Suzuki GSX-S 1000 S Katana

The new Suzuki KATANA – sharper than ever

Suzuki revises the Katana for the coming year

Suzuki Katana 2022Photos: Suzuki

Revision of the Suzuki Katana 2022

For the 2022 model year, the Suzuki KATANA has been significantly revised. The Euro 5-compliant engine impresses with an even fuller torque curve, and numerous new assistance systems support the driver. The new colour concept and the equipment with premium components underline the value of the vehicle.

Powerful high-performance four-cylinder
The new Suzuki KATANA is powered by the fundamentally revised engine of the GSX-R1000. The high-performance four-cylinder engine draws 152 hp from its 999 cubic centimetres of displacement and impresses with a significantly more balanced performance and torque curve. While high torque is already available at low speeds, the maximum power has increased by 1000 rpm. Good drivability is thus combined with sporty revving pleasure.

State-of-the-art assistance systems
With the latest generation of the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.), the driver receives a package of electronic assistance systems that enable perfect driving pleasure in all conditions. As standard, the new KATANA is equipped with the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), which offers three driving modes. In addition, there is the switchable, five-stage traction control (STCS), e-gas, bidirectional quick shifter, Suzuki Easy-Start system, Low-RPM-Assist for easier starting and, of course, ABS.

Lightweight sports chassis for maximum agility
The compact, lightweight chassis is designed for agility. This makes the KATANA particularly suitable for sporty country road trips and joyrides through the city. An upright sitting position and the comfortable seat height of 825 millimetres underline the everyday demands. The high-quality chassis stands for safe road holding with sporty driving comfort. The 43 USD fork from KYB is fully adjustable, the lever-hinged central strut can be adjusted in spring preload and rebound damping. Safe deceleration is ensured by a supersport-level braking system with 320cc double disc and monobloc calipers from Brembo.

Multifunctional instrument cluster
The brightness-adjustable LCD instrument cluster offers a wide range of information in a compact format. The well thought-out layout offers a quick recording of the displayed values. Clear LED indicators for important vehicle functions flank the display.

Full LED lighting system
The lighting system of the KATANA relies entirely on LED technology. The powerful light cone of the headlight ensures clear illumination of the road and good visibility. The combined LED rear light is characterized by sharp lines and a unique light pattern. The discreet LED turn signals are located on the license plate holder attached to the swingarm, which contributes to the clean, taut look of the rear section.

Colour concept
The unmistakable design language of the KATANA is given a fresh look by new paint finishes and trim, while at the same time emphasizing the value of the vehicle. While the colors of the 2020 KATANA referred to the roots of the model, the current plain colors and matt surfaces of the KATANA 2022 underline the modernity of the vehicle concept. The fork is now golden, the swingarm gray, and the coating of the rims follows the respective color scheme. In Germany, the new KATANA will be delivered in the colours Metallic Mat Stellar Blue and Solid Iron Gray.

Availability and price
The KATANA will be available at authorized dealers in Germany from early summer 2022. The RRP of Suzuki Deutschland GmbH is 14,200 euros, plus transfer costs.