When last we heard from California racer John Hopkins, the former MotoGP racer announced he would return to British Superbike racing after being out of action for nearly two years due to various injuries. With the 2014 BSB season starting in April, Hopkins spoke with Suzuki’s official racing website to provide an update on his […]
Suzuki Recursion Concept – Turbocharged 588cc Claims 99 hp and 74 ft-lb.
Suzuki has released new images of its turbocharged Recursion concept. Revealed at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the Recursion, along with Kawasaki’s supercharged inline-Four engine herald a return to forced induction motorcycles last commonly seen in the ’80s.
According to Suzuki, the Recursion’s 588cc parallel-Twin engine with an intercooler turbo produces 99 hp at 8000 rpm while also claiming 74 ft-lb. available at just 4500 rpm. Suzuki also claims a dry weight of 384 pounds.
The engine isn’t the only innovation on the Recursion. The instrument console consists of two color screens around an analog tachometer with digital speedometer overlaid over the dial. Another innovation is the use of touch-sensitive switchgear controls with haptic feedback.