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Suzuki Katana

The reborn Katana draws a clear ancestry line to the 1981 iconic model which changed the approach to motorcycle design. The new model is an utterly modern naked combining the nostalgic looks with the benefits of a modern ride. Screen reader support enabled. The reborn Katana draws a clear ancestry line to the 1981 iconic model which changed the approach to motorcycle design. The new model is an utterly modern naked combining the nostalgic looks with the benefits of a modern ride.

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More about the Suzuki Katana

Suzuki threw the design conventions out of the window with the Katana family four decades ago. The then-novel aggressive fairing, tank and seat lines were a design statement, the first in the previously utilitarian industry. The reborn Katana unmistakably shows lineage to the arch-version, but equally, its modern engineering, borrowed from Suzuki’s kilo naked, the GSX-S1000. So, the ride combined the modern power delivery, reliability, suspension and safety with the nostalgic look that is also eye-catching for anyone born much after the original went to history. Apart from the looks, for the extra $3.5K the owner gets a full LCD display. Put-offs? A tank 1.3 gallons down on capacity compared to the GSX-S and the price.