|More Information on the Suzuki XN85|
The Suzuki XN85, released in early 1983, was a turbocharged motorcycle. It was designed as a sportbike. The name came from the fact that it reportedly produced 85 bhp. Actual bhp at the rear wheel proved to be in the low 70 range. It featured the first factory 16-inch front wheel (at least in the U.S.), which was previously seen only on race bikes. It also had low clip-on handlebars, rearset foot pegs, four-into-one exhaust, and a monoshock rear suspension, called the Suzuki Full Floater, the first to feature this, and EFI. Its styling was from the katana motorcycle.
The XN85 was replaced shortly after its release in the U.S. by the lighter and cheaper GS750ES.
Motorcycle.Com stated many years latter "An epic failure, the Katana-styled bike was the most unreliable and poorly selling turbo bike from the Japanese manufacturers"