Suzuki Bandit 600s

14 Фев 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Suzuki Bandit 600s отключены
Suzuki Bandit Sport Touring

If ever a bike could be a victim of its own success, the 600 Bandit is it. When it arrived on the scene it was a There was, quite nothing like it. You could buy sports 600s, of course, you buy sports touring 600s and you buy incredibly dull commuter

But the Bandit was something else A sensible looking hooligan A psycho in a suit. Call it you will, the Bandit gave a of spot on handling, eager and styling that couldn’t even the most puritanical, and it all for a price that made the really sit up and take notice.

weeks you couldn’t move for especially around the urban where they were the commuter with spirit people had been looking

But competition is fierce, and as soon as a new niche is created, if it looks a seller then everyone will get on the bandwagon as well. is bad news if your market happens to be based on an engine years out of date and is built as as it can be for the price. Especially when the have better raw materials and a market share.

And so it came to that the Bandit gradually from favour, especially that most fickle of the motorcycle press, replaced by shinier, slicker bikes other manufacturers.

And that is unfair.

The 600 Bandit, especially in the faired version, is a very good It handles well, it’s comfortable, it goes well and it’s easy to ride. It it’s fair to say, out and grab you in the way that some charismatic machines do, but it’s easy to live with and everything asked of it perfectly And I think that it doesn’t bad either, although I

accept this is a very subjective

I hopped on it to do my standard 80 mile circuit. It cheerfully handled I threw at it, clearly had plenty in and was a lot more fun to ride than I If I’m going to be completely about it, I would have to say the engine is showing its age a little in it is both a little rough at revs and a little flat down.

It feels very much a second generation sportsbike — something like an GSX-R — for the simple that it is exactly that. It has carbs, but they are well set up and faultlessly. It has a sportsbike gearbox smooth and precise and just out for clutchless changes — and in what some would rough and maybe a little others would call

I was lucky in that the extended weather continued during test, but riding the 1200 in the year in pretty grotty I can vouch for the effectiveness of the fairing. A stint in the dark showed the headlights, while perhaps not the attractive ever to grace the of a motorbike, do exactly what is of them and illuminate the road nicely indeed. Mirrors, a bugbear of mine, are clear, blur free and show a empty road behind me.

Riding the Bandit is as involving or as you choose to make it. Riding from a very boring tired and with my mind on other things, the Bandit was a companion, easy to get along and happy to just take the as it came. Attacking a favourite set of the Bandit became taut, and as keen to play as I was.

It isn’t a super focused but that doesn’t mean it boogie when asked.

We owe a lot to the We owe the proliferation of entertaining middleweight bikes to the Bandit. We owe the current, competitive pricing policy to those same bikes to the

And probably a lot of you owe the fact that you are now motorcyclists to the 600 Bandit you got after your test. There’s to say about it that hasn’t said before, but I will to summarise what I think the 600 Bandit in a few words.

It’s enough to be fun. And slow to be fun as well. It handles well. comfortable. It’s (dare i say it) And finally it’s astonishingly value for money.

In short, if you are looking for a middleweight does all of these things and is enough to fill most expected of a road bike, you do a heck of a lot worse than a 600

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