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post #1 of 10 Old 02-04-2015, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Racing motorcycles are a completely different breed... snaps from Sepang 1

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The bikes not just pretty either, its genuinely fast...

Maverick improved 2.2 seconds over the tree days of testing, and Aleix improved 1.7s.

Aleix was 10th on the time sheets and Maverick was 12th...
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Yup, it's a beast that needs to be seen in action on the track
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For Suzuki, the test was overwhelmingly positive, yet it also mercilessly exposed their weakness. What do you want from the next development of the bike, Aleix Espargaro was asked. "More power!" was his emphatic answer. Rookie teammate Maverick Viñales concurred. Both praised the handling of the bike once again, saying the bike turned very well, but it was down on power. Unofficial top speeds put the Hondas at 325 km/h through the traps, versus 315 km/h for the Suzukis. That is not an insurmountable difference – at the race last October, Marc Márquez' average top speed was 324 km/h, while Pol Espargaro's was 316km/h – but it is not something Suzuki can find in an afternoon.

Suzuki's original plan was to have a more powerful engine at Sepang. But the engine reliability issues which emerged at the race and test in Valencia meant they had more pressing problems. Suzuki's engineers had spent six weeks chasing down the problem and solving it – their engines at Sepang were nigh on bulletproof – which was time they could not spend extracting more power. When asked about the cause of the problem, Suzuki team manager Davide Brivio remained vague. All he would say is that it was not a single component, but an interplay of several factors. This was why the problem had not emerged during dyno testing. "We did many kilometers on the dyno," Brivio told a small group of reporters. The issue had only started to emerge during testing last October, coming to a head at Valencia. When Suzuki will have more power, Brivio could not say.

Given the performance of Maverick Viñales, that extra power cannot come soon enough. The Spanish rookie had an exceptional test, making progress, adapting his riding style, and gaining speed all the time. Viñales cut the deficit to the fastest riders by 0.9 seconds between the first and the last day, and improved his own time by 2.2 seconds. Only Loris Baz did better, though Baz came from much further behind. Viñales ended the test as 12th overall, just half a second behind his more experienced teammate Espargaro. Viñales was the revelation of the first test at Sepang. Andrea Iannone may have also made big steps forward, but this is only Viñales third test on the bike.
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Not bad at all, good progress.
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seeing what results that more powerful engine can do to help them out will be great to see, hopefully they can get it up and running while being reliable.
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Truly an incredible machine.

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I'm hoping another manufacturer can get in between the Yamaha-Honda duo in the same way Ducati did from time to time. If suzuki can make consistent power while maintaining the handling we are in for a fun 2016 season.
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I love Suzuki's MotoGP efforts! Real bikes being developed by racers w. very little $$$ to go around.
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