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The Suzuki Katana is Brand-New for the 2020 Model Year Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Suzuki Katana is a standard-class motorcycle, with comfortable ergonomics and plenty of power. Standard bikes are ideal for everyday riding. After waiting for a few years, the Katana is back on the map with the …

What Mad Scientist Shadetree Mechanic Thought This Up? I love people who get crazy ideas into their head and then actually execute on them, and that’s exactly what the Stunt Freaks Team has done. The guys took a Suzuki GSX-R1000 and added dirt bike suspension, wheels, tires, and more to it to make it an …

Say Hello to the Katana and a Much More Streamlined Group Suzuki recently released its new street lineup for 2020, and the company did a fair amount of trimming. Most notably for me, the company cut out the VanVan 200 and the TU250X. Now, I know those bikes aren’t amazing machines, but I liked them …

Taking the Katana Up a Level or Two Suzuki created a new Katana, which by most accounts is one heck of a good motorcycle. Now, it seems the company will produce a Super Katana, according to MoreBikes. The Super Katana will be an “R” version of the new Katana and more aggressive overall and faster. …

A New Maxi Scooter Sounds Like It’s On Its Way for 2020 Suzuki’s Burgman scooter is a ride that’s well-loved by those who like maxi scooters. That is scooters with higher displacement engines that can be used for everything from getting groceries to touring the countryside. The Burgman is one of the big players in …

Taking a Supermono Approach Single-cylinder engines have a reputation for being buzzy and full of vibration. Many of them are. One way to smooth out that vibration is to add a counterbalancer. That’s exactly what Ducati did with its supermono engine a while back. According to Cycle World, Suzuki recently patented a similar design.  The …

This Could Move Electric Bikes Forward According to a recent press release, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha are all working together to develop battery swapping technology. It’s a unique consortium that would help drive electric motorcycle proliferation if the companies can come up with solutions that are effective. The goal is to combine forces and …

The Consensus Is Pretty Positive Suzuki has revived the Katana name and added it to a new bike that pays homage to the old one in the styling department. It’s a unique blend of modern styling and design with somewhat retro aesthetics. Honda is doing the same thing with its Neo Cafe Racer line, and …

Car Tech Making Its Way to Bikes Many cars on sale today feature all kinds of radar technology designed to help prevent accidents. It seems now that Suzuki is planning on adding similar technology to its motorcycles. According to the Italian publication Motociclismo, the company is currently working on adding radar reflectors to its motorcycles. …

Patent Suggests Maybe Suzuki recently filed a patent application for a new cafe racer bike that would be a nice addition to its lineup. The bike, if built, would likely fit in with some of the other retro-styled motorcycles, including the VanVan 200 and the TU250X. Although, it appears that this bike would have higher …

Just Flip It Around In a recent patent filing, Suzuki decided it would take the standard motorcycle engine placement and flip it on end. The company filed a patent for a bike with an engine that’s essentially flipped around with the cylinder heads of what appears to be a single-cylinder engine positioned almost horizontally and …

Rumors Suggest It Is So Suzuki looks like it could soon be battling in the upper-middle-class adventure segment of the market. The bikemaker could revive the DR Big name with a bike based on the V-Strom 1000. According to DriveMag Riders, word on the street is that the model will come with 100 hp and be …

A Forced Induction Force to be Reckoned With Back in the good old days of 2013, Suzuki showed off a new concept bike called the Recursion which featured a turbocharged system. Today that possibility sounds more plausible for a production bike. According to Cycle World, Suzuki recently filed new patent applications that show a motorcycle …

Hopefully, It Makes Joyous Noise We reported a while back that Suzuki has a new Hayabusa in the works. Now we may be seeing the first patent for the next model. According to RideApart, the company has filed a patent for a new 4-into-2 exhaust system. It looks like it could be used on the …

Say Goodbye to the All-Mechanical Setup Suzuki’s current GSX-R1000 has a variable valve timing system it got from the GSX-RR Moto GP bike. It’s an all-mechanical system and a darn good one. However, it seems Suzuki will drop that tried and true system for a new hydraulic VVT system, according to Cycle World. The publication spotted some patent …

Here’s the big news in the world of motorcycles for the week of December 30, 2018. #1 – Arcimoto Snags $4.5 Million Investment For Electric Trike Production https://www.webbikeworld.com/arcimoto-snags-4-5-million-investment-for-electric-trike-production/ Electric trike company Arcimoto managed to get a 4.5 million dollar investment for production of its unique vehicle. This means the company will start churning these bikes …

Well-Known Machines Will Meet Their End When most people think Suzuki sportbikes, they automatically think the Hayabusa, but the GSX-R750 isn’t far behind in their mind. That may change in the future. The motorcycle company will have to kill the GSX-R750 and GSX-R600 soon due to stringent emissions standards and mandatory ABS as stated by …

Americans Can Continue to Enjoy the Hayabusa When Suzuki announced it would end production of the Hayabusa due to European emissions standards there was a collective cry of “No!” from the motorcycle community. Suzuki now says it will continue to produce the GSX-1300R Hayabusa in the U.S. for the 2019 model year. In Europe, production …

The King is Dead, Long Live the King—We Hope After nearly 20 blistering fast years, Suzuki will end production of its GSX-1300R Hayabusa. Why, you ask? It’s certainly not for lack of demand. It’s due to the stringent Euro 4 emissions standards, which to me sounds like a pretty silly reason to say goodbye to this …

Suzuki DR650SE Blog This motorcycle is the subject of our Budget Adventure Touring series for 2011. The links to the reviews are entered in the table below as we customize the bike. The DR650 has a huge fan base and the bike was first introduced in 1990, which means that 2011 marks the 21st year of production. …

