MotoGP Analysis: Development of the Suzuki GSX-RR, 2015 – 2020 – Roadracing World Magazine


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Last November, the GSX-RR became the first Suzuki four-stroke to win a World Grand Prix Championship. This was a huge achievement for the Hamamatsu factory, which had suffered a mostly severe setback with the motorcycle’s predecessor.

Suzuki’s GSV-R V4 raced from 2002 to 2011, earning just one victory. When Suzuki retired from MotoGP at the end of the 2011 season, many believed the company would never return, considering how much it spent over 10 seasons for so little return. In fact, Suzuki engineers started working on the GSX-RR almost immediately. This time, they built an Inline Four, because that’s what the company sells to street riders …

—Balanced winner: Suzuki GSX-RR Development 2015-2020, by Mat Oxley

Suzuki’s GSX-RR is the best bike in MotoGP right now, not because it’s the fastest bike, but because it’s the most balanced bike. That’s Suzuki’s goal since the Inline Four replaced the much less successful GSV-R V4. And all that hard work paid off in 2020 with the MotoGP World Championship for Joan Mir. MotoGP editor-in-chief Mat Oxley explains how the company climbed the highest peak in road racing in the latest issue of The world of road racing!

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