Suzuki has 2 concept motorcycles ready for the Tokyo Motor Show, the Biplane and the Crosscage. Unlike the Honda concepts we showed you last week, these do not look even remotely close to production. They are what concepts usually are, designers and engineers whipping something up to show where their thinking is at the moment and if things work out, maybe a few pieces will show up on a production bike sometime in the future.
The Suzuki press release is only available in one of those computer generated “Jinglish” translations which leave you asking more questions than they answer. All I can say is the Biplane is a V4, beyond that, it’s up to you:
Suzuki Biplane (translated)
The request that was included, you feel the enjoyment of the motorcycle in many people, would like to have having interest in the motorcycle ” “the design proposition model which designates the joy of running by the motorcycle” as shape ” is. You propose in order to have representing the common feeling which is felt from the vehicle where “, it designates the kind of image which is riding the airplane” as keyword, calls the motorcycle and the airplane and is different completely. Although it is the machine, the bosom which makes tenderness feel it forced and “the biplane” (bi- the plainness) designated modelling as design motif, it expressed the open impression of not being covered in the canopy. The engine has designed V type 4 cylinder engine in vertical ranging.
Moving right along, we have the Suzuki Crosscage. This concept is a fuel cell powered bike, even having the Intelligent Energy logo of the ENV hydrogen motorcycle we’re written about before.
As soon as I get a real translation I’ll update but until then, you can read this:
Suzuki Crosscage (translated)
It is the fuel cell car which can do optimum power control by combining the air cooled fuel cell system and the advanced accumulator of simple small size light weight. Starting which fuel economy efficiency is fast low, the intelligent energy corporation of feature (England) make adopted the thing to fuel cell unit, in addition it was safe in the accumulator and the lithium ion electric battery whose environmental load is low was adopted. Not only not applying load, being simple in terrestrial environment, from the fact that it is small size lightweight, it has contributed to also the actualization of the sporty style which the sea bass seems.
Thanks, Steve, for the tip!