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Kawasaki plans supercharged R2

Kawasaki has applied for patents for a 600cc supercharged sports bike called the R2 which will feature the supercharger from their H2 and H2R. Earlier this year, Kawasaki trademarked the names R2 and R2R which were believed to have a supercharged 800cc bike and there have also been rumours of bringing back the venerable 1970s …

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Suzuki Recursion - Katana turbo

Suzuki to revive turbos and Katana?

Rumours of a Suzuki turbo bike, possibly called a Katana, have revved up after the Japanese company recently filed more patents for a turbo engine. Suzuki unveiled its turbo-charged 588cc parallel twin “Recursion” concept sportsbike at the Tokyo show in October. The company then registered the Katana name and trademark Samurai sword. And now they …

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Suzuki Recursion - Katana turbo

Suzuki Katana returns as turbo?

The famous Katana name could be returning to the Suzuki brand in a turbo-charged sportsbike. Rumours of the Suzuki Katana turbo have gathered pace after Suzuki registered the Katana name and trademark Samurai sword and a Japanese motorcycle magazine published an artist’s impression of a Katana-influenced turbo production bike. Suzuki unveiled its turbo-charged 588cc parallel …

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Suzuki sportsbikes go turbo

Could turbo-charging be the future for Suzuki sportsbikes? As the Japanese manufacturer releases photos and details of its 2014 GSXR-1000, it has also previewed a couple of concept bikes which will be featured at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. One is the spunky looking Recursion with a turbo-charged 588cc parallel twin that pumps …

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