Suzuki Katana 3.0 concept revives the iconic bike from early 80s; it’s basically a redesigned GSX-S1000F
Suzuki has unveiled the katana 3.0 concept bringing back the memory of the iconic bike from early 80s. Designed by famous motorcycle designer Rodolfo Frascoli, the concept comes very stylish and eye-catching. But, the Katana 3.0 concept is basically a redesigned GSX-S1000F. While the concept model has already garnered attention, Suzuki is mulling the possibility of manufacturing this bike.
Speaking about the original Suzuki Katana, it was a stylish looking endurance race bike from 80’s. The concept model features sharp headlamps, sleek semi-fairing. So far, the motorcycle designer has done a nice job blending the sporty modern styling with retro elements. This concept bike evidently carries inspiration from the current crop of sportbikes from the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer.
Suzuki Katana 3.0 concept also gets a low sitting ergonomically designed rider seat that promises pretty comfortable riding stance. A redesigned narrow tail section comes with a sleek and compact LED taillight enhancing sporty its style further. The lean and mean looking concept bike also features a chunky exhaust. A completely blackened engine block area adds boldness to the concept bike.
It is yet to be confirmed whether Suzuki will start production of this concept model or not, but if it gets green signal, this bike is going to be a very attractive product from the Japanese brand. It could draw energy from the same 999 cc in-line four engine that does duty in the Suzuki GSX-S1000F. Coupled with 6-speed gearbox, the engine is capable of churning out 148 bhp of peak power at 10,000 rpm and 108 Nm of peak torque at 9,500 rpm.
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The Suzuki Katana 3.0 concept bike runs on black alloy wheels wrapped with meaty rubber. It gets large disc brake up front, while rear wheel features a disc brake too. Expect the production bike to receive twin-channel ABS, if it enters production. There will be a strong suspension setup as well.