30 Oct '13, 7pm

Two Wheels: Suzuki EXTRIGGER concept makes a monkey of electric motorcycles

Two Wheels: Suzuki EXTRIGGER concept makes a monkey of electric motorcycles

Small is big, monkey bikes are the new black. After years of being relegated to cob-webbed tales told by speckled-bearded men that begin with "Back when we was kids..." (and typically involving a Honda Z50 soaring skyward to miraculous heights), the petite low-power/high-fun concept is making a comeback. The latest sign of this renaissance is the battery-powered Suzuki EXTRIGGER concept due to be exhibited at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show , kicking off November 22rd. Now, this whole retro-runt revival began with the emergence of the awesome Honda Grom – fittingly, since they created both the niche and the monkey moniker back in the early 60's – but we find its spread into other brands and other motivational forces encouraging. This new niche seems to be filling with younger riders put off by the cruiser and crotch-rocket scene, who are encouraged by the low-cost entry fee to t...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/10/30/suzuki-extrigger-con...

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