|Engine||1,000 cc (61 cu in) four-stroke I4|
|Transmission||6-speed cassette type|
|Frame type||Aluminium twin-spar|
|Wheelbase||1,457 mm (57.4 in)|
|Dimensions||L: 2,096 mm (82.5 in)|
W: 720 mm (28.3 in)
H: 1,140 mm (44.9 in)
|Weight||157 kg (346 lb) (based on FIM regulation) (wet)|
The Suzuki GSX-RR is a road racing motorcycle developed to race in the 1,000 cc (61 cu in) MotoGP series. Officially introduced on 30 September 2014 as the GSV-R replacement, it was developed by Suzuki since 2012.
Early development (2012–2013)
Suzuki suspended its MotoGP activities at the end of 2011 season, citing the global economic crisis, but since 2012 a prototype was spotted testing in several occasions. Initially the prototype was dubbed GSV-R by the media, like its predecessor.
First race (2014)
It began officially racing at the last event of the 2014 season, the Valencian Grand Prix at Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain, ridden by Randy de Puniet as a wild-card entry, who failed to complete more than half of the race.
On September 30, 2014, at the Intermot fair, Suzuki officially announced to return in the Premier class in 2015, with Aleix Espargaró and Maverick Viñales as regular riders. Also, the prototype was publicly named GSX-RR.
On February 26, Suzuki debuted the 2016-spec GSX-RR. The new model has an improved engine, with an increase in power by 7 kW (9.4 hp), and adopts the standard Magneti Marelli ECU while the dimensions remained unchanged from the previous version. The team also had sponsorship from PT Suzuki Indomobil Motor, through their Satria F150 and Nyalakan Nyali brands.
During the off-season 3-day test in Qatar the factory team evaluated for the first time the full seamless gearbox, which until then was a major technical lack compared to the other manufacturers. Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaró stayed for another season with the team
In the 12th round of the season at Silverstone, Viñales started from 3rd and broke away from Valentino Rossi, Marc Márquez and Cal Crutchlow and established a lead while the others battled. Viñales took his first victory in MotoGP and the first since Moto2 Malaysia 2014. This race marked Suzuki's first victory since the 2007 French Grand Prix.
|Overall length||2,096 mm (82.5 in)|
|Overall width||720 mm (28.3 in)|
|Overall height||1,140 mm (44.9 in)|
|Wheelbase||1,457 mm (57.4 in)|
|Weight||over 160 kg (353 lb)||over 157 kg (346 lb)|
|Engine Type||Water-cooled, Four-stroke,|
DOHC 4 Valve, inline-four engine
|Displacement||1,000 cc (61 cu in)|
|Max Power||over 169 kilowatts (227 hp)||over 200 kilowatts (270 hp)|
|Top Speed||over 330 kilometres per hour (205 mph)||over 380 kilometres per hour (236 mph)|
|Fuel Capacity||24 L (5.3 imp gal; 6.3 US gal)||22 L (4.8 imp gal; 5.8 US gal)|
|Frame Type||Aluminum Twin Spar|
|Suspension||Front: Inverted telescopic fork (Öhlins)|
Rear: Link type (Öhlins)
|Brakes||Front: Double carbon disk/steel disk (Brembo)|
Rear: Single steel disk (Brembo)
|Wheels||Front: 16.5 inch
Rear: 16.5 inch
|Front: 17 inch|
Rear: 17 inch
Complete MotoGP results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|Team Suzuki MotoGP||14||Randy de Puniet||Ret||0||NC||0||NC|
|Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||25||Maverick Viñales||14||9||10||11||9||7||6||10||11||11||Ret||11||14||11||Ret||6||8||11||97||12th||137||4th|
|Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||25||Maverick Viñales||6||Ret||4||6||3||6||4||9||12||6||9||1||5||4||3||3||6||5||202||4th||208||4th|
|Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||29||Andrea Iannone||Ret||16||7||Ret||10||10||16||9||Ret||19||11||Ret||Ret||12||4||6||17||6||70||13th||100||4th|
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- "2014 Suzuki GSV-R Spotted Again". asphaltandrubber.com. 5 February 2013.
- MotoGP Valencia Results, Motorcycle USA, November 9, 2014 Retrieved 18 November 2014
- "Suzuki return to MotoGP with Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales in 2015". motogp.com. Dorna Sports. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
- "Suzuki unveils its MotoGP team name as Team SUZUKI ECSTAR". suzuki-racing.com. Suzuki Motor Corporation. 6 March 2015.
- "Suzuki launch 2016 MotoGP Campaign". motogp.com. Dorna Sports. 26 February 2016.
- "Suzuki reveals its GSX-RR MotoGP bike". crash.net. Crash Media Group. 30 September 2014.
- "Official Suzuki GSX-RR Specifications". suzuki-racing.com. Suzuki Motor Corporation. 26 February 2016.
- "Suzuki GSX-RR DNA". suzuki-racing.com. Suzuki Motor Corporation. 29 January 2017.
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