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2020 Suzuki Katana first ride: Techno-brutalist dream machine

Suzuki's reimagined Katana looks like it's from some cyberpunk alternate timeline, but rides like a dream.

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Kyle Hyatt

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Suzuki revived the Katana name -- one of motorcycling's most legendary.

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The bike that took up the original Katana's mantle is similarly a big-displacement, inline-four-cylinder screamer.

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Also like the original Katana, the new one embraces its weird, cyberpunk dystopian aesthetic.

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Despite its throwback looks, it benefits from decent modern running gear, like brakes from Brembo.

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The engine may not be a visual standout, but the legendary Suzuki K5 999-cc long-stroke four is a total peach.

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Everything looks the part here, even the decals.

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In case you forgot what you were riding.

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The Katana costs around $14,000.

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To me, that's a pretty fair price.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the Suzuki Katana.

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