Suzuki XF425 Ugly Duck
The XF425 Ugly Duck may have been the most aptly named machine at the 1992
Tokyo Show, but it's also one of the bikes that generated the most curiosity.
Looking for all the world like a Mattel toy on steroids, the tiger-striped
yellow/black/white Ugly Duck is what Suzuki calls a "reference model." That
means it's a show bike and at this point is not backed by production plans. The
Ugly Duck uses the same two-wheel-drive system as the XF4 Lander. This includes
a special transmission that senses the speed of each wheel and transmits optimal
amounts of power to each. Front/rear torque distribution to the bike's
low-pressure, light-footprint tires is about 40/60 percent.