MotoGP Analysis: Who Can Beat Suzuki? In The March Issue

MotoGP Analysis: Who Can Beat Suzuki? In The March Issue

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Featured In the March 2021 issue of Roadracing World:   

        MotoGP is going through special times at the moment, with the top factories banned from upgrading engines for 2021, to ease the financial pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic. This will make it harder for Suzuki’s rivals to close the gap on the GSX-RR, which has the most tire-friendly engine on the grid. 

        But Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, KTM, and Yamaha engineers have plenty of other ways to make their bikes more competitive.

        Ducati and Honda engineers need to make their V4s use more corner speed to work with Michelin’s latest rear slick, which encourages smoother cornering arcs, as used by the Inline Four Suzuki and Yamaha. Yamaha engineers need to make the YZR-M1 rely less on the front tire, KTM engineers need to make the RC16 V4 more consistent from one track to another, and Aprilia engineers need to continue the development of the latest RS-GP, which was all-new last season. Meanwhile, Suzuki engineers just need to keep doing what they’ve been doing with the GSX-RR… 

—Battle Of The Engineers 2021: Who Can Beat Suzuki? by MotoGP Editor Mat Oxley.


            Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, KTM and Yamaha engineers are working hard to build bikes that can beat Suzuki’s title-winning GSX-RR, the best all-rounder on the 2020 grid. MotoGP Editor Mat Oxley looks at what each team needs to do to get to the top of the box in 2021 in the latest issue of Roadracing World!


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