MotoGP : 2011 Rizla Suzuki GSV-R

The machine, which Alvaro Bautista will be riding in this season’s MotoGP World Championship is the final generation of the 800cc GSV-R four-stroke prototype, due to the change in capacity-limit to 1000cc next season. The latest – and most technologically advanced version of Suzuki’s MotoGP – challenger features an engine that has improved on its horsepower, driveability and durability through many detailed development changes throughout winter and pre-season testing. It also features improved acceleration characteristics – especially out of slower corners – to assist Bautista in his challenge for MotoGP glory.

To compliment the upgraded engine specifications, Suzuki has also improved the chassis performance by significant developments to the stiffness balance of frame and swing-arm and has 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 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.

The 2011 Rizla Suzuki GSV-R also features revised Troy Lee Designs-inspired livery; incorporating a new, contemporary and dynamic Rizla logo that will be launched by the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team.

Engine Type:2010 GSV-R

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

Photo / Editorial : Suzuki

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