• Suzuki Files Trademark Of "Recursion" Name In The US

One of the most talked-about motorcycle concepts in recent memory could be coming to the market after it was revealed that Suzuki had just filed trademarks to the name “Recursion” in both the US and European markets. Now this doesn’t automatically mean that the Suzuki Recusion will arrive in the market, but it does open the door on the possibility that Suzuki could very well be thinking of doing just that.

Suzuki hasn’t officially confirmed or denied speculation about a production version of the Recursion. It’s just that it’s easy to get excited over news like this one. Besides, a planned production model of the Recursion Concept falls right in line with the growing trend among motorcycle companies who are shifting more and more into forced induction models in a bid to attract more buyers who prefer smaller but more powerful machines. Kawasaki’s already there, having released a handful of new bikes that fit in that mold, including the 300-horsepower Ninja H2R and its less powerful, street version, the Ninja H2. Even Honda is reportedly concocting a special blend of turbochargers and superchargers in its R&D facilities.

Should Suzuki follow down this road, there’s really no better candidate to banner its entry into the forced-induction motorcycle segment than a production version of the Recursion. Those trademark filings could very well be the first step in that direction.

Continue reading to learn more about the future of the Suzuki Recursion Concept.

Why it matters

I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself and just squeal in excitement over the prospect of seeing a production version of the Recursion Concept. But I can’t help it, and I’m sure a lot of people feel the same way too. It’s not because the Recursion is going to be a life saver for Suzuki the way the Hayabusa was when it made it’s debut. It’s because of what it means for the motorcycle industry, especially when it comes to its acceptance of forced-induction engines.

A handful of companies have already taken this route and if Suzuki followed suit and joined the ranks, it would represent a real shift towards embracing a technology that will have massive benefits on sports bikes moving forward. Think about it. We could be looking at a future wherein there are a lot more lighter bikes boasting more powerful engines than ever before. It’s a technology that’s been tried and tested, especially in the auto industry. But now that there’s available technology for a turbo and supercharger designs on a smaller-scale engine, the possibilities of fitting these power trains into motorcycles are now open for business.

I really hope that Suzuki pushes through and builds a production version of the Recursion because just like the supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2 street bike, a Recursion carrying a similar engine could be the kind of bike that jumpstarts some life back into Suzuki.

Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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