[QUOTE]Originally posted by Superformance
What do you guys think about 600 and 750 Katana's? How is their performance, handling, reliability? [/QUOTE
I just got rid of mine. I liked it because it's more comfortable than something like a CBR, Ninja, ect. Handlebars sit a little bit higher, seating position is less cramped. It's a pretty heavy bike for a "sport," somewhere around 450 dry weight. It takes some getting used to as far as slow manuevering, which I thought was the hardest part about learning. But a lot of people start off on Katanas.
They're very reliable, been using the same powerplant from 1988 to current, has plenty of power(but not enough where you're going to wheelie it w/o the clutch), and is a comfortable bike you can ride for a while without getting cramped up. They're definitely good used bikes for the $$. I think 0-60 is right around 4 seconds flat, so they're quick(not compared to a new Sport though).
They handle pretty well, slower turning then a newer sport, but keep planted to the road well. And they feel pretty stable on the highway. It's a fun bike for the twisties. They're actually considered a sport-tourer.
Stick with the 600 on that bike though, the 750 just adds more weight and uneeded power(for a beginner).
Last edited by slaps76; 04-22-2005 at 06:25 AM.