FORGING A NEW
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 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.
A CUT ABOVE
The epitome of fine craftsmanship and pure functional beauty.
Design inspiration for the original 1981 Suzuki KATANA came from the famed Japanese sword of the same name. It is a fitting motif for two reasons. Firstly, it reflects well the sharp lines and outstanding performance of the legendary KATANA’s functional beauty. As importantly, it reflects well Suzuki’s philosophy of uncompromising craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Japanese swordsmiths devote countless hours to repeatedly forging, hammering, folding and welding raw steel to achieve the proper level of purity and develop the right balance in the material before giving shape to the blade. So too, Suzuki devotes whatever time is necessary to produce and test prototypes as it develops the materials, components and final design of its motorcycles. The results shine through clearly, even when it comes to details never actually seen by the user.
SPIRIT OF KATANA
The design motif for the Suzuki KATANA
“The height of excellence”
Represents Suzuki’s uncompromising commitment to design excellence
Represents a commitment to delivering optimum performance and riding fun
“The decisive cut”
Represents the sharp, cutting-edge style of the Suzuki KATANA
THE SAMURAI BIKER
Since its launch in 1981 the Suzuki KATANA us surrounded by a special aura,like the samurai’s katana. Timeless charm,pure elegance and excellent performance are the values that both the bike and the sword share and that mark its unchanged personality and like the Samurai, who could not go without his sword,the Suzuki katana becomes an indispensable compleent for its owner. The latter is definitely a bike enthusiast with a strong character.
It’s a lot more than a motorcycle, it’s design object with a story behind every detail, designed to offer the best performance combined with an unmistakable style.
The same way the master swordsmiths make the Katana,each with its own spirit and sharp like no other sword. The KATANA owners are like a Samurai : they belong to a separate class of motorcyclist, who see the motorbike as a technological piece of art.
Pleasing not only to ride,but also to admire. Those who dream of making the KATANA their own are not only fond of kerbs and circuit.Every biker who want to be inspired by a glorious past without sacrificing cutting edge performance and functionality becomes entranced by it.
STYLING & FEATURES
Satellite rear fender extending from the swingarm
The KATANA introduces a small rear fender supported by the swingarm that hugs the rear tire. Moving it, along with the rear turn signals and license plate holder, to this position eliminates parts extending from under the seat to give the tail section cleaner lines and a tougher, lighter new look.
Short, upswept black muffler
The upswept muffler’s short, compact design combines with its black coloring to further enhance the clean, mean look of the rear section.
The twin-spar aluminum alloy frame is aimed to provide nimble handling and great road holding performance.
The frame’s main tubes are designed to run straight from the steering head to the swingarm pivot. This is ideal for achieving both high rigidity and low weight.
Designed using the latest FEM analysis technology, the frame weighs about the same as the one on the current GSX-R1000.
The aluminum alloy swingarm comes from the 2016 GSX-R1000.
The highly rigid, ruggedly braced swingarm provides great road holding performance and superbike looks.
Brembo radial mount monoblock front brake calipers are mated with Ø310mm floating-mount dual discs to provide powerful braking performance.
Each caliper has four opposing Ø32mm pistons.
The front brake calipers are same type used on the current GSX-R1000.
Antilock Brake System (ABS)* monitors wheel speed 50 times per wheel rotation, and matches stopping power to available traction.
The ABS control unit, produced by BOSCH, is compact and light, weighing in at just 640g.
The 63mm stroke of the link-type rear suspension is tuned for a superb progressive feel and to react efficiently to road surface conditions, delivering an agile and stable feel.
The rear suspension offers adjustable rebound damping and spring pre-load.
A new design featuring a vertically stacked LED headlight with a unique rectangular shape and LED front position lights accentuates the sharp look of the KATANA’s face.
The black and gray two-tone seat features a stepped design that maintains the sleek profile of the KATANA while ensuring a comfortable riding position and positive footing for the rider. Passenger comfort is also a priority, with the seat strap design ensuring a good grip.
The Ø43mm KYB inverted front forks provide 120mm of stroke for a sporty yet plush ride.
The forks feature fully adjustable damping, rebound, compression and spring pre-load.
The compact, lightweight chassis is engineered to provide agility, ease of control and a fun-to-ride character riders will enjoy. It is also aimed to perform best in real world riding conditions on public roads, in city traffic, on the highway, or on rural and winding roads.
The seat height of 825mm provides comfort and allows riders to plant their feet on the ground when stopped.
The slim design where the seat meets the fuel tank also helps make it easy for the rider’s feet to reach the ground.
The upright riding position is designed for comfort, ease of control, reduced fatigue, and maximum visibility.
The 825mm seat height is relatively low for the 1000cm3 class.
The slim design of the seat – fuel tank interface makes it easy for riders to plant their feet firmly on the ground.
The upright riding position is designed to provide optimum control over the bike and maximum comfort, even on longer rides.
The 6-spoke cast aluminum wheels manufactured by TPR are light and rigid to provide nimble, sure handling.
New DUNLOP tubeless radial tires with an inner structure designed exclusively for the Suzuki KATANA provide firm grip and controllable tracking.
The flat-black aluminum handlebar is tapered to increase rigidity while reducing weight and vibration.
The new LED rear combination lights feature sharp lines and a unique lighting pattern that heighten the advanced look of the KATANA’s styling.
ENGINE & ELECTRONICS
Suzuki’s advanced traction control system lets the rider control the throttle in a wide
variety of road conditions. This makes riding more enjoyable, less stressful, and less tiring.
