Suzuki Family Day – 02 October 2016

Don’t miss the Suzuki Family Day this Weekend; there will be lots of fun and entertainment for the whole family.
Date: 02 October 2016
Place: The Wedge, Beyers Naude Drive
Time: 10am to 3pm

Suzuki Family Day

 

Don’t miss the Suzuki Family Day this Weekend; there will be lots of fun and entertainment for the whole family.

Date: 02 October 2016

Place: The Wedge, Beyers Naude Drive

Time: 10am to 3pm

Vinalea & EsparIÑALES & ESPARGARÓ Strong at Aragon GP

Maverick Viñales – 4th.
Aleix Espargaró – 7th.

Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaró put in strong performances on their Team SUZUKI ECSTAR GSX-RRs at today’s Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón MotoGP™ in Spain after having led the race for several laps.

 

Team Suzuki Press Office – September 24.

Maverick Viñales – 4th.
Aleix Espargaró – 7th.

 


Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaró put in strong performances on their Team SUZUKI ECSTAR GSX-RRs at today’s Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón MotoGP™ in Spain after having led the race for several laps.

 


Viñales – choosing a hard/ hard Michelin tyre combination – took the lead on the opening of 23 laps at Motorland Aragon from his second position on the grid, and, apart from losing his lead a few times momentarily, controlled the race until almost half race-distance before running wide, but fought back to bring home a solid fourth-place and just off the podium.

 


Espargaró – using a medium front/ hard rear tyre choice – was also very much in the mix with the leading pack and at one stage moved to fifth position, eventually scoring seventh.

 


Ken Kawauchi – Technical Manager:

“My feeling after this race is half good and half bad; positive things are that Maverick fought for the podium and Aleix did a great race fighting for good position and ending the race without crashes. There is also a little disappointment if we consider our expectations: The weekend was positive with both riders consistently fast and this morning’s pace gave us hopes for a podium and a better placement. Anyway, both riders finished the race, not so bad positions, and also we proved that our work is progressing better and better this season. We will continue to chase our second victory and some more podiums. The next race will be in Japan, many people from the Suzuki Factory are coming to see us and many supporters will crowd the stands; it’s ‘gonna be an emotional one considering that recently we have been consistently fighting within the top teams and riders.”

 


Maverick Viñales:

“Another positive race for me, although I’m never fully satisfied when I’m off the podium, but we must say that we gave 100% today. When the grip was supporting me I could do a really good pace, and in fact I took the lead in the race. I felt really confident and the lap-times came quickly and easily. Then suddenly the rear tyre lost performance due to the consumption and that is when I had to give-it-up a little. I couldn’t feel confident with hard-braking and also in acceleration, and trying to force the pace I made some mistakes that warned me to be more conservative in my riding. It was important to not have a crash and to finish the race; fourth is a lot better than a ‘NC.’ We knew I could have problems towards the end of the race with a worn tyre, we tried to put in some countermeasures with the electronics, but we still need to better-develop this set-up. We are continually learning and my crew did a really good job, we are getting better and better and the results in last races are evidence on this.”

 


Aleix Espargaró:

“I had bigger expectations for the race, especially to be more competitive at the beginning because the progress we made in this morning’s Warm-Up gave me bigger hopes. The start was positive but then I struggled a lot to overtake for the fifth position in the second part of the race, which was the one needed to keep in contact with the head of the race. When I succeeded it was too late to catch up. Anyway my feeling was a little better than last races but I still struggle to find a good feeling with the front. I’m not able to interpret the front tyre and exploit its potential. We made a lot of attempts and changes but I can’t adapt my riding style and so I cannot be as fast as I would like to be. I had a really good fight until the end, but finally I made a small mistake on the last lap and I lost sixth position.”

 

GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN RACE RESULTS:

1 Marc MARQUEZ – Repsol Honda Team – 41’57.678
2 Jorge LORENZO – Movistar Yamaha MotoGP – 42’00.418 + 2.740
3 Valentino ROSSI – Movistar Yamaha MotoGP – 42’03.661 + 5.983
4 Maverick VIÑALES – Team SUZUKI ECSTAR – 42’05.916 + 8.238
5 Cal CRUTCHLOW – LCR Honda – 42’10.899 + 13.221
6 Dani PEDROSA – Repsol Honda Team – 42’14.750 + 17.072
7 Aleix ESPARGARO – Team SUZUKI ECSTAR – 42’16.200 + 18.522
8 Pol ESPARGARO – Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – 42’17.110 + 19.432
9 Alvaro BAUTISTA – Aprilia Racing Team Gresini – 42’20.749 + 23.071
10 Stefan BRADL – Aprilia Racing Team Gresini – 42’25.576 + 27.898

Suzuki Ecstar Ready For Motorland Aragon

Team SUZUKI ECSTAR heads back to Spain this weekend for the third time this year and the last European race before the overseas leg of the MotoGP™ Championship. The spectacular Motorland Aragon circuit will be the scene of the 14th round, with its variety of characteristics that makes it very challenging for technicians and demanding but fun for the riders.


