The 1985 Katana 750 Mark 3 was the best and final version of the futuristic and impressive sports bike from Suzuki. It featured a more powerful 16-valve engine, upgraded suspension and in the case of the rare SE model a pop-up headlight built into the frame mounted aerodynamic fairing.
The striking design of the Katana with its sharp angles, blended-in bodywork and distinctive livery still looks impressive today and is now seen as an important bike in the history of Suzuki and the 1980’s, and thus very collectable.
Very few late model Katana found their way to the UK, especially the SE model, so this is a great opportunity to have a very nicely presented example of a rarely seen motorcycle.
The History and Paperwork
First registered in Japan
Imported to the UK in 1997
All import papers and all taxes paid
MOT expires 11/07/2023
Very little history
1 set of keys
Serviced and ready to ride
Believed to have been imported from Japan in 1997 the bike is standard except for the after-market 4-into-1 exhaust system and is in very good overall condition having received a new coat of paint at sometime in its recent past.
Fully serviced recently with new Bridgestone tyres fitted this very cool looking bike from the 1980’s is ready to ride and enjoy to the full.
Very good overall condition
Re-painted in its original colours
After-market 4-into-1 exhaust
The futuristic and aerodynamic design of the Katana makes it stand out from the crowd, especially with its distinctive livery and gold coloured frame.
Overall the bike presents very well with only a few marks picked up over the years from normal riding and use but there are no red flags or obvious signs of any accident damage, and it really is a very nice and clean example of a rare and interesting motorcycle.
The gold wheels are in very nice shape, as are all the other major components and surfaces, and it’s only the replacement exhaust system which detracts from its overall originality.
New Bridgestone tyres
Recently fully serviced and wearing new tyres the bike sailed through its MOT with no advisories. It starts on the button and immediately settles down to a nice even idle, with instant pick-up at a twist of the throttle.
The carbon exhaust end-can gives the bike a purposeful and addictive sound as it rises through the rev-range and the engine pulls well through the gears with no unwanted smoke or untoward noises.
The striking design of the Katana was a real departure for Suzuki in the 80’s and created quite a stir, and even now these very rare mid-sized models define an exciting era in the history of the Japanese Super-sport motorcycle development and, adding to this model’s rarity, how many other bikes feature the novel idea of a pop-up headlight?
Distinctive and still looking futuristic this Katana is a nice clean example of a bike that is a rare find on today’s roads.
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1985 Suzuki Katana GSX750SE
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