Suzuki has revived the iconic Katana name with modern styling elements.
Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has unveiled the all-new Suzuki Katana at the 2020 Auto. The company has revived a name from the past and based the motorcycle on the Suzuki GSX-S1000F. The bike is powered by the same 999 cc, in-line four-cylinder engine producing 147 PS of maximum power at 10,000 RPM, and 105 Nm of peak torque at 9500 RPM.
The 2020 Suzuki Katana borrows some elements from the Suzuki GSX-S1000F, like the twin-spar aluminium frame. It also gets squarish headlight as a tribute to the older Katana. The headlight is LED and the bike features a full-colour TFT screen.
Suspension duties are handled by a fully-adjustable KYB 43 mm USD fork at the front, and a link-type monoshock set-up at the rear. The electronics package includes a three-level traction control which can be switched off. Braking is handled by Brembo, with radial calipers and ABS. With the sharp and sculpted bodywork which forms the main design theme of the Katana, it also adds to the weight of the bike. The new Suzuki Katana tips the scales with 215 kg kerb weight.
The Suzuki Katana will be offered in India based on the audience reaction at the Auto Expo 2020.