The Suzuki GSX-700T: Suzuki’s Turbocharged Middleweight Coming Soon?
“Leaked Info” From Europe Hints At The Upcoming Suzuki GSX-700T Turbo!
Updated August 24, 2018
Who wrote to Santa for a turbo Suzuki? While it might not be here in time for Christmas, the word on the street is that the Suzuki GSX-700T will be arriving in the near future. Before you get your hopes up too high though, let us just say that the sources that form the basis of this theory aren’t exactly reliable – but the rumors have enough weight to make the story worth investigating. Suzuki have mentioned that a turbo motorcycle was in the pipeline, but they’ve kept the specifics to themselves. However, a few years back we were introduced to a beautiful concept called the “Recursion” and here’s the story…
From Recursion Concept To Suzuki GSX-700T?
Back in 2015, Suzuki first teased their Recursion concept: a smart looking motorcycle with a twin-cylinder 588cc concept engine. Since then, the Recursion name has been tied with turbocharged rumors thanks to some not-so-subtly dropped hints by Suzuki’s top brass – but we’ve waited patiently, and we’ve heard nothing more. In fact, we’ve heard about other forced induction ideas instead, like a supercharged Hayabusa. Despite that Kawasaki-killer of a diversion, we’ve still had high hopes for a turbo GSX something…and thanks to some news from Europe, it may very well be around the corner.
This is hardly solid evidence, but apparently this photo of a blurry computer screen comes from a meeting between Suzuki and its dealers in Greece, which clearly shows off the new upcoming models. If it’s to be believed, then you’re looking at something called the Suzuki GSX-700T making an appearance in the near future. After a little more sleuthing, it seems that this GSX-700T will feature a 700cc “XE7” engine that comes equipped with a variable geometry turbocharging system with an intercooler. But is this reliable information?
Well, in terms of specification, everything seems fine – apart from the bigger engine. With a turbo’d 700 150 hp sounds about right, pitching it in the same ball park as an unfaired liter bike, but with the nimble handling and an increased fun factor, which would be exactly what Suzuki were aiming for. Even so, can we trust this? While the answer is probably “yes” – because we know something is coming – we can’t help but wonder why Suzuki would pass around a memo with incorrect model names on it? It’s not really nit-picking to call out that the models above the Suzuki GSX-700T are written as “GSXR-“ rather than the official “GSX-R” because…this is meant to be an official work related document. We could be looking at a good hoax…but we’re really hoping that it’s true.
For Suzuki to bring something like this to the table in the near future would really help the firm out. What Suzuki need right now is an absolute game changer, and that’s something that the Japanese company haven’t delivered in quite a long time. But again, we will have to wait and see. What do you think though? Is the Suzuki GSX-700T the real deal?