At the time, the bike Suzuki Katana, equipped with a 600-cubic inline four-strike engine was a great dream. The magnificent fairing, reliable engine and impeccable tourist reputation made it one of the best sellers of Suzuki. But as time goes on ... creating a successor to the legendary Katana, Suzuki has finished updating its extensive lineup. For more than twenty years, this has become a samurai and old men, who at night puts the jaw in a glass of water and pretty dull Katana uses instead of a crutch. The only advantage over competitors remained is just ridiculous price. But in 2008 things seriously reconsidered in Suzuki. Likely the guidance of Japanese company decided to force its engineers, digging in rather extensive corporate spare parts catalog, to create a miracle. And they gave new 650-cc inline four-strike engine which was borrowed from the updated Suzuki Bandit. In addition air-oil cooling remained in the past.
The progressive decisions replaced it: modern injection nozzles and liquid cooling. So it has increased the efficiency of the engine. Confirming these thoughts, creators claimed that on the same inertia in the low and medium speed can be forgotten, as well as about vibrations. Old gearbox also disappeared. Although today the 6-speed transmission is not something special, there is one more reason to be proud of this bike. It is all about hydraulic clutch. It is something very useful thanks to greater work of designer. Suzuki staff also claim that the duplex steel frame, in which they put the engine, developed literally from the zero, having spent a lot of money and man-hours. But anyway it reminds much the design of Suzuki Bandit frame.
Comfort is the main objective of the motorcycles. For this reason Kayaba Company is responsible for the suspension of the new bike. They offered consumers the comfort-minded 41-millimeter telescopic front fork and rear mono shock absorber. Iron is nice, but the look of any motorcycle creates fairing. The new product was too similar to the older brothers of the GSX-R family.