Suzuki GSX Concept Hints At…Something

09/30/2015 @ 10:56 am, by Jensen Beeler18 COMMENTS

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Unlike the Honda “Light Weight Super Sports” concept, which gives a clear indication as to the cut of the Japanese manufacturer’s jib, the Suzuki GSX concept leaves a bit more to the imagination.

We know that the Suzuki GSX-R line is woeful need of an update, and our best information pegs the Suzuki GSX-R1000 finally getting a refresh in mid-2016, as an early 2017 model.

Other rumors suggest we’ll see something interesting from the Suzuki brand at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, and hopefully that doesn’t mean just this GSX concept.

According to the company’s press release, the Suzuki GSX Concept all is about the following:

Suzuki’s powerful, rider-friendly inline-four engines deliver an outstanding combination of fuel economy and endurance. Their technologies are reflected in numerous GSX-series models including the GSX-R1000, the Hayabusa, and the GSX-S1000.

The concept GSX symbolizes the high-performance bikes that bear the GSX name. It 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.

Maybe this is a nod that Suzuki had finally awoken from its slumber, and plans on refreshing some of its most iconic sport bikes. Maybe it’s a sign that all hope is lost. Whatever it may be, we expect the answer will be clearer in October at the Tokyo Motor Show. Stay tuned.

Source: Suzuki

  • Wiggysan®

    1986 Nuda …….

  • Tifo

    Is that bold new Stucco graphics?

  • BRNDNGRSSTCK

    The front looks very hyabussa. If this was a Honda this would be turned into a touring bike. Anyone remember the VFR let down?

  • deckard

    30 year on, and the Nuda still looks awesome.

  • GSXR1993

    The only hint that I see is that they no longer will use the turn signals on the mirrors…

  • Hyena Go

    I want a GSX-R 800 with some modern electronics. The “dated” 750 is already faster on the track the all the other midsize sportbikes. A fresh 800 would be awesome!!

  • john
  • Jonathan

    Oh no! All hope is lost as their next bike is made of clay!

  • Roasted Piglet

    Sure its not Plaster of Paris?

  • Jonathan

    I don’t know. Hopefully they’ll clear that up at the Tokyo Motor Show.

  • Campisi

    Plot twist: the hubless wheels are production-intent.

  • TheSeaward

    I was really hoping the next generation of GSX-R would be styled after their GP project. The RR is stunning.

  • n/a

    New Hayabusa right there.

  • carboncanyon

    I think it nods more to a future Hayabusa than a GSX-R1000. Look at the long, droopy front fender and compare that to the Busa and Gixxer Thou (not a superbike fender). The cheek turn signals are also a Busa-ism. It looks like the tail section drops off towards the rear. Finally, the two ridges on the top of the front fairing are very similar to the current Busa.

    Overall it’s not very exciting or progressive. The headlight treatment looks like the 2008-09 GSX-R600. Going back in time.

    If Suzuki finally updates their Hayabusa (more than a refresh) it would be welcome, but I’m hoping they do a little more exciting stuff than this.

  • Ulysses Araujo

    I agree it seems more like a ‘Busa update. Bur I dig the somewhat conservative look, better to be less exciting than downright unusual/ugly.

  • carboncanyon

    Controversial, love/hate styling has helped make the Busa an enormous success. I think it would be a mistake to lose that edge.

  • Ulysses Araujo

    Usually bikers are a conservative bunch. However, it’s impossible to know how many people would have considered buying the bike if it was conventionally styled (I would) or how many bought it despite not diggin’ the looks, versus buying it for liking it. I understand it may had even helped sales, but I was just stating a personal opinion. It would be just perfect (for me) it it looked like a slightly fatter gixxer.

  • White hayabusa with clear wheels?