Bandit 1200S on test

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Suzuki Bandit Sport Touring

A few years ago the Bandit had a name as the bike to top them all, was in fact reinforced by the many riders the world over who them as a dedicated stunt Most of this popularity from its bullet-proof engine, a OHC 16v air-cooled, 1157cc in-line an engine with a heritage back well into the and the infamous GSX-R1100.

The Bandit has a leap forward in the comfort the original version was launched. The S on test comes with a half fairing, a sizeable and a set of the largest mirrors I have for some time. The fairing well and certainly does the job of the rider at higher cruising in most weathers, and that plush seat is positively — for both rider and

Pillion comfort is good in department with plenty of leg a relatively low seat height and an grabrail. Also a little fact is that the only stunt riders don’t buy the versions is they can’t sit on the

The engine is the thing that shines on the Bandit, in fact I say it really is the bike’s best You are greeted with an immense of torque available from over tickover, max quoted at @ 6500rpm, and it comes on smoothly and as the revs sweep up through the mid The Bandit puts out enough everywhere (98.6bhp) to keep happy, but between 4000rpm and is really quite impressive.

At a shade over 3600rpm see 70mph on the speedo with the speed gearbox, 5000rpm the 100mph mark and the rest comes on strong up to a 145mph-ish top The Bandit does wheelie, with the fairing and it’s dry weight! In fact I would go so far as to say they happen with and if I can do them then anyone

Mods over the old model some 116 changes, the key improvements TPS (Throtle Position Sensor) on the bank of 4 36mm Mikuni revised cam profile, a larger oil and a stronger clutch. The clutch and are typical Suzuki, light, and positive, and vibrations have adequately dampened.

Don’t get me here the Bandit does but not really until it reaches here they are at their but aren’t really a nuisance blurring the mirrors. Talking of personally I think that just stick out too far and are almost an Having had to filter for rather a way on the notorious M25 I found out that there that they do get in the way.

I actually ended up folding back to get through the gaps in it was really the only way to make on that trip!

So in traffic and town (if you have the mirrors the bike’s a gem, and it’s flexible. The Bandit can be all things to riders, it’s just as to be ridden at a sedate pace and go to the shops or to take it out for a weekend down your favourite The suspension is compliant and will you good feedback.

It is adjustable at the for preload and rebound, and at the front for preload. You may find it needs a more preload over the settings as it does tend to be a on the soft side for spirited but a little adjustment makes a load of difference.

After a good day out with the Bandit I was surprised. For a bike that is competitively and has a good specification, and in mind the almost non-adjustable this bike handles quite well. Suzuki marginally reduced the wheelbase, and trail over the old model, the front fork spring and modified rear shock are to have improved suspension and I can’t disagree.

On the braking front we have a set of Tokico front brakes, and are very effective indeed. The from the front is one of confidence stacks of stopping power and a amount of feel at the lever, I did find the rear brake is only adequate for the job.

The in reality is pretty nimble for a big machine, it comes with ground clearance, is easy to inspires confidence and takes the of average road bumps in its although the suspension is a little on the side. If you’re looking to get knee down on every I would say don’t get a Bandit look at a Supersports bike If you want a bike for everything two-up touring, then is probably the bike for you.

A high degree of rider and comfort, plenty of power, a fuel tank (20lt) and a range (155miles to reserve then you have 3 lts) all for an ideal tourer.

With the 1200S you get everything rolled one for a genuinely low budget. The Bandit has been a good bike, now the fairing on the S version it has softened over the … bike and in my it is firmly in the Sports Tourer But don’t forget the other of the Bandit, it’s a city an everyday commuter or a weekend on your own or two-up it does it all it genuinely does everything its to and left a smile on my face I got off, you can’t ask for more that.

Only one thing to say now — please do something about mirrors, they are too wide and too far it’s the only thing spoils the bike!


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