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Matthew Birt  says:

Suzuki poised to officially confirm MotoGP withdrawal

Suzuki is expected to officially confirm it will withdraw from the MotoGP world championship before the end of this week. The Japanese factory was set a deadline by Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta to commit to the new 1000cc MotoGP class by last Friday (November 11), as was first reported by MCN. There was no public confirmation from Suzuki that it would continue...

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Jan 10

Posts: 61

TeamPunkass says:

I saw an article last night

that says it mainly has to do w/ VW and Suzuki's desire to focus on bikes less, and having a team in MotoGP gives no return on investment.

It sucks to see another factory team leave MotoGP, because the CRTs will add nothing to the fight at the front.



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Oct 08

Posts: 83

22 bikes on the grid ha and 18 never seen after the second lap coz they will be getting lapped pretty quick have done shit for yrs and finally have a weapon and they withdraw ..just goes to show how much effort factorys put into their superbikes considering the gsxr dominated in certain championships yet when it matters yam and hon kick arse in gps so on that basis if yam and hon wanted theyd make bikes to beat the gsxr all day long ..just my opinion..if this isnt the case then how can suz make such a strong bike yet the moto gp bike struggled and not for one season ? it baffles me abit but it has to be noted kawasakis first gp bike was a bored out zx7 engine or so the rumor was  hence gp racing is not transferable in any way waffling coz im at home bored

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Jul 08

Posts: 1539

jamieg999 says:

Suzuki won't cut it in WSB

The bike hasn't been competitive enough against the current flock of soon-to-be-updated-on-track RSV4's or S1000RR's let alone Carlos Checa or the R1's. And the ZX-10. The road bike is in it's 3rd year in current guise and was behind the opposition when it was launched. No doubt Suzuki are poised to make a decision on the radical 2013 GSX-R1000 featuring, as a first on a sportsbike, a selection of reverse gears to get oneself out of dangerous/uncompetitive situations quickly.

I wonder if John Hopkins is still holding out for the GSV-R ride ;)

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Feb 09

Posts: 230

tris123 says:


I feel sad for us Suzuki fans, first they bring out a lack-lustre GSXR1000 when I was kind of hoping/expecting a bang up to date K5. Now they’re pulling out of motogp, when they were starting to perform. Maybe Honda should just supply all the bikes for next year, at least that way we’d get some proper racing. Stoner is an extremely talented rider but I’d like to see him have to really fight for a championship instead of being gifted one (through no fault of his own).

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Oct 10

Posts: 138


First Kawasaki,now Suzuki & it'll be Ducati next to drop out.This championship has deteriorated since the introduction of 4 strokes & the CRT bikes will do nothing to stop the rot.It's the end of the road unless a new formula is dreampt up sharpish & the Spanish control of the series is stopped.

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Dec 08

Posts: 1284

boybilly1967 says:

Bit sneaky how they have kept stringing everyone along right till the end after missing numerous 'deadlines' to state what their intentions were. Typical cynical behavior of an employer to keep its employees noses to the grindstone as long as possible by offering false hope that they were going to stay in MotoGP.

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Mar 03

Posts: 245

Sheene Fan7 says:

sadly this was never in doubt

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Feb 09

Posts: 846

chrisg011 says:

Piss Poor Performance Suzuki

you dump on WSBK and then dump on MotoGP.

if your level of commitment in the sport is zero, my and I expect many others commitment to the Suzuki brand will be zero.

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Feb 09

Posts: 846

chrisg011 says:


dont forget to mail Suzuki to express your annoyance at thier behaviour:

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Feb 10

Posts: 128

Vee4pilot says:

Good get out!

Just concentrate on the production bikes as that's why you are selling bikes.  Get a good platform in WSBK and you'll get your respect back rather than languishing around in 7th or 10th place in the GP's.  Suzuki only got it right when Sheene and Shwantz were riding in the 2-stroke era....Kenny Jr. won his title on a second rate bike!

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