Aleix Espargaro expects Suzuki's seamless gearbox to arrive as part of a 'complete new bike' for February's Sepang MotoGP test.

Suzuki are now the only manufacturer without a seamless gearbox and initially hoped to debut the technology during this season.

"I think we will finish the season as we started more-or-less at the first race," Espargaro said at Phillip Island on Thursday, when asked if he would be getting any upgrades in the remaining rounds.

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"They were working really hard on the seamless transmission, but it will not arrive this year and I think they are focused on the new engine, new seamless and new frame for the 2016 bike.

"I think it's better to wait and receive a complete new bike."

Espargaro confirmed that this new bike will not be ready for November's post-season test at Valencia.

"No I don't think so," he said. "They are trying to bring the bike for the Malaysia test [in February]. We need a new engine with a lot more power, we need a seamless transmission up and down, so there is a lot of work in front of us."

With no major new parts expected, the Spaniard - who put Suzuki on pole for his home round in Catalunya and is currently eleventh in the world championship - plans to spend the Valencia test adapting his GSX-RR to the new Michelin tyres.

"It will be the first full test with the Michelin 2016 tyres so I think we will have enough work to set-up the bike, because for me at the last Michelin test we just focussed on trying the Michelin tyres on, let's say, a 'Bridgestone bike'," Espargaro said.

"We will have to work a lot, we have to move a lot the weight to change the balance of the bike for Michelin."

Rookie team-mate Maverick Vinales is seven points behind Espargaro in the world championship heading into this weekend's Australian round.