Only present in the last picture.Notice the front end suspension and the location of the calipers?
Mine is blue and black. That looks like a bagger too. I have a GT
My brother's RT has that type of front suspension, it works pretty well and his bike really handles the corners.BMW uses a double wish bone suspension that is much like the suspension on a race car. It separates the turning and braking forces allowing you to turn and brake at the same time and it gets rid of dive. This actually takes getting used to but works extremely well and is the perfect touring arrangement. It also happens to be lighter and, since the front suspension is a shock not a fork, is more durable in theory (BMW front shocks leak, lol).
They don't use this on the sport bikes because forks have the ability to change the bike's geometry to turn better when the bike is braking (the diving). So forks work better for racing, other systems work better for touring. Note the new Goldwing now uses a similar dual wishbone setup.
The Bimoto is a hub steered system. This is supposed to be fantastic: light, separation of forces, and responsive. It is expensive though and requires a lot of maintenance.
My brother's RT has that type of front suspension, it works pretty well and his bike really handles the corners.
I'd imagine Suzuki would be putting the cartridge style on if they made another Busa if for nothing else to save money.
I hate to say it but that project went nowhere and Yamaha stopped development. Must have been expensive or complicated.
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