Suzuki Katana appeared for the first time in 1981 and immediately attracted great attention and even more people who wanted to possess it. In 2019, Suzuki prepared a completely new Katana. Suzuki did not want to spoil the good thigs, so Suzuki Katana retained its distinctive appearance.
When a motorcycle given a specific name, such as the famous Japanese sword, then the motorcycle must not only look, but also the performance to justify the name it carries. Although our editorial team did not test the new Suzuki Katana, we will beleawe reporters who say that they were working on a highly capable motorcycle. Many critics sent their objection to the Katana account, they say it is just stripped GSX-S 1000, and if that is so than there is nothing wrong. Moreover, Katana also shared aggregate the with GSX 1100E, and the new Katana has an aggregate quite similar to that fitted in the GSX-R 1000 from 2005-2008. The GSX-R 1000 K5 engine is adapted to street use. Suzuki worked to increase torque in low and medium revs to make it more smoothly delivering power. Katana delivers 150 bhp at 10,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 108 Nm at 9,500 rpm.
To be rightly named Catana, Suzuki made an aluminum chassis with the aim of providing good agility and easy control of the motorcycle. The front fully adjustable up side down fork with a 43 mm diameter rod is KYB brand. The rear shock absorber, also KYB brands with the possibility of adjusting the return and pre-load of the spring. This set is responsible for the stability and absorption of unevenness. As for the brakes, Suzuki decided that Katana would receive a radially-mounted Brembo monoblock brake with two 310 mm diameter discs. Brake Jaws are the same as those that are built into the current GSX-R 100 and there is no doubt that they will “bite” enough and that they will safely stop Katana. For safe stopping, Bosch ABS system take care of that.
The driver has three modes of traction control that the driver can choose depending on the conditions on the road. The traction control monitors the revs of the front and rear wheels as well as the selected gear, and on the basis of these parameters it follows that no sudden sliping of the rear wheel. For even better control of the motorcycle, there is also a slipper clutch. On the LCD dashboard, to the driver are provided all the necessary information, such as the current speed, the selected traction control mode, the gear indicator, the amount of fuel in the tank, and other information.
The famous lights that adorn the Katana were performed in LED technology. As far as Suzuki was concerned, they tried to retain the original look of Katana from the eighties as much as possible. As it is then it is now, opinions are shared about appearance, but taste is subjective thing and it is not discussed here. Certainly, for the new Katana, almost everyone will turn when he is seen on the street.