Suzuki GSX 1250FA Review New Motorcycles New Zealand

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Suzuki GSX 1250FA

Suzuki GSX 1250FA Review

GSX 1250FA

Suzuki’s Dual Valve fuel injection the bike excellent throttle and smooth power delivery

to read instrument cluster a handy gear position

Centre stand comes as handy for cleaning and maintenance

at any speed

Good fuel

Suzuki has achieved the goal of its popular sports tourer at a low by taking the big-hearted Bandit and only making some minor changes. The question I had was the resulting GSX1250FA is only the motorcycle of its rivals.

Engineering and appearance

Hell no! In ways it manages to better The most obvious change is the fairing, a conservatively shaped of bodywork with a GSX-R-style

The front suspension has slightly springs and damping to deal the additional weight, which a more planted feel to the end over the existing Bandit

ABS is now fitted as standard and it works a I found the system to be effective, yet

New GSX-R-style digital clocks the GSX a spunky look from the perspective, featuring a gear programmable shift warning and countdown reserve trip

The GSX also gets a height-adjustable (805mm — 825mm) so can tailor the bike to their The Suzuki’s even been with a centre-stand, for easy and safer parking. The radiator’s a second cooling fan and the silencer end cap is

Performance and handling

The base isn’t especially promising on with its old-fashioned tubular frame and a wimpy-sounding 97bhp But the numbers disguise an engine that is so well suited to riding that it feels and more muscular than any

There’s loads of oomph on tap the 1255cc inline four, motor, but it’s delivered in a user-friendly way. The torque at a low 3750rpm and it’s spread well below that. The is that the bike lunges immediately when you twist the

At speeds, revs and in gears find yourself using in circumstances, the GSX is not just a match but than many of the rest, and the bike an air of effortlessness, even and with the missus on the back.

not the best — the narrow, seat feels a bit buttock-dulling a couple of hours, and the fairing offer quite as much protection as the rivals.

Suzuki GSX 1250FA

There’s reasonable space for the and the grab rail is well but as the rear footrests are set quite longer-legged pillions may find the a tad bit cramped.

The sports side of the is pretty satisfying. There’s chassis feedback than more costly set ups but the bike swings through turns and only starts to show of getting out of shape when really hard.

A reasonable expectation is 8 litres per 100km, with the 19-litre tank, you a theoretical 300km+ range. The warning was a little premature, at

The new Suzuki is a refreshing change at a price. The Bandit has always a good buy, and it’s to see Suzuki continuing with trend. Whether you’re an rider, or have come up the ranks and want your big bike, then you won’t go far with this one.

See the issue of Motorcycle Trader to in-depth bike reviews, on now.


Engine type Four-…, DOHC

Displacement 1255cc

x … 79.0mm x 64.0mm

System Electric


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