Suzuki Bandit 600 Sportbike Review Sport Rider

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Suzuki Bandit Sport Touring


First introduced years ago, the old Bandit had gotten a bit long in the tooth-that is Suzuki gave the Bandit a makeover for 2000. The result of relatively clean slate should breathe new life this friendly 600.

concentrated on keeping the Bandit’s while addressing its weaknesses. The pulled the engine from the Bandit, added a few choice and wrapped it in a slick new chassis. The new steel frame features as well as functional changes. The top of the double cradle frame a prettier, straighter path the steering head to the saddle.

was tightened up to 25.0 degrees trail shrinking to 3.9 inches Although these numbers usually speed up steering, the longer wheelbase means the feel from the seat is unchanged from previous The suspension also underwent a few While the fork tube remained a comfortable 41mm, the received stiffer springs and damping.

The shock now wears a 70 percent spring on the preload and rebound body. On the pavement side of the more compact Tokico grip 290mm steel with larger single dual pistons. A 240mm handles rear braking

Bridgestone BT-56 radials the cast aluminum rims.

The of the new Bandit is a love it or hate it Suzuki added a sleek fairing with dual headlamps that divided on its beauty. Regardless of where weighed in on the looks, every commented on how much wind the windscreen offered. The seat won praise in the testers’ notes: seat angle and width, with the positioning of the footpegs, this the most comfortable to ride over long

The handlebar puts the rider in a upright position, though riders felt that the was a bit on the long side. The rubber footpegs did their best to the engine’s vibration with success. Even the passenger received vibration damping

The Bandit’s upgrade wasn’t cosmetic. The engine received improvements. Internally, larger oil cool the under side of new The bore and … remains an 62.6 x 48.7mm. Feeding the chamber, a new set of 32mm carburetors a throttle position sensor to control the low-rpm ignition thus improving throttle

An air-injection system helps up any unburned hydrocarbons in the exhaust affecting performance. An improved system was also added.

The remains a bit cold-blooded on the first of the day, however. While the low end is usable, if initially a bit fluffy, the betrays its GSX-R heritage by the biggest hit above 8000 If you want to make time, or quickly, a downshift-or two-is in

Fortunately, the transmission works Vibration, however, rears its head throughout much of the which means that cruising can be a buzzy affair.

The brakes were firm and offering experienced and novice alike good stopping without drama. Although a on the soft side, the suspension did its job When the pace heated up, the of rebound damping became The 600 rides like a much bike, which can be both an and disadvantage.

Rock stable in corners, a bit of is required to get the bike to change

Our novice sport riders all on how far out the clutch lever needed to be before it entered the friction Those with smaller will certainly feel is an important issue. A few of our guests that the bottom end power was not up to par and they had to rev the engine to get power-something our were unfamiliar with but adapted to. Some liked the in corners while the others the Bandit required too much to turn.

Two of the riders enjoyed the Bandit, one felt it was like a bad girlfriend. He It looked good, sounded but required a lot of effort to get it to do what I

For 2000 Suzuki has breathed new into the Bandit 600S. who have sport touring on agenda, or those who ride in where the weather forecast words such as cold and will appreciate the improved the fairing delivers. For their riders get a comfortable mount a big-bike stable ride. should get up to speed quickly, but won’t outgrow the Bandit The bike even has a centerstand.

those? Expect to see the Bandit for many years to come.


**Suggested retail **$5799

**Engine type: transverse, inline, 4-…

**Displacement: **599cc

**Bore x **62.6 x 48.7mm


**Rake/trail: **25.0 deg./3.9 in.

**Wheelbase: **56.7 in. (1440mm)

capacity: **5.3 gal.

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