After spending a day riding the KATANA in everything from traffic to WOT mountain roads we scored it a 9/10. Check out our full video review... Pics & Footage: Patrick Galang, Brendan Bell

The KATANA has caused more of a stir in the bike industry than just about any model to come out of Japan for the past decade. Some love it, some hate it, all mostly based around the styling and the big ‘bars.
Our thoughts? The bike is a bloody good thing on the road and offers exceptional value as well as a much needed touch of individuality in the current lineup of nakedbikes. You can read our full launch report here after you check out our video review. We were impressed, as the 9/10 score suggests…
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The KATANA is based on the GSX-S1000 nakedbike first introduced in 2015.

The KATANA is based on the GSX-S1000 nakedbike first introduced in 2015.

2020 Suzuki KATANA Specifications

PRICING: $18,990 RRP Ride Away

CLAIMED POWER: 110kW@10,000rpm
CLAIMED TORQUE: 108Nm@9500rpm

ENGINE: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, forward-inclined parallel four-cylinder, four-valve per cylinder, DOHC, 73.4 x 59mm bore x stroke, 999cc, 12.1:1 compression, 44mm throttle-bodies, Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET), 4-2-1 exhaust system
GEARBOX: Constant mesh, six-speed
CLUTCH: Back-torque limiter wet multi-plate

CHASSIS: FEM designed alloy frame, alloy braced swingarm
Rake: 25 degrees, Trail: 100mm

SUSPENSION: 43mm KYB fully adjustable telescopic forks, 120mm travel, KYB rear shock, link type single shock, rebound and preload adjustment

BRAKES: Bosch ABS system, Brembo radial-mount four-piston calipers, 310mm rotors, 220mm rear rotor with Nissin caliper, Nissin conventional master-cylinder

WHEELS & TYRES: Cast alloy six-spoke 17in, Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 120/70-17in (f), 190/50-17(r)

Seat height: 825mm
Overall height: 1110mm
Overall length: 2125mm
Wheelbase: 1460mm

INSTRUMENTS: Multi-function LCD display

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2020 Suzuki KATANA Gallery

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