Inside the 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Part 2: Engine

Last week we looked at the chassis and electronics of the 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R, this week we will take a closer look at the new bike’s engine via a gallery of images from Suzuki. The engine is significantly updated from the previous GSX-R’s powerplant, with different bore and stroke measurements, the addition of […]

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Ducati’s MotoGP Speed | Ask The Geek

Sport Rider This chart shows the top speed recorded by the fastest Ducati, Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha in the Qualifying 2 session at each MotoGP round in 2015. Please explain why the Ducati MotoGP bike is so fast compared to every other bike in the field. Gary Ritts Los Angeles, CA Ducati’s Desmosedici MotoGP bikes […]

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Gallery: Inside the 2016 Honda RC213V-S Part 2

Honda The V-4 engine utilizes a 360-degree crank phase angle, which leads to more favorable exhaust pulses and increased charge efficiency for better power. Additionally, the irregular interval of combustion helps improve traction performance. The 90-degree angle eliminates the need for a balancer and the associated mechanical losses, as well as making the engine more […]

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Inside Suzuki’s Variable Valve Timing

Courtesy of Suzuki These are parts from the variable valve timing system used on the 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Concept machine shown last year at EICMA. One of the two slotted plates is incorporated into the timing gear (left) and has angled slots, while the second plate (center) has straight slots; when the balls are forced […]

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