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2011 RIZLA SUZUKI MOTOGP BIKE LIVERY

By • Mar 14th, 2011 • Category: Vehicles

 

2011 Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Bike has revealed the new livery on their GSV-R by Troy Lee Designs with the usual distinctive blue and yellow Rizla graphics with a little black to give it a more aggressive look. Finally we have all the factory MotoGP bikes officially unveiled in their race liveries. Surprising everyone this year with a teal color scheme, Rizla Suzuki is still present in MotoGP, albeit only running one rider for the 2011 season. Taking to the helm of the 2011 Suzuki GSV-R is Alvaro Bautista, who has shown great promise on the otherwise lackluster race bike.

2011 RIZLA SUZUKI MOTOGP BIKE LIVERY

Having pared down to one bike this season  Suzuki has high hopes in having a big breakthrough in 2011 and are concentrating all their efforts solely on Alvaro Bautista.Despite its troubled past, Suzuki has been working hard on turning its toad into a prince, and could be the surprise entry in this year’s MotoGP Championship. We don’t expect the bike to win any races, but a couple surprise podiums do seem attainable for the squad.

According to the press release the Japanese manufacturer has worked on improving the “chassis performance with significant developments to the stiffness balance of frame and swing-arm and have optimised the weight balance geometries from last season’s machine.”

“These updates to the chassis have been paired with the most advanced ECU software ever used on a Suzuki Grand Prix machine” (which former Suzuki rider Loris Capirossi used to complain a lot about) “to give Bautista more precise traction and wheelie control without losing direct machine control or power, adding to the versatility of the GSV-R in all conditions.

Apparently this new ECU and improvements are working and have allowed Bautista to be in the top ten in all the pre-season testing sessions.

 
2011 Suzuki GSV-R  Specification:

Engine Type: Four-stroke water cooled V4

Displacement: 800cc

Engine Control System: Mitsubishi ECM

Max Power: 225+ ps / 18,000rpm

Valve Control and Type: Pneumatic (air control), DOHC four-valve

Carburation Type: Fuel injection

Lubrication System: Wet sump (Motul Lubricants)

Clutch: Dry multi plates (back torque reduction type)

Transmission: Six speed low friction constant mesh

Final Drive: Chain (RK)

Frame Type: Twin spar aluminium alloy frame

Suspension: Front: Inverted type telescopic (Ohlins); Rear: Link type (Ohlins)

Tyres: Bridgestone

Wheels: Front and rear: 429mm (16.5 inches) (Marchesini)

Brake System: Front: Double carbon disc (Brembo); Rear: Single steel disc (Brembo)

Overall Length: 2080mm

Overall Width: 660mm

Overall Height: 1150mm

Weight: 150+kg

Fuel Tank: 21L

Estimated top speed: 330+km/h

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