This Suzuki Misano concept is not an idea of Suzuki itself, but rather the result of a collaboration between the Japanese automobile and motorcycle maker and the students of Istituto Europeo di Design (European Design Institute), IED, in Turin.
It’s fair to say the Misano basically looks like a car, but there’s more to it than that. According to the designers, the model combines the “four wheels, functionality, efficiency and practicality” of the car with the “high performance and emotion” of a two-wheeled bike. The mezzano is 4 meters long, 1.75 meters wide and only 1 meter high. The contoured front, with majestic LED strings, is actually drawn similar to Suzuki’s motorcycle division.
However, the most obvious sign of a motorcycle is the placement of the two seats, which are placed not next to each other, but behind them. As a fully open two-seater, Misano’s aforementioned functions are limited, but of course it’s all about the fun. There is no real windshield and no round steering wheel. Instead, the driver is given a motorcycle-like handlebar, which Misano undoubtedly obeys instantly. The “car engine” is electric, although the exact type of drive has not been clarified.
By the way, Suzuki has tried to associate cars with motorcycles before. This resulted, for example, in Swift Katana, a fun mobile phone That we can come up with.