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2019 Katana at Intermot Today

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I searched because I thought I saw a thread about this recently but here's info on the official debut at Intermot.  Lots of pics on the "View Gallery" link.

 

Looks like it'll be a GSX-S underneath with vaguely Katanaesque bodywork.  Can't say I don't like it, but I was hoping for more...

 

https://newatlas.com/2019-suzuki-katana-launch/56565/

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11 minutes ago, cmh_sprint said:

Yikes, that is hideous!

I literally said “yikes” out loud. 

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I like it... It's different. It's a throw back to something no one else is doing. 

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suzuki really needs a new design department. out of all the big manufacturers, they have the worst aesthetic. 

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a guy already made the twin version on svrider 8 years ago.

blackwheels.jpg~original

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I got to say, it is true to the original. And, I mean it’s no FZ1, but I’ve seen worse naked bike.

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Is it basically a retro body kit on a GSXS?

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On 10/2/2018 at 6:35 PM, motocat12 said:

Suzuki reveals the 2019 Katana at Intermot 2018 in Cologne, Germany

Suzuki really needs to think about finding some better looking models to show off their bikes.  Take a lesson from the Italians.

Ducati_1199_2050764b.jpg

 

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23 hours ago, Tpoppa said:

Is it basically a retro body kit on a GSXS?

It's exactly what it is. Ugly ass bodywork on an otherwise fantastic bike. 

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I mostly like the GSXS but I never cared for the tail section.  The passenger seat looks like an unusable afterthought.

The Katana looks like it would be way more tolerable for 2 up riding.

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9 minutes ago, Tpoppa said:

The passenger seat looks like an unusable afterthought.

 

Looks identical to the seat on my Z1000

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44 minutes ago, 2talltim said:

Looks identical to the seat on my Z1000

This Canatuna looks to be better for passengers than your bike, too.

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16 minutes ago, Tpoppa said:

This Canatuna looks to be better for passengers than your bike, too.

Yea I have a 2up bike and the Z ain't it...LOL

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2 hours ago, Tpoppa said:

I mostly like the GSXS but I never cared for the tail section.  The passenger seat looks like an unusable afterthought.

The Katana looks like it would be way more tolerable for 2 up riding.

Yeah, they should have just put a cowl on it from the factory, but I didnt buy mine to drag the wife around on...and she hates it on sport bikes anyway. 

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3.2 gallon tank!

I can't wait until parts are available. I want that factory rear hugger for my GSXS.

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13 hours ago, blue72beetle said:

3.2 gallon tank!

I can't wait until parts are available. I want that factory rear hugger for my GSXS.

Even smaller than the gsxs tank!

 

That hugger is about the best looking part of that bike...

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