’82 Katana in Oregon

1982 Suzuki GSX Katana For Sale on eBay

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!



Born in '64 outside of Belfast, became a Canadian when I was 12. First bike Kawasaki KM100. First street bike '77 CB400F. Owned about 25 bikes over the last 25 years, mostly Japanese. Currently 8 bikes in the garage covering the last 4 decades. Currently riding a newly restored '82 Yamaha RD350LC (in '81 white colours).

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2 Responses

  1. Dan Crouch says:

    This sucker is really cool. I need to make sure I don’t get a wild hair and get back on the freeway to Portland!


  2. John Hyry says:

    Still for sale? Asking price?