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An exotic blend of heritage, styling, and engineering—the refined 2024 Suzuki KATANA is poised to revolutionize your cherished motorcycle collection.

Named after the legendary samurai sword, the KATANA retains its iconic design and features technical updates designed to enhance the riding pleasure of this distinctive motorcycle.

The 2024 KATANA gains more peak power, new Ride-by-Wire electronic throttle bodies, and Bi-directional Quick Shift System. This modern beauty now hosts the latest Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) that includes the three-mode Suzuki Drive Mode Selector and the updated, five-mode Advanced Traction Control System* plus the convenient Easy Start and Low RPM Assist systems.

The new KATANA offers discerning owners a centerpiece to express individuality, passion, and appreciation for creativity within the realm of motorcycles. Elevate Your Collection with this limited-run masterpiece.


Get 2 years or your first 3 services through KATANA Premium Care FREE with purchase of the 2024 KATANA.*

Elevate Your Collection

Receive a collectible 24”x24” KATANA Digital Lithograph included with purchase.

Originally illustrated by renowned artist Makoto Endo

Additional Features

The KATANA’s long-stroke GSX-R-based engine is refined to produce a broad, smooth torque curve through the full rev-range with increased peak horsepower.

  • This engine provides predictable and controllable throttle response with abundant top-end power to help provide the rider an exciting, responsive, and rewarding riding experience.

New camshaft profiles decrease lift and valve overlap to not only improve emissions, but balance the engine’s performance and drivability, enhancing rider control.

  • New valve springs are calibrated to the new camshafts to aid performance and improve durability.

The cam chain tensioner and tension adjuster are updated to reduce friction and improve durability.

Suzuki’s legendary Twin Swirl Combustion Chamber (TSCC) design is machined into the cylinder head that, with the flat-top pistons, achieves an optimal 12.2:1 compression ratio that helps deliver a broad spread of power throughout the entire rev range.

Aluminum pistons, engineered with the use of Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis, are cast for optimal rigidity and weight.

  • Ventilation holes between the cylinders reduce pumping loss within the crankcase so the engine can deliver more power and torque.
  • Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM)–plated cylinders integrated into the upper crankcase reduce friction and improve heat transfer and durability.

The engine finish is revised to present an even stronger image of quality while the design of the engine covers (clutch, stator, and drive sprocket) is updated with a new shape and finish.

New electronic throttle bodies are used on the KATANA, so engine response is smooth and controlled, especially when the rider is applying the throttle to accelerate out of a corner.

  • These new Ride-by-Wire throttle bodies provide precise control for the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), Traction Control (TC), and Bi-directional Quick Shift system (QS).
  • Long-tip, 10-hole fuel injectors on each throttle body improve fuel atomization, while the automatic Idle Speed Control (ISC) improves cold starting and stabilizes the engine idle.

The air cleaner has an internal structure that contributes to increased engine performance while maintaining the exciting intake sound that the KATANA is renowned for.

Retaining the under-chassis design, sharp looks, and the exciting note of the prior generation’s system, the KATANA’s new stainless steel, 4-2-1 exhaust system is completely redesigned and tuned.

  • Behind the header pipes, the redesigned mid-chamber contains a second catalytic converter to help ensure emissions compliance, a low center-of-gravity, and good exhaust flow to help the engine deliver a strong low- to mid-range punch with an exciting rush to redline.

A refined Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) valve manages flow from the mid-chamber into the sculpted muffler that has a pleasing appearance that’s not common to under-chassis exhausts while creating an exciting, distinctive sound.

  • With the catalytic converters located in the mid-chamber, KATANA riders can fit an EPA or CARB-compliant silencer from suppliers such as Yoshimura R & D, USA.

The digital ignition fires iridium-type spark plugs that increase spark strength and combustion efficiency, contributing to higher power, more linear throttle response, easier engine start-up, and a more stable idle. These quality components also last longer than conventional spark plugs.

The fairing efficiently guides cooling air to the high-capacity curved radiator.

  • A thermostatically controlled cooling fan helps ensure lower coolant temperatures when riding in slow-moving traffic. The design also deflects hot air away from the rider at speed.

