• Central Garage Water Street
    Rochdale OL16 1UH
  • Call Us:
    01706 716 650
  • Mon-Fri: 8.30am-5.30pm
    Sat 9am-5pm Sun 10.30am-3pm
  • WhatsApp:
    +441706716650
Search
Bike

NEW SUZUKI KATANA SHARPENED FOR 2022

NEW SUZUKI KATANA SHARPENED FOR 2022
30 Nov
Written by Jonathan Hughes

New 2022 Model colours NEWS

KATANA SHARPENED FOR 2022

Suzuki has sharpened its Katana for 2022, with the updated machine getting more power and an improved suite of electronics.

Based on the new-for-2021 GSX-S1000 platform, the new, Euro5 Katana produces 152PS at 11,000rpm and a broader spread of torque across the rev range than the preceding model, thanks to a new intake and exhaust camshaft, new valve springs, new exhaust, and a new airbox. All this is delivered smoothly via a new ride-by-wire throttle.

That smooth power delivery can be further controlled thanks to the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector system, with three selectable engine maps; all three deliver the same peak power, with mode A providing the sharpest, sportiest response, mode B a softer initial power delivery, and mode C delivering the softest response, ideal in wet and slippery conditions.

A bi-directional quickshifter makes swift work of gear changes and enhances performance on sporty rides, and there are five modes of traction control to choose from to keep things in check. Traction control can also be turned off.

Added controllability and increased performance also comes thanks to a new Suzuki Clutch Assist System, with a slipper clutch that mitigates the effect of engine braking when downshifting from high rpm.

Completing the electronics package is Suzuki’s handy easy start system and low RPM assist, which raises engine speed as the clutch lever is fed out, to aid slow speed control and prevent stalling.

The new Katana uses the same lightweight, twin-spar aluminium frame and GSX-R-derived swingarm, with fully-adjustable KYB front forks and a preload and rebound damping adjustable rear shock. Brembo monobloc calipers bite 310mm front discs, mounted to six-spoke, cast aluminium wheels shod with Dunlop SPORTMAX Roadsport2 tyres, custom engineered for Suzuki’s GSX-S platform.

The 2022 Katana will also come in new colours, with the sharp, angular bodywork that so obviously takes design cues from the original machine from the 1980s now finished in a dark matt blue, complemented by gold forks and wheels, while a dark grey iteration is set off by red wheels. A revised dash gets a new red ‘night mode’.

It will be available in dealerships in spring 2022.
NEW SUZUKI KATANA SHARPENED FOR 2022
NEW SUZUKI KATANA SHARPENED FOR 2022
NEW SUZUKI KATANA SHARPENED FOR 2022

Comments (0)

Post Categories

Featured Posts

03 Aug
Written by Bobby Beck

Benelli Week 2022

In the name of Jarno Saarinen
28 Jul
Written by Bobby Beck

Lando Norris & AlphaTauri Team spotted arriving on SYM Orbit scooters for the Monaco Grand Prix

SYM Scooters at Monaco Grand Prix
25 Jul
Written by Jonathan Hughes

Kawasaki covers the 400cc class bases in 2023

New Model's announced
14 Jul
Written by Bobby Beck

New Petrol Motorcycle/Scooter Sales Banned By 2035

Today as part of the Government's transport decarbonisation plan, it was announced that the sale of new petrol motorcycles and scooters will be banned in the UK from 2035.
06 Jul
Written by Bobby Beck

SYM UK ANNOUNCE MAXSYM TL MAXI SCOOTER WILL COME TO THE UK

SYM's answer to the TMAX

Why Robinsons Rochdale

We're here for whatever you need
Years Of Experience
Motorcycles and scooters are our passion. With over 50 years in the motorcycle industry we strive on customer satisfaction. Whether you are buying a 50cc moped or a Supercharged sports tourer then Robinsons of Rochdale is the place to go.
Finance Available
We can cater for all your finance requirements whether it be HP or PCP we offer competitive rates and great packages. We work with some of the leading finance companies and can offer packages up to 60 months with deposits from as low as £99.
Peace of Mind
We throughly inspect and extensively test all of our used motorcycles and scooters before delivery to ensure your safety and peace of mind.
Up to 3 years Warranty.
Up to 3 years warranty on selected new machines.