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Five Things To Know About India-bound Suzuki Katana


From its underpinnings to the expected pricing, we’ve got you covered on all aspects of Suzuki’s neo-retro machine

In a surprise move, Suzuki teased the arrival of the Katana in India. While the Japanese bikemaker is yet to reveal the launch timeline of its litre-class neo-retro motorcycle, here are five things you should know about the upcoming bike:

Powered By A 17-year Old Engine

Yes, the Katana is powered by the respected K5 999cc inline-four, liquid-cooled motor from the 2005-2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000. In its current avatar, it produces 152PS at 11,000rpm and 106Nm at 9250rpm.

Electronics To Back Up Performance

The Suzuki Katana doesn’t boast of a full electronic suite, but features a five-stage traction control system, Suzuki Drive Mode Selector, a quickshifter and ride-by-wire. 

Impressive Underpinnings 

The Suzuki Katana flaunts KYB-sourced USD fork and a monoshock, both fully adjustable. Braking duties have been entrusted to Brembo monoblocs paired with 310mm dual discs up front and a single disc at the rear.

Legacy Of Over Four Decades

The Suzuki Katana was an icon from the 80’s that was in production until 2006. When the Japanese bikemaker decided to revive the nameplate, it had to get the bike’s iconic design right. The new generation Katana retained the iconic silhouette of the OG with some modern elements, like LED illumination and a digital instrument console.

Expected Pricing

Suzuki struck gold with the pricing of the third generation model of the Hayabusa, thanks to the marque’s strategy of introducing it as a CKD model. Given that the Peregrine Falcon carries a sticker of Rs 16.40 lakh (ex-showroom India), we expect the Katana to be priced around Rs 14 lakh (also ex-showroom).

Suzuki Katana
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