SUZUKI KATANA UNVIELEDPosted On: October 5, 2018 By : AutoLife Team
Suzuki Katana is back after 13-year and it looks awesome. The retro standard bike with a 999cc inline-four engine makes an impressive 147 horsepower and 79 pound-feet of torque. The powerplant has been tweaked for the Katana to deliver smoother throttle response and a wider torque band, along with improved induction and exhaust sound. It’s fuel injected, liquid cooled, and has what Suzuki calls “Low RPM Assist” which helps adjust your RPM at low revs to prevent you from stalling.
The new Katana offers three-mode traction control system, which can be turned all the way off. Mode 1 has low sensitivity and is best suited for sporty riding on good, clean roads. Mode 2 turns up the sensitivity a bit and Mode 3 provides maximum protection, which is good for riding in the rain. There’s a nice central LCD screen delivering just about all of the information you could want, and the bike has a cool LED headlight with a squarish shape. It’s very reminiscent of the original Katana in the 1980s.
The new bike has a twin-spar aluminum alloy frame with the main tubes running from the steering head all the way to the swingarm pivot to ensure high rigidity and low weight. The bike’s curb weight is a fairly light 474 pounds. Stopping power comes from disc brakes with Brembo calipers and standard ABS.