Countdown to KATANA

We’re excited that Suzuki’s reborn KATANA will be in our showroom on Friday 10 May but it’ll be here for one day only so don’t miss it.

A pre-production version of the sports bike, priced from £11,399, will be on static display as part of the national roadshow tour.

Strong pre-orders and limited supply mean you need to be quick to get a KATANA, Suzuki’s hotly-anticipated launch of the year.

A homage to the iconic 1981 GSX1100S KATANA, the modern new machine is powered by a 148bhp custom long-stroke version of the 999cc, in-line four that first proved itself in the GSX-R1000.

A wide spread of torque and a new throttle control delivers this power smoothly, while the induction roar and exhaust note are tuned to heighten the riding pleasure.

A special Samurai accessory pack costs £999, saving £383 over the cost of the individual items. It includes a fly screen, red and black seat, carbon-effect front mudguard and engine covers, protective tank pad, wheel rim tape and red top fairing and seat unit decal.

The new KATANA is due to be available for test rides when launched at the end of this month by which time our Suzuki specialist, Paul Macaree, will have had an early test.