After years of waiting, suzuki's new 700cc side-by-side twin engine is finally coming to light, thanks to a patent
In the middleweight category, parallel twin-cylinders have always been among the more dominant models, and yamaha's MT-07, Tracer 7, R7 and Tenere 700 demonstrate the diversity of such a 700 platform. And Apulia has followed suit, gradually introducing the RS 660, Tuono 660 and Tuareg 660
In fact, Suzuki hinted at the possibility of a parallel twin engine back in 2013, and in 2015 it showed a turbocharged parallel twin engine, the XE7, but never heard from it again
According to a newly published patent, the new engine still uses supercharging technology. Suzuki's engine has been in development for nearly a decade and has yet to show a production version. But the SV650 is likely to be the first model to be replaced, followed by the GSX-R
The mid-displacement turbine adds to the engine, and maintenance costs are too high. Suzuki's innovations in civilian engines have been minimal in recent years. Is it really time to make a big leap forward?