Suzuki GSX-1000S Katana (GS-1000SZ in US)

 

Beginning
 After spending a year and half, I finally realized that Yamaha V-MAX is not what I like, nor what I can accept. Therefore, Katana project is started here.

Shopping
 Once I decided to buy, it was quick. My target is GSX-1100S only. Not other cc's because of the power. Then I found one for sale on eBay, contacted to the seller, bid, and got. The condition wasn't so good, but still under my control.

Surprise...
 Once the bike was delivered from NY, I started restoring it. There were many to do. Then it became running condition. BUT... By doing muffler work, I found that it is 1000cc, not 1100cc...

Settled
 By considering the cost and hustle sending motorcycle back to NY, I decided to keep it since I never owned 1000cc Katana. Might be fun experience owing three different engines in same model.

Memories
 Photos below are my 2nd Katana (1990 Anniversary Model GSX-1100S) in Japan. I kept it along with my 1st Katana (1982 GSX-750S) until year 2002.

   

 

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