The wait is finally over! the speculations and rumours of the Katana making its way into the Indian market have finally come to an end, as Suzuki Motorcycle India launches Katana at Rs 13.61 lakhs. From adventure-focused V-Strom 650 to India’s favourite racing bike Hyabusa, Suzuki is known for its unique offerings in the high-end bike segment. Today, with the launch of the new 2022 Katana, Suzuki has omitted the void of a naked litre-class motorcycle. Developed under the product concept, ‘Forging a New Street Legend’, Suzuki aspires to keep Katana sporty yet classic proposition.

The Katana is powered by a 999cc, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 150bhp and 106 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated with a six-speed gearbox. Suzuki has provided a long list of necessary electronic features to tame such a powerful machine to amplify the riding experience. The bike comes with Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.), which features Suzuki Traction Control System (S.T.C.S.), Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S.D.M.S.), Ride-by-Wire Electronic Throttle System, Low R.P.M. Assist and Suzuki Easy Start System. Moreover, S.T.C.S. offers 5-different riding modes to suit personal riding styles.

We feel proud to announce the launch of the KATANA in India. The KATANA reflects Suzuki’s ongoing commitment to fine craftsmanship and its willingness to sweat every detail to get them right. The launch is a part of our strategy to solidify our big bike portfolio in the country. We received a lot of queries from motorcycle enthusiasts after showcasing the KATANA in the last auto expo. It is basis the positive feedback of our potential customers that we decided to introduce the KATANA in India. We are confident that the KATANA will be able to make its own cult following in India too.”says Mr. Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd.

The motorcycle features a multi-functional LCD instrument cluster with adjustable brightness. The ride quality is taken care of with Telescopic oil-damped USD forks at the front and a linkage-type mono-shock at the rear. On the braking department, the bike gets a twin-disc setup at the front and a single disc at the rear. We haven’t ridden the bike yet, so we reserve our judgment, but on paper, it looks pretty promising.