2014 Suzuki GP bike redesigned

New version of forthcoming comeback racer spotted in Japan

0
Ben Cope's picture
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.

Follow Visordown

Latest News

Latest Features

Latest Bike Reviews

Crash Media Group
Visordown is part of the CMG Full Throttle Network© : welcoming over 3 million consumers each month