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Offline Notsoaverageguy

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Re: 2019 Katana
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2019, 03:54:06 PM »
Well the Busa has a loyal following, thatís all I can say for the looks of that. Looks like it fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. Not that I think the zx14 is any better looking. What is it with these 2 bikes? Do they think people who want the baddest big bike have no taste in good looks? I got to tell you the H2 is not much  better in my book either. Enough of this thread for me. Going back to talking about Mona.
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Re: 2019 Katana
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2019, 06:31:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by ACL9000 [+]
Thatís not even remotely a similar bike to the Katana, though, so it isnít really a valid comparison. Iíd rather have an F-15 than the Katana; itís got *two* proven engines and even better aero than a ĎBusa, but it makes equally as little sense (none) to say so in this thread.

And no amount of positive qualities can wash away the shameful dishonor of such reprehensible ugliness. Hayabusas look like a melted plastic toy.

Aah, yo mama dates republicans.... :010:

Offline Scott in NH

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Re: 2019 Katana
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2019, 08:20:53 PM »
I remember walking into the Suzuki dealer in Daytona Beach (Fall 1980) to look at a GS450S after realizing I couldn't afford a GPz550, turned out I couldn't afford the 450 either  :153: and being smitten by the Katana that I had no idea was coming

They did an ok job on the new one, but I wasn't interested in waiting for it, and just like 1980 I prefer the Kawasaki anyway and this time I have the money! :046:

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Re: 2019 Katana
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2019, 12:02:19 PM »
Tank range puts me off. A gallon less than the RS and prob poorer mpg (135bhp), suggests a range of just over 100miles of spirited riding. This interest in reworking old classics is quite exciting. But says a lot about the target audience for bikes. Shame we'll  never see 2 stroke retros from Yamaha (would consider  2019 RD!).

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Re: 2019 Katana
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2019, 09:08:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ove [+]
Shame we'll  never see 2 stroke retros from Yamaha (would consider  2019 RD!).

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RD350 400 were a BLAST and scarry quick in there day  :005:
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Re: 2019 Katana
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2019, 03:15:13 AM »
*Originally Posted by ACL9000 [+]
:008: Suzuki is the Chinese scooter manufacturer of Japanese motorcycle manufacturers.

Chinese scooter won MotoGP Sunday, pretty impressive  :169:

By the way saw the new Katana on display while at COTA for the races and in person It looks pretty cool, I like it and think Suzuki did a great job of make a Retro bike.  :028:
« Last Edit: April 16, 2019, 03:16:44 AM by OKZ »
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Re: 2019 Katana
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2019, 03:48:11 AM »
*Originally Posted by OKZ [+]
Chinese scooter won MotoGP Sunday, pretty impressive  :169:

By the way saw the new Katana on display while at COTA for the races and in person It looks pretty cool, I like it and think Suzuki did a great job of make a Retro bike.  :028:

Poor ACL, he musta been whupped pretty good by a Suzuki some time back.  :008:

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Re: 2019 Katana
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2019, 04:12:39 AM »
Suzuki is I think one of the last to go on the retro styling phase....I looked at there offerings at the manufacture show a few months back and nothing really excited me about there line up...

This new Katana might just bring some buyers back to the fold....but I think perhaps it's a bit late......

But then again they did say that about Kawasaki and the Z900RS so who knows how they will sell once production ramps up?

Time will tell and the TEST reviews will be interesting to see as well!!

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Re: 2019 Katana
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2019, 05:38:13 AM »
Blah, not looking so good to me. To close to all the crunched alien insects mfg's are putting out. Just say no.
What is with all these bobbed rear ends that dont even come close to a tail section.  :110: All they had to do is put on a tail section representing the original a bit more... Bodywork looks like very wide around the perimeter frame. Porker.
If they could of kept it a littler truer as the Z900RS has done, well...  maybe.

Base it off of Wes Cooleys race superbike. Now that is a bike to lust after (with higher tubular handlebars).
Or the GS-ES 750 or 1100. My GS750ES rocked and I recently acquired a very good representation of it.



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