The bike is offered in two color options, Metallic Matte Stellar Blue and Metallic Mystic Silver. The name ‘Katana’ is derived from the famous Japanese sword. Suzuki Katana was first launched in 1981.
Katana has strong engine
The new Suzuki Katana is based on the Suzuki GSX-S1000F and is powered by a 999cc, liquid-cooled, inline 4-cylinder, DOHC K5 engine that churns out 150bhp at 11,000rpm and 106Nm of torque at 9,250rpm. It is equipped with an electronically controlled throttle. The bike has been updated with new camshafts, valve springs, clutch and new exhaust system.
Three riding modes have been given in the new Suzuki Katana, with the help of which the performance of the bike can be changed. Suzuki has given a new clutch assist system in this bike, which has improved the performance and control of the bike. The clutch assist system of the bike prevents engine braking from high rpm to low rpm while shifting gears down.
Talking about the design, Suzuki has introduced a new look while retaining the original design of the Katana. The entire bodywork of the new katana is similar to that of the old katana. However, the bike now comes with a more sharp and angular bodywork with a lightweight double-beam aluminum frame and stronger swingarm.
The bike gets fully adjustable KYB front forks and adjustable rear monoshock suspension. The bike has 6 spoke alloy wheels.
Equipped with modern features
The new Suzuki Katana is equipped with Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS), which comes with a variety of advanced electronic control systems. The SIRS gets features like Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS), Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), Ride-by-Wire Electronic Throttle System, Low RPM Assist and Suzuki Easy Start System. The Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS) offers a wide selection of 5 mode settings and is switchable.
Commenting on the launch, Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd said, “We are proud to announce the launch of the Katana in India. The Katana reflects Suzuki’s commitment to the finest of craftsmanship. The Katana The launch of the key is a part of our strategy to strengthen our larger bike portfolio in the country.”