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Suzuki India teases Katana, launch anticipated quickly | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Katana will grow to be Suzuki’s third ‘massive bike’ in India, and the one litre-class providing from the Japanese producer.

Suzuki India has teased the launch of the Katana litre-class motorbike, and it must be in our showrooms fairly quickly.

Suzuki India’s ‘massive bike’ portfolio at the moment includes the 650cc V-Strom 650XT journey bike, and the legendary 1,340cc Hayabusa. To plug the large hole between these two, the model will introduce the Katana – a litre-class semi-faired motorbike styled after the unique launched in 1981.

Named after a protracted, single-edged sword utilized by Samurai warriors, the modern-day Katana is powered by a 999cc inline four-cylinder engine that’s derived from the long-lasting K5 GSX-R1000. That is additionally the identical motor that at the moment does obligation within the GSX-S1000. For the 2022 mannequin yr, this engine has been tweaked with new camshafts and valve springs, and acquired updates to the airbox and exhaust system.

Different adjustments for 2022 embody a brand new ride-by-wire system and smaller 40mm digital throttle our bodies. The electronics suite consists of traction management, a bi-directional quickshifter and three throttle maps – all of which supply full energy, however differ in supply.

Tools ranges aren’t unbelievable, however they aren’t shoddy both. The suspension is manually adjustable, with a fully-adjustable USD fork and a monoshock that may be tweaked for preload and rebound damping, whereas brakes are radial Brembo calipers biting on 310mm discs. The Katana will get an LCD show that’s extra primary than the TFT models we’re seeing on most new bikes and lacks Bluetooth connectivity.

Going by costs abroad, the Katana must be priced across the Rs 12 lakh mark in India, which might make the Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX and the BMW F 900 XR its closest competitors.

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