The Suzuki DR-Z400S and the Trans-America Trail Chris and Glen are about to take off on Part 2 of their off-roading America adventure. The Trans-America Trail is an east-to-west off-road, dual-sport motorcycling adventure. It starts in southeastern Tennessee and runs all the way to the Pacific ocean in southwestern Oregon. The TAT covers nearly 5,000 miles of mostly …

The Suzuki DR650 Budget Adventure Tourer One of the nice things about the DR650 is the huge number of accessories and upgrades to choose from. These are a few of the retailers I’ve used or which have been recommended by webBikeWorld visitors. Got a tip? Send it to me at [email protected] DR650 Accessories and Parts My …

Cycra Hand Guards Review It took four different sets of hand guards to figure out a solution for the DR650. The Cycra Probend CRM hand guards are not  the perfect solution and it takes a bit of customizing to get them installed, but they do the job. A good set of hand guards is a …

The Budget Adventure Tourer I purchased this slightly used 2009 Suzuki DR650SE in the winter of 2011 for the Budget Adventure Touring series and as the next webBikeWorld.com project bike. Winter isn’t the best time to buy a new motorcycle, of course, and the weather just didn’t cooperate. But when the snow finally melted, it was time …

Home Made Frame Brace for the Suzuki DR-Z400S In this series, I have been preparing my 2003 Suzuki DR-Z400S for a ride on the second half of the Trans-America Trail. In a previous article, I installed the IMMIX Racing luggage rack (review) on the bike. But I became concerned about how much weight the Suzuki’s frame would …

Suzuki GW250 Sport Screen Windscreen Review and Installation Exactly two weeks after I took delivery of the new Suzuki GW250 Inazuma, the “Polar Vortex” winter of ’13 set in. The Vortex has delivered the worst winter I’ve ever experienced here in the Mid-Atlantic. Besides constant sub-freezing temperatures, we also had more snow than usual and …

Suzuki GW250 Center Stand Review and Installation The Suzuki GW250 center stand accessory is a very nicely made part and it’s a perfect fit on the bike. The kit is easy to install with a bit of patience and some basic hand tools. The GW250 was apparently designed for a center stand, because the parts …

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Center Stand Review and Installation The Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS center stand accessory is another very nicely made part and it’s a perfect fit on the bike. Just like the Suzuki GW250 center stand (review), the V-Strom kit is easy to install with only an 8 mm hex wrench and a torque …

Protecting the Rear Master Cylinder Reservoir and Exhaust Valve on the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS It’s questionable whether or not you need a brake reservoir protector and exhaust valve guard on the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS. But one thing’s for sure: they look cool! And, since they’re made by SW-Motech, the parts are super …

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Tank Bag Review and Installation The Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS tank bag accessory is a high-quality (and expensive) piece of luggage. It may be worth the cost though, because the bag fits the bike perfectly and it mounts on a ring lock on top of the fuel filler, so there’s nothing …

Suzuki GW250 Tank Bag Review and Photos The Suzuki GW250 tank bag is an excellent piece of luggage. It’s very nicely made and as you’d expect, it’s a perfect match for the curvy GW250 fuel tank. The bag has a rubberized bottom and fully 6 large 60 mm diameter magnets, which grip tightly to the …

wBW Special Report: Suzuki B-King First Impressions The B-King is really, really here; after six years of waiting, the faithful have been rewarded. First impressions are all positive and while not having had a chance to actually ride one yet, we predict it will be an extremely livable “first cousin” and (probably) a rowdy alter ego to …

Replacing the V-Strom 1000 ABS Headlight Bulb With a Nokya Hyper Yellow H7 Productske helmet safety and high-viz clothing, there’s no real proof that it works. But it just seems to make sense that anything that gives the bike a different appearance might also help it to become more visible. A yellow headlight bulb on …

Suzuki GW250 Inazuma Blog Welcome to the Suzuki GW250 blog! The GW250 is a webBikeWorld Project Bike for 2013. I bought this bike on a whim, more or less, when I discovered that the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS (preview) won’t be ready until Spring of 2014. By the way, despite the preponderance of the Suzuki brand …

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure Blog Welcome to the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS blog! The V-Strom 1000 ABS is a webBikeWorld Project Bike for 2014. I eagerly anticipated the V-Strom after seeing a European version introduced at the 2013 AIMExpo dealer show (report) in Orlando, Florida in 2013. I reported on the bike in this 2014 Suzuki V-Strom …

Take 3: The Fix 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Review: Part 3 A fix has been found for the V-Strom’s ridiculously bad throttle response. I blasted the new V-Strom 1000 ABS in my Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS “First Impressions” and then again in the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS review. In my opinion, the bike has three main problems. …

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Review Part 2   Summary Now that I have several hundred miles on the new V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure, it’s time for a more in-depth look. This will be a work in progress and I’ll add more thoughts as the miles accumulate. And who knows? I may even change my mind …

Adventure Tourer…or Adventure Poseur? Welcome to the next webBikeWorld.com project bike! The 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS was introduced in the U.S.A. at the inaugural AIMExpo show in Orlando, Florida in October of 2013. I ordered an Adventure model and it arrived this week. We’ll be using it to install accessories and options, which will be reported in the Suzuki …

A Second Look… Now that I have several hundred miles on the new V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure, it’s time for a more in-depth look. This will be a work in progress and I’ll add more thoughts as the miles accumulate. And who knows? I may even change my mind about the bike. It can happen. …

The Suzuki GW250 Inazuma Somehow, I missed the U.S. introduction of the new Suzuki GW250 during the inaugural AIMExpo Show (report) in Orlando last month. The Suzuki USA reps and I talked mostly about the newV-Strom 1000 ABS (preview), which took star billing at the show. They also pointed out a revised Burgman and the Suzuki GSX-R1000SE (wBW …