Suter Working on S1000RR Based MotoGP Bike

05/27/2010 @ 1:22 pm, by Jensen Beeler6 COMMENTS

Eskil Suter is a popular man in the Moto2 paddock. Not only is his Moto2 chassis one of the cheapest, but it’s also one of the best performing units. It should be no surprise then that his Moto2 solution (shown above) is one of the most popular in the race series, and Suter sees that as a great jumping off point to enter back into the MotoGP fray (Suter helped engineer the Kawasaki ZX-RR, the Ilmor X3, and the Petronas FP1 SBK race bikes).

With the MotoGP rules in 2012 to allow for claiming rule teams, the door has been opened for a Moto2 styled team (production motor in a prototype frame) to play with the big boys. Suter for his part is looking to draw on his current chassis success, and base his design around the very potent BMW S1000RR motor. The result should be a fairly inexpensive solution to a high-performance race bike as the S1000RR has been popping up on the internet with 190hp stock.

Given the extra fuel (24L, up from 21L for other teams), and twice as many motors during the season (12 motors instead of 6), the claiming rule teams are being given some choice concessions from the GP Commission, and Suter is banking on the fact that it will give them a competitive edge when racing against the factory and satellite prototype teams.

Rumors peg Suter as nearing completion of its 2012 MotoGP bike, with the first tests expected at Brno later in August. Riding the Suter MotoGP bike is Roberto Rolfo.

Source: Moto.Caradisiac

  • Dr. Gellar

    Can’t wait to see the genuine article.

    Plus, I wonder it BMW will actually enter their own machine, and if so as a full-factory effort?

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  • Dr. Gellar

    Ooooh yeah, and by the way…Roberto Rolfo is currently employed. He’s racing in Moto2 this season.

  • RGVyan

    Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of respect for what he’s achieved, but it isn’t the best track record in the world (no pun intended): “Kawasaki ZX-RR, the Ilmor X3, and the Petronas FP1 SBK race bikes”

  • RSVDan

    I understand the need to increase the size of the grid, but I don’t think this is the way. Do we really need to have three different classes of bike circulating the same track just to give the illusion of a deep field? Next, they’ll have to break down the classes ala LeMans and that, in my humble opinion, is just plain bogus. Leave the production motors to WSBK. They’ve already dumbed down GP enough with Moto2.

  • Jaybond

    I think the best compromise for the production based motor is, not to allow its full 1000cc capacity. It should be cut to around 900cc~930cc maximum (as Ducati has hinted), not more than that. At least, it won’t be too similar to the production engine!!