The modular motorcycle is designed to simplify electrification.

Drop bars, flat seat, unified fork, motor between the pedals—Suzuki’s new concept seems more bicycle than motorcycle in some ways.Japanese Patent Office

The COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably seen the cancellation of several major motorcycle shows due to have taken place this year and as a result we’re starting to see the emergence of patent applications for machines that might otherwise have already had a public airing. This creation from Suzuki, for instance, has all the hallmarks of a show-stand concept bike, the sort of crystal-ball-gazing study of a possible motorcycling future that isn’t so much a preview of a production machine as a demonstration of new engineering solutions.

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