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Suzuki to show new Katana, classics, at London bike show

  • Ancient and modern: Best of Suzies for London show
  • Return of the Katana – a new take on the 1980’s
  • Scooters and trail bikes on the stand, too
SUZUKI ON SHOW IN LONDON: New machines, some classics and specials, on the stand. Images: Suzuki UK
SUZUKI ON SHOW IN LONDON: New machines – including a new Katana – some classics and specials, will be on the stand. Images: Suzuki UK

LONDON, England – Suzuki’s 2019 Katana will top the upcoming London Motorcycle Show (Feb 15-17 2019 – the new bikes to be shown alongside the original 1981 machine.

The bikemaker says the coming Katana will be an evolution of the 1980s iconand will reach European showrooms in the next couple of months, its styling ”heavily influenced” by the original but slung on a ”thoroughly modern” chassis and engine.

It will also have a three-mode traction control system.

SUZUKI ON SHOW IN LONDON: New machines, some classics and specials, on the stand. Images: Suzuki UK
SUZUKI ON SHOW IN LONDON: New machines, some classics and specials, on the stand. Images: Suzuki UK

Also on show will be a limited-edition (50 units) Buildbase Suzuki GSX-R1000R race replica decked out with an assortment of Yoshimura components and Suzuki accessories, among them engine case savers, brake and clutch lever guards, paddock stand bobbins, double-bubble screen, pillion seat cowl, tank protector and fuel cap trim.

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There will also be a Yoshimura R11 exhaust and mirror blanks ready for track use and the deal will (in the UK, at least) include an Ogio kit bag, paddock stand, bike cover, and GSX-R garage mat.

From Suzuki’s adventure range will be the V-Strom 650XT, currently available (UK) with a-complimentary top box. The street range will be represented by the SV650 and GSX-S1000, plus the learner-friendly GSX-S125 and GSX-R125.

SUZUKI ON SHOW IN LONDON: New machines, some classics and specials, on the stand. Images: Suzuki UK
SUZUKI ON SHOW IN LONDON: New machines, some classics and specials, on the stand. Images: Suzuki UK

Suzuki’s scooter range will be partly represented by the latest Burgman 400.

On the classic front, Suzuki will also bring an original Bandit 600, restored to showroom condition by Suzuki apprentices at the company’s training centre in England – as well as Kevin Schwantz’s 1989 Pepsi Suzuki RGV500.

  • For more information on the Suzuki range and details on its current offers, click here.
SUZUKI ON SHOW IN LONDON: New machines, some classics and specials, on the stand. Images: Suzuki UK
SUZUKI ON SHOW IN LONDON: New machines, some classics and specials, on the stand. Images: Suzuki UK

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