The Suzuki GSX-F made its debut in 1988 in Japan. This bike was called the Katana in the United States and Canada. It was part of the GSX series of bikes that also included the 400cc GSX-F, GSX600F and GSX1100F.
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When it debuted in 1988, the Katana had a 748cc four-stroke engine. This engine had a horsepower rating of 106 at 10,500rpm and 54.25 foot-pounds of torque at 9,500rpm. This bike weighed 209kg. It was 7.38 feet long with a wheelbase of 4.83 feet. The bike was 2.39 feet wide and 3.88 feet tall with a seat height of 2.59 feet. This bike came in black and silver the first year it was made. The red exterior colour was added in 1989 and blue was added to the available exterior colours in 1993. These specifications were maintained for the most part from the debut of the bike through 1997. In 1991, a six-speed gear box was added to the bike.
The 1998 and 1999 Katana had a 748cc, four-stroke engine while the 2000 had a 749cc engine. In 1998, the Katana's power rating decreased to 92 horsepower at 10,500rpm and 47.72 foot-pounds of torque at 9,500rpm. In 1999, the Katana had 92.6 horsepower at 10,500rpm and 49.20 foot-pounds of torque at 9,500rpm. The 2000 Katana had 93 horsepower at 10,500 and 49.49 foot-pounds at 9,500rpm. These mid-production GSX-F bikes weighed 200kg. They were 7.01 feet long with a wheelbase of 4.81. The bikes were 2.46 feet wide and 3.91 feet tall with a seat height of 2.59 feet.
Late Model GSX-F
After 2000, the GSX-F maintained the same specifications except for weight. The bike had a 749cc, 16-valve engine. This engine was rated at 92 horsepower at 10,500rpm. It had 49.20 foot-pounds of torque at 9,500rpm. In 2001, the Katana weighed 200kg. It weighed 211 Kilogram in the years that followed. The GSX-F was 7.01 feet long with a wheelbase of 4.83 feet. It was 2.46 feet wide and 3.91 feet tall with a seat height of 2.6 feet.
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