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.
According to MoreBikes, the Japanese publication Young Machine has some insider information that points to the Super Katana using many of the GSX-R1000R parts. It will have high-end suspension and brakes and use the GSX-R1000R electronics.
The riding position is said to be different. It will be more aggressive. The bike will get clip-on handlebars and a lower front fairing. These changes should help make the motorcycle more aggressive overall.
MoreBikes shared the image you see above that is essentially a rendering of what the Super Katana could look like. The publication said that Yoshimura had a hand in the illustration, so there’s reason to believe that the company will supply the exhausts for the Super Katana. That’s fine with me.
I think Suzuki would be smart to capitalize on the Katana. The name has a strong reputation and recognition among motorcyclists, and the new bike has been well-received. It only makes sense to come out with a higher performance model.