New patent files by Suzuki show they are working on a 500cc parallel twin with a turbocharger
Here’s the patent files, obviously very early stages, fingers crossed this goes ahead, would love to cane this blown weapon around the track.
This bike will be one mean piece of machinery if it goes to production. We’ll keep you posted if we hear of any progress.
The drawings clearly show the tubocharger mounted on the exhaust downtubes whilst the side-on drawings show that the bikes will have a single-sided swingarm (similar in look to that used on the Ducati Diavel) but will also feature a long wheelbase but fairly sporty-yet-upright riding position.
Roumour has it that special attention has been paid to how quickly the bike will lay into corners, the front wheel has been pulled back to the engine to give the bike a lightness of feel whilst the overall centre of gravity is very low indeed to keep up the machine’s nimble nature. The long wheelbase will mean that on straights and motorways the new bike should be very well mannered.
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