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    Senior Member WA ThomasJ's Avatar
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    McCulloch Suzuki have just been able to finish my new Kat and picking up this afternoon
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    Fantastic news Tom! Can't wait to see pic's with it in your hands
    1984 Katana 7/11 - done at last!

    1982 GS450E - not quite stock

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    Hi all
    As per ThomasJ's post, there have been issues with SMA not delivering the pre-ordered accessories on time with the bikes.

    But I picked up my 2020 last Thursday and grabbed the accessories on Saturday and fitted myself. Got the showroom mat yesterday and only thing waiting on is the touch-up paint.

    But, to the string question at hand.
    I love it!
    No, it's not a 'real Kat' and I would not want it to be.
    Completely different feel. Makes me love my '82 even more, and yet I find it hard to say which I like best ( try asking my which of my two girls I love more! ).

    It is part of the GSX family, and would term it as a second cousin from the right side of the tracks! Or part of the evolution of the breed.

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    Excellent, glad to hear you love it! Any pic's to share yet?
    1984 Katana 7/11 - done at last!

    1982 GS450E - not quite stock

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    Senior Member WA ThomasJ's Avatar
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    Shaun Roe (Roey) and I pick up the new Kat midday yesterday and the net result is 300k's on the clock. To say I love it is an understatement! At long last I am back riding a Katana with comfort. If your knees are screwed the new Katana is brilliant (well for me at least)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasJ View Post
    Shaun Roe (Roey) and I pick up the new Kat midday yesterday and the net result is 300k's on the clock. To say I love it is an understatement! At long last I am back riding a Katana with comfort. If your knees are screwed the new Katana is brilliant (when for me at least)

    Hi Tom, glad to hear you have your new Kat at last and all is well! Who would have thought a current sport bike could be comfortable? Looking forward to more pics and updates as you get more km on the Kat 2.0.

    See ya in 7 days mate.

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    Great to see you've got the new toys fellas. Can't afford one at the moment but I did put a deposit on the new Helmut and should be hear next week although I am lay buying it (some things are better explained to the wife after the fact

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    Tom
    So you could mount the chair on the new KAT.

    And put a fuel tank in the boot.

    See you next week too!

    John
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    Senior Member WA ThomasJ's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkside View Post
    Tom
    So you could mount the chair on the new KAT.

    And put a fuel tank in the boot.

    See you next week too!

    John
    I like the way you think.

    Looking forward to catching up with you and Val
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    Awesome Tom, you look pretty satisfied there! Glad to see you have it at last and glad to hear it's a comfy ride also.
    1984 Katana 7/11 - done at last!

    1982 GS450E - not quite stock

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