MotoGP » Suzuki starts ECU transition


"...Therefore the old software doesn't work and we have to rewrite the software in Magneti-Marelli 'language' " - Davide Brivio, Suzuki.

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Peter Light

February 13, 2014 12:48 PM

The question I have is why did Suzuki wait this long to make the switch? The rules have been around for a while now and they continued to develop with the other ECU.
Not a dig at all because I think the bike looks good and seems to be pretty fast for where it is in its development cycle. I am just a bit confused!
Anyone out there got a theory?

throttlemeister

February 13, 2014 12:54 PM

Peter Light: The question I have is why did Suzuki wait this long to make the switch? The rules have been around for a while now and they continued to develop with the other ECU.
Not a dig at all because I think the bike looks good and seems to be pretty fast for where it is in its development cycle. I am just a bit confused!
Anyone out there got a theory?

When developing, you don't want to change too many things at the same time, because if you do, you have no idea which change is responsible for the result you are getting.

Tetley

February 13, 2014 1:32 PM

Peter Light: The question I have is why did Suzuki wait this long to make the switch?

They probably made the decision some time ago and started to re-write the software some time ago, but had to wait until their new software was sufficiently complete to allow fitment to a bike. They would have been keeping their intentions quiet to keep their options open in case they found insurmountable difficulties or discovered that re-writing the software was taking longer than they anticipated.

Garcia

February 13, 2014 1:40 PM

What decision? What switch? They are not switching to 'open', they just have to switch to the Magneti Marelli ecu hardware like everyone else this year. They are still working to enter with their own software as a factory entry.

"Brivio confirmed that Suzuki is still working towards a Factory class entry".

“At this moment there is no change in policy. So the idea of Suzuki is to develop technology and its own software. The bike now is running to the 2014 Factory class rules,” he said."


Codger

February 13, 2014 1:48 PM

Really wanting to see Suzuki back in. I read that, before settling for BSB, Hopper was offered a ride in MotoGP. Does anyone know anything? I'd like to see him back on a Suzuki.

Turning this on it's head, I'm thinking of getting a bike mechanic to repair my laptop.

Sweeble

February 13, 2014 2:39 PM

Magnetti Marelli this, Mitsubishi that, if only we could just chuck all the electronic cr*p in the bin, make the racing cheaper, put the control back with the rider, make more bikes competitive and get some racing done.

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