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KATANA

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$21,990 Ride Away

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A CUT ABOVE

The KATANA is amongst Suzuki’s most iconic motorcycles, capturing the hearts of riders around the globe for over four decades. The impact of the original 1981 GSX1000S KATANA was so great, it continues to influence motorcycle design to this day.

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 110 kW engine, every detail of the KATANA speaks of distinctive beauty. 

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 1981 GSX1100S KATANA, which stole the hearts of riders around the world, the new KATANA is a thoroughly modern machine that is breathtaking to behold and inspiring to ride.

 

Features

ENGINE CHASSIS EXHAUST COMFORT STYLING SUSPENSION BRAKES DISPLAY LIGHTING FUEL TANK

ENGINE

999cm3 liquid-cooled DOCH inline-four engine

Incorporates advanced performance technologies developed for the GSX-R1000, and MotoGP racing.

CHASSIS

Twin-spar aluminium frame and swingarm

Compact, lightweight package engineered to provide agility an ease of control.

EXHAUST

Sporty 4-2-1 Exhaust system

Deliver maximum overall performance while satisfying Euro 5 emission standards.

COMFORT

Floating handlebars

Rubber mounts and handlebar brackets reduce vibration on the hands, reducing fatigue and improving comfort.

STYLING

Two-toned seat

Black and grey two-toned seat, with seat strap design ensuring a good grip.

SUSPENSION

KYB inverted front forks

Fully adjustable damping, rebound, compression and spring pre-load settings.

BRAKES

Radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers

4-piston calipers front mounted to BOSCH lightweight ABS disc mounting system.

DISPLAY

Multi-function LCD Display

Amber-back lighting for ultra-clear display at night or during the day. Features a custom Katana animation on keystart.

LIGHTING

Vertically stacked LED headlight

Sophisticated, sharp cowling design emphasises Katana's distinctive style.

FUEL TANK

12L Fuel tank

Perfectly matched to it's 110kw performance.

ENGINE

999cm3 liquid-cooled DOCH inline-four engine

CHASSIS

Twin-spar aluminium frame and swingarm

EXHAUST

Sporty 4-2-1 Exhaust system

COMFORT

Floating handlebars

STYLING

Two-toned seat

SUSPENSION

KYB inverted front forks

BRAKES

Radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers

DISPLAY

Multi-function LCD Display

LIGHTING

Vertically stacked LED headlight

FUEL TANK

12L Fuel tank

FINE CRAFTSMANSHIP

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 symbolises 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.

Body Color

Metallic Mat Stellar Blue Solid Iron Gray
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Engine

Long Stroke 999cc Engine

The high-performance 999cm3 four-stroke DOHC liquid-cooled inline-four engine underwent thorough review as it was developed to deliver ideal performance under varying riding conditions, whether out for a sporty run or negotiating traffic on city streets. Changes that include a new camshaft profile, new valve springs, a new clutch and new exhaust system increase power output and achieve an overall better balance of performance, all while satisfying Euro 5 emissions standards.

The new engine produces greater torque than its predecessor at low rpm. The broader, smoother torque curve has fewer peaks and valleys than before, it also achieves greater overall cumulative torque production across the engine’s operating range. This results in more predictable and controllable response and consistently abundant power delivery for a more exciting riding experience, particularly in the low-mid rpm range where the enhanced torque output is most noticeable.

Another development goal was to further enhance the durability of an already highly durable engine design. Attention to detail extends to a change from cut threads to rolled threads for the holes in the upper crankcase cover. Rolled threads are harder and less prone to cracking from wear, so help maximise holding strength for the journal bolts that support the crank.

Electrical

Suzuki Intelligent Ride System

The new KATANA adopts a collection of the advanced electronic systems that comprise the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.). Included are the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), Suzuki Traction Control, Ride-by-Wire Electronic Throttle, Bi-directional Quick Shift, Suzuki Easy Start, and Low RPM Assist systems. 

These enable the rider to optimise performance characteristics to best suit riding conditions and varying road surfaces, as well as their level of confidence and experience. By assisting the rider, they help make the bike more controllable, more predictable, and less tiring to operate, whether out for a sporty run or enjoying a ride on city streets. These attributes benefit the rider by instilling greater confidence and allowing them to concentrate on enjoying the riding experience.

SDMS is designed to offer the rider a choice between three different modes that change output characteristics to match riding conditions or preferences. 


Mode A (Active)
provides the sharpest response as the rider opens the throttle. It is well suited for use when hitting the throttle hard, such as when participating in track day events or enjoying twisty roads in good weather.