Additional heat is removed from the engine via the use of a lightweight and compact liquid-cooled oil cooler (like those used on certain GSX-R models).

Like a GSX-R1000, the KATANA’s race-proven, six-speed, close-ratio transmission features vertically staggered shafts to reduce overall engine length.

The precise shift linkage helps the rider easily and quickly select the best gear for the riding conditions.

  • A unique, new gear position sensor sends shifter movement data to the ECM, so the Bi-directional Quick Shift system precisely responds to the rider’s actions. This new design creates an even more positive feel at the shift lever on both upshifts and downshifts. Plus, the new design is less prone to damage on tip-overs. The gearshift cam, shift shaft and clutch release cam were also revised to support the function of the new, bi-directional Quick Shift system.

The latest version of the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) clutch is fitted to the KATANA. More than ever before, the SCAS clutch increases plate pressure under acceleration, yet acts as a slipper clutch to smooth the engine response during engine braking and corner entry.

  • This large-diameter, wet, multi-plate clutch uses a precise cable-activated release, providing the rider with a light pull that also has superb friction-point feel.

The strong, RK-supplied 525 drive chain uses O-rings to preserve internal lubrication, so power is transmitted smoothly and quietly.

Suzuki’s proven, twin-spar aluminum frame design helps to ensure the KATANA’s nimble handling and great road holding ability. The main spars are straight from the steering head to the swingarm pivot, which is ideal for achieving high rigidity and light weight.

The sturdy aluminum-alloy swingarm comes straight from the GSX-R1000. It is ruggedly braced and helps to ensure great road holding ability, together with superbike looks.

Connected to the swingarm is a link-type rear suspension, with a single shock absorber that features spring preload, and is seven-way adjustable with rebound damping force adjustment.

Extending from the swingarm is a satellite rear fender that hugs the tire and holds the license plate mount and light and turn signals. The KATANA’s satellite rear fender is first on a Suzuki sportbike as it eliminates parts that normally extend from under the seat to give the tail section cleaner lines and a tough, lighter look.

The 43mm inverted KYB fork has adjustable compression and rebound damping, plus spring preload adjustment with a generous 120 mm (4.7 inches) of front wheel travel.

To enhance the appearance of the new blue body color, the KATANA’s outer fork tubes are changed from black to a gold-anodized finish.

Unique to the Suzuki KATANA and GSX-S1000 models, the gold-painted TRP six-spoke, lightweight, cast aluminum wheels look great and contribute to the bike’s nimble handling and sporty performance.

Dunlop’s Roadsport 2 radial tires (120/70ZR17 at the front and a wide 190/50ZR17 at the rear) are custom engineered to perform optimally on the KATANA, providing great grip in dry or wet conditions, faster warm-up, and long tread life.

These wheels and tires work in harmony with refined front and rear suspension settings to help realize the great grip, stability and nimble handling demanded for sporty performance, while also contributing to a comfortable ride.

The dual front brakes have fully floating 310mm discs and Brembo Monobloc calipers with four 32mm opposed pistons.

The front brakes are complemented by a 240mm rear disc brake with a Nissin single-piston caliper.

Both the front and rear brakes are connected to a compact Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)** controller to help match stopping force to the available traction.

The KATANA features an upright riding position for greater comfort and control. This reasonable sport riding position is the result of a carefully crafted relationship between the handlebar, footrests, and seat.

  • A new, rubber-mounted, matte black tapered cast-aluminum handlebar has a special rise and bend that is unique to the KATANA and helps contribute to the exceptional riding ergonomics.
  • The handlebar’s construction and clamping system damps vibration well, so the ride feels smooth at the rider’s hands.
  • Compared to other sportbikes, the KATANA offers more comfort with an upright posture that makes it easier for the rider to steer the front end with less effort.

The black finish on the shifter, rear brake, and both hand levers match the KATANA’s performance nature of the motorcycle.

  • The front brake lever features a multi-step adjuster that permits quick adjustment of the lever’s distance from the grip.

*The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.

**Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

The KATANA’s reasonable sport riding position is set by the rider’s reach to the handlebars plus the distance between the seat and footrests, which is comfortably more than other motorcycles in its class.

