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Arguably one of the best parts of the new season starting are all of the fresh new factory bikes. Who doesn’t like to sit at the edge of the semi truck awning and stare longingly at the unobtainable machines while mechanics meticulously prepare for the night’s racing? But while it might seem like you can catch every single detail of these immaculate bikes from a distance, there really is nothing quite like getting an up-close look at every single detail.

Every year at Anaheim 1, we spend the day prior to the race scouring the pits, shooting every bike we can get our hands on. This week, we’re going to be releasing one gallery each day with a different manufacturer featured. For the first one, we bring you the beautiful Factory Suzuki machines of RCH/Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Factory Suzuki and Yoshimura Suzuki.

Factory Suzuki

Numerous teams in the paddock are running data acquisition components on their bikes, and the RCH team is no exception. We happened across this sensor on the linkage arm on the bikes of Tickle and Roczen. The team was tight lipped when asked about the exact function of this sensor, however, if we had to guess we’d say it measures the speed of the shock compressing and rebounding. 

Factory Suzuki

Both the Yoshimura and RCH team run this ignition box hidden behind the left shroud. All teams are constantly fine-tuning ignition mapping and an easily accessible box like this makes it simple to plug in between practice sessions or motos.

Factory Suzuki

While simple, this clutch bracket actually does make a difference, as it gives the lever a much more positive feel by eliminating any flex that the stock bracket might provide.

Factory Suzuki

Blake Baggett’s Yoshimura Suzuki might appear similar to the RCH bikes, however, it has numerous differences.

Factory Suzuki

Triple clamps play a huge role in how a bike handles, and factory riders usually have quite a few options available to them. The Factory Suzuki clamps are custom machined.

Factory Suzuki

Both teams run full-works front brake systems, but the Yoshimura Suzuki team elects to cover the pricey rotor with a lightweight carbon fiber disc guard.

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