2014 Suzuki MotoGP Prototype Bike Spied- inline-Four Suzuki GSX-R Racer

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Spied! 2014 Suzuki Prototype! Will a GSX-R-style replace the previous GP-only GSV-R?

Insiders tell us is a prototype for Suzuki’s return to in 2014. The project was, we are “hot for a while” and then off. Now, with photos from a test this month at Sugo in Japan, it clearly has momentum

What have we here? We see the exhaust pipes that is a transverse inline-Four, just all GSX-Rs. That is a departure Suzuki’s V-Four GSV-R architecture.

While the usual arrangement for a flat-crank inline-Four is this bike has two long-taper each connecting to a pair of That suggests this does not have a flat but instead is fitted with a “crossplane” crank shown by engineer Masao Furusawa to grip.

A Japanese informant said, Suzuki MotoGP racer is inline-Four. It is not, however, inline. When guess exhaust sound, kind as YZR-M1.” All the other trappings of are present: top-level Brembo and carbon discs, Öhlins plus carbon-fiber bodywork.

else do we see? We see a radically rider position, and that the cylinder block is inclined perhaps as much as 30 degrees. moves the intake throttle to where they need to be in the As the rider accelerates (note in one of the cornering photos, he has the throttle suggesting advanced electronics in his face is directly over the crown.

The fuel tank sits a large carbon-intake airbox and of a thin forward vertical as tall as the airbox, with a and quite thick “foot,” effectively forms the rider’s You can see fuel pipes to the injectors the front of the airbox. Note that as the rider accelerates, his is three inches clear of the seatback pad, further the far-forward rider position.

has happened here is that as the have sought to lower the of the fuel toward the machine/rider of mass, putting most of it the seat, fuel mass has rearward . If the front tire is not to unweighted during off-corner something else must by being moved forward . And not that, each year, as grip is increased, more may be applied without wheelspin, the tendency to lift the front.

Under the rider’s hands are ducts leading from the intake in the fairing nose, the chassis sides and into the airbox. Although a rear-wheel can be seen in the garage shot, is Suzuki’s usual round door” in the right side of the through which a starter dog can the crank if the slipper-clutch setting is too to permit rear-wheel starting.

hard to see what is going on the airflow to the two radiators. At first, the between them and the front look solid, like fabric. But they could be stone shields. In one photo, the cover has come loose and forward along one edge, as if were pressure behind it. If it would be a first in ducting ram air above the tire to the front of the radiators.

Airflow behind the front is always disturbed, providing pressure to push it through the This is part of the reason are as big as they are. Four hot-air exit slots are in the fairing sides.

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And when I at where the cylinder head be, it might suggest the upper is U-shaped to make clearance for it. did this during the early to move its disc-valve RG engines forward.

Recently on the Italian GPone.com . journalist David asked Suzuki racing director Shinichi Sahara if the will change to an inline-Four. replied that they “stay faithful to our engine And in a Peter McLaren story this past February, Suzuki test rider Aoki said he “rode it week” at Ryuyo.

Conflicting information? Not at all. It is for manufacturers to build and test prototypes before determining is most promising.

Veteran Eraldo Ferracci has told of endless prototypes when he was at most were not produced.

is also another possibility Suzuki is known for making uses of projects, so an inline-Four prototype could also information useful in design of GSX-Rs. Could such a also be the foundation for a production-based CRT Might Suzuki build the equivalent of a production racer in the of Yamaha’s TZs of the 1970s?

It’s a guessing game, and we it. We shall have the pleasure of

Honda Goldwing prototype M1
Honda Goldwing prototype M1
Honda Goldwing prototype M1

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