Suzuki unveils 2005 GSV-R

Today Suzuki unveiled its 2005 MotoGP racer. The unveiling happened at Bridgestone's Japanese headquarters. The naked eye will find an updated front fairing, with a new ram-air setup. The new GSV-R will also showcase all of Suzuki's corporate ...

Today Suzuki unveiled its 2005 MotoGP racer. The unveiling happened at Bridgestone's Japanese headquarters.

The naked eye will find an updated front fairing, with a new ram-air setup. The new GSV-R will also showcase all of Suzuki's corporate racing colors, with emphasis on white.

For long-time observers, the new livery will remind them of Suzuki's racing history.

Team manager, Paul Denning, said; "This is an important step forward for Suzuki Motor Corporation and especially the MotoGP team. We are competing both to win and to promote Suzuki's global image, and the GSV-R now has the design and aggressive styling the firm's performance pedigree demands. It looks fantastic, in my opinion, and I am proud to be associated with such a great looking motorcycle. It is also very significant that the new design was revealed at Bridgestone's headquarters in Japan. This openly demonstrates the close links between Bridgestone and Suzuki and our determination to work together successfully in MotoGP."

If the Bridgestones continue to improve as they did in 2004 and Suzuki finds the much-needed horsepower its riders have been asking for, don't be surprised to see Kenny Roberts Jr. or John Hopkins fighting for the podium in 2005.

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Kenny Roberts Jr. , John Hopkins , Paul Denning