Continuing its video series on the progress of its MotoGP project, Suzuki today released the second part of the series. Today’s video documents the first tests which Suzuki undertook at Motegi in April and May, after signing Randy de Puniet as test rider and Davide Brivio to manage the program.
The first task De Puniet was set to was testing the Suzuki GSV-R 800 bike back-to-back with the new 1,000cc bike. De Puniet had previously tested the 800cc bike at Valencia at the end of the 2011 season, before Suzuki decided to pull out of MotoGP temporarily.
The two bikes have radically different designs: the 800cc bike had a narrow angle V4 engine layout, while the 1,000cc is an inline four with a big bang layout, along the lines of Yamaha’s M1. De Puniet’s comments on the two machines give an interesting insight into the difference the new regulations have made.
Below is the second video in the series. If you’d like to catch up with the first video, you can see it here.
Source: Suzuki Racing
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