Suzuki GSF600S Bandit: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki GSF600S BANDIT
Manufacturer
Also called GSF 600 S Bandit
Production 1995 - 2005
Class Naked
Engine
Air/oil Cooled, Four Stroke, Transverse Four Cylinder, DOHC
Bore / Stroke 62.5mm x 62.5mm
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Top Speed 131 mph
Horsepower 76.97 HP (57.4 KW) @ 10500RPM
Torque 39.83 ft/lbs (54.0 Nm) @ 9500RPM
Fuel System 4xKeihin CVR32 Carburetors
Spark Plug NGK CR9EK '95-05
Battery YUASA YTX9-BS '95-05
Transmission Gear box: 6-Speed
Clutch: Wet multi-plate
Final Drive Chain: 530x112
Front Sprocket 15T
Rear Sprocket 47t
Suspension Front: Telescopic Forks
Rear: Monoshock Adjustable For Preload And Rebound
Brakes Front: 2x290mm Discs 2 Piston Calipers
Rear: Single 240mm Disc 1 Piston Caliper
Front Tire 110/70-17
Rear Tire 150/70-17
Wheelbase 56.3 inches (1430 mm)
Length 84.8 inches (2154 mm)
Width 29.29 inches (744 mm)
Seat Height 31.69 inches (805 mm)
Weight 218.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Fuel Capacity 1.32 Gallon (5.00 Liters)
Related Suzuki GSF600
Manuals Service Manual

The Suzuki GSF 600 S Bandit was an Air/oil Cooled, Four Stroke, Transverse Four Cylinder, DOHC Naked motorcycle produced by Suzuki from 1995 until 2005. Max torque was 39.83 ft/lbs (54.0 Nm) @ 9500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 76.97 HP (57.4 KW) @ 10500 RPM.

1996 GSF600ST[edit]


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GN77A T2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: N712-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 599cc, Four-stroke, 4 Cyl
  • MODEL CODE: 26E
  • COLOR: Red, Green
  • "Bandit S 600" on fairing
  • Frame same color as body panels & fairing
  • Black 3-spoke wheels

1997 GSF600SV[edit]

1997 Suzuki GSF600SV


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GN77A V2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: N712-
  • ENGINE TYPE 599cc, Four-stroke, 4 Cyl
  • MODEL CODE: 26E
  • COLOR: Red, Black
  • Silver "Bandit S 600" on fairing
  • Frame same color as body panels & fairing
  • Black 3-spoke wheels

1998 GSF600SW[edit]

1998 Suzuki GSF600SW


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GN77A_W2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: N712-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 599cc, Four-stroke, 4 Cyl
  • MODEL CODE: 26E
  • COLOR: Red/Teal green
  • Silver "Bandit S 600" on fairing
  • Frame same color as body panels & fairing
  • Black 3-spoke wheels

1999 GSF600SX[edit]

1999 Suzuki GSF600SX


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GN77A X2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: N712-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 599cc, Four-stroke, 4 Cyl
  • MODEL CODE: 26E
  • COLOR 1: Blue - Y7H
  • COLOR 2: Red - YOW
  • Black, white & silver "Bandit S 600" on fairing
  • Frame same color as body panels & fairing
  • Black 3-spoke wheels

2000 GSF600SY[edit]

2000 Suzuki GSF600SY
2000 Suzuki GSF600S in Black
2000 Suzuki GSF600S in Black


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GN7AA Y2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: N721-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 600cc, Four-stroke, 4 Cyl
  • MODEL CODE: 26E
  • COLOR 1: Red - Y7M
  • COLOR 2: Black - 33J
  • Larger fairing with twin projector headlamps
  • Mirrors mounted to fairing
  • Frame same color as body panels & fairing
  • Kehin carbs with TPS

2001 GSF600SK1[edit]

2001 Suzuki GSF600SK1


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GN7AA 12100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: N721-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 600cc, Four-stroke, 4 Cyl
  • MODEL CODE: 26E
  • COLOR 1: Red - Y7M
  • COLOR 2: Blue - YC2
  • Larger fairing with twin projector headlamps
  • Mirrors mounted to fairing
  • Frame same color as body panels & fairing
  • Kehin carbs with TPS
  • Unchanged features, identify by VIN


