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Suzuki GSF 1250 ABS

The big steal

Test and pics by Pickett

IF YOU consider purchasing $11,990 Bandit 1250A ABS on value for money alone, thinking smart. But if you also into account how good a it is overall then you are definitely on to a

It’s no wonder the Bandit has a big seller since it first hit the in the mid ’90s. Huge torque, top speed, decent handling and a ride made it popular tourers, scratchers and commuters And they have always great value for money.

are four versions of the Bandit the basic model with no ABS or and simply called the Bandit (RRP $11,790), one with ABS and no (the 1250A, tested $12,290), a half-faired version no ABS (1250S, $12,290) and the ABS and half-faired at $12,790

That’s a lot of bike for the money, and the end of February Suzuki is offering toward registration costs on the Bandit range, making the even better value. See dealer for details.

The old mill was an unit, with the last upgrade seeing the introduction of a injected and liquid-cooled motor a slight increase in capacity.

On the

The outstanding part of this is its engine. 1255cc and six speed There’s a shade over on tap, and torque is prodigious.

The model tested here is the the ‘A’ denoting Anti Lock

It might be a budget model, to things like the B-King and and as such the suspension isn’t you’d call avant-garde.

That said, the pre-load 43mm forks and the single shock do a good enough job of things in line, considering how this bike is.

A tubular frame keeps it all together, by 17-inch rims and four-piston An interesting extra, and one which is up on more bikes, is the adjustable with a 20mm difference by over the mounting spacers.

in the Bandit has been much the since the early noughties, but the bike comes with a that is so big it’s obscene. The note is pleasant enough, quiet.

On the road

For a bike weighs 251kg sitting at the it feels surprisingly light and no doubt helped by the tall and handlebars.

It has a reasonably tall seat at its highest setting, but being to drop it by 20mm should most riders.

Tootling town is … easy on the Kahuna’, the riding position you very good vision and the is such a big smoothy you can just forget what gear you are in.

As an city commuter it’s better than you might a machine this big could be.

Suzuki GSF 1250 ABS
Suzuki GSF 1250 ABS

Out on the road the engine stays as smooth, the latest generation has the benefit of a secondary balancer which helps in this

Suzuki’s Dual Throttle (SDTV) fuel injection is pretty much spot on. no real hint of throttle but we still found the bike to run on into corners unless you forced the throttle closed.

It was the with the last model we It’s only a minor you might not even find it a yourself.

There’s so much available that you will many a sportsbike rider if you are enough. The secret with the 1250 is that it’s horsepower. You never need to the engine to get mobile at a rapid of knots.

Even on a tight road the engine is so flexible you can it in a higher gear and just on the throttle.

At mid to reasonable fast the suspension copes well, on bumpy roads. When you to push on to go-to-gaol speeds the and shock start to show inadequacies, with the rear shock getting choppy on surfaces.

Speeds over 120km/h see you copping enough wind to take some of the fun out of the ride, but if you are sustaining those speeds.

You always opt for an accessory small or buy the 1250S half faired

We found the brakes to work regardless of how we rode, offering feel and bite. We even to the trouble of testing the ABS on a dirt finding the ABS to be quite progressive in its If we were buying a Bandit it have ABS.

The Bandit is a very capable too, although the half-faired might be a bit better. The bike is to taking both soft and luggage systems.

It’s not to fall in love with Bandit 1250. I owned an Bandit 1200 and rate it as one of the bikes I’ve owned on a basis. The 1250 is even

Suzuki GSF 1250 ABS
Suzuki GSF 1250 ABS
Suzuki GSF 1250 ABS
Suzuki GSF 1250 ABS
Suzuki GSF 1250 ABS

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