With the EICMA show running just over a month from now, we are seeing a mad rush of new models being officially unveiled (Triumph Tiger Sport 660, Kawasaki Z650 RS, etc.). Along with the manufacturers pushing their new bikes ahead of the show, we are also seeing government documents popping up, tipping other projects or new models that should be coming soon.
The Internet search gurus over at Motorcycle.com are the masters of this, and in recent days, they’ve just found new details of a bagger called the Indian Pursuit. We’ve heard about this rumored machine before, but now Motorcycle.com has found U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents that confirm the Pursuit is coming.
According to the paperwork that’s been uncovered so far, the Pursuit will use the same liquid-cooled PowerPlus engine as the Challenger model, making 122 horsepower. Patent drawings of the new Pursuit show a fork-mounted fairing; presumably, Indian will include some sort of saddlebags as well. Head over to Motorcycle.com for more details on what they’ve dug up so far.
The same crew at Motorcycle.com has also found evidence of updates to the BMW K1600 platform. Supposedly, German regulators’ documents point to an upcoming revision of the six-cylinder K1600 engine, staying at 158 horsepower, but with cleaned-up exhaust emissions. This totally makes sense, as the current K1600 isn’t Euro5-approved, and unless BMW plans to drop or replace the K1600 series, it will need to make changes to continue selling these machines into the future.
Finally, about those Suzuki parallel twin rumors: For some time now, we’ve seen patent drawings of a new Suzuki parallel twin popping up. At one point, Suzuki was teasing a concept bike called the Recursion, with turbocharged 588 cc engine, but that forced induction project seems to have lost its momentum. In recent years, we continue to see drawings of the Recursion, but without a blower attached (what a pity!). It also seems to have grown to 700 cc, showing there’s no replacement for displacement, not even a turbo.
Now, Ben Purvis has dug up further patent drawings showing Suzuki continues to work on this twin; the details are published over at Cycle World. The patents show Suzuki’s plan for a trick airbox arrangement, which shows that this project isn’t 100 percent on the backburner at least—but, don’t expect Suzuki to release it until it cannot possibly extract any more life, practically speaking, from the old V-Strom/SV650 platform.