MotoGP » Suzuki's 1000cc MotoGP bike an Inline Four?

More details emerge regarding Suzuki's 1000cc MotoGP bike.

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May 23, 2012 7:09 AM

If only they switched to inline 4 much sooner. They are well known for inline 4. The gixxer 1k inline 4 is quite a power plant. For many years i dont understand why they kept going at v config, which is not their strength and they have very little experience with.

M1M - Unregistered

May 23, 2012 9:32 AM

It would be excellent to have Suzuki back as a factory effort but it sounds far from certain given that they say they lack the budget to race at the moment. Although 2014 is some way off, the global economy is going to get even worse yet before it gets any better so they're not likely to have an increased budget in the immediate future. It makes sense from a promotional point of view to go for an in line four - I wonder if it will have a cross-plane crankshaft or whether the ever increasing sophistication of the electronics means they think they could be competitive with a traditional 'screamer' engine?

wadcutter - Unregistered

May 23, 2012 9:49 AM

How long is the flight from Australia to Japan in hours?
Just found you a little part time work for your retirement Casey! Just send me my 10%
Can't Travis Pastrana stump up the race budget?

Come on Suzuki you can do it, Get Schwantz some sort of role in the team he might bring some sponsership with him....

Vale and the Suzuki Coca-Cola Moto GP team?

Md Zane

May 23, 2012 10:26 AM

Could we be saying hello to Suzuki and bye bye to Ducati in 2014 with the planned rule changes.

Is Suzuki developing a GP engine or are they trying to find out what power and durability they can get out of the gixser motor.

Tom Sykes likes a ballsy in line 4.


May 23, 2012 10:29 AM

As someone who works for Suzuki I would love to see them make a bigger effort in motorsport. Unfortunately they have a history of making half ass attempts. The way they left both the GP and SBK teams hanging was disgraceful. While I'd love to think that it will be different this time I highly doubt it.

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