Suzuki revealed their new 2016 GSX-RR MotoGP bike at the EICMA international motorcycle exhibition in Milan on Tuesday.
The official factory Team Suzuki 2016 race plans were revealed at a press conference held at the EICMA international motorcycle exhibition in Milan.
Mr. Eiji Mochizuki, Director and Senior Managing Officer, Executive General Manager, Motorcycle Operations, welcomed the media and Suzuki distributor guests before introducing the new 2016 models and the 2017 GSX-R1000 concept model.
Mr. Mochizuki also explained that, as Suzuki approaches its 100th anniversary in 2020, the company's “Next 100” plan, outlining the objectives for the next 100 years, includes a central role for the Suzuki motorcycle and motorcycle racing activities.
The company's 2016 MotoGP plans were also revealed:
“In MotoGP we will continue to fight for glory with Mr. Aleix Espargaro and Mr. Maverick Viñales under team manager Mr. Davide Brivio,” explained Mochizuki. “Maverick has won the Rookie of the Year Award in 2015 and Aleix's enthusiastic riding style has also won wide applause.
“In 2016 we will produce GSX-RR machines for Maverick and Aleix to compete with the top riders and give Suzuki fans plenty to cheer about.”