Suzuki concepts make UK debut

Two Suzuki concept models will make their UK debuts at Motorcycle Live, with the stunning, turbocharged Recursion and Bandit-based ‘FatMile’ custom on display alongside the hydrogen-powered FC Burgman concept.

First unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, the Recursion is powered by a 588cc parallel-twin engine with an intercooler turbo, designed to improve both performance and fuel efficiency. Wrapped in a lightweight, narrow chassis and sleek bodywork, the Recursion boasts the running performance of higher capacity machines while retaining the handling characteristics and economy of smaller models.

Joining the Recursion on the Suzuki stand at Motorcycle Live is the custom ‘FatMile’. Based on the motor and chassis from the Bandit 1250, the ‘FatMile’ was designed using the Japanese ‘senpai-kohei’ approach – where a young designer works with and learns from an established and veteran designer. In this case Daniel Händler worked with legendary designer Hans A. Muth, architect of the iconic Suzuki Katana.

The ‘FatMile’ uses the torquey 1255cc inline-four Bandit engine and a modified Bandit frame, but wraps it all in classic café racer styling with a round headlight and custom seat unit. The tank remains standard, albeit with a custom paint scheme. Forks and Brembo monobloc calipers come straight from the GSX-R1000 and custom four-two-four exhausts help complete the custom look.

Forging the way with new technology is the Fuel Cell Burgman, built in partnership with Intelligent Energy. The FC Burgman reacts hydrogen with oxygen in a fuel cell which in turn powers an electric motor.

The Burgman was the first fuel cell vehicle to achieve the EU Whole Vehicle Type Approval. Adapted for city use and commuting, the FC Burgman achieves real world performance, including a range of 220 miles.

See all three models on Suzuki stand 2D30 at Motorcycle Live.

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