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Old 01-09-2015, 04:20 PM   #1
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Suzuki Recursion - 600cc Turbocharged Bike

Okay, I'm a little bit excited about this. The Ninja H2 is impressive, but pretty useless for real riding, in my opinion.

But a 600cc forced induction bike with huge amounts of torque - must more interesting.

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The Suzuki Recursion is small in stature (the aluminum frame goes over the engine instead of beside it, keeping it narrow), weighs only 174kg dry (not bad with a turbo bolted on) and will supposedly have improved emissions and fuel economy over a similarly sized 600cc bike by as much as 50 per cent.
It goes to say leaked figures of 100 hp @ 8,000 RPM and 73 ft-lb @ at only 4,500 rpm. Yum.

And then a few days later, another story that Suzuki re-registered the Katana name which may apply to the new bike.

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Signs of life are starting to trickle out of Hamamatsu, as Suzuki finally seems to be working on new models for our riding pleasure. First, it was the news that the turbocharged Suzuki Recursion concept is likely to go into production, and now it’s that the Japanese OEM is reviving iconic names from its past: Katana and Gamma.
Might be the first interesting bike Suzuki have released in a long, long time.
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:19 PM   #2
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For now it's a concept bike. There are "confirmed rumors" that it'll go into production. IMO talk is cheap.
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:24 PM   #3
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About time Suzuki did something. They haven't made anything interesting since the Busa. Just copying what everyone else is already doing.
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:52 PM   #4
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I really like the concept back when it was fresh, but it's been so long since I've heard anything about it I figured they abandoned it. Hopefully it gains some traction and gets produced.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:24 PM   #5
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Given they're returning to MotoGP this year, perhaps they're now willing to throw some money at their motorcycle divisions. Fingers crossed anyway.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:55 PM   #6
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This is really interesting. The smaller the displacement, the more interesting forced induction seems to me. I think my personal ideal would be a blown 400cc, 4 cyl. with those Showa BPFs & a proper suspender at the back & coming in at 150 kg... especially these days, when digital control of the waste gate & FI. can smooth out the bumps when the boost comes on. A 600 would come close enough for me. (The extra displacement should ease the step up to "boost on". I have no idea if Suzuki will ever build this 600, but I'm going to be looking hard if they do.
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:02 PM   #7
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About time Suzuki did something. They haven't made anything interesting since the Busa. Just copying what everyone else is already doing.
Hey now no one but Suzuki went down this road. Quite different yet one of the nicest big fours I've owned.
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:00 PM   #8
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whats up with that front rake/geometry?
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:30 PM   #9
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That's a distorted pic.
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:33 PM   #10
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And the Lucifer version
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:44 AM   #11
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The b king did come out eight years ago.
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Old 01-10-2015, 05:49 AM   #12
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Why does it matter if they haven't been producing original ideas?
Id rather own something that was coined by another, then improved upon or made more reliable. As an example, an sv1000 is a better value than a duc, way more reliable, and with a small fraction of the maintenance requirement.
90% of consumer products including motor vehicles are sans original concept.
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:28 PM   #13
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Why does it matter if they haven't been producing original ideas?
Id rather own something that was coined by another, then improved upon or made more reliable. As an example, an sv1000 is a better value than a duc, way more reliable, and with a small fraction of the maintenance requirement.
90% of consumer products including motor vehicles are sans original concept.
That's a good point. Trouble with Suzuki is that they haven't done anything, original or a copy in so long. The GSX platforms are almost a decade along with no real update. There's a reason Suzuki's motorcycle division has almost continually run at a loss over the last 5 years. But hopefully with a bike like this they'll get back to success.
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:26 PM   #14
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Any chance of this being moderately affordable, or is this going to be limited, maybe not as extreme as the H2, but something like that?
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:28 PM   #15
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That was a mean bike. Didnt sell well. Something about looking like a Go-Bot. Exhaust was hideous.
But after they've went the way of the Buffalo I now kinda like them. Throw an aftermarket exhaust and that thing is actually pretty.
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