Suzuki GSV-R

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Suzuki GSV-R
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Also calledSuzuki GSV-R800 (2007 -
Production2002- present
PredecessorSuzuki RGV500

Suzuki GSV-R is the name of the series of 4-Stroke V4 prototype motorcycles developed by Suzuki to compete in the MotoGP World Championship. GSV-R replaced Suzuki's 500 cc 2-Stroke V4 RGV500 which was ridden by Kenny Roberts, Jr. to win the GP500 Championship in 2000.

The GSV-R was introduced on 2002, one year earlier than the original plan, with codename XRE0. New regulations were promoting the growth of four-stroke engines, and the performance of the new engine during testing was strong according to Suzuki. Despite the use of a new engine, XRE0 was using the old RGV500 Gamma Chassis, which was later criticized as a big mistake by many MotoGP analysts. Using the chassis and fairings that were previously made for the 2-Stroke RGV500 engine, XRE0 was hampered by many stability issues. The use of RGV500 Tyre spec was another mistake. Despite all of that, XRE0 was able to taste its first podium (2nd place) on the opening round at Suzuka and sacked 3rd place at Rio in the same year. XRE0 achievements however were inconsistent, as the riders often fell down, crashed, or were forced to retire by technical failures. The top XRE0 rider by the end of The 2002 MotoGP Championship was Kenny Roberts, Jr. in 9th place overall.

For 2007, MotoGP rules were changed to allow a maximum displacement of 800 cc. Suzuki introduced an 800 cc version of the GSV-R also known as GSV-R800


GSV-R XRE0 (2002) GSV-R XRE1 (2003) GSV-R XRE2 (2004) GSV-R XRE3 (2005) GSV-R XRE4 (2006) GSV-R XRG0 (2007)[1] GSV-R XRG1 (2008)[2]
Engine Type 4 stroke water cooled V4
Displacement 990 cc (60.4 cu in) 800 cc (48.8 cu in)
Max Power 210 bhp (156.6 kW) @ 14,000+rpm 210 bhp (156.6 kW)+ @ 14,000+ rpm 220 bhp (164.1 kW)+ @ 14,500+ rpm 240 PS (237 hp/177 kW) @ 16,000 rpm 240 PS (237 hp/177 kW) @ 16,000 rpm 220 PS (217 hp/162 kW) @ 17,500rpm 225 PS (222 hp/165 kW) @ 18,000rpm
Valve Control and Type DOHC four-valve Pneumatic (air control), DOHC four-valve
Carburation Type Fuel injection
Lubrication System Hidraulic
Clutch Dry multi plates (back torque reduce type)
Transmission 6 speed constant mesh Six speed low friction constant mesh
Final Drive Chain
Frame Type Twin spar aluminum alloy frame
Suspension Front: Inverted type telescopic
Rear: Link type
Front: Inverted type telescopic (Öhlins)
Rear: Link type (Öhlins)
Tyres Dunlop Michelin Bridgestone
Wheels Front: 16.5 inches
Rear: 16.5 inches
Front: 17 inches
Rear: 16.5 inches
Front: 16.5 inches
Rear: 16.5 inches
Brake System Front: Double carbon disc
Rear: Single disc steel or carbon
Front: Double carbon disc (Brembo)
Rear: Single steel disc (Brembo)
Overall Length 2030 mm (79.9 in) 2060 mm (81.1 in) 2080 mm (81.9 in)
Overall Width 660 mm (26 in)
Overall Height 1150 mm (45.3 in) 1150 mm (45.3 in)
Wheelbase 1420 mm (55.9 in) 1450 mm (57.1 in)
Weight 145 kg (320 lb) 148 kg (326 lb)
Fuel Tank 24 l (5.3 imp gal; 6.3 US gal) 22 l (4.8 imp gal; 5.8 US gal) 21 l (4.6 imp gal; 5.5 US gal)


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