The latest patent drawings have confirmed that Suzuki’s electric project is finally underway.

  • Patents drawing show a battery-powered prototype Burgman scooter is underway
  • The upcoming electric scooter is a 125cc-equivalent motorcycle.

While the company’s direction is still unclear, it looks like the Suzuki electrification project has begun, based on the latest patent drawings of an electric scooter.

Based on the drawings, the patent showcased what could be an electric version of the Burgman scooter. However, the scooter shown is not the 400; instead depicts the smaller 125cc version.

Understanding that the Hamamatsu factory has confirmed on leaving every two wheels competition on the planet, the electric project surely sets its focus on practicality instead of performance.

Moreover, one of the reasons behind Suzuki’s withdrawal from MotoGP is to shift the company funds towards the development of electric power; hence it’s not surprising that the latest patents reveal precisely that.

Nevertheless, the patent reveals a conventional battery-operated technology fitted underneath the bike’s traditional steel frame, similar to the Burgman 125.

However, while the petrol-powered model has the engine and transmission built into the swingarm, the electric model uses a more motorcycle-style layout with a chain-drive rear wheel and motor mounted in the frame.

Although Yamaha and Honda opted for removable/swappable batteries, Suzuki, on the other hand, opted for a fixed battery mounted inside a two-piece case that fills the under-seat area.

This means that once the battery is drained to the max, owners can only get it recharged instead of swapping it for a new one.

Nonetheless, the development is still early as Suzuki could improvise the electric scooter in the near future. We expect it could take some time before we can see a complete prototype in the works.

(Source: CycleWorld)

Suzuki will soon adopt the parallel-twin platform as the Hamamatsu factory reportedly working on a 700cc engine to replace the current 650cc V-Twin on the SV650 and V-Strom 650.

Parallel twins have been popular among motorcycle manufacturers as newer bikes have now adopted the same platform.

Kawasaki has long preferred the parallel-twins, notably on the Ninja 650, Z650, Versys 650 and the newly launched Z650RS.

Yamaha understood the versatility of parallel twins and introduced them on the MT-07, Tracer 7, Tenere 700 and the recent YZF-R7.

Aprilia took the same approach with the RS 660, Tuono 660 and the upcoming Tuareg 660, followed by BMW with the F 750 GS, 850 GS, F 900 R and the F 900 XR.

Honda also joins the bandwagon with the CRF1100L Africa Twin and Rebel 11000 hence proving the popularity of the parallel-twin engine.

The major aspect of a parallel-twin is that it offers a compact alternative to the V-Twin that currently powers the SV650 and V-Strom 650. Moreover, it is also simpler to build a bike around.

While classic parallel-twin provides an uninspiring engine sound, it can easily be countered by a 270-degree crank which helps produce a firing interval similar to a 90-degree V-Twin.

The same approach is currently being applied on Aprilia’s 660 range, BMW’s F 900 range and Honda’s Africa Twin.

Suzuki’s latest patent suggests that the new 700cc parallel-twin engine focus on serviceability. Therefore, placing the airbox under the rider’s seat will allow the air filter to be swapped without removing the tank, reducing the maintenance cost.

Nevertheless, it is still unclear how soon will the Hamamatsu factory move the new platform into the production stage as we are nearing the end of 2021.

The motorcycle market was buzzing ever since Yamaha introduced the YZF-R7.

The new R7 now joins Aprilia RS660 and Honda CBR650R as a middleweight sports bike powered by the same CP2 engine found on its naked siblings, the MT-07.

*Yamaha YZF-R7

While it delivers the same 73hp and 67Nm, the R7 will entice young and new riders around the globe.

Suzuki once held the title with the SV650. Affordable to own and maintain by the likes of every new and experienced rider on the planet.

However, rumours have it that the guys at Hamamatsu are planning to get in on the action to go head to head against the all-new R7.

*Suzuki SV650

According to reports, Suzuki plans to take the SV650 and put a full fairing around it and make it an affordable sport-focused machine.

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While we are not sure how long it would take for Suzuki to introduce the new motorcycle but based on the company’s new effort to introduce a new range of 2022 models starting with the GSX-S1000, GSX-S950, upcoming GSX-R1000 and GSX-S1000T, we might catch a full-fairing SV650 soon.

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