Moto2 manufacturer Suter has revealed a chassis designed for the 2012 MotoGP regulations. The new generation MotoGP rules will see a switch to 1000cc engines, and the possibility of using production-based power units under the "claiming rule" system.
Suter says its design could be adapted to either format, and that a complete bike would be available for between 350,000 and 600,000 euros ($450,000-$775,000).
The chassis is presently fitted with a BMW S 1000 RR engine, which has similar dimensions to the Moto2 Honda. BMW, which currently competes in World Superbikes, has been linked to a MotoGP move for 2012, but has no official involvement in Suter's project.
Carmelo Morales will conduct initial development tests, although Suter is also in talks with other riders. The 32-year-old Spaniard is a double CEV Formula Extreme champion and ran in the top 10 on a Moto2 one-off at Catalunya earlier this year, although his race famously ended in a ferocious crash on the run to the finish line, from which Morales incredibly emerged unhurt apart from bruising.