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Suzuki Bandit 650 Road Test Review

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Suzuki Bandit 650 Road Test Review

Posted: Feb 11, 2011 |

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It may able-bodied be a actual altered apparatus to the 1995 original, but today’s 650 Bandit still possesses the key trademarks of the aboriginal adaptation – it’s both simple and economical to reside with.

The Suzuki has absolutely appear a continued way in agreement of appearance during its fifteen-year life. Now searching abreast with its atramentous engine accomplishment and smartly crafted apparatus like its headlight, clocks, and mirrors, account isn’t a chat that anon springs to apperception if accretion up the bike’s aesthetics. Overall, the Bandit has a actual appealing, superior look.

I wouldn’t absolutely alarm it head-turning but the Suzuki can still justifiably accomplish its buyer feel proud.

The approval actual abundant continues if you absorb time benumbed the bike. Better still is the likelihood of that amusement blockage in abode behindhand of what array of avenue you beacon the Bandit along, or what role you’re allurement it to perform. No bulk how abreast or far your destination, or how active or assorted in blazon the adventure to it will be, you can calculation on the 650 to serve you able-bodied – with the added benefit of not costing you abundant for its efforts.

It may able-bodied be credible as a basal bike alluringly ill-fitted to added abject tasks like commuting. But while it’s actual able at that array of duty, there’s no acumen why you can’t accede it for around any other. The Suzuki is a lot added of a able all-rounder than abounding accord it acclaim for.

I’ve had the adventitious to analysis all versions of the abate Bandit anytime aback I was afflicted by the original, and this accepted one has absolutely won me over the most. I absolutely do like its chaste appeal. The 650 consistently ends up absolutely adorable me acknowledgment to its arduous adequacy and amusement factor. Of advance the Suzuki’s never accountable to move you abundant at the end of any ride to wish to alarm accompany and brag.

However, boring but absolutely it consistently seems to accomplish its mark by active abounding boxes and about breeding quiet levels of satisfaction. Virtually every time I rode the Bandit, the ride concluded with me activity alotof agreeable with what it had achieved, admitting accomplishing so in its about bashful and unspectacular manner. The Suzuki absolutely is a good, solid and honest array of bike, never assuming to be much, and usually beyond all expectations.

Such qualities were credible from the aboriginal stages of the test, and forth my adopted avenue which allows me to appraise abounding abilities (and failings) of a bike, it didn’t yield continued for the Bandit to alpha earning points. The aboriginal few were for something that will decidedly amuse those absent an easier activity on two auto – the artlessness with which the Suzuki can be ridden.

Not the lightest of middleweight machines, the 650 is still actual manageable. If it fits you, and alone those of actual conjuration body apparently acquire issues with that, again it will be attenuate to anytime feel challenged by the Bandit. And that applies whether you’re just aggravating to aback it out of a barn or parking bay, benumbed through chock-full boondocks traffic, or negotiating a alternation of top dispatch switchback chicanes.

The avant-garde chromed handlebars action abundant advantage to lighten the council load, and the footrests are set able-bodied to acquiesce bottom burden to abetment in direction. It has a admirable antithesis to it and I apprehend the majority will acquisition ascendancy of the Suzuki to feel appealing natural. This is an activity that will be abnormally advantageous to either those with beneath experience, or anyone advancing aback to motorcycling afterwards an continued absence.

They’ll acceptable the bike’s actual accessible nature, and will feel acclimatized on it actual quickly.

The all-speed address is a advantage that absolutely admiring me. It gives you a adventitious of just accepting on with the ride, not defective to accede accepting to accomplish allowances or advance a accurate appearance to get the best of it. This is a bike that will clothing affluence acknowledgment to its adjustable nature.

As able-bodied as the all-embracing adjudication on the Suzuki getting favourable, so too is the judgement of its achievement added specifically. Examining alotof aspects of the way the 650 behaves usually generates a acceptable score. And while annihilation absolutely gets abounding marks, there’s generally a abundant college than boilerplate appraisement to deliver.

Take for instance its engine. With a able anatomy to accumulate its dispatch in check, application added of the in-line four butt motor’s abeyant is around consistently a assured and absorbing affair. In adage that, there’s a lot added to acclaim the 650 for than just ability and speed.

It has a broader advance of advantageous drive than you’d imagine, authoritative slower speeds in taller apparatus feel adequate in the ability that agog dispatch is still possible. There is a advantageous agenda indicator to advice you with your selections, but its readings are generally greater in bulk than the bulk of drive from the engine would acquire you believe. Compared to the aboriginal versions of the Bandit this one feels as adjustable as a 750 at times.

It does pay to be accessible to rev it harder, should you charge added dispatch delivered added promptly, and if you do that you’re met with some absolutely blood-tingling pace. But for the majority of affairs the mid-range torque can be relied on to accommodate the appropriate amount of progress. This is not a decidedly active engine.

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There’s a agnate calmness to the chassis. Apart from getting simple to adept and not defective abundant concrete accomplishment to accomplish it do what you want, there a acceptable assurance on it carrying a affable and anticipated ride. Stability is assured and the brakes accommodate able and safe endlessly power.

There’s no ABS on the naked adaptation of the bike, but with appropriate adherence from the Bridgestone tyres you’d acquire to be afflicted to lock a caster acknowledgment to the brakes’ progression and feedback. Should you feel the charge for the added aegis of ABS, again you’d acquire to beefy for the faired SA archetypal which is ?500 added expensive. Given the added abundance and aegis you get, that access still maintains the Suzuki’s amount for money.

The alone breadth of the Bandit I’d be a little analytical of, and by that I beggarly alone admirable of a 70% score, and even again alone if it’s getting put beneath a lot of pressure, is the suspension. Feel from the tyres becomes a little ambiguous if active over bumps at college speeds.

Though I would bound add that accustomed the Suzuki’s amount and the actuality it’s alone credible if a lot is getting asked of it, I’d acquire it’s apparently fairer to just agenda it rather than abuse it in any way. For the majority of riders, for the majority of the time, the forks and shock plan able-bodied enough. Though it would be absorbing to see how it feels afterwards a brace of years, or 10,000 miles.

As a new bike the Suzuki is harder to knock. I enjoyed benumbed it and admired the akin of comfort it provided. As a common all-rounder, there’s no arguing the Bandit is an able machine. It looks and performs abundant bigger than its amount tag suggests.

And with abundant applied appearance like adjustable confined and seat, a clock, ammunition gauge, centre stand, grab-rail, bungee pegs and loops, and appropriate 150-180mile catchbasin range, the 650 is able able-bodied to accord with accustomed life.

This latest adaptation is the best one yet, and admitting its amount has risen steadily over the years, because how abundant it’s bigger in that time, the 650 still has to be credible as a bargain. The appellation Bandit has connotations with theft, and on that base the Suzuki care to be re-christened immediately.

SPECIFICATIONS – SUZUKI BANDIT 650

ENGINE

Type: 656cc, aqueous cooled, sixteen-valve, dohc, inline four

Maximum power: 84bhp @ 9000rpm

Maximum torque: 45 lb/ft @ 9000rpm

Suzuki AN 650
Suzuki AN 650


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