Mode B (Basic) reaches the same level of maximum output but features softer response and a more linear power delivery curve as the rider opens the throttle. The settings are tuned to make the bike more controllable and instil confidence when accelerating, and to make it a good fit for a wide range of rider styles and road conditions in everyday riding.

Mode C (Comfort) provides the softest throttle response and gentler torque characteristics, delivering power in smoother linear fashion while still reaching the same level of maximum power output. The gentler throttle response and limited torque production as the throttle is opened makes more obedient and controllable when riding in wet conditions or otherwise slippery surfaces, or when the rider wants to relax and enjoy an easy ride home after a long outing.

  • Traction Control System

    An updated version of Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS) with a wider selection of 5 mode settings (+ OFF), as opposed to the 3 modes (+ OFF) of the first generation. The finer incremental control over settings allows the new 5-mode traction control system to better fit a more diverse variety of riding conditions and styles.

  • Ride By Wire

    A ride-by-wire throttle system provides finer control also allows optimum settings to best match each of the SDMS modes. The overall result is linear power delivery that responds faithfully to the rider’s intentions, whether riding on the street or heading out to enjoy a spirited run, as well as improved controllability when opening the throttle while cornering

  • Bi-directional Quick Shifter

    The bi-directional quick shift system allows the rider to shift up or down more quickly and easily without the need to operate the clutch or throttle. When decelerating, the system automatically opens the throttle valves just enough to increase rpm and match engine speed to the next-lower gear ratio. The result of this hands-free automatic blipping function combines seamlessly with engine braking to create a highly satisfying experience when downshifting.

  • Suzuki Easy Start System

    Lets the rider start the motorcycle with one quick press of the starter button. There is no need to pull in the clutch lever when the transmission is in neutral.

Chassis

  • KYB Suspension

    43mm gold KYB inverted front forks give a ride that is sporty yet plush. They feature fully adjustable damping, rebound, compression and spring preload. A single KYB rear shock features adjustable rebound damping and spring pre-load.

  • Brembo Calipers

    Brembo radial mount monoblock front brake calipers are mated with Ø310mm floating-mount dual discs to provide powerful braking performance. Each caliper has four opposing Ø32mm pistons.

  • Bosch ABS

    The Antilock Brake System (ABS) control unit, produced by BOSCH, is compact and light, weighing in at just 640g. It monitors wheel speed 50 times per wheel rotation, and matches stopping power to available traction.

Instruments and lighting

KATANA Themed Multi-function LCD Display


A LCD brightness-adjustable instrument cluster packs a wide range of useful information into a relatively compact form factor. The panel features a custom display with amber back-lighting  creating a unique contrast that clearly displays the lettering against the black background when riding at night, but that looks white when riding in daylight to maintain clear visibility of the displayed information. A brief custom animation plays when the ignition key is turned on, offering a playful presentation that is pleasing to the eye and heightens anticipation of the ride to follow.

The  bottom of the instrument cluster features the KATANA logo.

LED Lighting

Distinctive styling points all round. The vertically-stacked LED headlight and front position lights accent the sharp lines of the front cowling and are  matched with LED indicators and an LED  tail light  unit.

Specs

  • Displacement

    999cc
  • Engine

    In-line four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
  • Transmission

    6-Speed constant mesh with back-torque-limiting clutch
  • Front Suspension

    43mm KYB inverted forks with adjustable compression, rebound and spring preload
  • Rear Suspension

    Link type, KYB shock with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload
  • Front Brakes

    Brembo Monobloc Radial-mount 4-piston calipers, dual 310mm floating discs with ABS
  • Rear Brakes

    Nissin single-piston caliper, 220mm disc
  • Length

    2125mm
  • Width

    830mm
  • Height

    1110mm
  • Wheelbase

    1460mm
  • Seat Height

    825mm
  • Fuel Capacity

    12.0L
  • Wet Weight

    215Kg
  • Tyres - front

    120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
  • Tyres - rear

    190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
  • Warranty

    3 Year Unlimited Kilometre (2 Year Std + 1 Year Bonus)
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Bonus 12-month Warranty Extension

Boulevard, GSX-R, GSX-S, Hayabusa, SV and V-STROM road registered models 250cc and above purchased after 1st July 2021 are eligible for an additional bonus 12-month warranty extension. (3 Years / 36 months in total)

To qualify, owners simply need to ensure their applicable Suzuki motorcycle is serviced and maintained in accordance with the product service scheduled as outlined in their owner’s manual based on time or mileage, whichever occurs first.

Service inspections must also be performed exclusively by an authorised Suzuki Motorcycle dealer or appointed Suzuki Service agent using only genuine Suzuki parts and ECSTAR oil.

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