VIDEO: Ex-MotoGP Rider Nobuatsu Aoki Takes Suzuki Katana for a Spin

  • Ex-MotoGP Rider Nobuatsu Aoki takes the new Suzuki Katana for a spin in this video.

  • It’s the first full video of the bike since the teasers.

  • We’re still waiting for the news of when it will arrive and cost in Malaysia.

The new Suzuki Katana has aroused much excitement since it was unveiled at the 2018 Intermot show. And now, there’s a video of ex-MotoGP rider Nobuatsu Aoki taking it for spin.

In the video, Aoki is seen flogging the Katana through corners, blasting past fallen leaves to a beautiful autumn background.

Aoki then talks about the bike, engine, chassis, electronics. It is a Katana after all, so the “promotional talk” is forgiven.

“I couldn’t believe how much fun the bike is,” said Aoki in the video. “A proper engine in a proper chassis, and the riding position is fantastic. I was surprised how easy to ride it is.”

“The road surface is wet today and strewn with fallen leaves (one scene where he speeds through a huge drift of leaves on the road made me a little anxious), yet the traction control and ABS support the bike for easy riding with complete confidence.”

It’s a nice video to watch, since it’s the first full footage of the bike being ridden, as compared to the teasers. We get to listen to how it sounds like too. Wish the video was longer.

You can continue on to watch this video on the development of the bike, too.

On another note, Suzuki Assemblers Malaysia has confirmed that they will bring the bike to our shores. When and how much are other matters.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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