The folks at Rizoma are at it again. This time they have taken a 2020 Suzuki Katana and sharpened up its looks. The Rizoma Suzuki Katana Custom, as shown, runs about $3100 for the goodies from Italy. Let’s take a look at what went into this latest Rizoma Custom.The Clip-On Bar Kit costs $404, though it won’t give the Katana uncomfortable ergonomics. These clip-ons keep the grips above the tank and triple clamp. The Rizoma Sport grips on the bars are $65 a pair. To make sure another rider doesn’t actuate your front brake, the ProGuard System Sport Edition ($160) and mounting kits ($11/each) is employed. It isn’t a Rizoma hand control setup without a pair of Rizoma 3D levers—$192 each for the brake and clutch. Above them sits a pair of Rizoma Tomok mirrors, which cost $342 for the pair and the mounting kit.
The engine gets plenty of accents, along with important protection. The B-Pro engine guard kit is $112, and the Shape engine case guards are $180 for the kit. There is also a crankshaft cover ($54) and engine oil filler cap ($63). If you’d like to add a trick Rizoma gas cap, it’s $212.Your feet are taken care of by Rizoma B-Pro footpegs ($73/pair) and the $43 mounting kit. Your passenger will not be jealous, as there are also B-Pro passenger pegs and a mounting it at the same price.Rizoma is also known for its turn indicators, and they are on the Rizoma Suzuki Katana Custom. The four Leggera turn indicators are $77 each, mounting kits are $21 a pair, and wiring kids are also $21 a pair.That’s a particularly clean rear end of the customized 2020 Suzuki Katana, thanks to the Rizoma Fox license plate support kit ($293) and dynamic brake light sensor ($112). A pair of swingarm spools are had for $43, and they match the front axle slider protection ($87 for the kit).Without a doubt, the $3100 collection for the 2020 Suzuki Katana truly turns it into a Rizoma Suzuki Katana Custom.
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!