Making its exciting debut in 1980 at the IFMA trade show in Cologne, Germany and later released to the public in 1981 was the Suzuki GSX1100S Katana. The aggressive form of the Katana designed by Hans Muth now comes reproduced as a plastic assembly model kit. The mechanical mood of the 4-cylinder DOHC engine, along with ignition cords, brake pipes, and instrument cables which are reproduced with vinyl piping, has been precisely captured. In addition, metal screws are included to provided extra strength to parts such as the wheel axles. Front and rear solid rubber tires with tread pattern are mounted onto accurately reproduced Suzuki's famed star-shaped die-cast wheels to provide the model with a more realistic presence.