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Post  mtbeerwah on Fri 23 Nov 2018, 11:16 am

When I was at the GP recently , Suzuki had the new Katana.
Not real impressed with it. ..
Looks horrible, but who knows, it might grow on me, but the engine is out of the GSX1000F.

I like concept, but for me doesn't deliver. Mainly due to the engine.
 I would like to see an 1100 at least, give me torque ...not a spiny 1000cc.


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Post  gus on Fri 23 Nov 2018, 2:56 pm

Its a total mess .Looks like a scrap yard.
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Post  rodent4 on Fri 23 Nov 2018, 7:01 pm

My brother seen it at the MotorEx today, said it looks better in person than the pics.

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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 23 Nov 2018, 7:26 pm

I checked it out at motogp too but unfortunately for the Kat it was in the same building as the MV’s Now they know how to build works of art that people lust after Laughing

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 23 Nov 2018, 7:39 pm

I haven't seen one in the flesh, or a ride report. But I'm not sold on the looks from the pics I've seen. If I was buying something to remind me of bikes from that era, I'd buy a Z900.

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Post  mtbeerwah on Fri 23 Nov 2018, 8:41 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:I checked it out at motogp too but unfortunately for the Kat it was in the same building as the MV’s Now they know how to build works of art that people lust after Laughing
I looked at the MV's. They are nice,  but the price is sooo scary on some of the one's they had there.
I'm considering an old Brutale 910s right now !!!!
On the way down to the track, met a lad at Bombala, that had one,  then had beers at Orbost and had a good look at the bike.  I like it alot !!!  Plus being an older model, it's got one of those rare things that no bike has got these days, and that's a 19L fuel tank, and it's still got a decent HP 
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Post  mtbeerwah on Fri 23 Nov 2018, 8:44 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:I haven't seen one in the flesh, or a ride report. But I'm not sold on the looks from the pics I've seen. If I was buying something to remind me of bikes from that era, I'd buy a Z900.


Had a look at one of these last week,  at least Kwak the are a bit more in tune with days of old.

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Post  mtbeerwah on Fri 23 Nov 2018, 8:50 pm

I just can't see someone that had an original Kat, or appreciated the bike of old,  to get Wet over this new incarnation, and young new buyers are going to go for the usual suspects of their own time. Maybe a few kwerky people will but it. 
It's got to be a flop by Suzuki....surely  ????

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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 23 Nov 2018, 9:16 pm

@mtbeerwah wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:I checked it out at motogp too but unfortunately for the Kat it was in the same building as the MV’s Now they know how to build works of art that people lust after Laughing
I looked at the MV's. They are nice,  but the price is sooo scary on some of the one's they had there.
I'm considering an old Brutale 910s right now !!!!
On the way down to the track, met a lad at Bombala, that had one,  then had beers at Orbost and had a good look at the bike.  I like it alot !!!  Plus being an older model, it's got one of those rare things that no bike has got these days, and that's a 19L fuel tank, and it's still got a decent HP 
Donk in it.
Make sure it’s had the hub upgraded and you’ll be sweet mate. 
Love my MV. Thought I’d only have it a season or so. It’s too much fun. Going into its 4th summer

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Post  mtbeerwah on Fri 23 Nov 2018, 9:30 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:Make sure it’s had the hub upgraded and you’ll be sweet mate. 
Love my MV. Thought I’d only have it a season or so. It’s too much fun. Going into its 4th summer

I've done a bit of Google search on problems with them,  and as you say,  the rear bearing. Also, fuel line connectors apparently break through age. But in all,  this particular bike has a good rep. 
It's got 50mm front forks,  and is supposed to be very plush in its ride, as well it should with that size fork.

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Post  mtbeerwah on Sat 24 Nov 2018, 8:35 am

Ok...always double check information from stooopid Google.
It appears the 910 only has a 15L fuel tank.
One site I went to for info,  decided to add the reserve amount on top of the total, to give it 19L....dumb arse.
Who would think Google could ever be wrong  ??????

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Post  2wheelsagain on Sat 24 Nov 2018, 5:08 pm

@mtbeerwah wrote:Ok...always double check information from stooopid Google.
It appears the 910 only has a 15L fuel tank.
One site I went to for info,  decided to add the reserve amount on top of the total, to give it 19L....dumb arse.
Who would think Google could ever be wrong  ??????
Still good “different” bikes. Join the MV Agusta Net forum. Heaps of Aussie support. The dude who remakes the hubs is Aussie.

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Post  mtbeerwah on Sat 24 Nov 2018, 5:31 pm

I went to MV today, and had a look at the 2019 Brutale.
The top spec 800 version is pumping 150hp.
The lad said next year they're doing another 1000 4pot Brutale......up spec version I think is 212 hp.
Honestly....WTF....on a naked  !!!!!

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Post  2wheelsagain on Sat 24 Nov 2018, 6:40 pm

@mtbeerwah wrote:I went to MV today, and had a look at the 2019 Brutale.
The top spec 800 version is pumping 150hp.
The lad said next year they're doing another 1000 4pot Brutale......up spec version I think is 212 hp.
Honestly....WTF....on a naked  !!!!!
I’d have a shed full if I could. 
Yes 150hp with the special exhaust. It’s mind blowing what anoy20hp over mine would be like. I have to bloody hang on even now.

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