Compare and contrast: Suzuki's chassis provides outstanding handling and turning
Honda's super stiff 2015 RC213V. Incredible braking and turning
Michele Pirro's Ducati GP14: Stiff, excellent stability in braking, but turning, not so much...
The NGM Forward team tested Kayaba suspension ...
... Stefan Bradl was not at all impressed, and told reporters he did not want to waste any more time testing it ...
... in the end, it will come down to money. Will Forward take money from Kayaba, or pay for Ohlins?
The Forward Yamaha top yoke and Magneti Marelli spec dashboard
A young Australian rider with Cristian Gabarrini? How do you think that will turn out?
More power for Nicky Hayden from the RC213V-RS, but he'd still take even more
The Aprilia is stunning. Slow, but stunning
Spot the exhaust. Yamaha tested a new slash-cut pipe at Valencia
Ah, there it is. It was straight through and LOUD. Meant to help with engine response
Every racing series should have a rider called Maverick
The biggest visible difference between the 2014 and 2015 RC213V is in the air intake
The 2014 bike is an oval basking shark-style opening
The 2015 bike has a pinch in the middle, making it more of a lip formation
Put lipstick on that and I would definitely kiss it
For comparison, meet the Suzuki's unkissable mouth
Best thing about testing? Getting up close and personal with the most amazing motorcycles in the world
The 2015 RC213V
Dashboard, complete with blinkenlights. The analog rev counter means this is Pedrosa's bike
Attention to detail: Movistar TV Carles Perez pointed out to me that even the TV camera is beautifully integrated on the bike
Two Honda Open bikes: Laverty's RCV1000R...
... and Nicky Hayden's RC213V-RS
Scott Redding's main focus was finding his position on the bike. That meant playing with lots of foam and tank pads
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