The Suzuki brand has embraced Japanese culture, and it has found opportunities to celebrate beautiful, unique portions of its society and nature. The new 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike faithfully honors that commitment while finding a unique expression for Suzuki technology and styling. The bike was inspired by the original 1982 Suzuki Katana, which created a sensation in motorcycling world when it debuted. Both bikes blend a powerful Suzuki engine with radical styling and spirit of the traditional Japanese sword of the samurai.
The original Katana had a deep connection with the GS1100E. At the same time, the new Katana is crafted with an outstanding performance of the long-stroke Suzuki GSX-R1000 engine and the solid stability of the Suzuki GSX-S1000 chassis. The new 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike’s chassis offers easy control over the GSX-R based engine and gives a comfortable riding position. The Katana’s dramatic bodywork rests on a lightweight twin-spar, aluminum alloy frame and superbike-type braced swingarm that offers a tremendous road-holding performance.
The stunning performance and styling come standard in the new Katana that attract various riders, especially those who dream of owning a unique bike. The experience riders fondly remember the original Katana and want to own the new 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike, so their ride is linked with history. Some potential 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike riders seek out of bike with a unique appearance with excellent fit and finish that will offer an exciting riding experience. Some riders will be drawn to the modern Katana because of its superb and attractive styling regardless of its historical connection.
Unlike many competitors in the market, retrospective models equipped and styled with throwback technology and appearance, the new 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike is a sport motorcycle that features the original DNA but blends in the latest styling and performance. The overall review of the 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Motorcycle with its price and specifications is written below.
2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike – Features and Price
The new 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike features an iconic styling that lives in the new sportbike with modern styling, stellar engine performance, more excellent ergonomics, and agile handling. An all-new Suzuki Katana features a fuel-injected 999cc GSX-R based engine that contains a throttle control mechanism that smooths the power delivery for an incredible experience.
The motorcycle has a similar design as GSX-R1000R and features a a new Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) drive line that offers a smooth shifting experience and engine braking. The new Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control allows the rider to select the level of sensitivity on the ride, so the engine power to the rear wheel matches road conditions.
The twin-spar aluminum frame and fully adjustable KYB-supplied suspension deliver controlled handling. The new dual floating front brake rotors and Brembo Monobloc brake calipers, including Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) that have controlled stopping power. The recent refinements like a new front brake hose produce enhanced stopping performance with a more excellent feel at the lever.
The new 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike is powered by 147-horsepower (110-kilowatt) powerplant developed from 2005-2008 GSX-R1000 engine architecture. The long-stroke engine offers smooth throttle response and immediate, controlled acceleration that result in exciting and most satisfying performance with characteristics that make it easy for the rider to control.
The liquid-cooled DOHC, 999cc, inline-four engine features ventilation holes between the cylinders to decrease the pumping loss within the crankcase to deliver greater power and torque. The profiles of the dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) were designed to improve street performance while preserving peak racetrack-capable power. The new aluminum pistons are engineered using the Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis cast for optimal rigidity and low weight. These pistons are rings that weigh about 3 percent less than the similar parts used in the 2007 GSX-R1000.
The Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM)-plated cylinders integrated into the upper crankcase reduces friction and enhances heat transfer and durability. The Suzuki Katana’s EFI system uses Suzuki’s proprietary Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) throttle bodies. The secondary throttle valves are monitored by the servo motor for more incredible and smoother power delivery. There is a unique throttle control mechanism that was developed carefully so that the engine response is smooth and monitored during spirited riding or cruising.
The throttle bodies of 44mm come standard, and they are the same size used in GSX-R1000R, and it uses four long-tip, 10-hole fuel injectors to enhance fuel atomization. At the same time, the automatic Idle Speed Control (ISC) improves cold starting and stabilizes the engine idle. The new digital ignition fires iridium-type spark plugs for greater spark strength and combustion efficiency that results in greater peak power, outstanding linear throttle response, easy engine start-up and stable idle. These quality components last longer than conventional spark plugs. The new blacked-out stainless steel 4-2-1 exhaust system helps the engine deliver low solid to mid-range punch with the great rush to redline.
