Alex Rins and Joan Mir unveiled the 2020 Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP bike in Sepang
The 2020 Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP bike was launched today. The motorcycle features a new colour scheme, makes over 240 hp and has a weight of 157 kg. We can expect to see the bike on track at the Sepang test on February 7.
The 2020 Suzuki Ecstar Team presentation was held in Sepang. Alex Rins and Joan Mir presented the new 2020 Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP bike. It features an in-line four-cylinder engine making over 240 hp. The motorcycle is fitted with a twin-spar aluminium frame, six-speed seamless gearbox, Ohlins inverted fork and Ohlins rear suspension and carbon/steel Brembo disc brakes. Also, the aerodynamic winglets have been redesigned. The weight of the bike is 157 kg.
The 2020 Suzuki MotoGP bike features a new colour scheme with silver and blue inspired by the 1962 bike that won the first race for Suzuki and their first World Championship Title in the 50cc category with Ernst Degner.
The 2020 MotoGP target for the Suzuki Ecstar Team is more wins.
“Last season brought me one of the most exciting feelings on earth which were to win my first MotoGP race. It was a dream come true, and the second victory felt amazing too. I will bring those emotions with me into 2020, as well as the awareness of the growth that I’ve made. One of the most important lessons I’ve learnt is how to better manage a race, especially when I’m leading or fighting. I will carry the special livery for the 60 years in racing and this makes me proud.
One of the best things about being with Suzuki is that I feel a real family atmosphere, I don’t know if it was also like that in the past, but to me, it feels like something they have in the Suzuki DNA, together with constantly striving to win, and I think this really makes a difference. Now in 2020, we have to stay focused and get good results, more podiums for sure and hopefully also more wins. This is the path to success, I believe; little by little, step by step, with hard work altogether,” said Alex Rins.
“For sure my expectations for 2020 are much higher than last year because I’m not a rookie anymore. We ended last season on a good path, with consistent improvements that helped me to overcome the difficulties that came from the crash in Brno and led me to have some very positive races at the end of the season. The first year has been a learning one, the MotoGP machine is such a beast that you have to learn how to control it, and I had huge support from all of my team.
Now I want to build on my experience and start placing my name among the top riders. I have trained very well during winter, I have focused on physical preparation and also on smoothness in riding, which is one thing that my GSX-RR requires, I think. Besides this, I’m really eager to get on my MotoGP machine again in Sepang and start to improve further. It’s going to be an important year for Suzuki and the blue-silver livery looks amazing on my GSX-RR, I’m proud to be part of this historic year and carry such racing heritage on my fairing,” stated Joan Mir.
Overall L x W x H: 2,096mm x 720mm x 1,140mm
Engine Type: Water-cooled, 4 Stroke in-line 4 cylinder, DOHC 4 valve
Maximum Output: Over 176kw (240 hp)
Maximum Speed: 340km/h
Gearbox: Six-Speed, Seamless System
Chassis: Twin-spar aluminium
Tyres (Front/Rear): Michelin, 17” / 17”
Front suspension: Öhlins, Inverted fork
Rear suspension: Öhlins
Brakes: Carbon/Steel disc, Brembo
Software: Magneti Marelli