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    The New Katana

    Has anybody heard what the likely pricing of the bike will be. Given it's a fancy GSXR1000S I was hoping that it would be similar.
    Gone riding!

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    Senior Member NSW Tomcat's Avatar
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    Hi pkay
    Given it’s a re-fairning’ed GSX-S1000 I’m hoping they keep it realistic around $15,990.

    Too much more than that for same hardware and Hoping on the namesakes coat tails would just be having a lend at our expense.

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    The same thing happened with the Z900Rs retro kwaka..
    It to was based around the Z900 at 13K.
    Ended up with an RRP of 18k...
    Inside information suggests the new kat will be in the 18-20k rannge......
    83 Suzuki Katana 1000sd...82 Suzuki Katana 1000s...80 Kawasaki Z1R Mk11...
    83 Kawasaki 750 Turbo...07 Kawasaki ZRX1200r

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwR...PMWegr7Jj-VfMg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trousersnake View Post
    The same thing happened with the Z900Rs retro kwaka..
    It to was based around the Z900 at 13K.
    Ended up with an RRP of 18k...
    Inside information suggests the new kat will be in the 18-20k rannge......
    Here is a couple of photos from last week in Albany at the vintage and classic. Show n Shine ,Poker run / Hill climb weekend
    of the retro and original Kawa's
    IMG_7083.JPG IMG_7082.JPG IMG_20181104_075143.jpg IMG_20181104_073931.jpg
    there were twice as many 1948 Vincent MC's then there was a Katana there IMG_7074.JPG
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    Hey Tom, sounds like your going to get a nice helmet out of it too! Anyone seen photo's of the katana helmet yet?

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    Kat Launch4.jpg

    Photo of helmet that apparently comes with the first 50 new Kats ordered. This is what the Suzuki marketing manager said at the Cowes unveiling near the MotoGP weekend. First bikes available late 2019 and priced somewhere around $20K.
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    Senior Member WA ThomasJ's Avatar
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    I have been told between the $18k to $19k
    Preservation before restoration - they are only original once

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    Brothers, do not be tempted by spin from the marketing suits! A decal on a current machine does not a Katana make! Gotta go to the shed now and prepare the torches and pitchforks.

    Keep the faith.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shin-Ken 1074 View Post
    Brothers, do not be tempted by spin from the marketing suits! A decal on a current machine does not a Katana make! Gotta go to the shed now and prepare the torches and pitchforks.

    Keep the faith.
    Glen, where have you been??????? It is to late to save me................... The allure of reliving life at 25 has won!
    Preservation before restoration - they are only original once

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasJ View Post
    Glen, where have you been??????? It is to late to save me................... The allure of reliving life at 25 has won!
    Hi Tom, no, it is not too late to save you! My methods of salvation to free you from this torment of considering buying the so called "Katana" may at first seem harsh, perhaps even brutal. However, salvation from such depravity is a road well worth traveling.

    I am here to help.

    Cheers.
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