The header portion of the 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike’s exhaust contains equalizer pipes between its two outer and two inner head pipes to fine-tune the exhaust pressure wave that results in more substantial engine power. Located in the mid-pipe, the new Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) valve controls the overall flow into the new catalyzer and exhaust chamber to balance performance and emission control. The location of the exhaust chamber helps in mass centralization for better chassis balance. The carefully sculpted under-chassis muffler matches the Suzuki Katana’s distinctive styling and emits an exciting sound.
The latest Suzuki Advanced Traction Control System helps the Katana rider control the throttle with confidence in various riding conditions. It results in a comfortable and pleasant riding experience with less anxiety. There are four different traction control modes, i.e., 1, 2, 3, and Off, that can be simply adjusted when stopped or on the fly via handlebar-attached control. The critical difference between these modes is the level of sensitivity to a variety of road conditions.
Meanwhile, the bodywork of the 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike allows the cooling air to flow directly into the high-capacity curved radiator. Additional heat is removed from the engine with the help of a lightweight and compact liquid-cooled oil cooler.
The new 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike comes with the race-proved six-speed close-ratio transmission that contains vertically staggered shafts to decrease overall engine length. It permits the use of a Suzuki GSX-R-style twin-spar frame. Quiet similar to the one used in GSX-R1000R, the Suzuki Katana’s SCAS-style clutch improves plate pressure under acceleration. Yet, it acts as a slipper clutch to smooth the engine response during a engine braking and corner entry.
It is the large-diameter, wet multi-plate clutch that uses a precise cable-activated release, offering the rider with excellent friction-point feel. The transmission’s shift connection helps the rider easily and quickly select an ideal gear for riding conditions. The robust and RK-supplied drive chain uses O-rings that preserve internal lubrication so that the power is transmitted smoothly and quietly.
The new 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike’s monocoque-style bodywork has design cues from the legendary 1982 Katana and boasts a modern appearance highlighting the motorcycle’s chassis and running gear. It is engineered to be solid and fun to ride, and the lightweight and compact chassis give an ergonomically comfortable and sporty riding position.
The new 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike’s nimble handling ability begins with its lightweight and a rigid twin-spar aluminum main frame coupled with superbike-style braced aluminum swingarm from the 2016 Suzuki GSX-R1000. The satellite rear fender extends from the swingarm that hugs the tire and holds the license plate mount and light and turn signals. The satellite rear fender is first on a Suzuki sportbike. It eliminates parts that generally extend from under the seat to offer the tail section cleaner lines and a rugged lighter appearance.
The new 43mm of inverted KYB forks has adjustable compression and rebound damping and spring preload with a generous 120mm of front wheel travel. The new link-type rear suspension, with the arched aluminum swingarm and solo shock absorber, contains a spring preload that is seven-way adjustable, including rebound damping force adjustment.
An all-new dual front brake comes with fully floating 310mm discs and Brembo Monobloc calipers with four 32mm opposed pistons offering stronger and consistent stopping power. The new master cylinder and brake hoses were designed to enhance stopping performance while improving better feel at the lever. The front brakes are complemented by the 240mm rear disc brake, including the Nissin single-piston caliper that helps in making sure that riders have controlled stops. Both the rear and front brakes can be moderated by the compact Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) regulator to match stopping force to the available traction. Like the wheels on a Suzuki GSX-S1000 model, the TRP six-spoke lightweight cast-aluminum wheels are shod with Dunlop Roadsport 2 radial tires.
The large diameter, matte black, tapered aluminum handlebar features rise and bend that is highly unique to the 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike, and it helps in contributing to exceptional riding ergonomics. The handlebar construction damps vibration well so that the rider feels smooth at the rider’s hands. The rider’s reach sets the Katana’s reasonable sport riding position to the handlebars, including the distance between the seat and footrests, comfortably more than other bikes of the same class.
