Team Classic Suzuki has printed its carried out lockdown challenge – a 2008 WSB machine given a Katan-esque makeover
With the world pandemic wreaking havoc with retro bike racing plans, Team Classic Suzuki decided it wished something to assemble to whereas away the hours. A lockdown challenge was once in advise, and what the Suzuki Vintage Elements-subsidized outfit came up with is awfully particular certainly.
It’s an homage to the legendary Katana of the 1980s, built spherical a 2008 GSX-R1000 World Superbike racer. It makes exercise of a body and inline-four engine from Alstare Racing, the firm that built Suzuki’s WSB machines serve then.
To that Team Classic Suzuki hooked up a bespoke, oversized swingarm and a personalized subframe from Wellingborough-primarily primarily primarily based Alpha Efficiency Fabrications. This allows for the exercise of an mature-school twin-shock rear suspension setup perfect fancy the mature Katana, with some deliciously gold dampers supplied from Öhlins.
The 200bhp one-litre engine was once fully refreshed, handled to an Alstare WSB-spec manifold, a Racefit utilize and Yoshimura EM Knowledgeable electronics. The latter will carry out the bike more “manageable,” Team Classic says – despite the stuff it’s built from, that is intended as a freeway bike.
The Katana introduction has the linked Dymag CH3 three-spoke wheels mature on TCS’s XR69 replicas, alongside with neatly-liked brakes from Brembo. The rear pegs were designed from scratch, whereas the nostril is a loyal new-mature-inventory Katana share from the Suzuki Vintage Elements Programme but widened by an skedaddle.
On the other stay, TCS took one in every of its coast seat items and tweaked it to compare the tank, which was once carried over from the WSB machine. The ending touch is the distinctive model badge and crimson Suzuki stamp stumbled on on the right Katana.
The stay consequence is a extra special-taking a glimpse bike which, it could per chance be stated, references the mature Katana in a contrivance more shining manner than the machine Suzuki for the time being sells under that title. A shame it’s a one-off, without a doubt.