More views of Suzuki concepts

Suzuki's turbocharged Recursion promises a return to exciting innovation.
Suzuki’s turbocharged Recursion promises a return to exciting innovation.

Suzuki’s been quiet for years; while they kept their head above water during the global financial crisis, they haven’t brought out many exciting new machines. There’s the V-Strom 650 and 1000 (review coming very soon), there’s the GW250, and then … not much.

Kawasaki is supposedly working on a supercharged motor, but the Suzuki motor seems to be further along in its development.
Kawasaki is supposedly working on a supercharged motor, but the Suzuki motor seems to be further along in its development.

However, it seems they’ve turned the corner. They introduced some interesting new concepts this fall, including the turbocharged Recursion and the electric EXTRIGGER. Now, we’ve got some new photos of those bikes for you.

There’s also a video (below) of the EXTRIGGER below which shows an … odd … feature. The vid shows the bike features a bright flashing light on the front. It’s supposedly some Casio technology that allows your bike to interact with other similarly-equipped machines.

Somehow, the bikes (or their riders) can communicate with these lights, and you can use your phone to then interface with that communication. In other words, it sounds like you can text and ride.

The EXTRIGGER is aimed at the mini-hooligan market, but will it have enough power?
The EXTRIGGER is aimed at the mini-hooligan market, but will it have enough power?

The EXTRIGGER’s photos seem to indicate Suzuki is pretty seriously considering bringing this machine to market. However, the question remains – how many people will pony up the dough for a minibike with a motor ripped from an anemic electric scooter?

Unless Suzuki hotrods this motor, you can bet buyers will be disappointed with its power (less than 3 hp) and top speed (around 30 kph in the scooter), and wish they’d gone with a Grom …


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