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Thread: INTERMOT 2018: Suzuki Katana, the legend revived with some 150 Bhp

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    Default INTERMOT 2018: Suzuki Katana, the legend revived with some 150 Bhp

    The original Suzuki Katana GSX1100S caused a sensation when it launched in 1981. It won the hearts of riders around the world and forever changed street motorcycle trends. The impact was so great, the Katana continues to influence motorcycle designs even today.

    Fast forward to the fall of 2017 when the Katana 3.0 CONCEPT model was introduced at EICMA in Milan. Designed by famed motorcycle designer Rodolfo Frascoli and built by Engines Engineering, this new vision of a thoroughly modern Katana sparked a fire in the hearts of all. Listening keenly to the feedback from EICMA and excited about the potential demonstrated by the Katana 3.0 CONCEPT, Suzuki felt this was the right time to introduce a thoroughly modern version of the legendary Katana and the development began soon after.







    Major features of the Katana Design features: Sleek, sporty profile with sharp, sweeping lines gives the distinctive design of the legendary Katana a totally modern look. Sharp front end and clean, taut-looking rear end. Distinctive new LED headlight and LED front position lights design. Unique satellite rear fender extending from the swingarm. Red logo decal inherited from the legendary 1980s Katana. Two-tone seat designed for comfort and good looks Custom black upswept muffler

    Performance features: High-performance 999cm3 liquid-cooled inline-four engine Inherited from the GSX-R1000 and custom-tuned for the street Precision fuel injection system. Advanced engine control management Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) system. Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) system. Custom 4-2-1 exhaust system. Lightweight, compact and highly rigid aluminum frame. Lightweight, ruggedly braced aluminum swingarm. Fully adjustable Ø43mm KYB inverted front forks

    Controllability features: 3-mode traction control system. Low RPM Assist. Suzuki Easy Start System. Back-torque limiting clutch. Tubeless Dunlop tires with custom-designed pattern. Antilock Braking System (ABS). Comfortable upright riding position. Informative full-LCD instrumentation
    Power is supplied by a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 999cm3 inline-four engine. It is a street-tuned version of the legendary 2005-2008 GSX-R1000 engine designed to provide smooth throttle response and immediate, controlled acceleration. The result is exciting and thoroughly satisfying performance with characteristics that make it easy to control.

    Displacement : 999cm3
    Max power : 147 Bhp @ 10,000rpm
    Max torque : 108Nm @ 9,500rpm

    The seat height of 825mm provides comfort and allows riders to plant their feet on the ground when stopped. The twin-spar aluminum alloy frame is aimed to provide nimble handling and great road holding performance. The Ø43mm KYB inverted front forks provide 120mm of stroke for a sporty yet plush ride. The forks feature fully adjustable damping, rebound, compression and spring pre-load. The 63mm stroke of the link-type rear suspension is tuned for a superb progressive feel and to react efficiently to road surface conditions, delivering an agile and stable feel. The rear suspension offers adjustable rebound damping and spring pre-load.









































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    Default Re: INTERMOT 2018: Suzuki Katana, the legend revived with some 150 Bhp

    Suzuki is on a roll, first the SV650 and now this. They're making some really cool bikes.
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    Default Re: INTERMOT 2018: Suzuki Katana, the legend revived with some 150 Bhp

    As a reminder, here's the "original" Katana:

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