Suzuki MotoGP GSX-RRFollowing a three-year hiatus, Suzuki returns to MotoGP for the 2015 season. But its riders – Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales – won’t pilot the GSV-R – the V4 prototype used by Suzuki in 2011 – its last year in MotoGP. Rather, Espargaro and the 2013 Moto3 Champion Vinales will compete aboard GSX-RR machinery that features an 1000cc inline four.
These riders, along with test rider Randy de Puniet, who will compete with Suzuki in 2015 World Superbike, have been hard at work tuning the GSX-RR since early 2014. And now, MotoGP fans can get an exclusive insider’s look at the development of the GSX-RR through a new official Suzuki video.The documentary shows the team working on the GSX-RR at Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Development Centre and “Wind Tunnel” progress at Ryuyo in Japan. The video attached above also features on-track footage, and commentary from Espargaro and Vinales as the Suzuki MotoGP Team preps for 2015 MotoGP, which begins March 29 in Qatar.For an exclusive inside story on the team run by Davide Brivio of Valentino Rossi fame, visit Suzuki Returns to MotoGP | Exclusive Inside Story.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.
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
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Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!