Forging a new street legend

The New 2022 Katana

Suzuki presents the new Katana

Carrying on the tradition of forging to perfection, the Katana retains the retro styling you loved in ’81… yet with today’s cutting-edge performance, electronics and styling.


  1. Updated Performance-tuned Engine
  2. Ride-by-wire Electronic Throttle
  3. Suzuki Drive Mode Selector
  4. Bi-directional Quick Shift
  5. Traction Control Updates
  6. Floating Handlebars
  7. New Colours
  8. Coordinated Wheel Trim & Gold Front Forks
  9. LED Lighting

A cut above in design

The Katana is faithfully inherits styling from the original, yet features updates such as a new body colour and decorative trim. The exciting new design features a sharp front end with LED light and LED position lights, a taut-looking rear end with rear fender and license plate holder extending from the swingarm, gold front forks, coordinated wheel colours and a two-tone seat.

Upright Riding Position

A comfortable upright riding position for easier control, reduced fatigue and maximum visibility.

Gold Front Forks

Fully adjustable, inverted front forks in gold colour.

Advanced Suspension

Link-type rear suspension for a progressive feel and efficient reaction to changing road surface conditions.

Brembo Calipers and ABS

Brembo radial mount brake calipers and ABS*

Coordinated Aluminum Wheels

6-spoke cast aluminum wheels in coordinating colours.

Dunlop tires

Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tires.

Floating Handlebars

Floating handlebars which reduce vibration transmitted to the rider's hands for better comfort and reduced fatigue.

Comfort Seating

Slim, comfortable, two-tone seating with stepped design and positive footing for passenger comfort.

LED Instruments

Updated Multifunction Instrument Cluster with improved visibility with day/night settings.

An updated engine tuned for performance

At the heart of the KATANA’s powerful performance is a custom long-stroke version of the legendary fuel-injected 999cm3 inline-four engine that first proved itself on the MotoGP-winning GSX-R1000. Not only does the new updated engine feature a broader, smoother, torque curve with fewer peaks and valleys, it also achieves greater overall cumulative torque production across its operating range.

Ride-by-wire electronic throttle control

The newly-introduced electronic throttle control system makes it possible to introduce the variety of new electronic control systems that instill greater confidence in the rider and make the riding experience even more fun.

Setting allow the rider to more finely control the relationship between throttle action and engine power output, realizing the best match between expectations and the actual power the engine delivers when operating the throttle.

Suzuki drive mode selector (SDMS)

SDMS is designed to offer a choice between three different modes that change output characteristics to match riding conditions or preferences. The setting for each mode were custom-tuned and thoroughly tested to build in the flexibility to better adapt to changing weather, road and riding conditions and optimize performance to make the overall riding experience more enjoyable.

Bi-directional quick shift

The 2022 KATANA adopts Suzuki’s Bi-directional Quick Shift System as standard equipment. The distinctive feature enhances the riding experience by enabling the rider to shift up or down smoothly without operating the clutch lever.

When activated by the rider, the system automatically interrupts power delivery when accelerating just long enough to produce smoother, almost uninterrupted acceleration when the rider shifts up. When decelerating, the system automatically increases rpm to match engine speed to the next-lower gear ratio.

Updated Suzuki traction control system

STCS is updated from 3 mode (+ OFF) version of the previous generation to now offer a wider selection of 5 mode settings (+ OFF). The finer incremental control over settings allows the new 5-mode traction control system to better fit a more diverse variety of riding conditions and styles. This in turn instills greater confidence in the rider, regardless of experience, while reducing stress and fatigue.

Suzuki Intelligent Ride System


Suzuki Drive Mode Selector is designed to offer a choice between three different modes that change output characteristics to match riding conditions or preferences.

Traction Control

Suzuki offers updated traction control with 5 mode settings to fine tune to conditions.

Ride-By-Wire electronic throttle

Settings allow the rider to define the relationship between throttle and engine output.

Bi-directional Quick Shift

Enables the rider to shift up or down smoothly without operating the clutch lever.

Easy Start

Starts the engine with one quick press of the starter button.

Low RPM Assist

Boost engine speed when releasing the clutch lever at low speeds or when stopped to suppress engine stalls.


Overall Length
2,125 mm (83.7 in.)
Overall Width
830 mm (32.7 in.)
Overall Height
1,110 mm (43.7 in.)
1,460 mm (57.5 in.)
Ground clearance
140 mm (5.5 in.)
Seat height
825 mm (32.5 in.)
Curb weight
215 kg (474.0 lbs.)
Engine type
Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line four
Bore x stroke
73.4 mm x 59.0 mm (2.9 in. x 2.3 in.)
Engine displacement
999 cm3 (61.0 cu. in.)
Compression ratio
Fuel system
Fuel injection
Starter System
Lubrication System
Wet sump
6-speed constant mesh
Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Line type, coil spring, oil damped
25° / 100 mm (3.9 in.)
Disc brake, twin
Disc brake
120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
Ignition System
Electronic ignition (transistorized)
Fuel tank capacity
12.0 L (3.2/2.6 US/lmp gal)

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Your Price $17,199

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