2022 Suzuki Katana Guide

2022 Suzuki Katana

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2022 Suzuki Katana: KATANA… A CUT ABOVE.

Introducing the 2022 Suzuki Katana…

The New KATANA is forged to perfection and polished to a magnificent radiance. Engineered to provide maximum control and optimum performance. Finely crafted to take riding pleasure to a new level. The Suzuki KATANA is destined to create a new legend.

FORGING A NEW STREET LEGEND
From the sharp lines defining the length of its body to the performance of its 152PS engine, every detail of the Suzuki KATANA speaks of distinctive beauty. While its design cues pay due homage to the 1981 iconic GSX1100S KATANA, which stole the hearts of riders around the world, the KATANA is a thoroughly modern machine that is breathtaking to behold and inspiring to ride.

 

 

2022 Suzuki Katana Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Suzuki has sharpened its Katana for 2022, with the updated machine getting more power and an improved suite of electronics.

Based on the new-for-2021 GSX-S1000 platform, the new, Euro5 Katana produces 152PS at 11,000rpm and a broader spread of torque across the rev range than the preceding model, thanks to a new intake and exhaust camshaft, new valve springs, new exhaust, and a new airbox. All this is delivered smoothly via a new ride-by-wire throttle.

That smooth power delivery can be further controlled thanks to the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector system, with three selectable engine maps; all three deliver the same peak power, with mode A providing the sharpest, sportiest response, mode B a softer initial power delivery, and mode C delivering the softest response, ideal in wet and slippery conditions.

A bi-directional quickshifter makes swift work of gear changes and enhances performance on sporty rides, and there are five modes of traction control to choose from to keep things in check. Traction control can also be turned off.

Added controllability and increased performance also comes thanks to a new Suzuki Clutch Assist System, with a slipper clutch that mitigates the effect of engine braking when downshifting from high rpm.

Completing the electronics package is Suzuki’s handy easy start system and low RPM assist, which raises engine speed as the clutch lever is fed out, to aid slow speed control and prevent stalling.

The new Katana uses the same lightweight, twin-spar aluminium frame and GSX-R-derived swingarm, with fully-adjustable KYB front forks and a preload and rebound damping adjustable rear shock. Brembo monobloc calipers bite 310mm front discs, mounted to six-spoke, cast aluminium wheels shod with Dunlop SPORTMAX Roadsport2 tyres, custom engineered for Suzuki’s GSX-S platform.

The 2022 Katana will also come in new colours, with the sharp, angular bodywork that so obviously takes design cues from the original machine from the 1980s now finished in a dark matt blue, complemented by gold forks and wheels, while a dark grey iteration is set off by red wheels. A revised dash gets a new red ‘night mode’.

 

 

2022 Suzuki Katana Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

HAGANE FORGED PERFECTION
The high performance 999cc four-stroke DOHC liquid-cooled inline-four engine that powers the Katana inherits true winning superbike DNA. This street-tuned engine is based on core architecture that benefits from know-how acquired over decades of developing the GSX-R to win countless production race victories, while also incorporating advanced technologies developed for MotoGP racing.

OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE
Japanese swordsmiths devote countless hours to repeatedly forge, hammer, fold the raw steel to achieve the right balance needed for the blade to perform optimally. Fired by the same spirit, Suzuki’s development team tested and tuned each component to create a compact, lightweight chassis that is engineered to provide agility, ease of control and a fun-to-ride character.

GREAT ROAD HOLDING PERFORMANCE
The twin-spar aluminium alloy frame is engineered to provide nimble handling and great road holding performance. The frame’s main tubes are designed to run straight from the steering head to the swingarm pivot.

COMFORTABLE SEAT AND SLIM BODYWORK
The sleek two-tone seat is comfortable, and the seat strap provides the passenger with a good grip. The seat height of 825mm provides comfort and allows riders to plant their feet on the ground when stopped. The slim design where the seat meets the fuel tank also helps make it easy for the rider’s feet to reach the ground.

FULLY ADJUSTABLE FORKS
The Ø43mm KYB inverted front forks provide 120mm of stroke for a sporty yet plush ride. The forks feature fully adjustable damping, rebound, compression and spring pre-load. The 63mm stroke of the link-type rear suspension is tuned for a superb progressive feel and to react efficiently to road surface conditions, delivering an agile and stable feel. The rear suspension offers adjustable rebound damping and spring pre-load.

BREMBO RADIAL BRAKES
Brembo radial mount monobloc front brake calipers are mated with Ø310mm floating-mount dual discs to provide powerful braking performance. Each caliper has four opposing Ø32mm pistons. The Antilock Brake System monitors wheel speed 50 times per wheel rotation, and matches stopping power to available traction. The ABS control unit, produced by BOSCH is compact and light weight.

SUZUKI INTELLIGENT RIDE SYSTEM (SIRS)
The Katana uses a collection of advanced electronic systems that comprise the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS). These enable the rider to optimise performance characteristics to best suit riding conditions and varying road surfaces, as well as their level of confidence and experience. These benefit the rider by instilling greater confidence and allowing them to concentrate on enjoying the riding experience.

KIRU THE DECISIVE CUT
The sharp, cutting-edge style of the Suzuki KATANA. The Japanese KATANA is beautiful to gaze upon and unbelievably exciting to wield. The epitome of fine craftsmanship, the famed KATANA combines sophisticated Japanese aesthetics and pure beauty into a sharp design. The KATANA was developed to be a sporty styled street motorcycle that takes lean, mean retro flair and evolves it to offer thoroughly modern styling and performance.

CLEAN TAIL DESIGN
The KATANA uses a small rear mudguard supported by the swingarm that hugs the rear tyre. Moving it, along with the rear turn signals and number plate holder, to this position eliminates parts extending from under the seat to give the tail section clean lines and a purer, lighter look.

STRIKING LED LIGHTING
The vertically stacked LED headlight with a unique rectangular shape and LED front position lights accentuates the sharp look of the KATANA’s face. At the back of KATANA, the LED rear combination lights feature a sharp line and unique lighting pattern that heighten the advanced look of the KATANA’s styling.

ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION
The LCD instrument cluster packs a wide range of useful information into a compact form. The panel features a custom display with graphics exclusive to the KATANA and white lettering on a black background. The tachometer features a “peak-hold” function, which shows peak rpm when rpm drops. So rider can recognise the peak rpm of the last moment when downshifting.

 

 

 

 

 

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2022 Suzuki Katana – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Overall length 2125 mm (83.7 in) Overall width 830 mm (32.7 in)
Overall height 1110 mm (43.7 in) Wheelbase 1460 mm (57.5 in)
Ground clearance 140 mm (5.5 in) Seat height 825 mm (32.5 in)
Kerb mass 215 kg (474 lbs) Fuel capacity 12.0 L (2.6 UK gallons)

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Engine capacity 999 cc Engine 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Bore 73.4 x 59.0 (2.89 in x 2.32 in) Compression ratio 12.2 : 1
Lubrication Wet Sump Ignition Electronic ignition (transistorised)
Fuel system Fuel Injection Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Drive chain Starter Electric
MPG* 46.31 CO2 143g/km
Power 112 kW @ 11,000 rpm (152 PS) Torque 106.0 Nm @ 9,250rpm (78.18 lb. ft)

CHASSIS SPECIFICATION
Front suspension Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped Rear suspension Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brakes Disc, twin Rear brakes Disc
Front tyres 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) Rear tyres 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)

 

 

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