This is a newly printed poster of the original Suzuki Katana. It was a then-novel sport motorcycle designed in 1979 – 1980 by the southern Bavarian firm of Target Design at the request of Suzuki of Germany specifically for their market. The Katana's design started when Suzuki hired Hans Muth, ex-chief of styling for BMW, to update the company's image. The design featured a forward nose and a shaped, blended fuel tank with a merged fuel tank-to-seat arrangement at a time when squared off fuel tanks and flat-faced bolt-on accessory fairings were the norm. The design also incorporated favourable aerodynamics, with a special emphasis placed on high-speed stability, and was repeatedly wind-tunnel tested in Italy. When the first production Katana hit the street, it was the fastest mass-production motorcycle in the world, ensuring the new looks were matched by unprecedented performance levels. So radical was the design departure from previous mass-market cycles that most major motorcycle magazines of the era thought the design would not appeal to the masses. Nevertheless it was a sales success, and the motorcycle had a lasting impact on motorcycle design. Portions of the design ethos are still visible in many current sport motorcycles, including the faired-in aspects of both the seat and the tank. NOTE: Original artwork is part of a private collection and has been scanned and professionally restored with a sophisticated graphics program and then printed on a commercially rated machine. So you're NOT getting something that has simply been downloaded from the Internet and printed with consequent low resolution and poor detail on a cheap and nasty desktop printer!
This is a GREAT poster! and most suitable for framing. Non-fade colour fast ink has been used to create this print on heavy stock gloss art paper in an A3 size (42cm x 30cm or approx 18" x 12").
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EXCEPTIONAL SELLER*PERFECT BROCHURE*WELL PACKED ~ HIGHLY RECOMMEND> PHENOMINAL !Buyer: joe-turbo Jul-13-08 11:44 SUZUKI Brochure RF600 RF600R 1993 Motorcycle SALES (#380040670617)
Great items from a GREAT guy,will keep buying Brilliant International service+++Buyer: ricdavo1956 Aug-14-08 05:30 HONDA Brochure CB900 CB900F 1982 Sales Catalog (#380049877639)
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