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

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While I share Shamarones displeasure with Suzuki's departure, I do not share his(or her?) sentiment about not wanting them back. MotoGP is in dire need of Factory participation at this point! Despite what Ezpelata would lead you to believe, without the factories, MotoGP becomes a glorified Formula event. And trying to sell a club race to global sponsors is a tough row to hoe. Suzuki quit for reasons (I presume) not entirely divulged to the public. Their ongoing battle with VW, the ever changing technical regulations in MotoGP, the hostility from Dorna etc. Regardless Suzuki was never at the technical level of its compatriot manufacturers since the dawn of the four stroke era. Anyone remember Kenny Roberts quote from the movie Faster about the then new Suzuki GSV-R? Something to the effect that he didn't know what it was going to take to right that particular ship. Not a lot changed over the following years, results-wise. If Suzuki has utilized this sabbatical wisely they should be able

M1M - Unregistered

May 26, 2012 4:13 PM

I think that if Suzuki have invested so much in what appears to be a new cross-plane crank in-line four, then they'll want the maximum publicity return on that investment by entering it in an official factory Suzuki squad rather than simply providing the motive power for CRTs in which their brand name would get relatively little mention. A complete SRT to rival the ART is a possibility, but I don't think it's very likely.

johnny boy - Unregistered

May 31, 2012 7:26 PM

Be great to see the big S back on the grid in 2014 and they need Colin Edwards riding it as he is without doubt one of the best test riders in the world and his feedback to the team would be invaluable !!!!

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