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The Katana Family Tree...
Specs and Measurements Page

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Foreword by Mr. Clean... Who put a lot of time into the initial gathering the information listed in the tables below. Also big thanks to Doug771 (who provided 1990 750 info) and Highsight2020 (who provided pre-98 info). Some of Mr. Clean's words have been updated to reflect additional info for the new model years.

When Suzuki built the 600 and 750 Katanas they approached the task with cost effectiveness in mind. Both bikes use the same basic frame and have basically the same bodies with minor differences in the tail section for the 1988 to 1997 bikes. Other differences include two separate triple tree designs for the 600 and 750 through all years, different heal guard designs for the 98+ models, and slightly different head and engine block designs for the 88-97 models. I'll elaborate more on the engine design later.

In 1998 when Suzuki released the newly designed Katana cost effectiveness was again a major priority, so the bikes became even more similar such as both using the same body panels and tail sections, seats, and headlamp assemblies. 1998 is also the year Suzuki killed the 1100cc model of the Katana.

In 2003 Suzuki made a few minor design changes to the 600 such as widening the upper and lower triple trees by fraction of an inch, as well changes to the tail sections on both the 600 & 750 with a redesigned tail light, and a newly designed seat shape with a flat surface texture for better weight transfers while maneuvering (the prior ones had a textured surface which tended to hold rain without draining well). On a reference note, the 2003 GSXR 1300 Hayabusa and the 2003 600/750 Katanas both use the same tail lamp, Suzuki OEM Part number 35710-24F30.

For 2004 Suzuki made a few additional changes to the Katana platform for both models, including: utilizing a new stainless steel muffler (appearance issues only), the inclusion of four-way emergency flashers, and a passing-switch (like a horn button: flashes the highbeams while depressed). For the California models, a catalytic converter was added for the first time. This was probably found in some of the European market models as well. The four-way flashers and the passing-switch were probably standard equipment on certain European models for at least the last decade.

The Katana power plant is a four-stroke, four cylinder, air/oil cooled dual overhead cam (DOHC) internal combustion engine. The original engine design came from the first generation GSXR 750. Indeed the 1989-97 750 Katana engine is nothing more than a slightly retuned 1989 GSXR sling shot power plant more suited for sport touring. Many of the parts from the 1986-1991 GSXR engine are a direct swap into the 600/750 Katanas and vice versa. In 1998 with the body redesign Suzuki also made some major changes to the venerable Katana engine. The basic oil cooled engine design stayed the same, but recieved some much needed updates.

Both the 750 and 600 share the same transmission and engine stroke. The only major difference between the 600 and 750 is the engine bore, cam shaft duration, and carburetor size. Both engines received a gear ratio change in the transmission, a better oil pump, and a redesign of the problematic second gear. As well the piston cylinder walls received a new glaze that promotes longer engine life and better piston ring wear. There are many other minor changes that were made to the power plant, but to keep this as short as possible I'm not going to list them all here.

Below I have compiled data for the 600, 750, and now defunct 1100 Katana motorcycles. These charts are not complete and are not to be considered 100% accurate. If you see something that is incorrect or you have information that I am missing please don't hesitate to email myself (Mr. Clean) or the CyberPoet to fill in the gaps and correct mistakes! I hope you find this information useful.

 

 


KATANA GSX600F


SPECS 1988 - 1997 1998 - 2005
WIRING DIAGRAM Pending Location Link to: US & California Wiring Diagram
BORE 62.6 mm 62.6 mm
STROKE 48.7 mm 48.7 mm
INTAKE VALVES Still Investigating 2 per cylinder
23 mm each
INTAKE VALVE ADJUSTMENT CLEARANCE Still Investigating STONE COLD:
0.1mm - 0.15mm
.004" - .006"
EXHAUST VALVES Still Investigating 2 per cylinder
20 mm each
EXHAUST VALVE ADJUSTMENT CLEARANCE Still Investigating STONE COLD:
0.18mm - 0.23mm
.007" - .009"
We carry the OEM Suzuki Valve Tappet Adjuster tool for under $7 delivered!
COMPRESSION RATIO 11.3:1 11.3:1
WRIST PIN 18 mm 18 mm
TRANSMISSION/CLUTCH Still gathering Information 6 Speed constant mesh (Manual)
Wet Multi-Plate Clutch
GEARING Still gathering Information Primary Reduction Radio: 1.744 (75/43)
1st: 3.083 (37/12)
2nd: 2.062 (33/16)
3rd: 1.647 (28/17)
4th: 1.400 (28/20)
5th: 1.227 (27/22))
6th: 1.095 (23/21)
Final Drive Ratio: 3.133 (47/15)
CHAIN #530 Sealed O-Ring chain
(RK 50MF0Z1), 118 Links

