Author Topic: Thoughts on new Katana  (Read 93 times)

Offline au_gsr600

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 166
Thoughts on new Katana
« on: 27 November, 2018, 01:16:39 »
Hi to all  after seeing the new katana  i was very let down just wondering on others thoughts

Offline biker

  • Global Moderator
  • Biking King
  • *
  • Posts: 4925
Re: Thoughts on new Katana
« Reply #1 on: 27 November, 2018, 12:28:43 »
I think it is Ok, there are a lot worse looking bikes out there but I was a bit underwhelmed when I first saw it. Certainly not a patch on the old Katana.
Move on be brave don't weep at my grave because I'm no longer here, but please never let your memories of me disappear.

The Spirit Carries On. Dream Theatre

Offline sheldimus

  • Moderator
  • Biking King
  • *
  • Posts: 2875
  • If something is hard to do, it's not worth doing.
Re: Thoughts on new Katana
« Reply #2 on: 06 December, 2018, 11:07:32 »
I'm not sure I see the point.
The original was very of it's time and looked like an 80's bike.

So the new version still looks like that and just doesn't seem to fit into the current line up. ::)
How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain.
Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?!

Marriage is like a coffin and each kid is another nail..

Offline Porky

  • Moderator
  • Biking King
  • *
  • Posts: 7314
  • Life is supposed to get easier as you Age- lol
Re: Thoughts on new Katana
« Reply #3 on: 06 December, 2018, 19:45:16 »
slightly off topic BUT, found out they are ceasing production of the Busa, the original Superbike, 200mph jobbie in it's hayday, then they limited the later ones, to 160 or something, enough for any road.

Offline speedymax

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 75
Re: Thoughts on new Katana
« Reply #4 on: 08 December, 2018, 14:16:17 »
Isn't the new Katana a GSX1000 in different clothing?



I read as well that a new Busa that complies with the Euro4 emissions laws is likely to come out circa 2020, probably a bit tamer than the original though unless they go after Kawasaki with a rival to the H2r