2014 Suzuki MotoGP Photo Gallery / Photos / Images / WallpaperFollowing 2014 Austin MotoGP, Suzuki conducted a test of its MotoGP bikes, which will officially enter 2015 MotoGP, along with 2014 GSX-R 1000s and some GSX-R race bikes that compete on national and international circuits.
Kevin Schwantz was on hand, testing the Suzuki MotoGP inline-four cylinder prototype with regular test riders Randy DePuniet and Nobuatsu Aoki, and also the GSX-R1000. Schwantz will pilot a GSX-R1000 in July’s Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race with Yoshimura Legends team rider Satoshi Tsujimoto, a former Japanese Superbike Champion.“The 2014 8 Hours of Suzuka is going to be a special weekend. Not only will we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Yoshimura, and the company that Pops built, but we’ll commemorate that I will once again be racing with my 1986 Yoshimura teammate Satoshi Tsujimoto,” said Kevin Schwantz. “To be part of our Yoshimura Legends team for the 8 Hour event at the Suzuka Circuit will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”Also at the test were the entire Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team of Martin Cardenas, Roger Hayden and Chris Clark. The fastest rider was Hayden – he recorded his fastest lap while chasing Schwantz.“This test session allowed us to observe some of Suzuki’s finest racers and race machines on a stunning track,” said Steve Bortolamedi, Communications Manager for Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. “To position the MotoGP bike, plus the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing GSX-Rs alongside showroom stock Suzuki GSX-R1000s reinforced that ‘Own the Racetrack’ is more than a slogan.”Suzuki GSX-Rs have won more AMA Superbike championships than any other brand. Suzuki says the 2014 GSX-R1000 can be seen at Suzuki dealers nationwide, along with the GSX-R600 and GSX-R750, the original GSX-R sportbike.Attached above is a photo gallery of the Suzuki test at Circuit of the Americas.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!