Suzuki Katana launched at Rs 13.61 lakh
After throwing some appetising hints our way via its social media handles in the recent past, Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has finally launched the Katana in India at Rs 13.61 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Suzuki says that it received many inquiries on the motorcycle following its showcasing at the Auto Expo in the country back in 2020 and though it's taken some time, the bike is finally available here in India. Based on the same chassis as the Suzuki GSX-S1000F, the 2022 Suzuki Katana comes powered by a liquid-cooled 999cc, in-line-four engine which makes 152PS at 11,000rpm and 106Nm at 9,25rpm. The motorcycle comes armed with the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) which comes with a variety of advanced electronic control systems. S.I.R.S. features Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS), Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), Ride-by-Wire Electronic Throttle System, Low RPM Assist, and Suzuki Easy Start System.
The bike comes with ergonomics that will please those who fancy themselves a sport-touring machine. The boxy-style headlamp on the motorcycle is a nod to the older Katana of the '80s, while the bike brandishes other more modern elements all across that are oh so appealing. The 2022 Katana gets fully-adjustable KYB 43mm USD fork up front, and link-type mono-shock set-up at the rear. Additionally, the motorcycle is loaded with three-level traction control that can also be switched switched-off completely. Suzuki has also thrown on some Brembo radial callipers along with ABS in there as well.
Suzuki is offering the Katana with a multi-functional TFT digital instrument panel that looks rather simplistic when compared to the TFT displays on other modern machines out there, but it does feature Bluetooth connectivity. Also, there are two different dual-tone colour options - Metallic Stellar Blue with bronze alloy wheels, and a Solid Iron Grey with matt-black alloy wheels.
Its 13.61 lakh price tag means that the Suzuki Katana is more expensive than something like the Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX by more than a lakh and a half rupees, and a whole lot cheaper than something to the likes of the base BMW S 1000 R by over three lakh rupees.
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