It hasn’t gone into production yet, but clearly manufacturers are looking for ways to meet emissions targets and still satisfy the power-hungry market.
However, Italian marque Bimota unveiled a supercharged Impeto at the 2015 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan powered by a 120kW 1198cc Testastretta engine from the Ducati Diavel. So not all manufacturers are looking at supercharging just as an answer to government controls.
Forced induction was popular, but short-lived, in the early ‘80s thanks to expense, weight, and a lack of reliability and rider control.
Today’s turbos and superchargers are much more sophisticated, user-friendly, smaller/lighter and cheaper.