The Japaense bikemaker is reportedly in the process of re-introducing the iconic Suzuki Katana sport motorcycle from the 80s. The company filed a new application for the ‘Katana’ brand name along with the signature Japanese moniker and sword insignia. The information comes from the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s documents, which were presented on February 8, 2018. Check Out – Suzuki Burgman Street Scooter Pictures & Details
For people not in the know, Suzuki Katana sport motorcycle was first designed by the Germany-based Target Design in 1979. Later, the Katana brand name was used for the sport touring motorcycle series in the North American market. Suzuki had re-introduced the brand, albeit as a concept model, at the 2017 EICMA Show in Milan.
Designed by Rodolfo Rrascoli, the Suzuki Katana 3.0 concept is based on the GSX-S1000F with retro-styling. While the design of the concept is inspired by Suzuki’s Katana racing bike from 80s, it looks more like a café-racer than a naked sport motorcycle. Powering the concept bike is a madly powerful 999cc, four-cylinder in-line engine paired to a 6-speed gearbox. This motor delivers a whopping power of 148bhp at 10,000rpm and a peak torque of 108Nm at 9,500rpm. Also See – Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 150
Reports suggest that the new Suzuki Katana will look completely different from the existing Suzuki bikes. The production version of the sport motorcycle could be inspired by the Suzuki Recursion turbocharged concept that broke cover at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2013. The latter one shares some of its design and styling elements with the original Katana.
The Suzuki Recursion concept is likely to enter production sometime next year. To be christened as ‘GSX700T’, the bike’s production-spec model will use 700cc, four-valve-per-cylinder DOHC parallel twin engine. Just so you know, the concept version was powered by 588cc twin SOHC turbocharged engine. Read: 2018 Suzuki Gixxer & Gixxer SF – All You Need To Know
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