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– 2003 Suzuki G-Strider
2003 Suzuki G-Strider – Also see the updated concept G-Strider in 2005.
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.
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)
Engine type: Liquid-cooled 916 cc Parallel twin, DOHC, 8 valves.
Tyres: 140/60R17, 220/40R18