Shizuoka/Japan: Suzuki Motorcycle India (Suzuki Motorcycle India) on Monday announced the launch of the 2022 Katana (2022 Katana) sports bike in the country. The company has launched the model in the Indian market at an ex-showroom price of Rs 13.61 lakh. This motorcycle will be brought to the Indian market as a CBU (Complete Built Unit). The name of this motorcycle is derived from the Japanese word katana, which means sword.
Engine Power and FeaturesThe new 2022 Katana bike with a 999-cm3 powertrain gets Suzuki’s Intelligent Ride System (SIRS), which comes with a variety of advanced electronic control systems. Its engine generates power of 148bhp and torque of 106Nm. The Intelligent Ride System (SIRS) comes with a variety of advanced electronic control systems including traction control, drive mode selector, ride-by-wire electronic throttle system and low RPM assist.
The Traction Control System comes with 5 Mode Settings (+ Off). The new Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) gives the option between three different modes. Which changes the output characteristics – especially when turning the throttle grip from a slightly open position to the top of the mid-speed range under acceleration to match the riding conditions or your preference. Low RPM assist suppresses engine stalls and helps ensure better control and handling in stop-and-go traffic.
With the new launch, Suzuki Motorcycle India aims to strengthen its large bike portfolio in the country. Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India, said in a statement, “The Katan reflects Suzuki’s commitment to fine-tuning every detail for the best of craftsmanship.”
Suzuki has suspended the Katana on USD front forks and a linked rear shock. The braking hardware consists of twin front discs and a single rear disc with dual-channel ABS. It rides on 17-inch alloys wrapped in 120/70 front and a 190/50 rear tyre.
Suzuki will offer the Katana in two colours: Metallic Mat Stellar Blue and Metallic Mystic Silver. Bookings for the bike will commence very soon across India. It rivals the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX and the BMW S 1000 XR.