2017 Suzuki GSX-RR Debuts in Malaysia

01/30/2017 @ 6:07 pm, by Jensen Beeler11 COMMENTS

Debuting this weekend in Malaysia, the ECSTAR Suzuki MotoGP team has unveiled its team and livery for the 2017 season, which will see Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins riding the update Suzuki GSX-RR race bike.

Suzuki has already shown that it has a bike capable of hunting for podiums; and on its best days, it can be a race-winner as well. For the 2017 season though, the Japanese brand hopes to build upon its success in 2016.

As such, the ECSTAR Suzuki team has high hopes with the arrival Andrea Iannone, hoping that “Maniac Joe” can add some more wins to Suzuki’s tally. Looking long-term too, the addition of Alex Rins could be strong investment by Team Manager Davide Brivio, with Rins being one of Moto2’s top talents.

While the Suzuki GSX-RR is ever-improving, the riding duo at its helm are certainly a gamble compared to the more measured approaches by the other manufacturers in MotoGP. Cast as the plucky upstart though, Suzuki won’t find its way to the top of the championship by following the leaders.

We will be especially interested to see how the season shapes up for them, as they continue to impress in the paddock. The photos after the jump, by the way, are obscenely large. Your modem has been warned.

Source: Suzuki Racing

  • Wayne Thomas

    Attractive…..but then again, it looks like every Suzuki for the past 20 years.

  • Michael Lewis

    WOW! Great detail in those pics! THANKS

  • Shawn

    The Suzuki MotoGP team sure makes beautiful bikes. I wish their street bikes looked even the slightest bit like their MotoGP bikes. All they ever do is slap on a livery to an otherwise ugly bike and call it a day. F@*k bold new graphics.

  • Sam Miller

    Iannone throwing up gang signs, lol.

  • JSTNCOL

    Poll: Does Iannone finish ahead of Lorenzo in 2017?

  • n/a

    Uhhhh, you mean the paint?

  • MrDefo

    I got a buddy with a Suzuki, I’m teaching him that one.

  • C’mon Man

    Bold new graphics! Squids around the world rejoice!

  • C’mon Man

    Did Iannone just wake up from an all night bender?

  • coreyvwc

    My thoughts exactly.

  • MikeD

    How hard could it have been for Suzuki to style the new 1000 like it’s MotoGP effort instead of using the WARMED OVER 2005 old look ?