RK recommends use of their 530XSO or 530HFO chains as replacements.
I recommend use of the RK+Vortex Combo Kits with steel sprockets.
#530 Sealed O-Ring chain
(RK 50MF0Z1), 118 Links

RK recommends use of their 530XSO or 530HFO chains as replacements
I recommend use of the RK+Vortex Combo Kit with steel sprockets (PN 3074-890W).
FRONT SPROCKET COUNT 15 Tooth count 15 Tooth count
REAR SPROCKET COUNT 47 tooth count 47 tooth count
CARBURETOR 88 & 89:
Mikuni BST31SS (31 mm, 4 each)

90 - 97:
BST33SS (33 mm, 4 each)
Mikuni BSR32
(32 mm, 4 each)
BATTERY
 
Added info provided by
OEM Vendor:
yuasa batteries.com
OEM:
Yuasa YuMicron YB10L-B2


If looking third-party (such as Walmart) and you can't find a cross-reference, the '89-'04 Suzuki GS500/GS500F battery is identical in spec to the OEM '88 - '97 Kat 600 battery.
OEM: Yuasa YTX9-BS
RATING:
12V 8 Ah, 120 CCA

Optional Alternatives:
Yuasa YTX9
(same size,
factory-sealed)
RATING:
12V 8 Ah, 120 CCA
Yuasa YTZ10S
(12mm shorter than OEM, factory sealed)
RATING:
12V 10 Ah, 190 CCA
*IS SAID TO FIT TIGHTLY*:
Yuasa YTZ14S
(5mm taller than OEM, factory sealed)
RATING:
12V 11.2 Ah, 230 CCA
Fitment verified by Teh_K
If looking third-party (such as Walmart) and you can't find a cross-reference, the '87 - '00 Honda CBR600 & '97 - '03 Suzuki GSXR600 batteries are identical in spec to the OEM 98+ Kat battery.
SPARK PLUG
 
Note odd year break for plugs
 
Added info provided by
OEM Vendor:
NGK Spark Plugs.
1988 - 1995:
NGK DR8ES (standard)
NGK DR8EIX (iridium)


1996 - 1997: NGK CR9EK (standard)
OR
NGK CR9EIX (iridium)
OR
DENSO U27ETR
NGK CR9EK (standard)
OR
NGK CR9EIX (iridium)
OR
DENSO U27ETR
WE CARRY OEM KATANA (GSX-F, '88 - '06) SPARK PLUGS & SUZUKI OIL FILTERS AT DIRT CHEAP PRICES -- EMAIL ME FOR DETAILS!
FUEL CAPACITY NOT FOUND YET USA: 20 liters (5.3 gallons)
CALIFORNIA: 18.5 liter (4.9 gallons)
OEM DRAIN BOLT THREAD NOT FOUND YET M14-1.25
(14mm 1.25 turns per)
 
Recommended Upgrade:
Fumoto F-111 Oil Drain Valve.
NOTE: will require cutting the raised ridge next to the oil pan drain on the 98+ Katana / GSXF models.
OIL FILTER THREAD M20-1
(20mm x 1 turn per)
M20-1
(20mm x 1 turn per)
WE CARRY OEM KATANA (GSX-F, '88 - '06) SUZUKI-BRAND OIL FILTERS AT DIRT CHEAP PRICES -- EMAIL ME FOR DETAILS!
MNF CLAIMED DRY WEIGHT 195 kg for 1988
199 kg for 89 - 97
208 kg
TESTED WET WEIGHT
Source: SportRider
??? 491 lbs (223 kg)
FRONT FORKS Still Investigating 41mm with 4-way rebound dampening adjustment
REAR SUSPENSION Still Investigating Link Type, Single Shock, 4-way adjustable rebound dampener, 7 preload settings.
TOTAL CYCLE WIDTH 700 mm (27.6 inches) 745 mm (29.3 inches)
TOTAL CYCLE HEIGHT 1145 mm (45.1 inches) 1195 mm (47.0 inches)
TOTAL CYCLE LENGTH 2110 mm (83.1 inches) 2135 mm (84.1 inches)
SEAT HEIGHT 780 mm (30.7 inches) 785 mm (30.9 inches)
WHEELBASE 1430 mm (56.3 inches) 1470 mm (57.9 inches)
GROUND CLEARANCE NOT FOUND YET 120 mm (4.7 inches)
FRONT TIRE 1988-1994:
110/80V17 (57V)
1995-1997:
110/80ZR17 (57)
NOTE: We recommend upgrading to a 120/70ZR17 (58W) front tire on this model for safety and handling reasons.
CAUTION: Several tire manufacturers have the wrong minimum weight listed for the pre-98 front tire in their cross-reference/fitment catalogs.
Do not run any tire rated under a 57 weight rating on the front of any 88-97 Katana!

