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1988 Suzuki GSX1100F Katana Sport Bike reviews

4.5 (4 reviews)
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3

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Tim

Greenwood, Indiana

Reviewed on August 6, 2006

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5.0
What a bike. I bought this powerhouse from a friend at work. He bought it new, and it now has about 50,000 miles on it. I replaced a couple beat-up lower covers and added a paint job. It rides and looks like a new bike. I'm amazed at the power and ride from this 18 yaer old sport-cruiser with 50,000 miles on ... read more
What a bike. I bought this powerhouse from a friend at work. He bought it new, and it now has about 50,000 miles on it. I replaced a couple beat-up lower covers and added a paint job. It rides and looks like a new bike. I'm amazed at the power and ride from this 18 yaer old sport-cruiser with 50,000 miles on it. This brute is capable of anything a new bike is at a fraction of the price.
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Joshua Shaw

Potsdam

Reviewed on April 7, 2002

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4.0
I actually have an '89 but it is practically the same bike. It is approaching 35k and it is still running strong. Have had no problems with it other then normal maintenance(brakes, oil change,etc.). Would recommend this bike to any rider with some experience. This bike will still rip and pull the front ti... read more
I actually have an '89 but it is practically the same bike. It is approaching 35k and it is still running strong. Have had no problems with it other then normal maintenance(brakes, oil change,etc.). Would recommend this bike to any rider with some experience. This bike will still rip and pull the front tire with the best of them.
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Scott

Vancouver

Reviewed on March 21, 2001

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4.0
Hey...I gotta tell you the bad things first..it's heavy..it's buzzy...the mirrors really show of my elbows well and the power windscreen is a gimmick that really drives the air to your head. OK so enough of that, this bike is a powerhorse. If your looking for a inexpensive sport tourer..take a test ride on on... read more
Hey...I gotta tell you the bad things first..it's heavy..it's buzzy...the mirrors really show of my elbows well and the power windscreen is a gimmick that really drives the air to your head. OK so enough of that, this bike is a powerhorse. If your looking for a inexpensive sport tourer..take a test ride on one of these baby's. My Kat has 19000 miles on it and is still strong.It has a very soft ride..good for those expansion cracks..hehe. But this bike screams....high 10's in the 1/4 under 3.0 in the 0-60. Great midrange power for pulling past those 18 wheelers...and hey this bike is cheap nowadays. I Have to rate it as a 4.5 .... or a 4 for this review site.
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Anonymous

Brooklyn, N.Y.,USA

Reviewed on May 24, 2000

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5.0
These bikes are built around the ever so powerful gsx engines with more mid range. This bike has better 0-60 and 0-100 times than most new bikes with 3.0 and 6.0 as tested by all cycle magazines in the past. Still an awesome ride with comfort! 50k of sport touring still running strong with stock clutch, rout... read more
These bikes are built around the ever so powerful gsx engines with more mid range. This bike has better 0-60 and 0-100 times than most new bikes with 3.0 and 6.0 as tested by all cycle magazines in the past. Still an awesome ride with comfort! 50k of sport touring still running strong with stock clutch, routine maintenance, change of brakes and tires twice. If you like to sport tour for hours with out having to stretch your legs or back this is the rig.
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