The Limited Edition Suter MMX 500
The Two Stroke V4 Suter MMX 500 Could Be The Perfect Race Bike
Suter know how to build a fast bike, but that’s never been in question. What has been in question though, is when the next one is coming out. Well, without further ado, here she is: the Suter MMX 500, a two stroke V4 machine that would hold it’s own against any of the GP500 greats.
It was intentionally designed for the nostalgia value but underneath the fairings, a beast lies in wait. The MMX 500 boasts a wicked 576cc V4 two-stroke engine, with an output at up and around 195 hp at 13,000 rpm. It’s easy to read the numbers as underwhelming figures, especially since we’re very much in the era of the hyperbikes that kick out 200 plus hp, but take a look at this: it only weighs 127 kg, which is significantly less than an 80s era Marlon Brando.
As far as onboard technology go, the MMX 500 is controlled by a Mectronic ECU and does away with a lot of the usual guff that has become a prominent feature of modern motorcycles. It’s got a six speed cassette style gearbox, a dry SuterClutch and some quality engineering ripped straight from the worlds of MotoGP and WSBK. This includes it’s heavily engineered CNC aluminum twin spar frame, and svelte swingarm. Everything is fully adjustable, from the steering angle to the riding position.
To keep up with the racing finish, Suter have gifter the MMX 500 with the usual high class hardware, including top of the range Ohlins suspension, Brembo’s best braking systems and an exhaust unit straight from Akrapovic, in titanium, of course. Other features include magnesium or aluminium wheels from OZ and custom liveries, should the carbon look not be enough to sway you. What’s the catch then? Well, naturally, with all of this tech and power, it’s a track only bike, so don’t expect to be overtaken by one of these anytime soon. And of course, there’s the matter of the availability…and (gulp) the price.
The Suter MMX 500 Price?
First, availability: the Suter MMX 500 is going to be a limited production run of 99 machines, they’re going to be sought after, particularly by those with a shit load of money because, and that brings us on to point deux, the starting price is set at the $123,500 USD margin. But, price aside, you’d be buying something incredibly rare, incredibly fast and unlike any other replica racers out there, it’s fully unrestricted. For an ‘uncorked’ Honda RC213V-S, you’ll be looking at forking out around double the price of this one… but if you want something for the roads, you’re probably not going to find a street-legal restrictor kit for this bad boy, and why should you.
Want to see it in action? Here’s a spy shot video from a few days ago before the beast was properly announced. It’s a bit staged, methinks, but you can certainly see that Suter fly in it.