Suzuki reg­is­ters new Katana logo and name pro­tec­tion

Patent hints at de­sign

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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.

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