Suzuki MotoGP

Suzuki has officially stated its intent to leave MotoGP at the end of this season, citing financial difficulties.


The folks from Suzuki have released a very interesting video of them rebuilding two very unique race bikes that were used by the late great Barry Sheene back in his glory days of racing. Two special Suzuki RG500 were rebuilt and the overall assembly was done publicly during the Motorcycle Live 2019 event. (more…)

  • Team Suzuki Ecstar telah melancarkan jentera Suzuki GSX-RR 2019 bagi MotoGP musim 2019.
  • Para penunggangnya adalah veteran pasukan Suzuki selama tiga tahun, Alex Rins dan penunggang rookie, Joan Mir.
  • Motosikal GSX-RR 2019 telah dipertingkatkan dalam beberapa buah bahagian utama tanpa menjadkannya sebuah jentera serba baharu.


  • Team Suzuki Ecstar has launched the 2019 Suzuki GSX-RR for the MotoGP 2019 season.

  • The riders are three-year Suzuki veteran Alex Rins and rookie Joan Mir.

  • The 2019 GSX-RR is improved in a number of key areas without being completely new.

Team Suzuki Ecstar has launched the 2019 Suzuki GSX-RR for the MotoGP 2019 season.

Unlike other teams, Suzuki chose to unveil their bikes through a video on YouTube, instead of a “live” launch event. The team unveiled their all-Spanish rider line-up last season. Three-year factory veteran Alex Rins is joined by newcomer Joan Mir. The latter replaces Andrea Iannone who left for Aprilia. Sylvain Guintoli continues his role as test rider for Suzuki.

Alex Rins #42

Alex Rins finished in second place in the last three rounds of 2018 and hopes to move up to the front step in 2019. Suzuki last won a race with Maverik Vinalez in 2016.

“After the last test in November I left clear feedback for the engineers to work on, as far as I know the improvements we will try in Sepang will not be drastic but many small improvements in many areas, which is totally the Suzuki philosophy. We know what we were missing on the bike, so I believe the R&D in Japan will deliver a package which will help us to improve further,” said Rins.

Joan Mir #36

Joan Mir made his first Moto3 appearance in 2015 to replace the injured Hiroki Ono. He crashed out after making contact with John McPhee. Mir came back as a full rider in 2016 and finished 5thoverall. In 2017, he dominated the series with 10 wins and a 91 point advantage over his closest rival. Pundits felt that he could be the next Valentino Rossi or Marc Marquez.

He moved to the EG 0,0 Marc VDS team in Moto2 in 2018 where he captured 4 podiums and finished the season in 6th.

“Of course I still need many more hours on the bike, there are so many things I still need to understand to be even more effective, but I feel very supported by the team and I will rely on their wealth of experience to improve, and also to contribute my own improvements to my bike,” he said.

2019 Suzuki GSX-RR

The 2019 bike follows the basic shape of the 2018 model with some visible but small modifications.

2019 Suzuki GSX-RR
  • Fatter tail section.
  • Different front brake calipers.
  • New wheels.
  • The front suspension also appears to be different.
  • The footpegs are placed higher.
  • New graphics with bolder yellow and gray stripes on the upper fairing, extending to the fuel tank.
  • The news bikes are shown in their “raw” form before being modified later to each rider’s individual preference.
2018 Suzuki GSX-RR

Those are differences we could see, but the team’s Technical Manager Ken Kawauchi said that the factory has developed a new engine, chassis, besides improvements in the electronics and fairing. He also added that Suzuki’s approach to the MotoGP project is by taking step-by-step improvements rather than redesigning something completely new all the time.

That last statement proves how important it is for the riders to start off their new season with something familiar yet improved, instead of riding something which completely alien to them. It helps the rider to familiarize himself to the bike quicker and hopefully translate to great results from the beginning.

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  • Joan Mir has signed a two-year deal with the Suzuki MotoGP factory team.

  • The 2017 Moto3 world champion will be riding the Suzuki GSX-RR for the next two seasons alongside Alex Rins.

  • The current Moto2 rookie is already gaining podium finishes in the intermediate class.

