Segment: Sport / Super Sport
Production years: 2021, 2022, 2023
The original Suzuki Katana was designed in Germany by Target Design in the late 1980s. In 1981 Suzuki started the sales for the Katana, which ended in 2006. In 2018, after 12 years of absence, at the INTERMOT International Motorcycle Fair in Germany, the new Katana was unveiled by Suzuki Motor Corporation, targeting the overseas markets.
The new Katana, inspired by the original GSX1100S, was completely redesigned to keep up with the modern era. It has a sporty profile with sharp lines, and the LED headlight and position lamp are vertically stacked together. For the first time on a Suzuki motorcycle, the satellite rear fender is extended from the swing arm. It is placed in the lower position with the license plate and turn signals, resulting in a clean and compact design.
The thing that drives the new Katana is a 999cc inline-four, liquid-cooled engine, installed on a lightweight frame. The new Suzuki Katana’s engine produces 148 hp (110 kW) at 10,000 rpm, and a torque of 108 Nm at 9,500 rpm. The standard weight given by the bike maker is 215 kg (474 pounds).
The new Katana entered production at the Hamamatsu Plant in Japan in the spring of 2019, with sales set to begin including in Europe. At the time of writing (2022) new Katana motorcycle has a price tag of $13,499.
Information about this model's engines has not been yet made public, but we will add it as soon as the vehicle is launched or more data becomes available