Of the Big Four Japanese manufacturers, Suzuki has been the most stagnant in recent years as it tries to recover from the economic downturn, offering fewer product updates and new models than Honda, Kawasaki or Yamaha. Suzuki now appears ready to innovate once again, first new products including the V-Strom 1000 and the new Burgman 200 scooter. But there’s more on the way.

Introducing the Suzuki Recursion, a new partially-faired roadster concept powered by a 588cc parallel-Twin engine with an intercooler turbo. According to Suzuki, the Recursion offers the performance of a larger-displacement motorcycle with the ease of handling and fuel economy of a middleweight.

Unlike most of its competition, Suzuki won’t be presenting the Recursion concept at EICMA in Italy, instead opting for the Nov. 23-Dec. 1 Tokyo Motor Show in Japan.

Here’s what Suzuki has to say about the Recursion:

  • 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.
  • By arranging a newly developed 588cm3 water-cooled in-line 2-cylinder engine with an intercooler turbo on its compact body, it realizes easy handling and economy on city streets, and an exhilarating, torquey ride on winding roads.
  • 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.

Other details include an upside-down fork, single-sided swingarm and an underslung exhaust

[Source: Suzuki]