Launched in the late 1980s, the "Bandit’ series earned a reputation early on as a ’hooligan’ bike. More recently, however, the series has taken on a more respectable look and feel that brings it in line with sport-tourers and street bikes. Reintroduced for 2016, the Bandit GSF1250S from Suzuki has a new sculpted half-fairing — denoted by the "S" in the model number — that envelopes the radiator shrouds. A vent in front below the headlight smooths airflow over and around the rider and passenger for less wind buffeting and noise, affording you a ride with refined styling and attention to comfort.
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The 2013 Suzuki Bandit 650SA ABS is a sporty cruiser that features a sleek half fairing, an aggressive headlight and a set of tasty three spoke wheels wrapped in 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) front and 160/60ZR17M/C (69W) rear tubeless tyres.
The Suzuki Bandit 650SA ABS was built around a 656cm3, 4-cylinder, liquid cooled, engine that rewards you with strong power and low end torque. The engine is fed by a 19.0 L (5.0 US gal) fuel tank and its power is kept under control by a 6-speed, constant mesh transmission.
As far as the ergonomics are concerned, the 2013 Suzuki Bandit 650SA is equipped with a height adjustable seat and an adjustable handlebar. Moreover, the clutch lever and the front brake lever are both 4-way adjustable.
The 2013 Suzuki Bandit 650SA ABS is offered with a starting price of £6,366.
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The 2013 Suzuki Bandit 650 is a stylish naked built with comfort and agility in mind. As far as ergonomics are concerned the 2013 Suzuki Bandit 650 is equipped with adjustable handlebars and a comfortable seat that can be adjusted for height. Moreover, the clutch lever and the front brake lever are also both 4-way adjustable, moving them closer to or farther from the handlebars.
At the heart of the motorcycle lies a 656 cm3, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valve-per-cylinder engine that sends its power to the rear wheel through a six speed constant mesh transmission.
The 2013 Suzuki Bandit 650’s speed is kept under control by front 310 mm discs grabbed by opposed 4-piston calipers and a rear 240 mm disc paired with a dual-piston caliper. There is also offered a modern Antilock Braking System (ABS) that further improves the stopping performances.
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The Suzuki Bandit left a pretty big foot print in its segment and is considered by many a pretty iconic motorcycle.
The 2013 Suzuki Bandit 1250SA can be easily distinguished by its sporty lines, the massive headlight, sleek half-fairing and the sculpted seat.
The bike uses a classic tube-frame chassis, with rake and trail carefully designed to maximize the high speed performances and to offer a relaxed riding position.
The motorcycle’s center piece is a 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, fuel injected engine with a displacement of 1255 cm3 (76.6 cu. in). The engine’s speed is kept under control by a 6-speed constant mesh transmission.
The stopping power is assured by front fully floating 310mm dual discs grabbed by 4-piston calipers and a rear 240mm-disc rear brake with singlepiston caliper.
The Suzuki Bandit 1250 SA ABS can be yours for $11,490.
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After its debut, the Bandit managed to become an icon in its segment in a pretty short time. Since then the motorcycle has been completely upgraded and today the Bandit 1250 continues to be one of the most wanted nakeds in its class.
The new Suzuki Bandit 1250 is powered by a 1, 2555 cc liquid cooled engine that cranks out enough power and torque to help you deal effortless even with the highway traffic. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the engine is combined with a secondary balancer shaft that reduces vibration.
The engine’s power is kept in leash by a six-speed transmission combined with a hydraulic clutch and liquid-cooled oil cooler.
Once on board you are met by a wide, height adjustable seat, a sporty handlebar and modern instruments.
The Suzuki Bandit 1250 is offered with a starting price of £7,176.
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The first generation Suzuki Bandit 600 managed to give the middleweight budged bike segment an adrenaline boost, featuring a sharp styling and a detuned GSX-R motor.
Unfortunately the coming years were far from being as glorious as the inception, and the motorcycle was forgotten by Suzuki’s engineers. For a long period of time, the Bandit 600 didn’t receive any upgrades and continued to wear its old cloth and engine. Fortunately, things have started to change in 2005, when the bike was blessed with a performance boost, after the engine’s capacity was raised up to 656 cc.
The year 2007 has brought a new series of upgrades too. As everyone’s concern was to reduce novice emissions, Suzuki’s engineers made the Bandit’s engine more efficient by replacing the carburetors technology with fuel injection and also adding liquid cooling. Additional changes were made in 2009 when the exterior design was slightly tweaked.
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You want to talk about power? Well, you can’t have a conversation about power without bringing up the Suzuki Bandit 1250SA, especially when this all-around cruiser carries the kind of juice it has inside its body.
Of course, we’re talking about the 1,255cc liquid-cooled engine the Bandit possesses that delivers arm-stretching power and torque. More than just its performance credentials, the Bandit 1250SA also comes with Suzuki’s new SDTV fuel injection system, making that ride that much more impressive.
In addition, the secondary balancer shaft on the bike decreases vibration while the new slick-shifting six-speed transmission enhances acceleration and reduces top gear rpm at highway speeds. Finally, the hydraulic clutch and the liquid-cooled oil cooler have both been added to further supplement the bike’s big-bore power plant.
If handling is of any concern, riders will be pleased to know that the Suzuki Bandit 1250SA has a chassis that features a frame with larger diameter down tubes for better balance and handling. From there, the wide seat is height adjustable by up to 20mm, allowing for enhanced comfort riding along with the large-capacity fuel tank.
In giving the Bandit 1250SA a meaner bite, the dedicated team of Suzuki engineers successfully built a cruiser of unmatched performance, style, and value. At the end of the day, that’s really all you can ask for.
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Suzuki introduces the 2009 1250S and 1250S ABS models with little, but notable upgrades even though at a first glance nothing seems to be new on the bikes. A full fairing wouldn’t suit it well so designers haven’t got much work to do this year, at least in what concerns the Bandits.