2019 | KATANA

New cutting-edge model full of the latest technologies, built on the legendary 1981 GSX1100S KATANA


The 2019 KATANA was developed under the concept of “Forging a New Street Legend.” The result is a figurative expression of a master swordsmith hammering out steel and patiently forging it into an intimidating yet stylish blade. The new KATANA is designed with finely honed sword-like sharp flowing lines extending from the fuel tank to the edges of the chassis. The angular LED headlight and LED position lights shaped like the cutting edge of a sword at the lower extremities of the chassis result in a distinctive face inspired by the GSX1100S. The new KATANA combines an enhanced powerplant based on the 998 cm³ in-line 4-cylinder engine installed in the GSX-R1000 with a lightweight aluminum frame, as well as the Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS) designed to transfer the power of the engine to the road surface as efficiently as possible. This combination produces exhilarating acceleration as well as a comfortable riding experience. The new KATANA is also perfectly suited to city streets, featuring the Suzuki Easy Start System and the Low RPM Assist system to help realize smoother launches from a standing start.

Dimensions and weight Dimensions Overall length 2,130 mm
Overall width 835 mm
Overall height 1,110 mm
Wheelbase 1,460 mm
Weight 215 kg (Wet)
Engine Engine type 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Engine displacement 998 cm³
Bore x stroke 73.4 mm × 59.0 mm
Maximum power 109kW(148PS) / 10,000rpm
Maximum torque 107N-m / 9,500rpm
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Front tire size 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear tire size 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)