Suzuki is set to attend this year’s MK Bike Show, with the new KATANA taking centre-stage at stadium MK on June 23, while taster sessions on its learner-friendly GSX-S125 will be available for those looking to take their first steps into motorcycling.
The Japanese manufacturer – with its UK headquarters based in Milton Keynes and its sponsorship of the MK Dons football club – will showcase the hotly-anticipated new KATANA, which arrived in dealerships last month and pays homage to the original 1981 machine with instantly recognisable, Samurai sword-inspired styling, alongside its existing product range.
The new KATANA will be flanked by the race-winning GSX-R1000R – currently available on 0% finance – and entry-level GSX-R125, plus the GSX-S1000F, GSX-S1000, and GSX-S750, GSX-S125, and SV650 street machines. From the firm’s adventure bike range will be the V-Strom 1000XT, V-Strom 650XT, and V-Strom 250, while the Burgman 400 and Address will represent the scooter lineup.
There will also be an RM-Z450 and KingQuad highlighting Suzuki’s off-road prowess, while the brand’s illustrious heritage will be showcased thanks to Kevin Schwantz’s 1993 World Championship-winning RGV500 and an original GSX-R750F from 1985.
Many of the bikes on display will also be available to test ride on the day – providing visitors can produce a valid licence, National Insurance number, and riding kit – while experienced instructors will be on-hand for new riders enjoying taster sessions on the GSX-S125.
The MK Bike Show is free-to-enter, and takes place at stadium MK on June 23.