Turbocharged Suzuki Recursion to Enter Production? Japanese Mag Says It Could Be So.

Believe it or not, it looks like the chances to see another forced-intake production motorcycle have just increased. We’re speaking about Suzuki’s Recursion concept, a turbocharged middleweight sport bike which the Japanese magazine Young Machine believes is one of the new bikes for 2015. And that’s why a rendering of the Recursion has found its way to the cover of a new Young Machine issue…
Young Machine magazine with a Suzuki Recursion rendering on the cover 1 photo
Photo: Young Machine
Now, Young Machine has also run interesting stories in the past, and the renderings they published proved to be very similar to what the then upcoming bikes actually looked like. Yamaha’s quarter-liter R25 sport machine is probably the best proof for YM’s ability to accurately predict shapes. If this is the case with the Suzuki Recursion, only time will tell, but we’re already excited about the news.

Is it really the dawn of supercharged machines?

Suzuki introduced the Recursion concept back in late 2013, with 2014 bringing more photos and several details. Still the past year has not seen any form declarations about starting production for Recursion, and everyone was rather reserved as far as their expectations were concerned.

If Recursion enters production stage, it will be the second new-generation force-fed bike to arrive lately, after Kawasaki’s Ninja H2 platform, which also includes the track-focused H2R model. Obviously, this could be the “game on” signal for the middleweight motorcycle industry, a most welcome breath of fresh air in a rather iffy and stagnant segment.

Suzuki Recursion said to halve fuel consumption

Recursion is said to provide a much better fuel efficiency compared to other 600cc sport bikes. Putting things bluntly, Suzuki says that the recursion only needs 50% of the fuel a 600cc sport bike eats, but no further info is provided as to whether this superiority refers to casual, daily rides or the top-revs range.

Anyway, the specs Suzuki mentioned make the Recursion a pretty interesting alternative to the supersport machines. The parallel-twin engine packs a 588cc displacement, and can produce around 100 horsepower at 8,000 revs, with a peak torque figure of 100 Nm (74 lb-ft) at a surprisingly low 4,500 rpm bar. Turbo chargers are well-known to be a bit laggy and inefficient at low rpm, as an inherent consequence of their working principle, but such a low top-torque zone surely makes the Recursion exceptionally appealing.

Finally, with a dry weight of 174 kg (384 lb) and without reducing the size of the tank, the improved fuel consumption should also provide the riders with extra range, which is always a good thing. If you ask us, we’d love to see the Recursion becoming reality, but until further notice, we’ll just say that the coin is still flipping in mid-air.
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