Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Toowoomba, QLD, AU
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The Katana is a GSX-S1000 more or less, of course it's going to be great.
Aesthetics are subjective, i personally dislike the blocky look of the 80's. I also rock the F model GSX-S and it appeals more to me than the naked.
I don't think Japan make a good looking naked bike. I mean, they would be great if other things didn't exist like MV Augusta Brutale, Ducati Monsters etc.
KTM are on crack, weird angular shapes and terrible colour schemes. Orange... really...
The issue is price. Here in Australia i bought the GSX-S1000F for $15,490 ride away. That's the Suzuki national rrp for 2018 run out models and 2019 pre orders.
I believe the Katana is $18,990. Other than styling and a colour display, where is the $3,500 going?
Same engine, brakes, suspension, ABS, traction control, exhaust more or less. It makes the GSX-S appear to be an even better buy in my opinion.
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