Everyone keeps pointing out these stories about a Subaru motorcycle so I'll put this up but I have zero information other than what everyone else is repeating. Yesterday, this photo was circulating everywhere and even the automotive websites covered it, must be because of the name.
A couple of weeks ago, Motorcycle News made mention of a supposedly upcoming motorcycle. It's powered by a 50 horsepower 500cc water cooled single supplied by Fuji Heavy Industries, parent company of Subaru, and mounted in an aluminum frame made in China. The engine has been or is being used by Polaris.
The man behind the project is Kazuo Sasaki who previously tried to produce a Horex. Stories are calling this new bike a Subaru HS500sa. Just looking at these 2 photos I notice the swingarms are different, the frame looks different, even the front fairing, too, so is this close to final form, or not?
Would Subaru make a motorcycle? Who would sell it? If this comes to market I would think it would be badged under some other name, but who would that be? The photos look like this is a running bike but it may be some early prototype so we'll just have to wait to see if this shows up somewhere. How about Wal-Mart?
Link: Motorcycle News