Nearly four years ago, we reported on a stunning concept of a hyper-powerful naked bike developed by Suzuki. It was known as the Boost King, and was displayed at the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show. Our reader reaction to the concept was overwhelmingly positive.
There are now reports that Suzuki is nearly ready to introduce a production version of the Boost King… without the boost. Likely to feature a normally aspirated 1300cc Hayabusa motor, rather than the turbo engine used in the concept, it will still pack plenty of punch for naked-bike enthusiasts. If it shows up as a 2006 model from Suzuki, expect an announcement in the September time-frame.