Suzuki has revealed an updated version of its Katana modern retro which adopts the performance and technology upgrades that this year debuted on the platform-sharing GSX-S1000 naked bike.
The new Suzuki Katana is now powered by the brand’s Euro5 999cc inline four-cylinder, in this case tuned to produce 111kW of power.
At time of writing, INFO MOTO was unable to confirm the bike’s torque output, however, Suzuki promises a ‘broader spread of torque across the rev range than the preceding model, thanks to a new intake and exhaust camshaft, new valve springs, new exhaust, and a new airbox’.
The new Katana also gains a more advanced electronics suite, an up/down quickshifter as standard, a revised slipper clutch and Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist system.
Like the GSX-S1000 naked sportsbike, upon which it is based, the new Suzuki Katana rides on fully adjustable KYB front forks and a preload and rebound adjustable rear shock.
Brembo monobloc calipers bite 310mm front discs, mounted to six-spoke, cast aluminium wheels shod with Dunlop SPORTMAX Roadsport2 tyres.
For 2022, the Suzuki Katana will be available in new colours including a dark matte blue option with gold forks and wheels, as well as a new dark grey iteration with red wheels.
The 2022 Suzuki Katana is expected to arrive in local showrooms in the second quarter of next year with pricing yet to be announced. For reference, the outgoing Katana is available from $15,990 rideaway.
Suzuki will also release its updated GSX-S1000 naked bike and GSX-S1000GT sports tourer in March.
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