2005-Suzuki-GSX-R600-K5

 

4641 miles, up for £4495

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First impressions:

I’ve always had a soft spot for those original GSX-Rs, so it’s no wonder this gem caught my eye with its slabby-inspired paintjob. Five-year-old Gixxers don’t usually look this good. This one is totally stock, right down to the special standard can and wavy look discs this 20th GSX-R anniversary model came with. With less than 1000 miles a year under its belt, this 600 has probably been a pampered toy. Bar some corrosion on the standard shock, you’d be hard pushed to find a better example.

What’s it like to ride?

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This bike doesn’t just look like new, it rides like it too. In fact, it’s barely run in when you think about it. Riding position feels quite comfy – well, for a sport 600 it does – and I can even see what’s happening behind me, thanks to the good mirrors. The engine whistles away; there’s no nasty surprises lurking here, everything is exactly as it should be. The only gripe I’d have would be that the tyres look and feel a little past their best.

Scottie’s tips:

Check it’s not an ex-racer or trackday hack. Take a look at the wheel rims. Have they seen lots of tyre-changing action? Deduct ££s for any nonstandard tat. Useful extras like alarms are welcome as they will help get that insurance premium down.

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Verdict:

If Suzuki blood flows through your veins then this very tidy limited edition GSX-R is a great purchase.

Tony Carter

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