120/70ZR17 (58W) Tubeless Radial
FRONT RIM 3" rim width 3.5" rim width
REAR TIRE 1988-1989:
140/80V17 (69V)
1990-1994:
150/70V17 (69V)
1995-1997:
150/70ZR17 (69W)
NOTE: We recommend upgrading all 88-97 to a 150/70ZR17 (69W) radial rear tire on this model for safety and handling reasons.
150/70ZR17 (69W) Tubeless Radial
REAR RIM 3.5" rim width 4.5" rim width
FRONT BRAKES ?? Dual-piston
Dual 290mm Stainless Steel Rotors
Standard GG compound pads
REAR BRAKES ?? Single-piston
240mm Stainless Steel Rotor
Standard GG compound pads
STEERING ANGLE Still gathering data 33°
CASTER Still gathering data 25° 18′
TRAIL Still gathering data 99.5 mm (3.9")
TURNING RADIUS Still gathering data 3.0 meters (9 ft 10 inches)
HEADLIGHT BULBS USA: SINGLE 55/60 Watt H4 BULB
(H4 is also known as 9002).
Can take an HB2 bulb, which is the same as an H4/9002 but built to a higher focus accuracy.
USA: DUAL 55/60 Watt H4 BULB
(H4 is also known as 9002).
Can take HB2 bulbs, which are the same as H4/9002, but built to a higher focus accuracy.
TAILLIGHT BULBS USA: SINGLE 21/5 Watt 1152 Bulb 1998 - 2002 (USA): SINGLE 5/22W 1152 Bulb

2003 - 2005 (USA): DUAL 5/22W 1152 Bulb
BLINKER BULBS USA: 21 Watt 1151 Bulb USA: 21 Watt 1151 Bulb
LICENSE PLATE BULBS 5 Watt 5 Watt

Common Jetting Needles (98+ Kat 600):
1998-2006 GSX600F Katana Carb Needles, stock and aftermarket

 

The following detailed measurements of the 1998 - 2005 Katana GSX600F swingarm were graciously provided by Beekman: Click to open GSX600F Swingarm Schematic Picture in a new window.

 

The following detailed measurements of the RF900 swingarm were graciously provided by Walteri: Click here to open RF900 Swingarm Schematic Picture in a new window.

 

 


KATANA GSX750F


SPECS 1988 - 1997 1998 - 2004
BORE 73.0 mm 70.0 mm
STROKE 44.7 mm 48.7 mm
INTAKE VALVES 28.3 mm 27 mm
Source: Haynes manual 3987.
INTAKE VALVE ADJUSTMENT CLEARANCE STONE COLD:
0.1mm - 0.15mm
.004" - .006"
STONE COLD:
0.1mm - 0.15mm
.004" - .006"
EXHAUST VALVES 25.0 mm 24 mm
Source: Haynes manual 3987.
EXHAUST VALVE ADJUSTMENT CLEARANCE STONE COLD:
0.18mm - 0.23mm
0.007" - 0.009"
STONE COLD:
0.18mm - 0.23mm
0.007" - 0.009"
We carry the OEM Suzuki Valve Tappet Adjuster tool for under $7 delivered!
COMPRESSION RATIO 10.7:1 10.7:1
WRIST PIN 19 mm 18 mm
TRANSMISSION 6 Speed (Manual)
Wet Clutch
6 Speed (Manual)
Wet Clutch
GEARING Still gathering Information Primary Reduction Radio: 1.744 (75/43)
1st: 3.083 (37/12)
2nd: 2.062 (33/16)
3rd: 1.647 (28/17)
4th: 1.400 (28/20)
5th: 1.227 (27/22))
6th: 1.095 (23/21)

Final Drive Ratios:
(depends on market & year):
3.000 (45/15)
with a RK 50MF0Z1, 116 links chain
** Source: Suzuki GSX750F Manual #99011-20C68-03A
OR
3.133 (47/15)
with a RK 50MF0Z1, 118 links chain

