Is this the future of Suzuki?

This is the first photo of the Suzuki Recursion Concept, which will debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show on November 23. Equipped with a 588 cc, turbocharged and intercooled parallel-twin it's supposed to be light, affordable and fun to ride.

"The Recursion compact roadster has a styling that gives form to the love of motorcycles, while striking a balance between the running performance of a large displacement motorcycle and the easy handling and economy of a middle displacement motorcycle," states Suzuki.

The company goes on to use words like "easy handling," "torquey," "economy" and "exhilarating" to describe the bike.

What we see is a sporty, but practical motorcycle that should be equally at home in town as it will be on a mountain road. A parallel-twin's packaging benefits over a V-twin can mean a shorter wheelbase and more weight over the front wheel. Components like the single front brake disc, USD forks and single-sided swingarm appear to be relatively high-spec, at least on this concept version.

Is this the next SV650? Suzuki says, "True to the name, Recursion is a model that brings back the basics of riding excitement in the diverse ways a motorcycle can be enjoyed."

Suzuki Recursion concept specs

Suzuki Recursion concept specs

99 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 74 lb.-ft. of torque at just 4,500 gives the Recursion concept an impressively broad, torquey power delivery. In comparison, a GSX-R600 develops only 51 lb.-ft. at a sky-high 11,500 rpm. All that torque will have to motivate only 384 lbs of (dry) weight.

Suzuki Recursion Concept Frame

Suzuki Recursion Concept Frame

As on the Yamaha FZ-09, it appears as if the Recursions aluminum beam frame goes over the engine, helping keep the bike very narrow. Something immediately apparent in the top-down view above.

Suzuki Recursion Concept

Suzuki Recursion Concept

The full-color, three-screen dash is the most concept-like part of this bike. We'd expect something much more down-to-earth if (and again, this thing looks very production-ready) the Recursion is brought to market.

Suzuki Recursion Concept

Suzuki Recursion Concept

The LED running lights and (potentially) LED headlight are reminiscent of the EBR 1190RX, but here more neatly integrated into the Recursion's design.