Suzuki Recursion

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The Suzuki Recursion is a turbocharged concept motorcycle shown by Suzuki at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Show. The engine is a 588 cc parallel-twin with intercooled turbo and traction control system.[1][2] Kevin Cameron described its power delivery in Cycle World as "the torque of a liter-bike, given across a three-times-wider band and packaged into a light middleweight",[3] and Gizmag's Mike Hanlon compared it to a Buell V-twin.[2]

Visordown.com said the intercooler was positioned under the saddle.[4] It is unclear if this would be carried forward in a production motorcycle; other production models with under-tail exhausts and radiators (Benelli Tornado) have been criticized for un-ergonomic heat management.[notes 1][notes 2][notes 3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Burns 2010: "[U]ndertail exhaust and poor heat management meant 'the rider's right shin gets roasted...'"[5]
  2. ^ Ash 2004: "The underseat exhaust might look sexy but my backside was roasting after an hour on board..."[6]
  3. ^ LeSanto 2002: "[R]iding slowly up and down the main street for photos put stacks of heat into the engine, the clutch and because of that under-seat radiator the rider! The water temp hit maximum, the clutch got grabby and I sweated off several pounds. Benelli put the radiator under the seat to allow for a streamlined front end for the machine and to optimise weight distribution, but it had a difficult time keeping the temperatures in check..."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wes Siler (October 29, 2013), Suzuki Recursion concept, RideApart 
  2. ^ a b Mike Hanlon (November 21, 2013), Suzuki's Recursion – a Buell by any other name, Gizmag 
  3. ^ Kevin Cameron (October 29, 2013), "Suzuki Recursion first look", Cycle World 
  4. ^ Turbo-charged Suzuki concept, Visordown, October 30, 2013 
  5. ^ John Burns (May 1, 2010), "2011 Triumph Sprint GT – first look", Cycle World 
  6. ^ Kevin Ash (February 14, 2004), "A lean, hard beauty [Yamaha R1 review]", The Daily Telegraph 
  7. ^ Glenn LeSanto (November 12, 2002), 2003 Benelli Tornado, Motorcycle USA