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2022 Suzuki Katana Is Now a More Powerful Sword, Sleek as Ever
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2022 Suzuki Katana Is Now a More Powerful Sword, Sleek as Ever
24 Nov First Look

As with any proper new model year update, the Japanese have focused on giving the Katana more power. They’ve fitted a new intake and exhaust, new valve springs, and a new airbox, and they’ve ended up squeezing 152 ps of power at 11,000 rpm, and “a broader spread of torque across the rev range.”

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The engine of the GSX-S1000 platform-based ride comes with three setups that, even if they don’t change the amount of peak power, are meant to cater to different riding needs.

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We’ve got mode A for sporty response, B for softer initial power delivery, and C to be used in wet or slippery conditions. They are backed by five modes for the traction control system.

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The bike will continue to use the GSX-R-derived swingarm and aluminum frame and will pair those with fully-adjustable KYB front forks, Brembo brakes, and six-spoke wheels wearing Dunlop tires specifically designed for the model.

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For 2022, Suzuki will also throw into the mix new looks, coming as a new dark matt blue color scheme meant to be reminiscent of the original Katana. That’s paired in turn with gold forks and wheels, but we’re also promised a grey variant of the bike riding on red wheels.

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Suzuki says the new Katana will be available at the dealership in the spring of next year, but doesn’t say anything about price changes.

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