The reasonable seat height of 32.5 inches (825mm) plus the shape of the seat and how it blends into the fuel tank allow the rider to plant their feet firmly on the ground at stops.

The passenger portion of the seat provides comfortable accommodations with its large base, ample foam, grab strap, and height, which offers a good view over the rider’s shoulder.

Expressing its exceptional quality, the 2024 KATANA rolls out in a new Metallic Matte Stellar Blue scheme (YUA) that has a deep blue main color with gold-tone suspension components and wheels.

A new, custom-designed ignition key sporting the KATANA logo on the hilt aims to instill pride of ownership.

The frame-mounted half-fairing houses a vertically stacked LED headlight that has a unique, rectangular shape. To the sides of the headlight are LED position lights to improve the KATANA’s visibility to other traffic while accentuating the angular styling.

Mounted outboard of the radiator are the front LED turn signals that have clear lenses with amber illumination. The KATANA was the first US specification Suzuki motorcycle to be equipped with LED turn signals. These turn signals were specifically designed to comply with DOT regulations while contributing to the KATANA’s unique appearance.

The LED taillight is mounted high at the back of the seat for excellent visibility and in key with the bike’s clean, trim tail section.

The KATANA’s satellite rear fender houses the LED license plate illumination lamp and the rear LED turn signals.

  • With lower electrical draw than conventional lighting, the new LED headlights, position lights, turn signals and taillight complement the KATANA’s sharp, angular styling while improving both visibility and durability.

The oil-cooled, three-phase charging system provides ample power (385W at 5,000 RPM) for the KATANA’s maintenance-free battery and ride-enhancing electronics.

Suzuki’s Easy Start System requires just a simple touch of the starter button to fire up the engine (without pulling the clutch lever if the transmission is in neutral).

The KATANA’s new Computer Area Network (CAN) style wire harness functions as an interconnected information network, rather than using a more complex and slower conventional wiring harness.

  • The CAN-wiring system enables the motorcycle’s various sensors and microcontrollers to communicate instantaneously with each other.
  • With fewer wires, CAN-wiring lets the KATANA be lighter and simpler and provides a way for the advanced components – like the electronic throttle bodies and bi-directional quick shifter – to communicate faster with the ECM.

The KATANA’s new Computer Area Network (CAN) style wire harness functions as an interconnected information network, rather than using a more complex and slower conventional wiring harness.

  • The CAN-wiring system enables the motorcycle’s various sensors and microcontrollers to communicate instantaneously with each other.
  • With fewer wires, CAN-wiring lets the KATANA be lighter and simpler and provides a way for the advanced components – like the electronic throttle bodies and bi-directional quick shifter – to communicate faster with the ECM.

A new 32-bit ECM provides state-of-the-art engine management that contributes to the operation and optimization of the KATANA’s electrical and S.I.R.S. components.

Using a high-visibility LCD display, the KATANA’s brightness-adjustable instrument cluster, packs a wide range of useful information into a compact module positioned at the center of the large-diameter handlebars.

The instrument’s exclusive KATANA-oriented graphics and white backlighting create a high-quality appearance that will instill pride of ownership, and the information readouts are easy for the rider to recognize.

  • The rider can change the instrument panel’s backlight brightness is six steps.
  • The LCD panel plays a brief custom animation when the ignition key is turned on, celebrating the KATANA’s legacy, and providing anticipation of the ride to come.

The LCD readouts include:

  • Speedometer and tachometer, odometer with twin tripmeters, gear position, fuel gauge, clock, battery voltage and service reminder.
  • Specialized information includes real-time fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, riding range, and lap timer functions.
  • S.I.R.S. related information includes the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) setting, Quick Shift (ON/OFF) and Traction Control mode.

The main LCD panel is flanked by LED indicators for the turn signals, high beam, malfunction, traction control*, ABS**, plus coolant temperature and oil pressure alerts.

The KATANA is equipped with Suzuki innovative multifunction handlebar switches that are laid out to maximize operating ease and efficiency.

