A couple of weeks ago, Ducati tested its new for 2012 MotoGP bike with a thousand cc engine at Jerez. It is now the turn of Honda. But unlike Ducati, Honda’s first test does not involve any of its factory riders nor is it out in the open. Its testers Tadayuki Okada and Kousuke Akiyoshi have apparently given the bike a shake down at Suzuka on the weekend of April 14-15. Honda has not announced when its racers will first sample this bike. Yamaha it is believed will test its own bike in July and nothing is known about Suzuki with most people expecting it to pull out next year completely.