Review: Suzuki Bandit 1250 Express & Star

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Suzuki Bandit Sport Touring

Review: Suzuki Bandit

It didn’t take long for the to steal my motorcycling heart: a few miles with this 1,250cc model from the gang was enough writes Griffiths.

It didn’t take for the Bandit to steal my motorcycling just a few miles with latest 1,250cc model the Suzuki gang was enough John Griffiths .

You ride a lazy wave of torque low revs, in the manner of big capacity machines at twice the £7,045

Yet despite its size, the new Bandit is agile, ready to be flicked or right like a dedicated bike, more with a than any physical effort.

It’s quick yet comfortable, a that doesn’t leave riders like me with wrists and back after a run to the For many, the new Bandit is all the bike ever need.

With a under 100bhp on tap, the 1250 isn’t the most in its class: but it is among the most

With its engine tuned for at low revs rather than power, a slight twist of the will see you safety past without the need to change and help cut your journey without risking your

A computer-controlled, secondary throttle works in conjunction with the hand on the twist grip, a smoother flow of power and and reducing the tendency to jerkiness with earlier fuel systems.

A small technical but in everyday use it enhances the expensive feel of this new Suzuki.

The has a relatively short wheelbase for a capacity machine and excellent makes it a nimble machine easy and fun on twisty roads. It much tighter and lighter many of its rivals.

It’s too, with no aches or in these old bones to report after 200 miles of A and B roads in the And it returned a respectable 46mpg,

For those with shorter the new seat can be lowered by some

This latest version of the Bandit has a number of changes, styling, to give it an edgier, futuristic look now de rigueur the ‘street’ or … bike

Suzuki Bandit Sport Touring

Most noticeable are the black the reshaped headlamp, new rear improved frame and the instruments: a big LCD speedo, clock, fuel and indicator alongside the traditional rev counter.

The muffler design is new, and the exhaust system includes new technology to cut CO2 emissions.

The six-speed is particularly slick and positive, and the are smoothly powerful, complementing the performance potential. Oddly, an anti-lock braking system is available on the £7,555 SA version.

I give this bike a out of ten score: it might well been ten had it not been a … Popular as they are, I’m not a fan of unfaired machines – I had a 600 Bandit of my own years ago and quickly added a after-market fly screen to deflect the pressure.

To be fair, this wasn’t a problem on my seaside trip but I was blessed with fine and no long motorway run where bikes can be tiring.

With the 1250 costing a very £7,045, I would certainly another £510 for the 1250SA, its screen and bikini fairing.

The has been a top-selling model in the range for some years and has evolved to more than pace with its competitors.

latest model, with its power and nimble handling disappoint either tourer or bike aficionados. And its value for price tag will certainly to both.

Suzuki Bandit Sport Touring
Suzuki Bandit Sport Touring

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