One of Suzuki’s most popular models, the comeback of the Katana at the 2018 EICMA show met with a positive response. But, with its 999cc engine, it sits somewhat alone in the range next to the identical GSX-S and GSX-R models.
That might be subject to change. Suzuki is busy developing a nameplate into a multi-displacement range. The range will maintain all the neo-retro style into a more compact model.
The original Katana is based on the Suzuki GSX-S1000, and the Suzuki Katana 125R is based on the Suzuki GSX-S125. It would be priced at around £4,000 in the UK market.
Sadly, this model is probably only for the Japanese market. It is the only market where Katana has positive sales results.
Nevertheless, Suzuki GSX-S125 is on the European market, so that fact gives little hope that the Katana 125R may be easy to launch in this market, given the similarities between the two bikes.
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Source: Visor Down