2011 Rizla Suzuki GSV-R MotoGP Race Bike Unveiled

03/10/2011 @ 2:00 am, by Jensen Beeler9 COMMENTS

Finally we have all the factory MotoGP bikes officially unveiled in their race liveries (click for the Ducati, Honda, and Yamaha unveilings). Surprising everyone this year with a teal color scheme, Rizla Suzuki is still present in MotoGP, albeit only running one rider for the 2011 season. Taking to the helm of the 2011 Suzuki GSV-R is Alvaro Bautista, who has shown great promise on the otherwise lackluster race bike.

Despite its troubled past, Suzuki has been working hard on turning its toad into a prince, and could be the surprise entry in this year’s MotoGP Championship. We don’t expect the bike to win any races, but a couple surprise podiums do seem attainable for the squad. Photos and technical specifications after the jump.

Technical Specifications of the 2011 Suzuki GSV-R Race Bike:

Engine Type: Four-stroke water cooled V4

Displacement: 800cc

Engine Control System: Mitsubishi ECM

Max Power: 225+ ps / 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 (RK)

Frame Type: Twin spar aluminium alloy frame

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

Tyres: Bridgestone

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

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