Team Suzuki Press Office – September 21

Team SUZUKI ECSTAR heads back to Spain this weekend for the third time this year and the last European race before the overseas leg of the MotoGP™ Championship. The spectacular Motorland Aragon circuit will be the scene of the 14th round, with its variety of characteristics that makes it very challenging for technicians and demanding but fun for the riders.

 

Maverick Viñales arrives in Alcañiz after the historic victory at Silverstone and a solid race in Misano. The previous round in Sam Marino had been a positive performance on a circuit where the characteristics of the track weren’t the most suitable for the GSX-RR; fifth place gave him positive points for the championship, but also signalled the capabilities of the team to finalise a well-performing machine.

 


The Spanish round in Aragon will also be a good change for improvements for Aleix Espargaró. His struggle to finalise an effective strategy influenced his race in Misano, in particular the feeling with the front tyre, but the characteristics of the Motorland circuit will give him another chance to continue with the good steps forward he has made in the latest races.

 


The Motorland Circuit of Aragon is a modern facility that was remodelled in 2010 to fulfil the security and standards requested by the MotoGP™ organisation. The origins of the Grand Prix have their roots in a solid history of street racing in Alcañiz and the circuit has hosted events between 1963 and 2003. Eventually it was modernised by renowned German circuit architect Hermann Tilke.

 


The track is 5.077km (3.16 miles) long and has 17 turns: 10 left-handers and seven right-handers. The longest straight is 968 m (3175.85 ft.) and the Grand Prix will be raced over 23 laps, which correspond to a total length of 116.8 km or 72.7 miles.


Maverick Viñales:

“The Motorland circuit is a very interesting one, it has a variety of areas that make it a demanding but fun layout. We arrive here with a positive feeling, the victory at Silverstone gave us an extra injection of confidence and in Misano we did the best we could considering the conditions. Also, Aragon is tricky regarding the weather; it could be cold or extremely hot. Some races ago we were more worried about hot temperatures, but after Misano we can approach this with more confidence, as we finally proved we can be competitive in high temperatures; and that was one of the things we were worried about previously.”

 


Aleix Espargaró:

“Unfortunately in Misano I made the wrong choice of the tyre and this resulted in a bad race, but we had many positives from the work we’ve done. The machine has improved a lot and in many situations I feel really comfortable now. We are doing a good job and if we manage to make a further step we can be really competitive. Aragon will be important because it’s the last one before the three back-to-back races, and the circuit is a nice one. It is a mix of the most famous parts of many other circuits and this makes it very enjoyable to ride. Also, our machine is improving in performance and effectiveness so I hope we can enjoy more positive results.”

SYM WOLF SB250Ni

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Specifications

OverallLength (mm) 2005
OverallHeight (mm) 1050
WheelBase (mm) 1320
WeightFront (kg) 82
SpecsWeight (kg) 173
PrimaryReduction 2.8266 (65/23T)
GearRatio_2 1.89 (34/18T)
GearRatio_4 1.26 (29/23T)
GearRatio_6 0.93 (25/27T)
GearShift 1 -N – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6
Cylinder single cylinder
FuelSystem EFI(C.L.)
MaxHorsepower 18.4Kw/7500rpm
FuelType unlead gasoline
ExhaustEmissionHC < 0.3
Noise (dB) < 77
BatteryVoltage 12 V 10Ah
FrontPositionLamp 12 V 5W×2
FrontTurningSignalLight 12 V 10 W× 2
LicensePlateLamps 12 V 5W×1
FrameType diamond type
FrontSuspension telescopic fork
FrontRim aluminum
FrontTireType tubeless
RearTireType tubeless
FrontBrakes disk
RearBrakes disk
FuelCapacity (l) 14
FuelConsumption (km/l) 41
OverallWidth (mm) 790
SeatHeight 790
GroundClearance (mm) 150
WeightRear (kg) 91
Transmission 6-speed gear change
GearRatio_1 2.71 (38/14T)
GearRatio_3 1.48 (31/21T)
GearRatio_5 1.08 (27/25T)
FinalReduction 2.69 (35/13T)
EngineType 4-stroke,4V,water cooled
Displacement 249.4
FuelControl S.O.H.C.
MaxTorque 23.1Nm/6000rpm
ExhaustEmissionCo < 2.0
ExhaustEmissionHCNOx < 0.15
Alternator 114 W / 5000 rpm
HeadlightLamp 12 V 60W/55W ×1
TaillightStoplightLamp 12 V LED
RearTurningSignalLight 12 V 10 W× 2
RearReflector 1
FrameMaterial steei
RearSuspension unit swing
RearRim aluminum
FrontTireDimensions 110/70 – 17
RearTireDimensions 140/70 – 17
FrontBrakeDiameter (mm) φ288
RearBrakeDiameter (mm) φ222
MaxSpeed > 140
ClimbingCapacity (deg) > 28

 

Sert & Suzuki GSX-R1000 Dominate The Bol D’Or

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team put on a masterful display of consistency, control and machine reliability to win the opening round of the new 2016-2017 Endurance World Championship, the 80th Anniversary Bol d’Or 24-Hour Race, at Paul Ricard Circuit in France by nine laps.

