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Falcorustyco concept bike shown at Tokyo Motor Show 1985
Suzuki's concept bike Falcorustyco was not missed by many of
the visitors of the 1.2 million motorcycle enthusiasts that
visited the Tokyo Motor Show in November 1985. The concept bike
(a one of a kind experimental model, not for sale) surely looked
different, and had some interesting technical solutions as well.
Although the Falcorustyco was the designers high-tech dream
bike, Suzuki had intentions to make a concept bike that was
not impossible to put into serial production within a few years.
The Falcorustyco had no frame like a normal bike. The front
and the rear swing arms were attached to the 500cc square four
engine. Not the RG500 Gamma engine - According to Suzuki it
was a new water-cooled four-stroke power plant with 16 valves
and three cam shafts.
The final drive was not chain, belt or shaft, like all the other
bikes. No, Suzuki chose to use hydraulic pumps that transported
the movement energy to both wheels. No gear box was needed.
The brakes were electromagnet type and the suspension was maneuvered
The motorcycles journalists were convinced that the Falcorustyco
(a Latin word for gyrfalcon) would be mass produced in the near
future. They were partly right. A model called gyrfalcon was
produced by Suzuki in 1999, the GSX1300R Hayabusa (a Japanese
word for gyrfalcon), but it was a conventional motorcycle with
chain drive, an inline-four with two cam shafts and conventional
brakes and steering...
Naturally the Falcorustyco could have been put into mass production.
The question is: how much would you pay for it? And does it
even work? I have never seen it been ridden...
According to information I have found on several Japanese websites
the Falcorustoco did not have a running engine and could not
be actually ridden! I haven't been able to confirm this.
Various pictures of the
Falcorustyco concept bike, shown at the Tokyo Motor Show
in early November of 1985.
1985 Suzuki Falcorustyco magazine article (single page and
the cover) from Sweden. Click to enlarge. Published in Allt
Om MC 1/1986.