’82 Katana in Oregon
The classic Suzuki Katana 1000, this bike really broke the mold for Japanese bikes!
The bike was basically a GS1100 with funky styling , by a gentleman named Hans Muth, and unveiled at the 1980 Cologne Motor Show.
The U.S got the bike in the 1000cc form (to meet U.S superbike rules) and the rest of the world got the 1100 motor. At 89″ long and 511lbs (dry) this was a big bike!
Yoshimura raced one in AMA superbike in the States with Wes Cooley and Dave Aldana on board with some podium finishes but with many mechanical problems.
The model continued until ’83 with limited changes, mostly cosmetic , these things have reached cult status in the U.K and of course Japan.
This bike looks really nice!
Very low miles (7,315 miles!), very clean and pretty much stock except for the nice Vance and Hines pipe.
If I only had the cash I would be all over this bike, but my marriage would also be all over!