Recommended Replacement:
RK+Vortex Combo Kit, PartsUnlimited Part #3074-980W
Chrome-Moly Steel/Steel, 15/45 ratio, plus 530XSO 116 link chain with rivet-style masterlink, 20k mile warrantee.
CHAIN #530 Sealed O-Ring chain (118 links) #530 Sealed O-Ring chain (118 links)
FRONT SPROCKET COUNT 15 tooth 15 tooth
REAR SPROCKET COUNT 47 or 45 tooth count, depending on market 47 or 45 tooth count, depending on market
CARBURETOR Mikuni BST36SS (36 mm, 4 each) Mikuni BSR36 (36 mm, 4 each)
FUEL CAPACITY USA: 20 liters (5.3 gallons)
CALIFORNIA: 18 liter (4.8 gallons)
USA: 20 liters (5.3 gallons)
CALIFORNIA: 18.5 liter (4.9 gallons)
OEM DRAIN BOLT THREAD NOT FOUND YET M14-1.25
(14mm 1.25 turns per)
 
Recommended Upgrade:
Fumoto F-111 Oil Drain Valve.
NOTE: will require cutting the raised ridge next to the oil pan drain on the 98+ Katana / GSXF models.
OIL FILTER THREAD M20-1
(20mm x 1 turn per)
M20-1
(20mm x 1 turn per)
MNF CLAIMED DRY WEIGHT 209 kg (461 lbs) 211 kg (465 lbs)
FRONT FORKS 3-way rebound dampening adjustable 41mm with 4-way rebound dampening adjustment
REAR SUSPENSION Link Type, Single Shock, 3-way adjustable rebound dampener, 7 preload settings. Link Type, Single Shock, 4-way adjustable rebound dampener, 7 preload settings.
TOTAL CYCLE LENGTH 2130 mm (83.9 inches) 2135 mm (84.1 inches)
TOTAL CYCLE WIDTH 730 mm (46.5 inches) 750 mm (29.5 inches)
TOTAL CYCLE HEIGHT 1180 mm (46.5 inches) 1190 mm (46.9 inches)
SEAT HEIGHT 790 mm (31.1 inches) 790 mm (31.1 inches)
WHEELBASE 1470 mm (57.9 inches) 1465 mm (57.7 inches)
GROUND CLEARANCE NOT FOUND YET STILL INVESTIGATING
FRONT TIRE 1988-1994:
110/80V17 (57V)
1995-1997:
110/80ZR17 (57W)
NOTE: We recommend upgrading to a 120/70ZR17 (58W) front tire on this model for safety and handling reasons.

CAUTION: Several tire manufacturers have the wrong minimum weight listed for the pre-98 front tire in their cross-reference/fitment catalogs.
Do not run any tire rated under a 57 weight rating on the front of any 88-97 Katana 600 or 750!

120/70ZR17 (58W) Tubeless Radial
FRONT RIM 3" rim width 3.5" rim width
REAR TIRE 1988-1989:
140/80V17 (69V)
1990-1994:
150/70V17 (69V)
1995-1997:
150/70ZR17 (69W)
NOTE: We recommend upgrading all 88-97 to a 150/70ZR17 (69W) radial rear tire on this model for safety and handling reasons.
150/70ZR17 (69W) Tubeless Radial
REAR RIM 3.5" rim width 4.5" rim width
STEERING ANGLE 35° 33°
CASTER 65° (According to the '90 factory manual, a misprint we believe) 25° 30′
TRAIL 101 mm 99.5 mm
TURNING RADIUS Still gathering data 3.0 meters (9 ft 10 inches)
BATTERY
 
Added info provided by
OEM Vendor:
yuasa batteries.com
OEM Recommended Replacement:
 
Maint Free Yuasa YTX14AHL-BS
 
OR
 
OEM Original:
Yuasa YuMicron YB14L-B2

If looking third-party (such as Walmart) and you can't find a cross-reference, the '87 - '96 Honda CBR1000F battery is identical in spec to the OEM '88-'97 Kat 750 battery.
OEM:
Yuasa YTX9-BS
RATING:
12V 8 Ah, 120 CCA

