Suzuki previews its next gen superbike design via the Suzuki GSX concept – IAB Report

Posted on: Oct 1, 2015 - 9:13pm IST

Previews the next generation Suzuki Hayabusa.

Suzuki has released a photograph of a superbike clay model, the motorcycle based on which is bound to be unveiled as a design study at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, that opens on 28 October. Dubbed the Suzuki GSX concept, the model will serve as a design study and preview the upcoming iterations of the company’s litre-class products.

Suzuki GSX Concept clay model photograph
The Suzuki GSX Concept previews the design of the next generation versions of the Suzuki Hayabusa, GSX-R1000 and the GSX-S1000.

According to the company, the GSX concept “gives form to Suzuki’s inline-four sportbike-making spirit and evokes a cocoon from which the company’s future sportbike models will be born.”

Among the Suzuki superbikes that will take notes from the GSX concept, are the next generation versions of the Hayabusa, GSX-R1000 and the GSX-S1000. Of these, the new GSX-R1000 is anticipated to be unveiled at the 2015 EICMA, Milan in November.

2014 Suzuki GSX-R1000
The new Suzuki GSX-R1000 is expected to debut at the EICMA next month.

The salient design features that this clay model reveals, are slender headlamp flanked by what appears to be DRLs, air-vents beneath the latter and both bracketed by turn indicators, a tall visor, a hefty fuel tank, a wide seat, an expansive tail piece, and a nuggety silencer.

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