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Iron Fist: Macco Motors' brutal custom Suzuki Katana

Iron Fist: Macco Motors’ brutal Suzuki Katana

The Suzuki Katana is a bit of an oddball by today’s design standards. But it was hot property in its heyday—and those who love it never seem to shake the attraction. Take Peter, the owner of this particular Katana. An Englishman living in Spain, he spent his youth thrashing his 1984 GSX1100 in both countries.…

2006 Suzuki Katana

Suzuki Katana by Motohangar

When we heard that Motohangar had ripped the bodywork off a Suzuki Katana, we were dismayed. After all, the Katana is one of the most iconic motorcycles ever made. But then we found out that Patrick Jones and crew were revitalizing a 2006 Suzuki Katana, not one of the 1980s originals. A little research revealed…

Suzuki Katana GSX1100S

Suzuki Katana by AC Sanctuary

I remember being dumbstruck when the Suzuki Katana was launched back in 1980. And after a period of distaste, I now find those angular looks growing on me again. They say that retro fashion moves in 40-year cycles, so maybe the second coming of the Katana is nigh. The Katana GSX1100S had a strange gestation.…

Suzuki Katana custom

Suzuki Katana custom

A couple of weeks ago, there was a Suzuki Katana in my local motorcycle workshop. And it was a magnet for everyone passing by, despite the presence of some very high-end modern machinery. This was the first time I’d seen the legendary Katana up close, and I thought it looked better in the metal than…