2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA

Don’t be fooled by the long and confusing name of this bike; the 2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA is all business, all the time.

Featuring an impressive body design to go with a stomach-walloping engine and superior handling credentials, the GSX1250FA is a bonafide speed maven.

The design of the GSX1250FA looks sporty but it’s still comfortable to ride. The contoured seat found on the GSX1250FA is the picture of comfort with the seat height also lending itself to be adjusted up or down by 20mm, all by flipping over the mounting spacers between the seat and the frame seat rails. A comprehensive instrument cluster also comes with the sports bike, offering a variety of gauges, including a convenient gear-position indicator and shift light, oil pressure/coolant temperature indicator, fuel injection indicator, ABS indicator, and engine RPM indicator light.

Power isn’t lacking with the GSX1250FA, especially since it comes with a compact, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 1255cc, DOHC, wet sump engine that has a bore and stroke of 79.0 mm x 64.0 mm. The bike also has Suzuki’s own Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection with 36mm throttle bodies, bringing superb response feel, smooth power delivery, improved mileage and reduced emissions, which is especially crucial for a bike that packs this much meat. The engine is mated to a slick shifting six speed transmission that improves acceleration while reducing top gear RPM at highway speeds.

In terms of handling, the GSX1250FA comes with a classic tube-frame chassis 43mm-stanchion-tube front forks that offer 5.1" of travel. A single rear shock with 5.4" of travel is preload adjustable while fully floating 310mm dual-disc front brakes with four-piston calipers and a single 240mm rear disc brake with a single-piston caliper make up the bike’s Digital Antilock Brake System (ABS) for optimum braking performance.

Find out more about the Suzuki GSX1250FA after the jump.

Engine

Suzuki GSX1250FA
  • The GSX1250FA is powered by a compact, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 1255cc, DOHC, wet sump engine that has a bore and stroke of 79.0 mm x 64.0 mm. A secondary balancer shaft enhances the engine’s smooth operation.
  • Suzuki Dual Throttle valve (SDTV) fuel injection, featuring 36mm throttle bodies, brings superb response feel, smooth power delivery, improved mileage and reduced emissions.
  • Long-wearing, tough SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material) cylinder-bore plating offers increased durability and efficiency.
  • Chrome-nitride piston-ring coating contributes to reduction of friction and tighter cylinder sealing on the GSX1250FA.
  • Suzuki Idle Speed Control (ISC) helps improve cold starting, reduce cold-start emissions and stabilize engine idle under varying conditions.
  • Effective engine management and emissions control systems together allow the GSX1250FA to meet the latest emissions regulations and standards.
  • A liquid-cooled oil cooler helps keep the GSX1250FA engine running cool.

Transmission

Suzuki GSX1250FA
  • A slick shifting six speed transmission improves acceleration while reducing top gear RPM at highway speeds. The GSX1250FA comes with a hydraulic clutch with coil springs that provides improved lever feel and control.
  • Power is put to the ground via a durable RK GB50GSV Z3 118 link chain.

Chassis

Suzuki GSX1250FA
  • The GSX1250FA comes with a functional full fairing, housing vertically stacked headlights and is shaped for a neatly integrated impression with the tank and the tail section.
  • The GSX1250FA features a classic tube-frame chassis, with rake and trail chosen for an excellent balance between sporty handling and highway cruising comfort.
  • 43mm-stanchion-tube front forks offer 5.1 inches of travel. A single rear shock (with 5.4 inches of travel) is preload adjustable so you can tune for when riding with or without passengers.
  • The GSX1250FA comes with fully floating 310mm dual-disc front brakes with four-piston calipers and a single 240mm rear disc brake with a single-piston caliper.
  • Long rides are made easy thanks to the comfort-contoured seat found on the GSX1250FA. The seat height can also be adjusted up or down 20mm by flipping over the mounting spacers between the seat and the frame seat rails.
  • A convenient centerstand is standard equipment on the GSX1250FA. A large capacity 4.9 gallon fuel tank provides long operating range in between fill-ups.
  • A comprehensive instrument cluster offers a variety of gauges, including a convenient gear-position indicator and shift light, oil pressure/coolant temperature indicator, fuel injection indicator, ABS indicator, and engine RPM indicator light.
  • Available Suzuki Genuine Accessories for the GSX1250FA include top and side cases, windshield and more.

Specifications

Suzuki GSX1250FA
Engine1255cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Bore Stroke79.0 mm x 64.0 mm
Compression Ratio10.5 : 1
Fuel SystemFuel Injection
IgnitionElectronic ignition (Transistorized)
LubricationWet sump
StarterElectric
ColorMetallic Alba Blue
Brakes FrontDisc brake, twin
Brakes RearDisc brake
Curb Weight257kg (567 lbs.)
Final DriveRK GB50GSVZ3, 118 links
Fuel Tank Capacity18.5 L (4.9 gal)
Ground Clearance5.3 in. (135mm)
Overall Length2130 mm (83.9 in.)
Overall Width790 mm (28.0 in.)
Seat Height805/825 mm (31.7/32.5 in.) - Low/High
Suspension FrontTelescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension RearLink type, coil spring, oil damped
Tires Front120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
Tires Rear180/55ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
Transmission6-speed, constant mesh
Wheelbase1485mm (58.5 in.)

Quotes

ichinda----"New 2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA is powered by a super powerful Compact, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 1255cc, DOHC engine provides exceptionally strong acceleration matched by strong top-end performance mated with a slick-shifting six-speed transmission improves acceleration while reducing top-gear RPM at highway speeds. A hydraulic clutch with coil springs provides precise lever feel and control and Digital Antilock Brake System (ABS)* monitors wheel speed while Effective engine management and emissions control systems working together with Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection, featuring 36mm throttle bodies, provides superb throttle response, smooth power delivery, improved mileage and reduced emissions."


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