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If Suzuki Isn’t Teasing a New Katana, Then I Don’t Know What’s Going On Anymore…

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Here is the second teaser video from Suzuki, getting us hyped for a new motorcycle release at the INTERMOT show in Colgone, Germany. Like the first video, this one features a blacksmith creating a Japanese sword…a Katana, if you will.

As such, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to imagine that Suzuki’s teaser campaign is for anything other than the rebirth of the Katana motorcycle. We have seen the name trademarked in various markets, including the United States, there have been concept models of restomod creations shown at numerous times, including in Suzuki’s own show booths.

Lastly, there have been links to the Suzuki Recursion concept becoming the new Katana lineup, which would feature a turbocharged twin-cylinder engine.

With Suzuki set to drop a new Hayabusa later this year, along with new version of the GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 sport bikes, a new Katana would be a bit crowded in the new bike lineup, but it certainly would show a bold move from Suzuki…and Suzuki right now needs a bold move.

As we’re fond of saying, time will tell. Stay tuned to Asphalt & Rubber, we will be reporting live from INTERMOT this year, and bringing you all the new models that debut in Germany.

Source: Suzuki (YouTube)

Jensen Beeler

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