I had to return by the Asphalt & Rubber pages to see after we first heard about Suzuki’s turbocharged motorbike musings. For the document it was, simply over 4 years in the past when the Suzuki Recursion idea was teased on the Tokyo Motor Present.
Since then, we have now seen a gradual trickling of details about Suzuki’s turbocharged venture, particularly within the time since we received out first glimpse of the twin-cylinder 588cc idea engine.
When will the parents at Hamamatsu launch this turbo bike? What type will it take? Is it the beginning of extra forced-induction fashions from the Japanese model? Or, will it’s a one-off mannequin? Does it wheelie?
These are all good questions, and when you consider the newest rumors, we have now some solutions for you.
Information from Greece (by the use of Switzerland) is that Suzuki is about to launch a brand new mannequin, displaying the machine to sellers already. The so-called Suzuki GSX-700T is alleged to have a 700cc “XE7” engine that encompasses a variable geometry turbocharger with intercooler.
That is fascinating, as a result of the specs align with what we had been informed in regards to the Suzuki Recursion idea, although that machine was mentioned to have a 588cc engine. Of word, Suzuki already trademarked the “Recursion” identify in the US and Europe, again in 2015.
We’d count on such a mannequin to suit into road bike / roadster class, with the small turbocharged 700cc engine making nearer to liter-bike class energy – i.e. 150hp, or so.
A middleweight engine, designed to focus good midrange energy and torque might actually shine with an added turbocharger and intercooler, which might successfully improve the perceived energy band to the rider.
Relying on the packaging of issues as nicely, there might be a weight financial savings profit to smaller “blown” engines. Extra energy, and extra importantly much less weight, might actually imply a brand new daybreak of enjoyable bikes from Suzuki.
Now that’s one thing that might actually give the struggling Japanese model a shot within the arm, each when it comes to gross sales, but in addition notion.
We now have been saying it for a very long time now, nevertheless it appears to be like like Suzuki is lastly waking up from its recession-induced slumber, and it looks like we’re set of an thrilling lineup…
…when you consider all of the rumors you hear. We hope this one comes true although. Of word, new motorbike fashions usually take three to five years to go from conception to manufacturing, in that regard, Suzuki might nicely be proper on time. As at all times, time will inform.
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