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Old 06-09-18, 06:40 PM   #1
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Default new Suzuki Katana

I missed the news that Suzuki were bringing back the Katana name.

The official unveiling isn't until next month so all we have is a teaser video which only features a sword blade and a mock up picture (from MCN?)

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/2...-teaser-video/
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Old 06-09-18, 07:09 PM   #2
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oooh that looks nice
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Old 06-09-18, 10:19 PM   #3
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Sorry, imo the bike in the picture looks simply appalling.
Can't think of a single positive thing to say about it other than: at least it isn't a Harley.
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Old 07-09-18, 07:43 PM   #4
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Not sure about the back end but the front is a nice nod to the 80's classic.
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I think with that back you'd get very wet in the rain. I still like it, just couldn't own one.
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Old 07-09-18, 08:57 PM   #6
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There's an original on eBay...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-GS...6/153166305544
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Old 08-09-18, 06:44 AM   #8
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Very nice, love the stubby exhaust (although I think it's a Marving with a Yoshi sticker on it). Pity about the aftermarket clocks, one of the best features of the Katana was the speedo / tacho pod and the way the needles moved
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750?

Not the real thing at all.
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Old 09-09-18, 12:24 PM   #10
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Every time I looked at one of these when they were first released in the late 70s I used to think (and still do) "Styling exercise". Interesting shape for their time, but strip the bodywork off and what is left is an across the frame, bog-standard, 4 cylinder UJM.

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