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 is reproduced by this plastic model 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 tubing, has been precisely captured. In addition, metal screws are included to provide extra strength to parts such as the wheel axles. Solid synthetic rubber tires front and rear have tread patterns, and are mounted onto accurately reproduced renderings of Suzuki's famed star-shaped die-cast wheels to provide the model with a highly realistic presence.