MotoGP » 'Fantastic' Suzuki MotoGP test for Laverty


Eugene Laverty gives Crash.net his first impressions of Suzuki's MotoGP machine following his test at Okayama, Japan.

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Blacklines

May 29, 2014 2:22 PM

Great that he's had a chance to get to know the bike a bit before going to Phillip Island. I think thats going to be the real test, familiar track and with RDP as a benchmark.

As much as I like Randy, I think that Eugene more than deserves a properly backed GP machine and has taken the right approach in avoiding the Desmo and biding his time.

I for one, think that this could pan out well for him.

amakusa

May 29, 2014 3:40 PM

Im glad they make this an inline 4, they have always been strong in that direction. They make really crap production v engines, and for many years i just couldnt understand why they chose the v config throughout their motogp involvement. They made huge impact with their inline 4s with the SRAD gixxera performing well above their competitors in the production side. I've always felt they should go where they are better at. The v config is honda's forte and even in production class the rvf was a mean v4 so there really was no point in Suzuki trying to compete with honda in their game. Yamaha has shown that the inline 4 is workable and i really hope Suzuki makes and impact with the inline 4, be it screamer or big bang.

Vilas46

May 29, 2014 4:04 PM

amakusa

Allways think like that to.. i bealive they try the v4 first because there great 500cc 2 stroke was also one Motorcycle with V configuration... Still remember Roberts Jr winning is Champ in 2000 for me was the best loocking bike of the grid on the 500cc time.. in 2003 was incredible the diferences in engines layout, every manufacter try to be exclusive has possible, Honda use the V5, Yamaha the inline 4 with 5 valve per Cil system, kawasaki with the inline 4 screamer, Suzuki and Ducati with V4 of 65 and 90 degrees and Aprilia with the triple engine.. in the end thankx to the economy Dorna decided to limit the engines in 4 Cil, thats why now we only wach v4 or inlines 4.. I miss the exotic engines for one side but for other its nice to know that the tecknology that is been in develpment in Motogp on this days is more related with hower street bikes..

bvc43

May 29, 2014 4:04 PM

i dont get it, a gp bike and ya got riders that ,,well no disrespect have little or no clue on its needs ! i sure hope they are just testing because with all the unemployed motogp guys out there at the end of this year suzuki will have a pick ,moto2 guys also! hell... take that crazy aussie jack miller moto3 guy for cripes sake! theres a talented nut job that will ring it out and not be afraid to beat handle bars,

Greavesit

May 29, 2014 4:27 PM

SwissJudge: If they don't push it they don't crash.


Right, so the riders who are beating him week in, week out, are not pushing then if that's the case. Which, in turn, makes them far more capable, meaning Laverty is punching well above his station.

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