RETURN OF AN ICON.
2019 Suzuki Katana:
The Japanese katana. Beautiful to gaze at. 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 new KATANA sportbike infuses powerful performance with optimal balance and superb controllability to deliver extraordinary excitement and riding joy.
No matter how you slice it, the Suzuki KATANA just feels right, a natural extension of a rider’s passion and spirit.
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YOU CAN’T DEFINE IT. BUT YOU CAN FEEL IT.
In the end, it’s ultimately about the feeling. And riding the Suzuki KATANA just feels so good.
The KATANA puts you in full control as you enjoy the exhilaration and excitement of an outstanding riding experience. Heading out on the road, you will immediately appreciate the KATANA’s impressive agility and rider-friendly nature. Maneuvering its compact, lightweight chassis around bends and twisting corners instills confidence and delivers pure, unrelenting pleasure. The seat and optimized riding position are designed to enhance controllability and keep you riding comfortably on longer outings. And since you’ll look and feel so good, you will likely want to ride the KATANA again. And again. And again.
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A CUT ABOVE
FUTURE FORWARD DESIGN, INSPIRED BY THE PAST.
Forged to perfection.
Polished to a magnificent radiance.
Engineered to provide maximum control and optimal performance.
Finely crafted to take riding to a new level.
The Suzuki KATANA. A legend returns.
From the sharp lines defining the length of its body, to the rider-friendly performance of its engine, every detail of the Suzuki KATANA speaks of distinctive beauty.
While its design pays homage to the iconic GSX1100S KATANA—the machine that stole the hearts of riders around the world in 1981—today’s KATANA is a thoroughly modern machine that is breathtaking to behold and equally inspiring to ride.
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.
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.
All specifications and features subject to change. U.S. availability TBD.
2019 Suzuki Katana – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
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Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
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Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AU
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