litre 4 cylinder
The Suzuki GSX-R4 concept was designed purely for open
The GSX-R4 was powered by a 1.3 litre 4 cylinder engine
as used in the Suzuki
Hayabusa. 175 bhp was run through a six-speed sequential
gearbox, and with a weight of just 640 kgs (1410 lbs)
the vehicle had a power to weight ratio to rival that
of the Porsche 911 Turbo.
To keep the weight down the GSX-R4 uses an aluminium chassis
and minimal bodywork.
The use of motorbike derived technology is advertised
by the use of visible horizontal shock absorbers and functional,
Occupants of the GSX-R4 are protected from the elements
by two small bubble windscreens acting as wind deflectors.
The interior is fitted with with two lightweight bucket
seats providing plenty of lateral support for fast corners.
Storage space is offered behind the seats for helmets.
Unfortunately the GSX-R4 was only displayed as a prototype
model in 2001. However renewed interest in the concept
surfaced late in 2005 meaning Suzuki has not forgotten
the concept - although it's still a long way from becoming
Similar and related vehicles:
Suzuki Mobile Terrace