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Suzuki MotoGP, Yoshimura & Kevin Schwantz | Austin Test Photo Gallery

2014 Suzuki MotoGP Photo Gallery / Photos / Images / Wallpaper

Following 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.

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