Troy Lee Designs Fails to Impress with New Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Livery

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It’s not that new Suzuki MotoGP livery is bad, it’s just well…sort of what you’d expect from Suzuki’s factory racing team. When we first heard that Troy Lee Designs was going to give the old Rizla Blue the once over, we were excited to see what the talented company could come up with in the go fast/look good department.

Yet as we look at these pictures, we wonder what happened in the process. Powder blue? Check. Big Rizla Letters? Check. Nothing else that’s remote eye-catching? Check. We sure hope the Suzuki GSV-R performs better than it looks, but we’re not holding our breath. Check out the rest of the photos after the jump.

Supposedly, the 2010 Suzuki GSV-R has improved aerodynamics, chassis performance, and electronics, which Suzuki calls the “most advanced machine yet.” That sounds like a load of bull; but seeing as how this writer is so disappointed in this release, she doesn’t have the power to muster on writing about the biggest let-down of 2010. Good night sweet prince.

2010 Rizla Suzuki GSV-R Technical Specifications:

Engine Type: 4 stroke water cooled V4

Displacement: 800cc

Max Power: 222+ HP / 18,000rpm

Valve Control and Type: Pneumatic (air control), DOHC four-valve

Carburation Type: Fuel injection

Lubrication System: Wet sump (Motul Lubricants)

Clutch: Dry multi plates (back torque reduction type)

Transmission: Six speed low friction constant mesh

Final Drive: Chain

Frame Type: Twin spar aluminum alloy frame

Suspension: Front: Inverted type telescopic (Ohlins) / Rear: Link type (Ohlins)

Tyres: Bridgestone

Wheels: Front and rear: 429mm (16.5 inches)

Brake System: Front: Double carbon disc (Brembo) / Rear: Single steel disc (Brembo)

Overall Length: 2080mm

Overall Width: 660mm

Overall Height: 1150mm

Weight: 150+kg

Fuel Tank: 21L

Estimated top speed: 330+km/h