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.