Total Motorcycle 2019 Suzuki Katana Guide : 2019 Suzuki Katana Returns
HEIGHT OF EXCELLENCE
AN ENDURING LEGACY, METICULOUSLY ENGINEERED.
The KATANA symbolizes Suzuki’s uncompromising commitment to craftsmanship. Suzuki’s dedication to creating distinctive beauty includes paying respect to tradition while at the same time aiming to incorporate the latest advances in styling and technology. Built to delight and polished to perfection, the Suzuki KATANA is ready to forge a path to a new era of riding excitement.
Distinctive styling points on the KATANA abound. The LED headlight and LED front position lights accent the cowling’s sharp lines covering the custom-designed instrument panel.
The sleek two-tone seat is comfortable, and the seat strap provides the passenger with a secure grip. The tail light features a striking lighting pattern, while the satellite rear fender extending from the swingarm complements the clean, compact look in the rear, punctuated by the KATANA’s upswept black muffler.
2019 Suzuki Katana Returns
SPARKS WILL FLY.
Japanese swordsmiths devote countless hours to repeatedly forging, hammering, folding and welding raw steel to achieve the right balance required for a katana’s blade to perform flawlessly. It is a process that is absolutely crucial to achieving its desired result.
Fueled by this same spirit, Suzuki’s development team tested and tuned every component of the KATANA until they were satisfied it would deliver the optimal balance of power, comfort and control.
At the heart of the KATANA’s powerful performance is a long-stroke version of the legendary, fuel-injected 999cc inline-four engine—a powerplant that first proved itself on the championship-winning GSX-R1000. Its broad torque output range is paired with a new throttle control to deliver smooth, precise power and acceleration.
In addition, both the induction roar and exhaust note have been tuned to heighten the visceral riding sensation, while also adding to increased performance and combustion efficiency.
Putting this power on the road in a controllable, effective manner is a back-torque-limiting clutch, Suzuki’s three-mode Traction Control System,* and new tires with a tubeless inner structure designed exclusively for the KATANA. FUJICO disc brakes with Brembo front brake calipers and an Antilock Brake System (ABS)** provide reliable and predictable stopping power.
*The traction control system is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.
**ABS is not designed to shorten the braking distance and cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.
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