Guess That Bike – Prototype Edition

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I walked into my office at Iconic Motorbikes today to discover a copy of BiG MACHINE, a Japanese motorcycle magazine that I love to look at but can barely understand. While flipping through the March 1996 issue, I saw some photos of a prototype that I thought was interesting. Can you figure out what it was?

While the styling obviously ended up changing for production, I will give the hint that this bike was released and still exists today. BiG MACHINE guessed this was going to compete with the Buell S1 Lightning and Ducati Monster…

As always, you can click the below images to enlarge. Please note that I’ve (poorly) photoshopped out any identifying logos: