Michael Dunlops switches from BMW S1000RR to new Suzuki GSX-R for the 2017 season
Dunlop will race aboard the new GSX-R1000R for the Bennets Suzuki Team. The first test will take place at the North West 200.
"I’ve known the Hickens for a long time now and we’ve been talking since the team got the deal with Suzuki. With the new bike coming it’s been a bit different and we had to gather up exactly what was happening. But I know Steve and I know Stuart, as people, and I know they can take a new bike and get it right,” Dunlop Explained.
The 13-time TT winner was also impressed by Suzuki’s support – “Look at that superbike, its madness, fair play to Suzuki, it’s nice for them to show this much support. This is a good team and there’s a good link with Yoshimura this year too. It’s going to be interesting this year”.
Besides Isle of Man TT and Northwest 200, Dunlop and his team will also compete at Southern 100 and Ulster Grand Prix Road Races.