Suzuki has introduced the 2022 Katana at EICMA 2021. In addition to some refinements, a comprehensive electronics suite, the 2022 Suzuki Katana also gets a slight horsepower boost.
The new Katana’s power has gone up from 147 bhp to 150 bhp from the same inline-4 unit that powered the previous iterations. Suzuki has also stated that in addition to increased power, the 2022 Katana also gets more torque across a broader rev range.
All of this while the motorcycle now being Uero5 compliant is certainly impressive. The specifics of the changes include a new intake and exhaust camshaft, new valve springs, new exhaust, and a new airbox. In addition to that, the motorcycle also gets a new slipper clutch, a new ride-by-wire throttle, and an up/down quickshifter.
There are changes to the SDMS or Suzuki Drive Mode Selector system as well. The system helps the rider select different engine maps and while all the maps produce the same amount of power, the delivery is what gets altered. The rider can thus control whether they want the power urgently or sedately when they twist the throttle.
Apart from this, most of the hardware remains the same. The 2022 Suzuki Katana utilizes the same twin-spar aluminium frame with the swingarm derived from Suzuki’s litre-class superbike, the GSX-R. The KYB forks at the front are fully adjustable while the shock at the rear gets adjustable preload and rebound. Braking is taken care of by twin 310mm discs with Brembo callipers.
The motorcycle can be had in either Dark Matte Blue (seen here) or the standard Dark Grey colour. While the changes aren’t that much, they are bound to make the 2022 Suzuki Katana an even better prospect than its already good predecessors.