Suzuki MotoGP TestingAs Suzuki preps for its return to MotoGP in 2015, the team went through some rigorous testing of its inline-four prototype at Catalunya in Spain over 2013.
Suzuki recently released the attached video, which shows behind-the-scenes and on-track action from the Suzuki MotoGP Team’s 2013 testing program. This footage was originally screened at the Tokyo Show in Japan and the EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show.Suzuki has some huge names on the European testing team, including the former team manager of Valentino Rossi – Davide Brivio – and current MotoTP pilot Randy de Puniet as the test rider.Suzuki entered the Grand Prix Championship in 1974 with Barry Sheene at the controls of the RG500. The manufacturer has six titles through its final year in 2011, including 1976 and 1977 with Barry Sheene, 1981 with Marco Lucchinelli, 1982 with Franco Uncini, 1993 with Kevin Schwantz and 2000 with Kenny Roberts Jr.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!