after every 400-500 kilometers.The GSX-R 600 sports Brembo brakes which add to the model’s uniqueness.
The Suzuki GSX-R 600 comes with two riding modes: A and B. The A mode provides more power, while the B mode offers less.
The A mode is the racing mode, and jumping on it will get you high acceleration with support for gear changing option.
The digital display on the bike shows fuel indicator and mileage, which can be changed as per choice.
The GSX-R 600 also comes with a new trip, start switch, a quill switch that tells you whether the bike is switched on or not.
Other common features include a meter switch, power on/off switch, ignition switch and indicators.
“I love my helmet which is as unique as my bike,” says Sarib. This helmet is a one-of-a-kind edition of the limited winter test series by AGV for 2018 and has a serial number of 2065 out of 3000.
This helmet has a pure carbon fiber body shell that’s why at a speed of 170 km/hr, it weighs nothing. Carbon fiber is very safe and protects the rider from all kinds of severe accidents.
Sarib recommends bothering about ECE and DOT approved safety helmets for complete safety.
The owner of the Suzuki is an avid motorcycle tuner. For example, once every 700 km he washes the fuel filter and does a throttle bottle tune up that includes tweaking these parts with a K&N and BMW brake replacement for 6000-8000 rupees (6k-8k).
These filters are washable and last for around 3-4 years, but are an expensive one-time investment
The owner suggests using high-quality, heavy oil such as 10W-40 by Liqui Moly. All of the costs associated with these activities, including maintenance filters, total Rs. 7000-8000.
Sarib has invested Rs. 2.5 million in this bike and does not plan on selling it any time soon, but he does say that if someone is willing to pay a fitting amount of money for it, then he may sell the bike.
Beyond 101 is Sarib’s social media handle where he creates content related to motorsports, specifically in Pakistan.