July 5, 2022

The massive information from Suzuki at EICMA 2021 was that the Katana could be receiving some minor updates for subsequent 12 months. 

For starters, there’s a rise in peak energy from 147hp to 150hp. This has come about due to a brand new consumption and exhaust camshaft, valve springs, and a revised airbox and exhaust. Suzuki has additionally added a brand new slipper clutch, ride-by-wire throttle, and a bidirectional quick-shifter. 

Updates have additionally been made to the three modes on provide with the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector system. There isn’t any distinction in output energy throughout all three modes; nonetheless, the best way energy is delivered modifications, and the producer has refined this method for 2022. The five-level traction management system has additionally been tweaked. 

The opposite updates are minor compared; Autocar India reviews that the handlebar now sits on rubber mounts — which ought to cut back vibrations — and an up to date LCD instrumentation cluster has been added. 

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A close-up of the front half of the 2022 Kawasaki W800

The remainder of the bike stays unchanged. It continues to make use of the identical twin-spar aluminum body, absolutely adjustable KYB entrance forks, and a rear shock with preload and rebound adjustability. The Brembo calipers and discs have been carried over as nicely. 

General, the 2022 Suzuki Katana shouldn’t be drastically totally different from its predecessor, however the modifications make it a greater bike. Pricing data continues to be unavailable, however the producer has talked about that the bike will go on sale in Europe in Spring 2022.

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