It’s beautiful to gaze upon and unbelievably exciting to wield. It combines the epitome of fine craftsmanship, sophisticated Japanese aesthetics and pure beauty in a sharp design. Powerful performance optimally balanced with controllability, riding ease and comfort deliver pure delight for the soul. No matter how you cut it the Suzuki KATANA feels just right, like a natural extension of the rider’s intention and spirit.
A cut above
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.
From the sharp lines and highlights defining the length of its body to the rider-friendly performance of its 110kW (150PS) engine, every detail of the Suzuki KATANA speaks of distinctive beauty.
While its design cues pay due homage to the iconic GSX1100S KATANA, which stole the hearts of riders around the world in 1981, the KATANA is a thoroughly modern machine that is breathtaking to behold and inspiring to ride.
Japanese swordsmiths devote countless hours to repeatedly forging, hammering, folding and welding raw steel to achieve the right balance needed for the blade to perform optimally. This process is absolutely critical in achieving the desired result.
Fired by the same spirit, Suzuki’s development team tested and tuned each component time and again until they were satisfied the KATANA would deliver the optimal balance of power, comfort and control.
TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM
Suzuki’s advanced traction control system² lets the rider control the throttle with more confidence in diverse conditions; making sport riding more enjoyable and less tiring. The system checks the front and rear wheel speeds, the throttle position sensor, the crank position sensor and the gear position sensor 250 times a second. It quickly reduces engine output by affecting control over the ignition timing whenever it detects wheel spin.
With the Low RPM assist system, the concern of an unexpected engine stall has been relieved. This system will automatically raise the idle speed when engaging the clutch or when riding at low rpms, assisting frequent clutch work in congested town rides and preventing sudden engine stall sometimes known to happen when running large capacity twins in the low rpm range.