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

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some1 - Unregistered

May 24, 2012 5:09 AM

I guess it got to do with the Indy's CRT wildcard entry. When a CRT privateer had an interest in using Suzuki motor, it's a logical step for the factory Suzuki test their own 1000cc production motor with their prototype chassis. May be it just to get the real picture on it's durability and performance before selling the CRT motors. More or less like the Aprilia ART.

shamarone

May 24, 2012 5:09 AM

re: "When Suzuki announced that they would be pulling out of MotoGP at the end of the 2011 season, they were keen to emphasize that the withdrawal was only temporary saying they were planning a return to MotoGP in 2014."

what do you get when you cross a pit bull with a shih tzu...? you get a "bull-shiht".

shamarone

May 24, 2012 5:35 AM

re: "They need to fund the race department appropriately, and consistently, and they need to get either a western manager, or a Japanese manager who thinks like a westerner, (pragmatic) in charge of the race dept, and then back off and let him do his job."

screw that. here's a thought (and i'm just spit-balling) how about they do us all a favor and not come within 10ft of ANYTHING remotely tagged grandprix until such time they show they can support batta and the alstare team...? at a minimum crescent.

until such time they can do any of that they need to stop "stirring the pot" with press releases and giving false hope to the gullible. seriously, these broadcasts aren't worth the bandwith used to transmit them. show me somebody who thinks different, and i'll show you somebody who's clueless to suzuki in grandprix if not grandprix as a whole.

shamarone

May 24, 2012 5:47 AM

re: "@ shamarone, man you just ruined the fantasy man."

nothing wrong with fantasizing, but this kind does more harm than good... and they (suzuki) have already done enough harm with their "decade long pooch-screw". they (as a manufacturer) should have more respect for the riders, the institution, and the history of grandprix. i mean you guys can do what you want, but as far as i'm concerned they aren't welcome back.

ffs - Unregistered

May 24, 2012 5:52 AM

@ Shamarone, Yeah unfortunately you are right. It would be great if they come back but it needs to have commitment behind it.

Now I am am sad again cause I don't think they will get their sh$t together.

some1 - Unregistered

May 24, 2012 8:39 AM

Cycle World got some photos of it. It's for MotoGP alright, they even test it with the Bridgstone tyres. It's likely a new CRT bike from Suzuki.

Probably, we'll see it soon on the street and WSBK if the bike being rejected as a CRT by MotoGP.

oldbiker - Unregistered

May 24, 2012 10:02 AM

If they plan to return in 2014 and not be behind the CRT bikes they need to be testing this year or latest early next year.

They also need to attract a current decent rider who is out of contract and will be prepared to forego a years racing to be their factory rider in 2014.

Producing the bike is one thing, but getting a proper development rider will be the hardest part. There are any number of competent, but not brilliant Japanese test riders, but getting those final few tenths only comes from a proven GP rider.

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