2014 Suzuki GP bike redesigned

New version of forthcoming comeback racer spotted in Japan

Posted: 2 May 2013
by Visordown News
Suzuki's 2014 MotoGP bike ... pic credit: cycleworld.com

AMERICAN mag Cycle World has pictures of a redesigned version of the 2014 Suzuki MotoGP prototype on test at Motegi.

It’s an updated version of the bike seen last year at the same track, with new bodywork, exhausts, a redesigned chassis and new swingarm to prove that the project is developing apace.

You can see Kevin Cameron at Cycle World’s analysis and more pictures of the bike here: http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/05/01/2014-suzuki-motogp-prototypes-spied-again/

Unlike previous V4-powered Suzuki GP machines, the new bike uses an inline-four-cylinder motor with a Yamaha-style cross-plane crankshaft to mimic the firing order of a V4. The latest bodywork is much tighter than the previous version and features a distinctive catfish- mouth of an air intake. The new swingarm is also much more ‘finished’ looking than the earlier bike’s design, while the exhaust has switched from twin exits to a single pipe.

It’s due to make its first public appearance at European tests this summer.

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Hopefully it's competitive, and hopefully someone like Cal gets a ride. Few if any deserve it more.

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 12:50

I'd love to see GP that wasnt Honda vs Yamaha....

oh yeah, and some appearances by Ducati.

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 15:07

good luck to them!

dare i say it, but gp's are on the up! cant wait to see some yamaha engines in some kalex's next year battling it out with some customer rc's!

i would love to see sito pons return with a couple of hondas with BOTH the espargaro brothers on them!

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 22:00

Looking forward to seeing Suzuki back in MotoGP, only Kawasaki left out of the big four to return... one day....

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 12:18

Kawasaki are reaping the rewards of 'not' being in MotoGP, don't think we'll see them back anytime soon (shame though).

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 14:20

surely BMW withdrawing their factory team from superbike means theyre planning something.... SURELY

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 16:26

They haven't really withdrawn it Brad-ley, it's the same people in the garage for the Gold Bet squad as it was in the works BMW team for WSBK. They simply coulsn't afford to keep spending the money they were on WSBK, so they got a sponsor in.

And given that Moto GP is about twice as expensive as WSBK to run in, I'd not expect to see them anytime soon mate.

They've also said they'll not do anything in Moto GP until they win a title in WSBK.

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 11:04

ah i see..... wsbk isn't really my speciality.....

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 16:58

I've just realised what that bike's miserable unhappy looking face reminds me of. It's Marvin the depressed robot from the hitch hiker's guide.

"Life? Don't talk to me about life!", etc.

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 19:36

put some lights on it and ill have one

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 22:38

Ben Spies will get the ride.

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 23:43

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