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Suzuki G-Strider concept bike
shown at Tokyo Motor Show 2003








Is it a scooter? Is it a motorcycle? It looks like both, kind of. The riding position with the feet pointing forward and the automatic transmission (CVT = Continouosly Variable Transmission) are features that reminds more of a scooter than a motorcycle. Actually you can shift manually (electrically) if you want to, by pushing buttons, similar to the Burgman 650. The saddle, the footpegs, the windshield and the back rest are adjustable for best comfort. The engine is a 916cc parallel twin, the power output not mentioned.

Yes, it looks like a bike from a science fiction movie but nothing on the G-Strider says that the model could not be launched as it is. It is not full of exclusive electronics or computers that would make the bike too expensive to build for masses. Yes, it's a concept bike like the B-King was but many people think it won't take long until we see a scooter/motorcycle hybrid like the G-Strider hit the streets.




G-Strider = G-strike rider
Suzuki G-Strider

Overall Length: 2 445 mm (96.3 in)
Overall Width: 710 mm (28.0 in)
Overall Height: 1 170 mm (26.1 in)
Seat Height: 615 mm (24.2 in)
Wheelbase: 1 800 mm (70.9 in)
Dry Weight:
Engine type: Liquid-cooled 916 cc Parallel twin, DOHC, 8 valves.
Tyres: 140/60R17, 220/40R18

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A Japanese friend of mine says that the G-Strider looks much alike a vehicle used on the Japananese animated film called Akira. Take a look if you're interested (it's all in Japanese but you can enjoy some flash movies): http://www.akira2001.com or
http://www.bandaivisual.co.jp/akira.



Tokyo Motor Show 2003, page 4
Tokyo Motor Show 2003, page 5

The G-Strider info, taken from the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show folder (two pages). Click to enlarge. This Japanese special catalogue was scanned and sent to me by Tatsuwo Sato, Japan. Here's the entire catalogue with Japanese Suzuki full line up (16 pages).





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Sources: Suzuki Motor Company, Bike magazine, Tatsuwo Sato etc.

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