2002 GSF600S[edit]

2002 Suzuki Bandit 600S in Red
2002 Suzuki Bandit 600S in Red
2002 Suzuki Bandit 600S in Red
2002 Suzuki Bandit 600S in Red
2002 Suzuki Bandit 600S in Red
2002 Suzuki Bandit 600S in Red



2003 GSF600S[edit]

2003 Suzuki Bandit 600S in Yellow
2003 Suzuki Bandit 600S in Yellow
2003 Suzuki Bandit 600S in Yellow
2003 Suzuki Bandit 600S in Yellow
2003 Suzuki Bandit 600S in Yellow




Review[edit]

Introduced a year after the unfaired Bandit 600, the Bandit'S' extended the practical use of the Bandit significantly by the simple expedient of fitting a frame-mounted half-fairing. Suddenly, what had been a bike best kept in town or on twisty back roads had an additional long-distance touring dimension.

Much of the 'S' was identical to the base bike. The engine is a variation of the GSX600Fs powerplant, a 16-valve inline-four oil-cooled design which produces 58kW (78bhp) in this application. The long-running GSX engine is both reliable and economical, although the dated nature of the design shows in its performance compared to more modern liquid-cooled engines such as Yamaha's Fazer or Honda's Hornet 600. This original 1996 Bandit'S' had a rather anonymous square headlight fairing, and many riders preferred the styling of the naked bike. But the fairing improved comfort and weather protection at motorway crusing speeds, making the Bandit'S' a useful budget tourer.

A model update in 2000 had a new, twin projector headlight fairing, and the new frame and engine modifications of the unfaired bike. The revamped fairing gave more modern styling, better wind protection and improved aerodynamics. Engine changes include new carburettors with TPS throttle position sensors, linked to a more advanced ignition system, and with a different exhaust design, giving the engine an extra 3kW (4bhp) in the mid-range. But peak power remained the same at 58kW (78bhp), some way off the class standard of nearer 67kW (90bhp) in 2000.

Chassis modifications were similarly understated - a new frame design lowered the seat height, the brakes were slightly modified and the fuel capacity increased to 20 Liters

(4.4 gal). The Bandit remained a popular choice after 2000, but stiff opposition from Honda's Hornet'S' and Yamaha's Fazer badly affected sales.

Specifications[edit]

Make Model Suzuki GSF 600S Bandit
Year 1996 - 99
Engine Type Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.
Displacement 599 cc / 36.6 cu in
Bore X Stroke 62.6 x 48.7 mm
Compression 11.3:1
Cooling System Air/oil cooled
Induction Keihin CVR32 carburetors
Ignition Digital Transistorized
Starting Electric
Max Power 57.4 kW / 77 hp @ 10500 rpm (at rear tire: 54 kW / 72.4 hp @ 10400 rpm )
Max Torque 54 Nm / 5.5 kgf-m / 39.8 lb-ft @ 9500 rpm
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Double cradle, tubular
Front Suspension 41 mm Telescopic, oil damped
Rear Suspension Mono-shock, 4-way adjustable rebound damping, 7-way adjustable preload
Front Brakes 2 x 290 mm Discs, 2 piston calipers
Rear Brakes Single 240 mm disc, 1 piston caliper
Front Tire 110/70-17
Rear Tire 150/70-17
Wheelbase 1430 mm / 56.3 in
Seat Height 800 mm / 31.5 in
Dry Weight 196 kg / 432 lbs
Wet Weight 218 kg / 4481 lbs
Fuel Capacity 19 Liters / 5.2 US gal / 4.3 Imp gal
Average Consumption 5.3 L/100 km / 18.9 km/l / 44.5 US mpg / 53.4 Imp mpg
Braking 60 Km/h - 0 13.9 m / 45.6 ft
Braking 100 Km/h - 0 39.7 m / 130.2 ft
Standing ¼ Mile 11.9 sec / 176.8 km/h / 110 mph
Top Speed 211 km/h / 131.1 mph
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