Suzuki Cuts To The Chase
Suzuki presented the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum with a new 2020 KATANA on the opening day of the AIMExpo. The presentation coincided with Suzuki’s return of an original 1982 GSX1100S Katana which the company had borrowed from the museum to support the new version’s U.S. arrival.
“It’s been an honor having Barber’s 1982 Katana with us for the yearlong celebration of the new KATANA,” said Suzuki VP of Sales & Marketing Kerry Graeber. “Being able to showcase a pristine, perfect Katana alongside the all-new model was an idea we had and we greatly appreciate that our friends at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum helped us achieve that vision.”
Graeber presented Jeff Ray, Executive Director of the Barber Museum, with the new KATANA in the model’s traditional silver livery to permanently display in the Alabama museum alongside the original. Suzuki also showed the new model in Solid Black for the first time in the U.S. at AIMExpo. Both colorways will be available in dealers starting in November at $13,499 MSRP.
If you missed seeing the Katana at AIMExpo, here is the debut at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show last November: