Suter MMX500 First Photos Revealed, Much Cheaper than the Honda RC213V-S

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Suter pulled the wraps off their limited-run MMX500 two-stroke racer, and we fell in love with what we saw. The Swiss racing outfit delivers a true GP500 beast that will help the boldest riders relive the glorious days of Grand Prix racing decades ago.
We're looking at a V4 2-stroke liquid-cooled engine that can deliver a no-nonsense 195 horsepower at 13,000 rpm. Electronic fuel injection, carbon fiber reed valves and electronically-controlled dual flap exhaust valves are also on the list.

How does 195 hp and 127 kg sound?

The MMX500 breathes out through four Akrapovic single resonance titanium chambers and has a SRT 6-speed cassette gearbox, with SuterClutch dry multi-disc engagement.

The frame is a CNC machined aluminium twin spar structure, with Ohlins USD fork, complemented by a variety of rear linkages customers can choose. Brembo supplies the braking power, with dual steel rotors in the front and a single one in the rear. The tank and bodywork are carbon fiber.

Suter only mentions a weight if 127 kg (280.3 lb), and we can expect that this is the dry weight. The bike is expected to do well north of 310 km/h (192.6 mph) and sport blistering acceleration.

Only 99 MMX500 machines will be available on pre-order, and the price will make those who bought the Honda RC213V-S think twice. The Suter MMX500 can be had for 120,000 Swiss francs, which is equivalent to €110,125 or $123,390. Fancy, isn't it?

This is just a nick more than half the price of an "unlocked" RC213V-S, and it will be exceedingly thrilling to see these two machines competing against each other on the track. After all, they are both GP bikes, but belonging to different eras.

We guess that Casey Stoner would like to have one and give Honda a run for their money....
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