Anyone have any comments on a Katana?

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  1. granto

    granto New Member

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    1989 Suzuki Katana with 15,000 miles.

    1 owner, and by the picture the thing looks MINT.

    Anyone heard anything or have first hand experience with this bike?
     
  2. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    $1500 tops. It's an old bike.
     
  3. Snafu

    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    Will this be your first bike?
     
  4. Ivy Mike

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    skip it.

    It's too old.
     
  5. Peter Gibbons

    Peter Gibbons OT Supporter

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    great first bike, if its in good condition hit it.... I've seen katanas with 10 times that many miles.
     
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    If it's air/oil cooled, has 15k miles, and only had one owner that hasn't abused it why is it "too old?" Plus, if this is his first bike it could be a great starter bike.

    Is it the 600, 750, or 1100? That will affect the price a bit.

    $1500 would be a good deal, but $2000 is more realistic.
     
  7. Peter Gibbons

    Peter Gibbons OT Supporter

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    I just sold my 97 for $1800, but it had some cosmetic damage as well as needing a carb tune up. FWIW>

    Remember that you are mid season and prices will be higher now.
     
  8. Ivy Mike

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    Age. Things start breaking when they get older. That bike is getting up there in age.
    I guess it would be OK as long as it was maintained, but I'd buy something a little newer unless plans dictate it being sold in a year.
     
  9. Jackal

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    I have an 05 kat, and it's a great beginners bike. There are a few things that I don't like, but I can live with it for now, its not the bike I'm going to have for the rest of my days anyways.
     
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    I have an 05 Kat too, what don't you like about it? The one thing I can think of is the weight. I wouldnt mind a separate seat for the pass tho, instead of one long seat..
     
  11. The Acclude

    The Acclude Makin' love is cool, but sometimes she needs her h

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    big fat pig, but ok for a pseudo starter, and if cheap, why not.
     
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    :roflw:
     
  13. idontgiveashit

    idontgiveashit I eat rice

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    i had a 93 kat 600 sold it for 2000. If you do get it plan on buying a better bike about a month later, needed about twice the power it did.
     
  14. Ivy Mike

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    This is not always true.
    The Katana 600 will move you comfortably above any legal speedlimit.
    It all depends on what kind of riding you're planning on.
     

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