Suzuki Katana 2022

According to Suzuki Motorcycles

The New KATANA is 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 defining the length of its body to the performance of its 152PS engine, every detail of the Suzuki KATANA speaks of distinctive beauty. While its design cues pay due homage to the 1981 iconic GSX1100S KATANA, which stole the hearts of riders around the world, the KATANA is a thoroughly modern machine that is breathtaking to behold and inspiring to ride.

The high performance 999cc four-stroke DOHC liquid-cooled inline-four engine that powers the Katana inherits true winning superbike DNA. This street-tuned engine is based on core architecture that benefits from know-how acquired over decades of developing the GSX-R to win countless production race victories, while also incorporating advanced technologies developed for MotoGP racing.

A long‑stroke design with a 73.4mm bore and a 59.0mm stroke allows the combustion chambers to be compact. It therefore allows a combination of an optimal compression ratio, a flat‑top piston shape, and a broad spread of power throughout the rev range. Advances inside the engine begin with the pistons. Suzuki used finite‑element‑analysis techniques to make the pistons light without compromising their rigidity. The benefits include broad torque and quick acceleration.

The slipper clutch partially disengages to reduce negative engine torque and mitigate the effect of engine braking when downshifting from high rpm. This helps prevent the rear tyre from locking up or hopping and provides smoother deceleration, enabling the rider to shift down with greater confidence and maintain better control when downshifting into corners.

The twin-spar aluminium alloy frame is engineered 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.

The sleek two-tone seat is comfortable, and the seat strap provides the passenger with a good grip. 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 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 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.

The Katana uses a collection of advanced electronic systems that comprise the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS). These enable the rider to optimise performance characteristics to best suit riding conditions and varying road surfaces, as well as their level of confidence and experience. These benefit the rider by instilling greater confidence and allowing them to concentrate on enjoying the riding experience.


Dimensions & Weights

Overall length2125 mm (83.7 in)Overall width830 mm (32.7 in)
Overall height1110 mm (43.7 in)Wheelbase1460 mm (57.5 in)
Ground clearance140 mm (5.5 in)Seat height825 mm (32.5 in)
Kerb mass215 kg (474 lbs)Fuel capacity12.0 L (2.6 UK gallons)


Engine capacity999 ccEngine4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Bore73.4 x 59.0 (2.89 in x 2.32 in)Compression ratio12.2 : 1
LubricationWet SumpIgnitionElectronic ignition (transistorised)
Fuel systemFuel InjectionTransmission6-speed constant mesh
Power112 kW @ 11,000 rpm (152 PS)Torque106.0 Nm @ 9,250rpm (78.18 lb. ft)†


Front suspensionInverted telescopic, coil spring, oil dampedRear suspensionLink type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brakesDisc, twinRear brakesDisc
Front tyres120/70ZR17M/C (58W)Rear tyres190/50ZR17M/C (73W)


Solid Iron Grey (YUD)

Metallic Matt Stellar Blue (YUA)

Prices From: £TBD

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