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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.

2020 Suzuki Katana

2020 Suzuki Katana
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  • Suzuki Katana
  • Year:
    2020
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Displacement:
    999 cc
  • Top Speed:
    160 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    11399
  • Price:

The Reinterpreted “Samurai Sword” Heats Up The GSX-S Stable

Suzuki reaches back all the way to the early ’80s for the design inspiration behind the new 2020 Katana GSX-S1000SM. The reinterpreted “samurai sword” serves as a sportier alternative to Suzuki’s GSX-S1000 platform for those who are looking for an everyday ride with roots. Modernized looks pair with a modernized drivetrain in an attempt to revive the line, and of course, it rocks the expected ride-quality adjustments that are nearly ubiquitous at this point even if they aren’t quite guaranteed in this genre.

 

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2020 Suzuki Katana

2020 Suzuki Katana

The Reinterpreted “Samurai Sword” Heats Up The GSX-S Stable

Suzuki reaches back all the way to the early ’80s for the design inspiration behind the new 2020 Katana GSX-S1000SM. The reinterpreted “samurai sword” serves as a sportier alternative to Suzuki’s GSX-S1000 platform for those who are looking for an everyday ride with roots. Modernized looks pair with a modernized drivetrain in an attempt to revive the line, and of course, it rocks the expected ride-quality adjustments that are nearly ubiquitous at this point even if they aren’t quite guaranteed in this genre.

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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.