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Matthew Birt  says:

Exclusive Pics: Randy de Puniet tests Suzuki MotoGP bike

These are the first pictures of French rider Randy de Puniet making his debut on Suzuki’s new 1000cc MotoGP project at the Twin Ring Motegi track in Japan this week.The current Aspar Aprilia rider has been given special permission by Spanish team boss Jorge Martinez to carry out a series of test and development rides for Suzuki ahead of a...

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Mar 11

Posts: 12

Suzuki Moto GP

Can't wait to see this machine perform. BTW, when is MCN going to find a decent developer to sort out the creaky way of showing photos on the web site (even when they are wrecked with the copyright overlay!). Check out the way AutoTrader does it. Not rocket science!

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Apr 12

Posts: 25

mchale2020 says:


Does it look like an inline four for the bike? If it is and it's a cross plane, and it's running a counterbalance shaft, that seems to put Suzuki at a disadvantage already as that is one of the advantages of the RCV and why it appears to make more power than the M1 immediately. Just disregard my observations if I'm incorrect, just an amateur (At best) observation.

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Jan 11

Posts: 661

carloslavado says:

I really hope it's an inline4 screamer! I know the power delivery is too brutal for bikes, but hey it's been about 6 years since Kawasaki treid it with the ZX-RRR. Best sounding bike ever it was. And electronic engine management has moved on. Hell, even in WSBK Melandri's Beemer didn't sound like an inline 4 in the first 3 gears at Assen.

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Jul 12

Posts: 3300

wosihound says:

Kevin Cameron..

Good to see some technical discussion and awareness on these boards.

Veteran journalist Kevin Cameron gives his view here. Plenty to chew over.

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Apr 09

Posts: 478

1986vfr750 says:

I hope its an inline 4...the gsx-r has always been a good bike...the gsv-r sucked the big one...stick to what you know suzuki and be competitive...and provide research for the road bike...

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Mar 12

Posts: 507

was the last iteration of the GSV-R that bad?? Alvaro isnt an alien by any stretch, but i would have been interested to see someone like Cal on the 800 Suzuki just to gauge his performance. IMO that bike was not bad at all, just needed a quality rider to get the best out of the machine.

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Sep 10

Posts: 837

CBR11X says:

I hoped it was an inline 4 too, but after looking at some photos off Cycle World, thanks Wosi, I'm not too sure. It looks like the top of the cylinder head is close to the radiator and inclined forwards, so more likely to be a V4 unless the whole engine is inclined forward. A V4 makes better sense on paper, but paper and reality don't always match up.

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May 13

Posts: 16

ImNewHere says:


Yes, the screamer ZX-RR sounded amazing, but no bike could ever hold a candle aurally to Regis Laconi's 2002 Aprilia RSV Cube. That thing made my neck hairs stand on end.

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Mar 07

Posts: 276

The sound of the 800 GSV-R

Was the best sounding bike I've ever heard. On full chat, plus the overrun on breaking...... Open pipes on the V4, fuck, a dribble of precum again!

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Jan 11

Posts: 115

luckyskua says:

Who gives a fuck

that Randy de Puniet is riding the new GS-X? The idiot has had more DNF and DNS than I've had hot dinners. He is a disgrace to the sport, what happened last week? He crashed again... is Suzuki Racing trying to impress a bunch of fucking junkies?

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