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Suzuki concept bike

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Six cylinder motorcycles have been few and far between in the history of powered two-wheelers – Benelli’s Sei, Honda’s CBX and Goldwing, Kawasaki’s Z1300 and now Suzuki’s Stratosphere. The Suzuki Stratosphere is only a concept bike at this stage but vapourware is not in Suzuki’s vocabulary and the company has a strong track record for turning its concepts into reality.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-09-2005, 06:16 PM
 
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"Vapourware" is not in my vocabulary either. Heck, it's not even in my dictionary. But I do like the Stratosphere. I hope Suzuki makes it.
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i dont mean to hijack....

but when i followed the link, i saw THIS- neato.
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Looks like an SV that got beat with the ungly stick!
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wtf?
Did they buy the old CBX design?

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Looks like an SV that got beat with the ungly stick!
But I do like the idea that they are tinkering with some new engine ideas... not to say I like this one alot but that I like to see some forward thinking going on!




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all I got to say is WTF, that is one ugly design.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-11-2005, 02:04 PM
 
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do you think this concept is more of a motor launch or styling test? They will probably find something to put this motor in and produce.
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Good question JK...

Looks similar to this BMW...



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i read in a mag (forget which one now) but the concept is more of the engine. and its supposed to have 180 - 215hp and be like 3in narrower than the gsxr1000 engine.
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Really!!!!
How can a I6 be more narrow than the I4? That was the biggest down fall of this design back in the 70's and 80's.


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How can a I6 be more narrow than the I4?
when/ if the bore and stroke is released, we'll know. Pistons the size of dimes may do it...
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