THE LATEST GENERATION OF THE KATANA HAS BEEN revealed by Suzuki and the 2022 model receives minor changes. In terms of design, the Katana stays true to its roots with a blend of a retro and modern motorcycle, although it has received new colour schemes and graphics to increase the overall appeal. The bike shares its platform with the naked GSX-S1000. The Katana is powered by the same 998-cc fourcylinder motor that puts out 150 hp at 11,000 rpm and a peak torque of 108 Nm at 9,500 rpm. Small upgrades have been made to the camshaft profile, valve springs, and the bike also gets a new intake and exhaust system.
The main change comes in the form of the updated electronics suite. It gets three riding modes, ride-by-wire throttle, a bidirectional quick-shifter paired with a new Suzuki Clutch Assist System, and traction control with five settings. There is also an easy start system that will avoid stalling at low speeds.