Suzuki's MotoGP bike revealed

But team won't be back on the grid until 2015

SUZUKI went public with their MotoGP contender at Catalunya today but the team won't be on the MotoGP grid until 2015.

The bike has been revealed to be a 1,000cc inline-four, quashing rumours that it would be using a V4 engine.

Suzuki's test rider, Nobuatsu Aoki is riding the bike today at the post-race MotoGP Catalunya test. Valentino Rossi's former team manager, Davide Brivio has joined Suzuki as their MotoGP project's team manager, while Randy de Puniet will join as the team's development rider and is also riding the new bike at Catalunya today.

A statement released by the team reads: "After two years suspension since 2012, Suzuki Motor Corporation has organised its test team to undergo more practical running tests at its advanced development stage and will participate in the official joint testing to be held at the Catalunya circuit in Spain. Through continuing running tests at the circuits inside and outside Japan for further development and refinement, Suzuki Motor Corporation will participate again in MotoGP racing from 2015. Suzuki Motor Corporation will feed back advanced technology to be derived through MotoGP racing activity to develop further attractive production models."

After quitting in 2011, it was thought that Suzuki would return to MotoGP in 2014. Their only win in the four-stroke era came thanks to Chris Vermeulen at Le Mans in 2007.