In this buying guide we’ll cover the best exhausts for the Suzuki GSXR 600.
We’ve researched a heap of exhausts and tested the top contenders.
Overall the Voodoo Shorty exhaust came out on top, it brought excellent weight reductions, sound was phenomenal, playing the clutch was tons of fun both to listen and the extra torque that the Voodoo brings along was a lot of fun too.
There is a lot of personal preference when it comes to slip on exhausts, so we listed a few other excellent recommendations for the GSXR 600, read on to find out why.
Voodoo Shorty Slip-On Exhaust
A pleasant surprise is when a lesser known brand takes the top spot and Voodoo have managed this with their shorty slip-on exhaust for the GSXR 600. It’s a loud exhaust that will give your GSXR a mean personality, it’s simple design works superbly at shedding unnecessary weight while also funnelling glasses more effectively, giving that extra oomph from the get go.
With the Voodoo installed expect power gains more in the lower rev ranges, this is because it’s long in length and wide in diameter. Bringing some more good old fashion horsepower to the equation. The simple compact design built entirely from stainless steel meant it was the lightest exhaust that we tested, so expect power gains across the board.
In terms of the aesthetics of this exhaust, VooDoo decided to keep things simple, avoiding all the frills that most modern exhausts are known for. This was a pleasant change from what we’re used to, we really liked the no frills design and how it fits the GSXR 600.
The only downside is the GSXR is a large motorcycle, meaning the Voodoo isn’t too noticeable once installed, if you’re looking for something that grabs your eye this might not be the best option of exhaust.
While the Voodoo may seem a little small on the backdrop of a GSXR, the sound is seriously loud and will attract everyone’s attention on the road, some riders complain it was a little too loud and something you’ll have to decide yourself.
The build quality for this exhaust is superb, it felt strong and weighty in our hands, built from high quality stainless steel you can expect both longevity and durability.
- Great looking design
- Superior build quality
- Roaring sound
- Will piss off your neighbors
- Loudest exhaust we tested
- Loud but didn’t get on your nerves
- Overwhelmingly positive customer reviews
- Installation hardware included
- Improve torque
- Easy install
- Most probably will require a fuel tuner
- Relatively small and inconspicuous
Radiant Cycles Shorty GP Exhaust
Finding a budget exhaust for the GXSR 600 isn’t easy, at this price point you come across a lot of options that will fall apart after a year of use, or deteriorate quickly because they can’t withstand the heat a GSXR will produce.
In the end we found Radiant Cycles shorty GP slip on exhaust was one of the few budget options we believe to have some semblance of quality to it. While it can’t compare to more expensive options, it will achieve longevity, a deep roar and looks decent too. While we haven’t used the exhaust for years, customer reviews are overwhelmingly positive and materials used look pretty decent.
One thing Radiant Cycles does get right is weight reduction, at just two pounds this is a seriously light exhaust and was over two times lighter than what we previously had installed. So technically yes, you’ll see some power gains with this budget option. While it’s not going to funnel glasses any more effectively, weight loss is an excellent perk from this exhaust.
In terms of sound, this is a loud exhaust. It’s not going to be as pleasant to hear as the Voodoo and can be a raw gruff sound at times, but it’s a significant improvement over stock so we can’t complain, although sound could be further improved by better piping.
We very briefly used this exhaust for this article, but customer reviews are overwhelmingly positive which is a good sign, materials are of good quality, it’s mostly stainless steel which is an excellent material and its power coated to give it a better aesthetic overall.
- Decent materials
- Excellent weight reduction
- Very affordable
- Decent aesthetic
- Compact design
- Simple install
- Overwhelmingly positive customer reviews
- Doesn’t bring significant power gains
- Very small exhaust, you’ll hardly see it once installed.
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Hindle Evolution Slip-On Exhaust
Hindle’s evolution slip-on exhaust has a sleek seductive design with a silver casing that makes it one of the most aesthetic exhausts for the GSXR 600, larger in size means the Hindle Evolution won’t be hidden under the fairings, rather shining out in the open. Performance and power gains are excellent, and lastly the throttle creates a booming roar that never gets old.
The Hindle Evolution exhaust has a more prominent look than most alternatives, looking at it installed you’ll see it’s significantly larger than our other recommendations. It’s silver exterior gives it a shine that will catch your eye, something we feel the majority of slip on exhausts are lacking.
Hindle’s Evolution exhaust is far larger in size which means it excels at improving the velocity of your motorcycle’s gasses, this directly improves power most notably mid range torque but we felt improvements over a wide range of revs.
The increased size also comes with extra weight, Hindle has negated this by creating a carbon fibre option. We recommend this but beware it’s the least durable so in the case of a crash it most probably will need a replacement.
Carbon Fibre can lack longevity compared to other materials. However Hindle combated this by using a stainless steel core to keep heat within and reinforce the overall strength of the exhaust. High temperate packing is also used, supposedly unique to Hindle, this helps to keep the heat within, away from the Carbon Fibre but also other important engine components close to where the exhaust is situated.
If I had to describe what this exhaust sounds like, it’s a booming thunderous roar, once you start playing with the throttle. It doesn’t have that throaty sound which I personally much prefer. At Idle it’s a deep purr that’s very satisfying to listen to.
- Second to none aesthetic
- Excellent power gains
- Satisfying sound at idle
- Playing the throttle creates a booming roar
- Carbon fibre options available
- Stainless steel core
- Excellent longevity
- Eye catching
- Size negates some weight improvements
- Carbon fibre option lacks durability