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Suzuki MotoGP Prototype In Japan Leaves Many Unanswered

Submitted by David on Wed, 2012-05-23 17:42

Suzuki is working on a MotoGP for a return to the premier class at point in the future — is the date Suzuki staff referred to officially in all their — is well-known. There been several reports of the being tested, but no real or information on the bike. Until

On Tuesday, respected US publication World published spy photos of the new Suzuki on its website. taken testing at Sugo. Even along with the photos, published a detailed technical by Kevin Cameron, the magazine’s editor and probably the leading on motorcycle racing technology. The according to both Cameron’s and Cycle World’s sources, is an 4, and not the V4 that Suzuki had previously at.

The engine is inclined forwards Cameron suggesting that it be by as much as 30. The engine is just in one photo, and is clearly inclined certainly more than the M1 engine used in their bike, which they at Valencia. The advantage of using an 4 is improved weight distribution, the space behind the engine the rear cylinder bank be on a V4) freed up so that the fuel can be located there.

Based on the two exhausts visible on the side of the bike, as well as from persons present at the Cameron also deduces the engine does not use the normal firing order as commonly in inline fours such as own GSX-R1000, BMW’s S1000RR or ZX-10R. The two separate exhausts a long bang configuration, to that used by Yamaha’s M1 bike and YZF-R1 sportsbike, in the crank pins are spaced at 90 two each other.

The most piece of speculation by Cameron the electronics. Cameron writes: in one of the photos, [the rider] has the pinned, suggesting advanced in use. The intriguing possibility is Suzuki may have elected to Mitsubishi, who supplied electronics the Japanese factory’s period in and are testing another system.

The technical partner stickers appear on the bike show oil Motul, spark plug NGK, chain supplier RK, manufacturer and data recording 2D. A sticker bearing the name is absent from the bike.

The partner stickers themselves beg the of why they are there in the first Though Suzuki have no secret of their MotoGP it is still a little way off being for public consumption. So why they add the sponsor stickers to what is a development prototype is rather

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Why go to all that effort?

Unless were expecting photos of the to appear, that is. The spy photos by Cycle World are of the highest clearly having been by a professional photographer using equipment, including a large lens. Though Sugo is a track, when rented out for a test to a manufacturer, photographers 500mm lenses around are shooed roughly away.

is clearly a benefit to Suzuki to spy shots of their bikes in the media, as it raises the profile of racing program, and generates a lot of

So perhaps the photos were or if not leaked, then a blind eye to the presence of somebody taking of something they ostensibly be looking at. Allowing spy shots to be to the press generates interst in the and could perhaps be a sign it is further along than announced. Though the official release announcing Suzuki’s from MotoGP stated the goal was to return in 2014, source close to Suzuki hinted to that a return was not beyond the bounds of

For the full and detailed analysis of the spy of the Suzuki MotoGP machine, we recommend that readers over to the article on Cycle and ponder Kevin Cameron’s on the matter.

Kawasaki Square Four 2 Stroke Prototype
Kawasaki Square Four 2 Stroke Prototype
Kawasaki Square Four 2 Stroke Prototype
Kawasaki Square Four 2 Stroke Prototype
Kawasaki Square Four 2 Stroke Prototype
Kawasaki Square Four 2 Stroke Prototype

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