Optional Alternatives:
Yuasa YTX9
(same size,
factory-sealed)
RATING:
12V 8 Ah, 120 CCA
Yuasa YTZ10S
(12mm shorter than OEM, factory sealed)
RATING:
12V 10 Ah, 190 CCA
*IS SAID TO FIT TIGHTLY*:
Yuasa YTZ14S
(5mm taller than OEM, factory sealed)
RATING:
12V 11.2 Ah, 230 CCA
Fitment verified by Teh_K
If looking third-party (such as Walmart) and you can't find a cross-reference, the '87 - '00 Honda CBR600 &
'97 - '03 Suzuki GSXR600 batteries are identical in spec to the OEM 98+ Kat battery.
SPARK PLUGS
 
Added info provided by
OEM Vendor:
NGK Spark Plugs.
1988 - 1998:
NGK JR9C (standard)
 
No NGK Iridium version of this plug available.
1999 - 2004:
NGK CR9EK (standard)
OR
NGK CR9EIX (iridium)
OR
DENSO U27ETR
WE CARRY OEM KATANA (GSX-F, '88 - '06) SPARK PLUGS & SUZUKI OIL FILTERS AT DIRT CHEAP PRICES -- EMAIL ME FOR DETAILS!
HEADLIGHT BULBS USA: SINGLE 55/60 Watt H4 BULB
(H4 is also known as 9002).
Can take an HB2 bulb, which is the same as an H4/9002 but built to a higher focus accuracy.
USA: DUAL 55/60 Watt H4 BULB
(H4 is also known as 9002).
Can take HB2 bulbs, which are the same as H4/9002, but built to a higher focus accuracy.
TAIL LIGHT USA: SINGLE 5/22W 1152 Bulb 1998 - 2002 (USA): SINGLE 5/22W 1152 Bulb

2003 - 2005 (USA): DUAL 5/22W 1152 Bulb

 

 


KATANA GSX1100F


SPECS 1988 1989 - 1997
BORE 78.0 mm 78.0 mm
STROKE 58.97 mm 58.97 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 10.7:1 10.7:1
WRIST PIN 20 mm 20 mm
TRANSMISSION Still gathering Information Still gathering Information
CHAIN Still gathering Information Still gathering Information
FRONT SPROCKET COUNT Still gathering Information Still gathering Information
REAR SPROCKET COUNT Still gathering Information Still gathering Information
CARBURETOR Still gathering data NOT FOUND YET
FUEL CAPACITY NOT FOUND YET Still gathering Information
BATTERY
 
Added info provided by
OEM Vendor:
yuasa batteries.com
OEM Recommended Replacement:
 
Maint Free Yuasa YTX14AHL-BS
 
OR
 
OEM Original:
Yuasa YuMicron YB14L-B2

If looking third-party (such as Walmart) and you can't find a cross-reference, the '87 - '96 Honda CBR1000F battery is identical in spec to the OEM '88-'97 Kat 750 battery.
MNF CLAIMED DRY WEIGHT 244 kg (538 lbs)
CALIFORNIA MODEL: 246 Kg (542 lbs)
248 kg (547 lbs)
CALIFORNIA MODEL: 250 Kg (551 lbs)
FRONT FORKS Still Investigating UNKNOWN
REAR SUSPENSION Still Investigating UNKNOWN
TOTAL CYCLE LENGTH 2185 mm (86.0 inches) 2205 mm (86.8 inches)
TOTAL CYCLE WIDTH 765 mm (30.1 inches) 765 mm (30.1 inches)
TOTAL CYCLE HEIGHT 1290 mm (50.8 inches) 1290 mm (50.8 inches)
SEAT HEIGHT unknown unknown
WHEELBASE 1490 mm (58.7 inches) 1535 mm (60.4 inches)
GROUND CLEARANCE NOT FOUND YET unknown
FRONT TIRE unknown at this time still trying to track it down
REAR TIRE email us if you know! still trying to track it down
STEERING ANGLE Still gathering data 33°
CASTER   Still gathering data
TRAIL   Still gathering data
TURNING RADIUS   Still gathering data
SPARK PLUGS
 
Added info provided by
OEM Vendor:
NGK Spark Plugs.
1988 - 1993:
NGK JR9B (standard)
OR
NGK DR9EIX (iridium) gapped to 0.028.
 
Note: NGK lists no plugs for 94 - 97 models of GSX1100F
WE CARRY OEM KATANA (GSX-F, '88 - '06) SPARK PLUGS & SUZUKI OIL FILTERS AT DIRT CHEAP PRICES -- EMAIL ME FOR DETAILS!
HEAD LIGHT USA: SINGLE 55/60 Watt H4 BULB
(H4 is also known as 9002).
Can take an HB2 bulb, which is the same as an H4 but built to a higher focus accuracy.
TAIL LIGHT   Still gathering data

 


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