2014 Suzuki GP bike redesigned

New version of forthcoming comeback racer spotted in Japan

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Submitted by Ben Cope on Thu, 02/05/2013 - 09:16

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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