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1983 Suzuki Katana 1100


1983 Suzuki Katana 1100 Pictures
Seats were divided; one color on the front half, another color at the rear.
Seats were divided; one color on the front half, another color at the rear.

The 1983 Suzuki Katana's bizarre styling set new standards for strangeness in motorcycles, from its half-moon front fender to its dual tone seat. But is was hardly "all show no go," as the 1100-cc four featured double overhead cams and four valves per cylinder.

Handling was aided by a stiff suspension with antidive forks.
Handling was aided by a stiff suspension with antidive forks.
The half-moon fenders helped create the Katana's unique, modern look.
The half-moon fenders helped create the Katana's unique, modern look.
The Katana integrated its speedometer and tachometer into a single gauge pod.
The Katana integrated its speedometer and tachometer into a single gauge pod.

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