Suzuki GSX1250FA Road Test Review

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Suzuki GSX1250FA Road Review

It’s a bit of a mystery why is avoiding any reference to the model ‘Bandit’ with its new top value sports tourer. But as the 2010 is essentially a fully-faired version of classic machine, I will!

The claims the latest incarnation is a to Bandit 1250 customers requested a fully clothed and GSX650F owners who wanted a model. Aimed at 45-50 who’ve typically moved on pukka sportsbikes and want less extreme and more the GSX will in fact suit a broader range of riders.

An all-rounder in standard trim, with some of the official like full luggage, the capabilities extend even My view of it, after testing Girona in Spain, is that the is a highly versatile, real-world, machine with a price makes it a real budget to many of the much more sports tourers. In short, I it will carve a niche for in that sector of the market, and really well.

Especially the economic uncertainty that exists.

It was definitely a case of d?j? vu I rode the GSX. Related as as it is to the existing Bandit 1250SA, and the which I recently ran as a long feeling at home on it took a matter of yards. Yet as I was to discover, of the modifications made to the FA do give it an

Very friendly and easy to those key virtues of the Suzuki a real help in the initial of the test. Along a route so and devoid of straights, you almost dizzy, confidence still high. That faith even when the road became very slippery due to thrown onto it after of the area’s worst weather in

This isn’t a bike needs lots of experience or to master, and will make a introduction to those new to bigger I too welcomed the user-friendly manner of the The 1255cc in-line four engine has very realistic and produces its power in a linear and manner.

Torquey and very it doesn’t need big handfuls of or lots of revs to deliver its Knowing that you can rely on the top two or gears to pull you along ease once you’re reduces levels of rider making travel very It’s yet another reminder of the of the bike for anyone with a number of miles under belts.

In saying that, once the got cleaner and opened up a bit more, the strength of the engine was all the more Your enthusiasm does to be tempered a bit at times though. A like an engine with cylinders, much of the motor’s comes at low and mid-range rpm. it too hard is a waste of time and really, as power gains to drop off. It’s far to short shift through the gearbox and keep things

It’s especially adept at overtakes and will be perfect for a pillion and lots of luggage up passes for a couple of weeks.

the more relaxed style of is a secure-feeling chassis that get flustered. It may not sound too light at fully fuelled, but overall and balance is commendable enough, and neutral steering the 1250 nicely enough. During the sections of the test route to the suspension were evident.

Suzuki has claimed a firmer end with increased spring and rates — it says to with the weight of the full and extra radiator fan. But the improved feel and control of the forks and rear shock, say some alterations must been made at the rear end There isn’t a massive between the GSX and Bandit in this but a noticeable extra tautness in the way the cope with road is both perceptible and welcome.

ABS as a standard fitment there’s an feeling of security from the And as a testament to the way the arrangement has been set up, the time in the whole test I the ABS is when I did so deliberately. When did occur, the rapid reaction and of pressure gave the system a advanced feel than expect from a bike of price.

We only completed around on the test, but the hours spent on did give a fair idea of the FA’s comfort level. The similar in style to the one fitted to the is a little broader and as a result a little more protection. The also gave me pretty shelter, though anyone than me (i.e. most of as I’m only 5’6) may to consider the aftermarket screen with a variable angle

I experienced no unpleasant effects the adjustable seat during the

Sampling the GSX from the pillion might be a different matter There is some decent protection for the passenger and the grab aids security, but the space the rider and his guest is a bit cramped. And quite high-sited footrests, with longer legs be thankful of the stops needed 120-160 miles to refuel the 19 tank.

You need to have in the fuel gauge when up to those visits to the pumps as the low level warning icon flashing quite prematurely there’s over a gallon of remaining. I guess you’d get to the issue and become able to the bike’s needs with experience.

While it’s not the most of machines, the Suzuki is still enough. The GSX-R style fairing modernises its bodywork, as do the new with their digital indicator and adjustable rev warning And though the dark blue, and black colour options are dour, there is a decal kit to bring out a bit of extra life. The kit is one of accessories (see list that can enhance the FA still and give it even greater

But whatever trim you choose to buy the GSX in, it always offer superb

At ?7120 on the road, given what the Suzuki can do — a bit of — it represents a real alternative in the sports touring Adding the full luggage kit add ?645, but with that you’re armed with a can rival many much expensive bikes such as 1400GTR, Yamaha’s FJR 1300 and K1300GT. You might argue the isn’t as well equipped, and perform as strongly as those But the question is, it is ?5-7000 less of a

That’s a sum of money well thinking about, and would for a hell of a touring holiday (or or a massive amount of day to day biking

ACCESSORIES (all prices VAT)

Rear hugger ?212.00

Vario screen ?106.70

Top box — ?83.20

Top colour matched —

Suzuki GSX 1250FA
Suzuki GSX 1250FA
Suzuki GSX 1250FA
Suzuki GSX 1250FA

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