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Friday, January 1, 2021

Suzuki Nuda, the all-wheels drive motorcycle

Happy New Year 2021. When talking about the drive system in motorized vehicles, in general, it will be connected with four-wheeled motorized vehicles that are familiar with the terms FWD (2x4) and AWD (4x4) drive systems. 

But, We're thought the term are rare. Not because it isn't applied those kind of systems. Maybe just not really important to discuss it, due to the most motorbikes today apply rear-wheel drive systems.😀 
Suzuki Nuda made by Suzuki in 1986 and had applied an all wheel drive system by transferring power through an axle. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WKgpwj)
Then what about a motorcycle with the front wheel drive system? Of course you still remember the Megola and Friedenstaube Motorrad, two German's pre-war era classic motorbikes whose had applied the front-wheel drive system. 

Next, you may ask, is there a motorcycle that applies a drive system to all its wheels (2x2)? Yes, there's existed and is made by Suzuki, the Japanese manufacturer in 1986, named Suzuki Nuda. Well, when you look at it, its looks like a future motorcycle, when you remember that the Nuda is more than 30 years old, he was first exhibited to the public at the 1986 Tokyo Motor Show.
Suzuki Nuda concept motorcycle uses the DOHC in-line four engine of Suzuki GSX-R750, which is claimed to be able to run and speeds up to a top speed of 273.5 kph. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/38AYVIf)
At that time, the motorcycle concept was look too futuristic, both technologically and in terms of the shape it carried. Just look at the pull of the rounded and flowing body lines for aerodynamic reasons that were rare in the 1980s.

Yes, this concept motorcycle was built long before this manufacturer launched another motorcycle concept called the Suzuki Biplane back in 2007. So far, it is not known whether there is a relationship between these two Suzuki-made concept motorbikes.
Suzuki Biplane was revealed at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show and is a concept motorbike inspired by Biplanes. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3aIbkNh)
Furthermore, Suzuki Nuda reflects the style of today's sports motorbikes, just look at the front-fairing. Where at that time the fairing motorcycle lights were still rounded or square, Nuda was already wearing a slanted-eye model. Then on the monocoque rear seat, it is covered by typical of today's premium vehicle materials such as suede leather. 

What should not be forgotten is the both part of the legs that use a single swing arm model. Well, on the front legs do not use telescopic forks or single swing arm models, that's like the one on the Bimota Tesi H2, an Italian sports motorcycle.
Suzuki Nuda concept motorcycle while on display at the 1986 London Bike Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/38AYVIf)
But that's not enough, it's even crazier for a motorcycle to use an all wheel drive system by transferring power through an axle. This means that the two wheels will rotate together following the engine speed which is channeled through a double axle drive system like that of a 4x4 car. Then for the turning maneuvers, Suzuki installed a hub steering wheel system, where the movement of the handlebars is connected to the drum mounted on the front wheel.
The Suzuki Nuda is not intended to be mass produced and only made as a concept motorcycle or showcased motorcycle. Even so, this motorbike can actually be taken rode on the road, because it uses the DOHC in-line four engine of Suzuki GSX-R750, which is claimed to be able to run and speeds up to a top speed of 273.5 kph.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops..... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BIKEEXIF ]
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