The system continuously monitors front and rear wheel speeds, throttle position sensor, crank position sensor and gear position sensor. It quickly reduces engine output when wheel spin is detected by effectively adjusting ignition timing and air delivery. This helps ensure smoother traction control operation so it feels smooth and natural to the rider.
Suzuki’s Traction control system confirms conditions every 4 milliseconds, and governs ignition, which allows for extremely quick response to any changes.
The rider can freely select any of the system’s three modes, or turn the system off completely. The modes differ in terms of sensitivity.
- Mode 1 is the lowest sensitivity level, so allows a certain level of rear wheel spin. It is suitable for sportier riding on road surfaces with good grip.
- Mode 2 is the second lowest sensitivity level. Activating slightly earlier than Mode 1, it is suitable for most riders and typical road conditions.
- Mode 3 is the highest sensitivity level. Activating earlier than the other two modes, it is suitable riding in poor conditions.
1 / Low / Sport riding, good road conditions
2 / Middle / City riding, regular road conditions
3 / High / Wet or cold conditions
Power is supplied by a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 999cm3 inline-four engine. It is a street-tuned version of the legendary 2005-2008 GSX-R1000 engine designed to provide smooth throttle response and immediate, controlled acceleration. The result is exciting and thoroughly satisfying performance with characteristics that make it easy to control.
- Its long stroke design delivers broad low-to-mid range power and torque that is well suited for street riding.
- Its crankshaft/gearbox layout allows the use of a frame design that runs straight from the steering head to swing-arm pivot. This results in realizing a lighter weight main frame design.
- The 2005-2008 generation GSX-R1000 won a number of racing championships around the world. The engine has great reputation in the market, it is reliable, and it delivers plenty of power.
The full LCD brightness-adjustable instrument cluster packs a wide range of useful information into a relatively compact form factor. It is also designed to make the readouts from its multiple functions easy to recognize. The look is one of high quality that helps instill pride of ownership.
- Dual trip meter
- Lap time
- Gear position
- Water temperature
- Driving range
- Average fuel consumption
- Instant fuel consumption
- Traction control mode
- Fuel gauge
- Battery voltage
Suzuki Easy Start System enables the rider to start the engine with just one push of the starter switch. The 32-bit ECM recognizes the signals and keeps the starter motor operating for a specified amount of time.
Another benefit of the system is that the rider doesn’t have to pull in the clutch lever when starting the engine, (provided the bike is set in neutral gear.)
The pistons were engineered using FEM (Finite Element Method) analysis to achieve optimal rigidity and weight.
The piston and rings weigh 3% less than those of the 2007 GSX-R1000 engine, but they do not compromise durability in any way.
The cam profiles are designed to optimize valve timing for power characteristics best suited to riding on public streets and winding roads.
Iridium spark plugs heighten the spark strength and combustion efficiency over conventional plugs, thereby contributing to higher power, more linear throttle response, easier engine start-up, and a more stable idle.
Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM)-plated cylinders integrated into the upper crankcase reduce friction and improve heat transfer and durability.
The fuel injection system employs Suzuki’s original SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) Ø44mm throttle body, (which is the same size as on the current GSX-R1000 engine.) The secondary throttle valves are controlled by a servo motor for smooth power delivery and optimum combustion efficiency.
The system uses long-nosed 10-hole fuel injectors on each throttle body. This improves fuel atomization for better combustion efficiency, while it also reduces fuel consumption.
It is equipped with an O2 feedback system that delivers optimum combustion efficiency in a wide range of riding conditions, and that also reduces emissions to meet Euro 4 requirements.
The Low RPM Assist system monitors and automatically adjusts engine rpm to help prevent stalling when starting off or riding slowly. This makes it easier to pull away from a standstill or maneuver through heavy traffic or crowded parking lots.
The exhaust system looks clean, delivers an exciting exhaust note, and contributes to powerful performance.
This 4-into-2-into-1 system includes equalizer pipes between the 1-4 and 2-3
header pipes. It is a design that fine-tunes the exhaust pressure waves, thereby contributing to stronger low-to-mid range output.
The system has an exhaust chamber after the joint section, which is carefully shaped to fit under the engine. The exhaust chamber helps minimize the muffler size, giving the rear section a cleaner, more agile look.
The exhaust system contains a catalyzer for clean emission that complies with EURO 4 emission regulations. (Euro 4 emission regulations)
The high-efficiency radiator with concave face delivers strong cooling performance. Its shroud efficiently guides air to the radiator core.
The engine uses a liquid-cooled oil cooler as opposed to the air-cooled type on the GSX-R1000.
The benefit is lighter weight and a more compact size for a cleaner look. The compact design also leaves more room for the exhaust pipes.
|Overall Length||2,130 mm|
|Overall Width||835 mm|
|Overall Height||1,110 mm|
|Grouns clearance||140 mm|
|Seat height||825 mm|
|Curb mass||215 kg|
|Engine type||4 strock,4-cylinder,Liquid-Cooled,DOHC|
|Bore x stroke||73.4 mm x 59.0 mm|
|Engine displacement||999 cm3|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection|
|Transmission||6-speed constant mesh|
|Suspension Font||Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped|
|Rear||Link type, coil spring, oil damped|
|Rake/trail||25° / 100mm|
|Brakes Front||Disc Brake, twin|
|Tires Front||120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless|
|Rear||190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless|
|Ignition system||Electronic ignition (transistorized)|
|Fuel tank capacity||12.0 L(3.2 / 2.6 US / lmp gel)|