Category:Suzuki Bandit series

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GSF1200S (Bandit 1200, faired) publicity photo from Suzuki.

The Suzuki Bandit is a series of standard (sometimes called "sport-standard") street motorcycles produced by Suzuki.

The following different models of the bike have been manufactured:

All engines are DOHC inline four with 16 valves; 600, 650 and 1200 models employ SACS (Suzuki Advanced Cooling System) cooling that is combined air-cooled and oil-cooled. The 250 and 400cc models are water-cooled.

The 'S' models come with a factory half-fairing, and starting from model year 2001, a dual-bulb headlight. The base model 'N' is an unfaired "naked" bike with a single headlight.

The Bandit series has traditionally had a reputation as a hooligan bike, due to its budget price, muscle bike looks, and sheer torque (This mostly applies to the 1200 models). With more recent revisions, however, the bike has taken on a more streamlined and modern feel, taking it more towards sports tourer territory [1]. Despite this, the 1200 remains popular with stunt riders, and is a bike of choice for various wheelie schools [2].

Bandit 600[edit]

1995[edit]

The naked GSF600 N Bandit was released in February, available in red and green. It was based on the styling of the pre-existing GSF400 Bandit, with a retuned engine from the GSX600.

1996[edit]

The faired Bandit S model was introduced, where the bikini half-fairing had its debut. Available colors were red, green and teal green.

1997[edit]

Minor changes: A clutch switch (requiring the clutch to be pulled in when starting the motorcycle, for safety reasons) and carburetor heaters. Colours were red, green and black.

1998[edit]

The N model had passenger grab rails added. However, the S model had no changes. Both were available in blue, black and orange.

1999[edit]

Debut of a near rear shock absorber, providing rebound as well as preload adjustment. Colours were blue, back and red.

2000[edit]

The first major changes were made this year.

  • New rear bodywork.
  • Fully electronic instrumentation.
  • New carburettors with throttle position sensor.
  • Additional fuel filter.
  • Tokico brake calipers.
  • 20 litre fuel tank (up from 19).
  • Improvements to frame and steering geometry.
  • Seat height lowered.
  • S model: New modern styled fairing, with twin headlights.

Colours were blue, black and red.

New rear bodywork, as well as fully electronic instrumentation was introduced. The S Bandit fairing changed to a more modern styling, with twin headlights.

2001[edit]

No significant changes.

2005[edit]

More major changes made this year.

  • adjustable handlebars and seat height
  • larger 656cc engine (smoother power delivery)
  • redesigned half fairing
  • narrower frame
  • LCD digital display backlit by LED

Bandit 1200[edit]

1996[edit]

The first 1200 Bandit models were released in January 1996, featuring a retuned and enlarged version of the engine featured in the GSX-R1100. Other differences from the 600 cc models included a fuel gauge, higher specification suspension and larger diameter front brake discs. Also the 1200 Bandit featured a hydraulic clutch. Colors were maroon, green and black.

1997[edit]

No changes were made, and the colors available were maroon, black and blue. A version of the S Bandit with anti-lock braking was introduced for certain world markets.

1998[edit]

No changes. Colors were maroon, black, green and silver.

1999[edit]

No changes. Colors were maroon, black, green and additionally brown on the S model.

2000[edit]

No changes. Colors were maroon, blue, black and green/gold.

2001[edit]

The 1200 Bandits received a similar revamp to the one the 600 Bandits received the previous year:

  • New rear bodywork.
  • Fully electronic instrumentation.
  • New carburetors.
  • Additional fuel filter.
  • Tokico brake calipers (six pistons at the front).
  • 20 liter fuel tank (up from 19).
  • Improvements to frame and steering geometry.
  • Seat height lowered.
  • S model: New modern styled fairing, with twin headlights.

Colors were blue, black, red and silver.

External links[edit]

Pages in category "Suzuki Bandit series"

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