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.
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The Suzuki Recursion Concept turned a lot of heads at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Not surprisingly, the Japanese bookmaker is putting the interest surrounding the concept to good use by filing a patent application for the technology behind the concept. But before anybody starts jumping for joy, it’s important to remember that the patent application doesn’t necessarily mean that the Recursion Concept is hitting production.
But it does open the door towards that happening, which is reason enough to get a little excited. These patent filings , which features alternative designs that’s different from the Recursion Concept, also leaves the possibility that Suzuki could use it for a separate bike altogether, at least something that’s different from the concept we saw in Tokyo.
A few elements do stand out from the drawings, namely the placement of the turbocharger in front the engine and just below the radiator. This is a different take from the one used by Kawasaki on its H2 and H2R superbikes when it placed a supercharged just behind the cylinders. The turbocharger’s placement also opens up the exhaust stream from the header pipes, spinning a turbine to pressurize the air intake, which then sends the pressurized air up into the intercooler found just below the front end of the seat.
Suzuki’s also apparently working on a few intercooler designs, including one that looks like a hollow rectangular box with a dividing wall that runs across most of its length and an alternative design that adds a gap in the intercooler for improved cooling.
As far as the design is concerned, I’m not ready to say that these drawings will reflect what Suzuki’s production plans are for this model, if it even gets to that point. What I don know is that these patent filings are tied to the Recursion Concept and at this point in the bike’s perceived development, any indication that Suzuki could send the concept into production is good enough for me.
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For the NaSty concept, GPDesign has taken Suzuki’s entry-level naked bike, the Gladius, and made their best in turning it into a supermoto version. Focusing on technology and innovation to enhance the design and emphasize safety, the NaSty concept also has the purpose of keeping riders interested in the bike as it is claimed to be very versatile.
Among its most important features we find the 2.75-inch taller seat. The sporty looking unit is actually made of alcantara leather and it is water resistant, so quality was definitely taken into consideration. Also, they’ve added supermoto handlebars with handguards and everything. These lasts together with the tall front fender and front plastic body parts do make the Gladius in its NaSty form even easier to love.
At the back, an aftermarket exhaust and a new plate holder do the trick. What’s best about this concept is that it features fluorescent paint on the rims, tank and handguards, which makes the thing more visible at night and implicit much safer to ride. Good idea!
Suzuki introduced their all-new middleweight Gladius in 2009 and didn’t change it in any way for this year, but here comes a rendering showing a quite possible way to turn the funky Suzuki naked bike into a presence much strongly felt wherever ridden. The design was done by Oberdan Bezzi, Italy’s most renown motorcycle designer, and it aims towards a more aggressive look.
If we were daring, which we can become, we would say this concept could easily pass as a streetfighter, but as much as we look at it, we cannot erase the fairly dull image of the model currently being produced. That’s the sad part because with his sketch, Obiboi is trying to drift the Suzuki Gladius away from its original look and make it worthy of an “S” completing the name.
Although the designer doesn’t mention anything about a possible engine upgrade, we think this is a rather simple way of refreshing the Gladius look and increase figures on the sales charts in years to come.
While the world expects the launch of a direct competitor for the Ducati
Streetfighter, designer Oberdan Bezzi comes up with the naked version of the 2009 Suzuki GSX-R 1000, which looks like the appropriate thing for the job.
Also, the Suzuki SuperKatana 1000 stands as Japan’s response to the BMW K 1300 R, a model which together with the Ducati Streetfighter managed to slightly worry Japanese builders.
Searching the web, we’ve come across this beautifully styled Suzuki Burgman 400 which is a scooter replica of Suzuki’s road racing lineup. At a first glance there really isn’t anything not to like about the recently unveiled concept at a Las Vegas Suzuki conference.
Like the GSX-R series, it features an aerodynamic front end characterized by perfectly integrated headlights, signal lights as well as air scoops, everything being adapted to the fairly bigger scooter front end. The seat is extremely spacious and the passenger’s handles unite into what replicas a racing rear end on top of the scooter one.
There are also performance additions to the quiet, fairly small machine that often finds its purpose of life underneath modern European couples. These are the powerful brakes featuring waved discs and the exhaust which, like on the GSX-R models, have that nice triangle shape and follow up the machine’s design lines.
God knows what they’ve done to the engine, but as far as we can see, the road behavior has been improved by lowering the concept scooter while the color scheme is exactly like the one of the bike that inspired its creation in the first place.
Now, I love super sport bikes and everything that has to do with them, but if you can come up with a plausibly reason to why would anybody wish such a transformation, I am ready to accept it. Until then, I find no reason for it to go into production as it isn’t practical at all…though I would love to swing a leg over it during a day at the track.
Suzuki Thailand was keen on developing a scooter that would implement the most advanced technology features and the first result of their perseverance (actually two results) come up in the form of the SD 01 and the SD 02.
Recently presented at the Annual Bangkok International Auto Show, these two machineries have left everyone gauging and the truth is that they had big reasons. In my opinion they are the first ever Japanese scooters that managed to dethrone – in the public’s vision, of course – the Italian style and pure magic is the fact it beaten it with its own weapons.
Being very agile (probably electrically powered), comfortable (adjustable honeycomb styled seat) and aerodynamic, the two SD models also come up with advanced technologies, something that will be later unveiled to us.
LED lighting isn’t something to be often seen on scooters, but who says these two have anything in common with the usual?
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Suzuki’s new concept bike B-King looks like it could leave every other bike way behind at the traffic lights. And I’m pretty sure it could do that, too. Imagine Suzuki GSX1300 Hayabusa with a super charger - that’s exactly what B-King engine is. There’s no exact engine data available but we know that Hayabusa gives 175 bhp and a super charger could easily add 50% more power. 240 bhp has mentioned. Holy cow!!! That’s about twice as much as what the GSX1400 engine delivers