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Published on May 16th, 2019 | by Daniel

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Suzuki GSX1100S KATANA Revived After 19 Years

Fired by the same spirit, Suzuki’s development team tested and tuned each component time and again until there were satisfied the KATANA would deliver the optimal balance of power, comfort and control.

At the heart of KATANA’s powerful performance is a custom long-stroke version of the legendary fuel-injected 999 cm 3 inline-four engine that first provided its on the 2005–2008 GSX- R 1000. Its broad torque output range with a new throat Both the roar and exhaust note are tuned to heighten the visceral sense of riding pleasure, while also contributing to performance and combustion efficiency.

FUJICO disc brakes with breeze with putting in power controlled by the road in a controllable, effective manner is a back-torque-limiting clutch, Suzuki’s three-mode traction control system, 1 and new tires with a tubeless inner structure designed exclusively for the KATANA. front brake caliber and an Antilock Brake System (ABS) * 2 provide reliable and predictable stopping power.

With the GSX1100S KATANA as its motif, the highly distinctive design of the all-new KATANA is arranged into a modern look and adopts sleek, sporty profile with sharp, sweeping lines. With distinctive vertically stacked LED headlight and LED position lamp that gives the image of an edge point of a Japanese sword, it has a characteristic face that expresses the KATANA. Plus, satellite rear fender extending from the swing arm is adopted for the first time on Suzuki motorcycle. This enables placing turn signals and license plate holder in lower position and realises clean and compact design.

In order to realise exciting acceleration and riding suited for street use, 999cm3 inline-four engine based on that of GSX-R1000 is installed on a lightweight frame. Also, three-mode traction control, ABS, inverted front forks, Brembo radial mount front brake calipers, etc. are standard equipment.

The all-new KATANA is produced at the Hamamatsu Plant and arrives in showrooms soon.

Specification of the all-new KATANA

– Overall Length 2,215mm x Width 830mm x Height 1,110mm

– Wheelbase          1,460mm

– Curb weight 215kg

– Engine 999cm3 four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline-four engine

– Max. output 110kW/10,000rpm

– Max. torque 108Nm/9,500rpm


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