Suzuki has announced that the Katana will be made available in the United States in November, 2019 with an MSRP of $13,499. The 2020 Suzuki Katana will be available in two colors, the original Metallic Mystic Silver that we rode during the Katana First Ride earlier this year, or the Glass Sparkle Black version.
Information on the new Katana can be found scattered across the internet so we will spare you the rehash of the same details you have already read about. The new Katana is an homage to the original model which has become an icon for Suzuki during the past 39 years. As with most retro bikes, the new version is infused with better engine, chassis, and rider assist technology that is intended to make this motorcycle an exciting street bike that is equal parts comfortable and sporty with enough performance potential to keep even the most ham-fisted speed freaks entertained. We have been gushing over this bike for quite a while but the ultimate measure of its success will lie in the willingness of you, the consumer, to go out and buy it.
So, here are a few basic truths about the Katana that have the potential to make it the hit Suzuki hopes it will become. First of all, the bike looks pretty cool. Although this is one of many retro themed motorcycles on the market these days, the new Katana has managed to stay true to its original, unique, and funky design, with a modern twist. The second truth is that it has been infused with a legitimate GSX-R1000 engine so it has potential to be a really impressive bike if it arrives un-neutered. And now the final piece of the puzzle is that Suzuki will be offering it at $13,499.