Two straight weeks of amazing Suters on the auction site – but this one’s got some MotoGP history! It was one of the Claiming Rule Team (CRT) bikes in the 2012 season, and the approximate cost when new was $350k. It’s offered almost exactly as last raced at the Valencia round of the 2012 MotoGP season.
This very motorcycle was raced by none other than the Texas Tornado, Colin Edwards (#5) for Team NGM Forward Racing during the 2012 season, in which he competed in 17 out of 18 rounds. He ended up in a 3-way tie for 18th place with 27 points, finishing 12 races with a highest overall finish of 11th. In the first race of the season at Qatar, Colin placed 12th overall – but 1st in the CRT class. In fact, this bike earned pole position and the win at the first race in CRT history.
As you can imagine, the components are world-class, including a factory BMW motor that puts out 238 horsepower, full Bosch electronics with data acquisition, Ohlins suspension, Akrapovic titanium exhaust, MVR magnesium wheels, and Brembo carbon brakes. The seller is the former CEO of Suter, who bought the bike directly from the company when he was running it, then had it restored by the same engineers that originally designed and built it. It’s good to be in charge!
Find this ex-MotoGP racer for sale in Wettingen, Switzerland with bidding up to $25,000 here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.