Here is a review of some of the 25 bikes and its riders in the upcoming 2015 MotoGP.
Ducati Desmosedici GP15
Ducati unveiled the Ducati Desmosedici. With a red and white coloring along with a blue trimming, it comes equipped with an engine that is liquid-cooled, V4, four-stroke Evo desmodromic DOHC, with four valves per cylinder. It has a capacity of 1,000 cc; its maximum power goes over 240 HP, with a top speed that goes up to 211 mph. Its transmission is the Ducati Seamless Transmission, with an aluminum alloy twin-spar frame. The electronics is the Magneti Marelli programmed with Ducati factory software. The riders will be the team of Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone. More information can be found on ducati.com.
Suzuki will enter in the Suzuki GSX-R. It has a blue color with a yellow trim; a newly developed in-line four-cylinder engine – as opposed to the 550cc two-stroke in the early 2000’s — that has a strong, flexible engine character, fuel efficiency and durability. The superbike has a maximum output of over 230 PS. Riders for this team will be Alex Espargaro and Maverick Vinales. Pics and more can found on Suzuki-racing.com.
Monster Energy drink sponsors the Yamaha YZR-M1. Colored with blue and green livery, it comes with a 1000 CC engine, and it has the power that goes over 240 HP. Its top speed reaches over 330 KM/H, weighs at 158 KG, and its transmission has a six speed cassette type gearbox. Valentino Ross and Jorge Lorenzo will be team representing the Yamaha bike for this year’s contest. You can find out more at Yamaha-racing.com.
Tech 3 Yamaha
The Yamaha YZR-M1 has a Tech 3 motorbike, black with green and yellow trimmings, has similar components as the original, except it has 250 HP, compared to the 240 of the original. It is slightly bigger at 163 KG to 158. The riders are Bradley Smith and Pol Esparagro. You can find more info on teamtech3.fr.
Aspar Honda RCV-1000R
The Aspar Honda unveils the RCV-1000R. Colored with gray along with a green and outlines, it has a conventional coil spring valve system, an aluminum twin-tube frame; its maximum output is over 175 KW, it has a maximum torque is 110. The team of Nicky Hayden and Eugene Laverty will be the riders. You can check it out on hondaproracing.com.
The LCR Honda, black in color with a gray outline, has an engine with a V4 four-stroke, liquid-cooled pneumatic valve. Its maximum power reaches 250 HP, with a maximum speed over 350 km/H. The transmission has a six-speed seamless cassette type gearbox with an alternative optional radio. Cal Crutchlow and Jack Miller are the teams driving the bike(s). You can learn more at lcr.mc.
Aprilia Racing showcased its bike, the Aprilia ART, clad in the colors of black and red livery during its testing, adding silver and white for the finishing touches. It has pneumatic valves; an 81 mm bore and evolved electronics. Progressive will sponsor them. The team of Marco Melandri and Alvaro Bautista will be the representatives of this bike.
Repsol Honda RC213V
The Honda RC213V comes with a yellow and red coloring, being sponsored by Red Bull energy drink, it has an aluminum twin-tube frame type and maximum power of 175 KW The riders of this year’s bike are the reigning champs Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, who are seeking their third consecutive title.