Australian GP: Vermeulen unveils one-off retro livery

Chris Vermeulen today unveiled his new 'old'- look Suzuki GSV-R for this weekend's Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island. The bike is sporting a retro paint-scheme designed to pay homage to Vermeulen's mentor, and personal hero Barry Sheene....

Chris Vermeulen today unveiled his new 'old'- look Suzuki GSV-R for this weekend's Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island.

The bike is sporting a retro paint-scheme designed to pay homage to Vermeulen's mentor, and personal hero Barry Sheene. The livery was inspired by the Suzuki 'XR14' that the double Suzuki World Champion rode in the seventies. Vermeulen was joined by Barry's son Freddie to uncover the bike in readiness for tomorrow's first free practice session.

Vermeulen also revealed his retro style race suit and new helmet design, both of which are also based on Sheene's iconic images from days gone by.

-credit: suzuki-racing.com

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Chris Vermeulen , Phillip Island