  • The rider can use the LCD panel information and the mode/set switch on the left handlebar to change Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) settings.
  • The right handlebar switch has a poly-function rocker switch that not only serves as a traditional engine stop- and start-button but also activates the Easy Start System.

New to the KATANA is the inclusion of the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) that provides the rider a choice of three different engine power output modes. All three modes deliver maximum engine output but provide different throttle response and torque characteristics when accelerating.

  • These three modes (A, B, and C) provide the rider a quick and easy way to alter the KATANA’s power delivery characteristic to match his or her riding style, or adjust to changing weather, road, and other conditions.
    • Mode A (Active) is for active, sporty use that delivers the sharpest throttle response as the rider opens the throttle. Mode A’s torque characteristics are finely tuned to deliver exciting acceleration when hitting the throttle hard, such as when participating in track day events or enjoying a sporty run on clean, winding roads in good weather.
    • Mode B (Basic) is for general, all-around riding, as it features softer throttle response and a more linear power delivery curve as the rider opens the throttle. Settings are tuned to fit a wide range of riding styles and conditions and to help suit the bike to typical riding situations.
    • Mode C (Comfort) offers a softer throttle response and more gentle torque characteristics, with power increasing in a directly linear fashion as the throttle is opened. This mode is useful when riding on wet or slippery surfaces, or when the rider desires a relaxing, comfortable ride.
  • Using the mode and select switches on the left handlebar, the rider can change SDMS modes while riding. The mode settings are clearly displayed on the LCD instrument panel.

The new, advanced Ride-by-Wire Electronic Throttle System leverages the capability of the KATANA’s 32-bit ECM and CAN-style wire harness to precisely control engine output relative to throttle action.

  • This precision allows the throttle body action to be tuned to best match each of the SDMS modes. The result is a controllable, linear power delivery that responds faithfully to the rider’s intentions, whether commuting or enjoying a sporty ride on a winding road.

The updated, five-mode Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS) continuously monitors front- and rear- wheel speed, engine RPM, throttle position and gear position to adjust engine output to prevent undesired rear wheel spin, helping maintain traction and power delivery to the road.

  • Compared to the three-mode system on the 2020 KATANA, this five-mode version of STCS features a wider selection of sensitivity to better accommodate a variety of riding conditions, styles, and rider experience. The system can also be turned off when preferred. The higher the mode number, the quicker STCS intervenes to limit rear wheel spin.
  • The STCS modes are displayed on the LCD instrument panel and can be changed on-the-fly, using the left handlebar switch. When the system is trimming power to prevent wheel spin, the TC icon in the center of the instrument panel will illuminate and flash.

The new Bi-directional Quick Shift System (QS) allows the KATANA rider to shift up or down quickly and easily, without operating the clutch.

  • To ensure smooth upshifts QS automatically interrupts power delivery just long enough to produce smooth, almost uninterrupted acceleration. When decelerating, the system automatically opens the throttle valves just enough to increase rpm and match engine speed to the next lower gear. The result of this hands-free, automatic blipping function combines seamlessly with engine braking to create a highly satisfying experience when downshifting.
    • The bi-directional QS works seamlessly in concert with SDMS to bring riders even greater riding enjoyment.
    • Performance of the KATANA’s SACS-style assist & slipper clutch ensures even smoother up- and down-shifts when using QS or manual clutch operation.
    • A unique, new gear position sensor sends shifter movement data to the ECM, so the Bi-directional Quick Shift system precisely responds to the rider’s actions.

The Suzuki Easy Start System lets the rider start the motorcycle with a simple press of the starter button. There is no need to pull in the clutch lever when the transmission is in neutral, and the starter motor automatically disengages, the instant the engine fires up.

The Low RPM Assist System seamlessly increases engine speed to smooth the power delivery when launching from a standing start or riding at low speeds, which helps ensure smooth operation in stop-and-go traffic. The system also minimizes the possibility of the rider stalling the motorcycle during take-off.

A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories are available, such as a meter visor (acts as a sport screen), billet clutch and brake levers, axle-spools, fuel tank and engine cover protectors, clip-on tank bags, plus a selection of KATANA logo apparel.

12-month, unlimited mileage limited warranty. Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).

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