It’s been over a year since we brought you the scoop on those Suzuki patents showing the firm’s plans for a turbo, supercharged and new big-twin for 2017 (possibly). So we thought we’d remind you of what’s coming.

On July 6 2015, we were the first to bring you these production drawings of the Suzuki Recursion bike, a faired 588cc modern Cafe Racer with turbo-charged power (below). The Recursion has already been shown as a Suzuki concept but the production drawings gave us the clearest indication yet that the model was heading for production, something the President of Suzuki himself confirmed to us last month.

 

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We also told you on the same day about the firm’s naked version of the turbo, added-power middleweight (below).

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No fairing is visible on the turbo charged bike, but the patent makes it clear that a surge tank for the supercharger is mounted behind a cylinder head. An intercooler is adjacent to the surge tank (behind the cylinder head, too) and there is a supercharger mounted in front of the intercooler.

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Then on September 28 we brought you the new patent drawings for a more narrow, V-twin engine and exhaust that Suzuki is working on (below). Filed with various patent outlets, the plans show a developed version of the current V-strom motor but with a much more narrow layout and design. Speculation has been rife since that this engine is to get a turbo fitted to it and spur on development of a new big, sporty roadster twin from Suzuki in the same vein as the iconic TL1000 range of the 1990s.

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Tony Carter

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