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Overview

A CUT ABOVE

Forged to perfection and polished to a magnificent radiance. Engineered to provide maximum control and optimum performance. Finely crafted to take riding pleasure to a new level. The Suzuki KATANA is destined to create a new legend.

  From the sharp lines and highlights defining the length of its body to the rider-friendly performance of its 110kW (150PS) engine, every detail of the Suzuki KATANA speaks of distinctive beauty.

  While its design cues pay due homage to the iconic GSX1100S KATANA, which stole the hearts of riders around the world

in 1981, the KATANA is a thoroughly modern machine that is breathtaking to behold and inspiring to ride.

  It’s beautiful to gaze upon and unbelievably exciting to wield. It combines the epitome of fine craftsmanship, sophisticated Japanese aesthetics and pure beauty in a sharp design.

  Powerful performance optimally balanced with controllability, riding ease and comfort deliver pure delight for the soul. No matter how you cut it the Suzuki KATANA feels just right, like a natural extension of the rider’s intention and spirit.

Features

The Japanese katana is beautiful to gaze upon and unbelievably exciting to wield. The epitome of fine craftsmanship, this famed sword combines sophisticated Japanese aesthetics and pure beauty into a sharp design. These characteristics made it the perfect motif for the Suzuki KATANA.

The KATANA also symbolizes well Suzuki’s uncompromising commitment to craftsmanship. Suzuki’s dedication to creating distinctive beauty includes paying due respect to tradition while at the same time aiming to incorporate the latest advances in styling and technology. Built to delight and polished to perfection, the Suzuki KATANA is ready to forge the path to a new era of riding excitement.

Distinctive styling points abound. The LED headlight and LED front position lights accent the sharp lines of the cowling that covers the custom-designed instrument panel. The sleek two-tone seat is comfortable, and the seat strap provides the passenger with a good grip. The tail light features a striking lighting pattern, and the satellite rear fender extending from the swingarm complements the clean, compact and sharp look of the rear.

All this is complemented by the KATANA’s upswept black muffler.

Japanese swordsmiths devote countless hours to repeatedly forging, hammering, folding and welding raw steel to achieve the right balance needed for the blade to perform optimally. This process is absolutely critical in achieving the desired result.

Fired by the same spirit, Suzuki’s development team tested and tuned each component time and again until they were satisfied the KATANA would deliver the optimal balance of power, comfort and control.

At the heart of the KATANA’s powerful performance is a custom long-stroke version of the legendary fuel-injected 999cm3 inline-four engine that first proved itself on the 2005–2008 GSX-R1000. Its broad torque output range combines with a new throttle control that delivers this power smoothly. Both the induction roar and exhaust note are tuned to heighten the visceral sense of riding pleasure, while also contributing to performance and combustion efficiency.

Putting this power on the road in a controllable, effective manner is a back-torque-limiting clutch, Suzuki’s three-mode traction control system,*1 and new tires with a tubeless inner structure designed exclusively for the KATANA. FUJICO disc brakes with Brembo front brake calipers and an Antilock Brake System (ABS)*2 provide reliable and predictable stopping power.

*1  The traction control system is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and / or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.

*2  ABS is not designed to shorten the braking distance and cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS

Specs
Engine 
Type  four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline-four
Displacement  999cc
Bore x Stroke  73.4 mm x 59.0mm (2.9 in x 2.3 in)
Compression Ratio  12.2 : 1
Transmission  6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive O-ring type, sealed drive chain
Chassis 
Overall Length 2125 mm (83.7 in)
Overall Width 830 mm (32.7 in)
Overall Height 1,110 mm (43.7 in)
Wheelbase 1460 mm (57.5 in)
Ground Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
Seat Height 825 mm (32.5 in)
Curb Mass 215 kg (474 lb)
Suspension Front  Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear  Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front  Brembo, disc brake, twin rotor
Brakes Rear  Disc brake, single rotor
Tires Front  120/70ZR17M/C (58W) tubeless
Tires Rear  190/50ZR17M/C (73W) tubeless
Ignition Type  Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Fuel Tank  12.0 L
Warranty 
Standard Warranty 12 Month unlimited mileage limited warranty
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