With the MK Bike Show returning to stadium MK on June 23, Suzuki has announced its attendance and, along with it, that the hotly-anticipated and newly-launched KATANA will be taking centre stage.
The original KATANA rocked the motorcycling world when it was launched in 1981, with futuristic, stand-out styling. The new-for-2019 KATANA draws inspiration from the legendary 80s machine, with aggressive, Samurai sword-inspired lines, but unlike its forebearer, it uses a thoroughly modern and powerful 150hp engine.
Suzuki – shirt sponsors of the MK Dons football club and with its UK head office based in Milton Keynes – will display the groundbreaking new KATANA alongside the rest of its model lineup, which caters for riders of all persuasions and experience, from its V-Strom adventure bike range to its race-winning and MotoGP-inspired GSX-R1000R, plus it’s learner-friendly 125 and scooter ranges. The brand’s illustrious heritage will be showcased thanks to Kevin Schwantz’s 1993 World Championship-winning RGV500, and the original GSX-R750F from 1985, while its off-road capabilities will be demonstrated by its RM-Z450 motocross machine and KingQuad ATV.
There will also be the opportunity for visitors to book and test ride a number of bikes from Suzuki’s product range on the day – so long as they can provide a valid licence, National Insurance number, and riding kit – while those without a licence can enjoy a taster session using Suzuki’s GSX-S125 machines, with an experienced instructor on-hand to teach the basics.
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