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