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They need to reassign the Katana name to something that deverves it, namely the inline six. Anything less is a waste of a great name that was severly dragged through the mud with those silly jelly-bean bikes.
 

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Re: I canna' see her capt...

Maybe one of those Klingon "cloak of invisibility" things too...
 

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"The Katana line has had a legendary history of performance, innovation, and revolutionary styling that has propelled it into a class all its own."



I must have been asleep during that illustrious moment in motorcycing history. To call those ugly things 'legendary' takes more balls than the National League. I wonder why the 'legend' that never was is ending?
 

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I never understood how they were able to sell those butt-ugly things when the better-looking, same-engined Bandit 600 was available.



I'd like to see them put the 750's motor into a Bandit 750. That would strike a nice balance between the wheezy-down-low 600 and the pavement-ripping 1200. I miss 750's.
 

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You think they could be a Buell though?

Too bad about the Buells... Did you see my Bostrum Rules the Buells post... A classic flame...
 

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Methinks only one Katana - the first one - had interesting styling. The rest were pretty ordinary.



Wonder why the pretty ok looking RF900 was never refered to as a Katana considering the "oh so 5 yrs ago" tech of all Katana's since the first gen or two??
 

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Did you see the new UK/ Euro only 1200 Bandit.? I don't know why they kept the Katana around and got rid of the Bandito Grande` for the US. The second generation Bandits (like mine f'rinstance) were durn good bikes, looked better than these plastic eggs and ran better too. Plus you could build them stronger than a small block Chev. The perfect do it all motorcycle. Of course we don't get them or the GSX1400's. We get "booleevards"......



Just what we need, another V twin cruiser....
 

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You would think that Suzuki would just keep their old GSX-Rs around like Yamaha with the R6S and YZF-600R and just label them as Katanas. It'd make parts availability for their sport bikes and give a 'real' alternative sportbike and not something more along the lines of a slow sport tourer/standard.



Similar to Kawasaki's zzr600 idea.. Yamaha R6S, Honda F4i, etc.
 
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