Team Suzuki Press Office – September 18.

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team put on a masterful display of consistency, control and machine reliability to win the opening round of the new 2016-2017 Endurance World Championship, the 80th Anniversary Bol d’Or 24-Hour Race, at Paul Ricard Circuit in France by nine laps.

 


SERT riders Vincent Philippe, Anthony Delhalle and Etienne Masson crossed the finish line with their GSX-R1000 Suzuki this afternoon with a total of 687 laps completed from runners-up SRC Kawasaki in a gruelling and challenging event.

 


The team led all but four of the race-laps (the other two by SRC Kawasaki and also Penz 13 com BMW early on Saturday afternoon), pushing hard from the start to build its lead before then controlling the race from the front, calculating exactly when the 26 pit-stops were needed – and in which they pitted the fastest (41.092 minutes spent in total) – before slightly backing-off the pace in the second half of the race.

 


It was a masterpiece of skill and strategy from Dominique Meliand’s 15-time World Champions and showcased the reliability and durability of the team’s GSX-R1000 Suzuki that performed faultlessly throughout.

 


From the start, and under ideal 22 degree air/ 30 degree track temperatures, Delhalle sprinted into a top-four position in the opening corners, but it was Team April Moto Motors Events Suzuki rider Greg Black who took an early lead from 10th position on the grid. The 2016 Endurance World Championship EWC-class bronze medallists were in the hunt during the opening stages, but an unfortunate series of events put-paid to the independent team’s hopes for the podium: Firstly, Black ran out of fuel after 47 minutes and had to sprint back to the pits to refill the GSX-R1000. And then the team suffered a series of recurring gearbox issues that forced them to retire after just 56 laps.

 


As darkness and temperatures dropped on the 5,791 km circuit in southern France, SERT continued to keep on the pressure and monitor fuel usage – much higher than usual due to the very long, flat-out 332kph main straight that caused several engine blow-ups to other competitors during the race, where 23 teams fell-out of the running with crashes and other technical issues.

 


Then as temperatures rose throughout Sunday morning, SERT’s three riders continued to rotate their stints with precision, kept pace to around the 2:02-minute mark from its initial ‘short-circuit’ pace in the 1:59s – and then handed over the final stint to Masson, who also took this honour bringing home the GSX-R1000 for SERT’s 15th World Championship victory at Oschersleben in Germany on August 28th.

 


As leaders at strategic stages throughout the race, SERT was awarded maximum extra points, dictated by FIM 24-Hour race regulations, and came away a total of 60 points. This sees them hold a 10-point lead in the series over SRC and 16 points over third-placed – and new EWC series regulars – EVA TRICK STAR Racing.

 


EWC 2016-2017 now takes a six-month break until March 18th, 2017 when round two of the six-round series commences in Portugal for the Portimao 12-Hour race.

 


Dominique Meliand – Team Manager:

“It was an absolutely amazing race for SERT and it was a real team victory for us all and the GSX-R machine. We took the lead on the fourth lap and we held it throughout. This is wonderful win at the Bol d’Or and we are all very happy.”

 


Anthony Delhalle:

“It was a crazy and amazing race. We knew we had a really good package with the GSX-R after the practice sessions, but we didn’t know if the Kawasakis or Yamahas would go faster until the race had begun. But we knew we could do well here, although did not imagine that we would win by nine laps.”

 


Bol d’Or 24-Hour Results:

1 Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (Suzuki GSX-R1000) – 687 Laps – 23:51:03.405
2 SRC Kawasaki (Kawasaki) – 678 Laps – 23:52:48.268
3 EVA TRICK STAR Racing (Kawasaki) – 676 Laps – 23:51:39.444
4 MACO RACING Team (Yamaha) – 675 Laps – 23:52:46.711
5 F.C.C. TSR Honda (Honda) – 674 Laps – 23:51:54.846
6 MOTO AIN CRT (Yamaha) – 669 Laps – 23:52:53.128
7 Tati Team Beaujolais Racing (Kawasaki) – 668 Laps – 23:51:48.469
8 TEAM 3ART YAM’AVENUE (Yamaha) – 666 Laps – 23:51:55.411
9 GMT94 YAMAHA (Yamaha) – 659 Laps – 23:51:12.596
10 Voelpker NRT48 by Schubert-Motors (BMW) – 659 Laps – 23:51:25.076