2022 Suzuki Katana, a radical retro-inspired sportbike that harkens back to the original 1982 model. The new model receives revisions to its engine platform, electronic rider aids suite, and aesthetic details among other things.

The heart of the modern-day Katana is a 999cc inline-four engine, which is an evolution of the legendary GSX-R1000 K5 powerplant. For 2022, 2022 Suzuki Katana follows the updates made to the new GSX-S1000, meaning it gets new intake and exhaust camshafts, valve springs, a 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system, and airbox for improved efficiency. The bonus is a claimed 2 hp increase with broader midrange power delivery. For reference, the last Katana we ran on the in-house Cycle World dyno produced 139.6 hp at 10,100 rpm and 76.3 pound-feet of torque at 9,200 rpm.

The motor gets all sorts of massaging to meet Euro 5 standards. The inline-4’s exterior is unchanged, but inside there are new cams and new valve springs. You might notice the new exhaust, though the updated airbox is easy to miss.

The 2022 Suzuki Katana’s peak output is unchanged at 150 horsepower. However, it now takes 11,000 rpm to get there, compared to 10k on the previous Katana.

Despite the horsepower arriving later in the rev range, Suzuki claims a “broader spread of torque across the rev range than the preceding model.”

A ride-by-wire system manages the motor of the latest Katana. There are three modes, all offer full power with the delivery differentiating between them.

2022 Suzuki Katana quickshifter is now standard. The six-speed transmission works with a clutch offering both assist and slipper functionality.Along with the internal revisions, Suzuki has fitted the Katana with a new ride-by-wire system and smaller 40mm electronic throttle bodies that work in conjunction with an updated rider aid suite, including the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector system with three selectable throttle maps. A bidirectional quickshifter, an updated slipper clutch, and Suzuki’s Easy Start system are also incorporated. Finally, an updated dashboard gets a “night” mode.

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2022 Suzuki Katana For Sale

2022 Suzuki Katana MSRP

 

Full Specifications

2022 Suzuki Katana Specs

ENGINE

  • Type: Inline-4
  • Bore x stroke: 73.4 mm x 59.0mm
  • Displacement: 999cc
  • Compression ratio: 12.2:1
  • Maximum power: 150 horsepower @ 11,000 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 80 ft/lbs @ 9500 rpm
  • Valvetrain: DOHC, 4 vpc
  • Fueling: Fuel injection
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Transmission: 6-speed w/ quickshifter
  • Clutch: Wet multiplate w/ assist and slipper functions
  • Final drive: Chain

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Aluminum twin-spar
  • Front suspension; travel: Fully adjustable 43mm KYB fork; 4.7 inches
  • Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted rebound-damping and spring-preload adjustable shock
  • Wheels: Cast aluminum
  • Tires: Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport II
  • Front tire: 100/70 x 17
  • Rear tire: 190-/50 x 17
  • Front brake: 320mm floating disc w/ Brembo 4-piston caliper
  • ABS: Bosch

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • Wheelbase: 57.5 inches
  • Rake: 25 degrees
  • Trail: 3.9 inches
  • Seat height: 32.5 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 3.2 gallons
  • Estimated fuel consumption: 46 mpg
  • Curb weight: 474 pounds
  • Colors: Metallic Matt Stellar Blue; Solid Iron Grey

2022 Suzuki Katana Price: £TBA MSRP

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