Suzuki registers new Katana logo and name protection
Patent hints at design
It’s not going to be the 1100cc road warrior you might be expecting with a name like Katana, but the turbo-charged motorcycle that we’ll get is very funky indeed.
Suzuki has filed a new trademark application with a logo attached, and it’s all around the name and logo ‘Katana’.
There’s no other details to tell you other than the logo and trademark name were registered in the USA and the move is fuelling speculation that the Recursion project (see below), which was a turbocharged concept bike originally shown at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show in Japan, IS the bike that will form part of Suzuki’s 2019/2020 model line-up and will get the Katana name along with the funky new logo.
We’ve already brought you a sneaky photo of a Suzuki planning screen which shows a GSX700T (where the T stands for Turbo and the 700 fits in with the original concept Recursion’s engine size of 588cc, given a slight tweak here and there) being part of a model line-up soon from the Japanese factory. And Suzuki recently filed a series of patents on the Recursion bike in very-finished, road legal form.
It’s worth pointing out that while this is all very exciting stuff, we might be picking up small snippets here and getting it all wrong. Suzuki previously revived the Katana brand in 2010 and nothing much happened that time… still, fingers crossed for something new, turbocharged and Recursion-y under the Katana name sometime soon.