Recently a Japanese magazine by the name of Young Machine featured a rendering of the production version of the Suzuki Recursion concept that was first showcased in 2013. Why do we trust them ? Well, the same magazine also put a computer generated image of the Yamaha R25 several months before its launch, and it turned out exactly the same as they had rendered, hence proving their accuracy.
The rendering shown on the cover shows remarkable similarity to the turbocharged concept motorcycle including its underbelly exhaust, two cylinder engine and half-fairing. While the fairing looks quite different than what was there on the concept version, this one makes more practical sense, although it might looks remarkably similar to Suzuki’s 1100 cc six-cylinder Stratosphere concept that the company released in 2005.
The Suzuki Recursion would feature a 588 cc turbocharged parallel twin that would be capable of producing 100 bhp of power and 100 Nm of torque. Unlike the Kawasaki Ninja H2 and H2R twins that employ a supercharger running off the crank, the Recursion will use a turbocharger that works off the expelled gasses from the exhaust.
While the concept of turbocharging has been tried on motorcycles before, with production motorcycles in the 1980s, the turbo technology at that time was quite vague resulting is huge amounts of turbo lag. Now days though, with the advancements in the turbo mechanicals and electronic actuation, the power delivery can be tweaked for a more smoother and instant experience.
Source: Young Machine
Also see: MF Focus – Suzuki Recursion concept at EICMA 2014