© 1998-2013 GPUpdate.net
GPUpdateManager F1 Game
Other Sports Tickets
Manchester United tickets
Rizla Suzuki MotoGP officially revealed its brand new GSV-R800 at Jerez in Spain on Thursday evening. The team hopes to achieve fantastic performance and its aim is to help its riders to achieve the best possible positions in the 2007 MotoGP races.
The new machine has been developed with the clear aim of being a competitive machine for the 2007 MotoGP season, and of improving the riders' ability to control the machine in all situations - in a predictable and repeatable manner. This has been assisted by fully analysing the data collected throughout 2006, and by the transfer of some new technologies (introduced last year) into the all new 'XRG0' GSV-R 800cc GP racer.
Suzuki has followed the fundamental engine layout of the final 990cc machine, but the engine size has been minimised with newly designed bore, stroke and cylinder pitch optimised for the new engine displacement size. Suzuki's target was to achieve the best possible horsepower and reliable high rpm operation, and to provide the riders with user-friendly power delivery and predictable engine character.
The pneumatic valve system has been modified to achieve more stable valve action and higher valve lift, as well as to control the ultra-high range of engine rpm. This system contributes to the result of high rpm capacity and high power, as well as smooth and controllable engine character.
The combination system of drive-by-wire throttle body and double injectors is a completely original design. With the new type Mitsubishi ECU, this induction system enables the GSV-R to generate over 220 PS of maximum horsepower at an engine speed of over 17,500 rpm - an equivalent of 275ps per litre - and to achieve outstanding throttle control and excellent fuel consumption in accordance with the new regulations of 21-litre tank capacity.
The latest version of the GSV-R will make its debut at the Official MotoGP Test at Jerez this weekend, followed by its initiation into the fiercely competitive world of MotoGP racing at the first round of the season, and of the new 800cc MotoGP era, at Losail in Qatar on Saturday 10th March.
John Hopkins: "I think the new bike looks great. We have already had the chance to ride it but this is the first time I've seen the new colours. I am looking forward to getting out on the track again and showing what the new GSV-R can do. Suzuki has produced a pretty good package with the new bike and we have performed well in the tests so far so we now need to show what it can do in a racing situation. It is a great bike to ride, in fact it is more like a motocrosser rather than a GP bike and the also the fact that it carries more corner speed than the 990 certainly suits my riding style."
Chris Vermeulen: "I really like the new bike, it's very fast and very blue! The bike has had about a 20% reduction in capacity but it feels very similar to last year's bike to throw a leg over. The whole off season has been really exciting because Suzuki has seemed to come up with something new at every test so now we just have to keep the momentum going into the races."
Rizla Suzuki MotoGP
|Rizla Suzuki MotoGP|
|18 Nov '11||Suzuki pulls out but plans 2014 comeback|
|9 Nov '11||Bautista moves from Suzuki to Gresini for 2012|
|8 Nov '11||De Puniet tests for Suzuki in Valencia|
|4 Nov '11||Bautista quickest in wet afternoon practice|
|29 Sep '11||Hopkins returning to Suzuki for Malaysia|
|13 Aug '11||Hopkins 'devastated' after withdrawal|
|22 Jul '11||Hopkins to return to Suzuki at Brno|
|29 Mar '11||Hopkins hoping for positive comeback|
|5 Oct '09||Vermeulen returning to Superbikes in 2010|
|28 Aug '09||Capirossi in, Vermeulen out at Suzuki|
|13 Aug '09||Vermeulen: I'll be 100% fit|
|4 Jul '09||Crash costs Vermeulen valuable set-up time|
|19 May||Latest MotoGP photos: Sunday at Le Mans|
|19 May||Pedrosa takes second win of the season|
|19 May||Lorenzo fastest in Le Mans warm-up practice|
|18 May||Latest MotoGP photos: Saturday at Le Mans|