Amateur Spy: David Emmett's Out-of-Focus Shots From The Sepang Test, Part 1

Big changes at Ducati. Andrea Dovizioso shows off the new tank cover housing a revised electronics position.

Here's another part: the rear seat unit is wider, and features larger air scoops

New frame, new tank, new seat, new fairing, new handlebar grip position... the list goes on

Carbon fiber fairings: favorite of fans, bane of photographers

The test Honda. The 60,000 euro torque strain sensor is the key to the RCV213V's electronics magic

Black is the new ... black

Not as fast as it looks

Honda's massive air scoop. If you've never seen a photo of a whale shark feeding, this is what it looks like

Fast, by Aleix. Espargaro's Yamaha FTR

On Thursday, the NGM Forward team tested an intake based on the Yamaha shape, rather than the FTR one

99 problems, but the front wheel ain't one

Yamaha's test machine

The Avintia Open bike. A cross between a ZX10-R and a Hayate

A blunter nose, a bigger air scoop. The 2014 Desmosedici, current version

A curved radiator is another change made this year

A touch of color at the test

Yamaha's Cylon tail light

A Honda RCV1000R, unclothed. About to open the gearbox, impossible with the factory bike

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Ducati made a big step forward in the details with the GP14. A very tidy bike.

What the story behind the Cylon Yamaha? F1 F-duct like trick?

Great photos David

The fine details on some of these bikes is simply amazing. They are works of art

Thanks for uploading

"New frame, new tank, new seat, new fairing, new handlebar grip position... the list goes on" but still not catching up with the front runner, oh dear..

Just been told by FTR that the Yamaha-shaped intake used on the Forward bikes was not a Yamaha fairing, just a similar design built by FTR. Corrected the caption now.

G'day David ,
Do you have any insight as to why they weighed MotoGp riders @ Sepang 1 test ?