The reasonable seat height of 32.5 inches with the shape of the seat and how it perfectly blends into the fuel tank helps the rider to plant their feet firmly on the ground at stops. The rear position of the seat offers reasonable passenger accommodations with its large base, ample form, grab strap, and height that provides a great view over the rider’s shoulder. The black finishing on the shifter, rear brake and both hand levers complement the performance nature of the 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike.
The new 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike is equipped with Suzuki’s Easy Start System that requires just a simple touch of a starter button to fire up the engine. The new firing houses a vertically stacked LED headlight that comes with a distinctive shape. To the sides of a headlight are LED position lights that enhances visibility to other traffic while accentuating the angular styling. The front LED turn signals are attached onboard the radiator that comes with clear lenses with ambler illumination. The 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike is the first US specification Suzuki bike that features LED turn signals. The new turn signals were specifically designed to comply with DOT regulations while contributing to Katana’s distinctive appearance.
The LED taillight is attached high at the rear of the seat for greater visibility and in key with the motorcycle’s clean trim tail section. The satellite rear fender contains an LED license plate illumination lamp, and the rear LED turn signals. The LCD multifunction instrument panel features a distinctive appearance and display format exclusive to the 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike.
The panel’s LED backlighting is adjustable so that the rider can set the brightness of the white lettering and graphics against the display’s black background. The panel contains a bar-style tachometer, dual trip meters, digital speedometer, average fuel consumption, coolant temperature, gear position, average fuel consumption, the riding range, traction control level, and clock functions. The bar-type tachometer contains a peak-hold part that indicates what the peak rpm was before the engine speed began to drop. It helps the rider recognize the peak rpm at the last moment before downshifting. It will help the rider in developing throttle and transmission operations that can increase bike performance. The panel has LED indicators for the turn signals, neutral position, shift alert lights, high beam, EFI alert, traction control and ABS alert icons including coolant temperature and oil pressure alerts.
There is a diversity of Genuine Suzuki Accessories that are available for Katana, like a Meter Visor, wheel rim decals, fuel tank pads, and more are available including a large selection of logo apparel. The motorcycle comes with 12 months of unlimited mileage limited warranty. The more extended coverage periods with other benefits are also available with Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).
2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike – Price
The new 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike is available for $13,499 only.
2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike – Technical Specifications
|Engine||999cc, Four-stroke, DOHC, liquid-cooled, Four-cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke||73.4mm x 59mm (2.89 inches. x 2.323 inches)|
|Fuel System||Fuel injection with SDTV|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate type|
|Transmission||6-speed constant mesh|
|Final Drive||Chain, RK525GSH, 116 links|
|Front Suspension||Inverted telescopic, oil damped, coil spring|
|Rear Suspension||Link-type, coil spring, single shock, oil damped|
|Front Brakes||Brembo, 4-piston, twin disc|
|Rear Brakes||Nissin, 1-piston, single disc|
|Front Tires||120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless|
|Rear Tires||190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12 Liters|
|Color||Metallic Mystic Silver or Solid Black|
|Ignition||Electronic ignition (transistorized)|
|Spark Plug||NGK CR9EIA-9 or DENSO IU27D|
|Overall Length||2130 mm (83.9 inches)|
|Overall Width||835 mm (32.9 inches)|
|Overall Height||1110 mm (43.7 inches)|
|Wheelbase||1460 mm (57.6 inches)|
|Ground Clearance||140 mm (5.5 inches)|
|Seat Height||825 mm (32.5 inches)|
|Curb Weight||215 kg (474 lb.)|
|Warranty||12-month unlimited-mileage limited warranty|
|Extension||More extended coverage periods including some other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP)|
In conclusion, the new 2020 Katana Suzuki Street Sports Bike features a powerful engine and lightweight tubular frame that helps maneuver. The carefully designed seat and its perfect blend with the structure give an easy and comfortable riding position.