It has been quite a turbulent MotoGP silly season with a number of high profile jumps. From Jorge Lorenzo signing with Honda to Andrea Iannone getting an Aprilia seat, the next hot piece of news confirms Moto2’s Joan Mir moving up to Team Suzuki Ecstar for the next two seasons. (more…)

  • Suzuki telah merancang untuk mengendalikan sebuah pasukan satelit Suzuki dalam siri MotoGP bagi musim 2019.
  • Pelan mereka bagi 2019 adalah untuk menempatkan empat buah jentera Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP di atas grid bagi mempercepatkan proses pembangunan dan kutipan data.
  • Pasukan persendirian seperti Tech3, Angel Nieto Team, Marc VDS dan Reale Avintia Racing bakal menukar jentera mereka bagi musim yang akan datang.


Suzuki is planning to run a Suzuki satellite team in the MotoGP grid for the 2019 season.

Their plan in 2019 is to get four Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP to speed up the development and data collecting process.

Independent teams like Tech 3, Angel Nieto Team, Marc VDS and Reale Avintia are all looking to change their machinery for the next season.

There’s news going around in the MotoGP world that Suzuki is looking to run a satellite team for the 2019 season. The Japanese manufacturer’s initial plan of putting in four prototype machines this year was put on hold due to their difficult season last year but it might be plausible for the upcoming season. (more…)

Sumber imej: MCN
  • Michael Dunlop telah mengesahkan penyertaannya dalam perlumbaan Isle of Man TT 2018 serta perlumbaan Supersport yang lain di atas jentera Honda CBR600RR.
  • Berita ini telah disahkan oleh PTR Honda melalui laman Twitter mereka.
  • Michael Dunlop dan PTR Honda telah memenangi perlumbaan Isle of Man TT dalam kategori Supersport pada tahun 2013 yang lalu.


Michael Dunlop has confirmed his participation in the Isle of Man TT and other Supersport road races with the Honda CBR600RR.

The news was confirmed by PTR Honda on their Twitter page.

Michael Dunlop and PTR Honda won the Isle of Man TT Supersport category back in 2013.

Image source: Road Racing World

After his recent appearance in the 2018 MotoGP pre-season winter test in Sepang just a few weeks ago, coveted road racing racer Michael Dunlop has confirmed his entry in the 2018 Isle of Man TT Supersport category and other road races with the PTR Honda squad. (more…)

Suzuki has announced the 2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 MotoGP replica bikes together with the Suzuki GSX-R1000R.

The launch was in conjunction with the launch of the new livery for their 2018 Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP machines in Sepang.

The UK market will be able to get them at £13,599 (around RM74,281) and £16,099 (around RM87,937).

In conjunction with the recent unveiling of Suzuki’s latest MotoGP GSX-RR machine with new livery just a couple of days ago, the Japanese manufacturer also announced that their 2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R will be available in the MotoGP replica colours. (more…)


  • Juara Isle of Man TT 15 kali akan menyertai ujian musim sejuk di Sepang pada hari Ahad ini.
  • Dunlop, bersama dengan Toni Elias, Josh Waters, dan Slyvain Guintoli akan melakukan catatan masa pusingan di atas litar di atas jentera MotoGP Suzuki GSX-RR.
  • Suzuki telah memberikan peluang kepada Dunlop sebagai penghargaan buatnya yang telah memenangi perlumbaan Isle of Man Senior TT 2017 di atas jentera terkini Suzuki GSX-R1000R.


15-time Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop will be joining the MotoGP Sepang winter test this Sunday.

Dunlop together with Toni Elias, Josh Waters and Sylvain Guintoli will throw down some laps on the Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP machine.

Suzuki is giving the opportunity to Dunlop as thanks for winning the 2017 Isle of Man Senior TT race on board the latest Suzuki GSX-R1000R.

Malaysians are well aware of the world’s most dangerous motorcycle road race of all time that is the Isle of Man TT. While we are familiar with some of the high profile riders like John McGuinness and Guy Martin, getting any exposure from the race series or its riders is pretty difficult. (more…)


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