Suzuki Shows Off a New Turbocharged Engine in Tokyo

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Suzuki is making it no small secret that it plans to get in on the forced induction game in the two-wheeled space. The Japanese manufacturer first teased us with the turbocharged Recursion concept back in 2013, at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Since then there have been rumors that the Suzuki Recursion will go into production, and just a few months ago we spotted Suzuki trademarking the Recursion name in the US and European Union.

Now at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Suzuki has a turbocharged engine on display, though little to say about it.

Named the EX7, the only information Suzuki is telling is that the engine has two cylinders, four valves, and a dual overhead cam (DOHC) layout. Suzuki also confirms the obvious: that the EX7 engine features a turbocharger and an intercooler.

Presumably, the EX7 is the turbocharged 588cc parallel-twin engine that was quoted on the Suzuki Recursion concept. If that is the case, then this power plant should be good for over 100hp and 75 lbs•ft of torque – an impressive feat for that class of engine.

Right now, it looks like we will have to wait a little longer before we can know for certain what Suzuki plans to do with this engine. Something in 2017 seems about right, but we might get surprised at the EICMA show in a couple weeks’ time.

Source: Suzuki