Suzuki Motor Corporation unveiled the KATANA at the INTERMOT Motorcycle Expo in Cologne, Germany and Suzuki Motor of America announced its remaining 2019 street models. Led by the new café racer inspired SV650X and adventure- and tour-ready, accessorized V-Strom XT models, Suzuki’s enhanced line of 2019 motorcycle and ATVs offers the perfect model for riders of all tastes, skill and experience levels.
The original Katana 1100, introduced in 1981, combined in-line four cylinder big-bore sportbike performance with never-seen before styling that set a new benchmark in motorcycle aesthetics. Now paying tribute to that original breathtaking look, the new KATANA combines modern, state of the art performance with a retro, yet completely contemporary stance that harkens back to the original. Coming as a 2020 model, the KATANA will be available in 2019.
The new café racer-styled V-twin SV650X immediately joins the Suzuki family loaded with new capabilities, a classic, yet fresh look and a personality that make for an exciting ride ideally suited for urban roads, endless twists or even the racetrack.
Riders looking for added escape and inspiration will love the new V-Strom 1000XT Adventure and V-Strom 650XT Touring models. Now available with a host of useful adventure and touring accouterments, both V-Strom XT models can cross town – or the country – with ease.
Built to thrill new riders with fun and reliability, the new, urban athlete GSX250R ABS debuts with features that continue its value sportbike positioning as it becomes the most intelligent choice in its class, thanks to the addition of ABS.
In addition, significant upgrades are applied to the GSX-R1000R and GSX-R1000X models and the SV650/650 ABS V-twin sportbikes while the GSX-S1000 and GSX-S750Z/750 ABS sportbikes, the V-Strom 1000 and 650/650XT models, the line of Boulevard cruisers, the Burgman scooters, and the classically styled TU250X all return with daring new eye candy, including colors and graphics.