Suzuki Bandit 1200 For Sale
The Suzuki Bandit 1200 is a semi-faired bike and is powered by a 1,157cc inline four engine which puts out 97bhp. It was replaced by the Bandit 1250 in 2007.
- Capability, value, loads of torque
- It isn't the best looking bike out there, finish
What Is It?
It's powered by a Euro 2 compliant air/oil cooled 1,157cc inline four cylinder engine, producing 96.6bhp at 8,500rpm and maximum torque at just 4,000rpm. It's the engine from the GSX-R1100 but bored out and tuned for low down torque.
- Steel tubular frame
- Dual 310mm discs up front with Tokico 2 piston calipers (3 from 2001)
- 240mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
- Adjustable 43mm fork
- Rear shock with adjustable pre-load
- Mikuni BSR36 carbs
- 4->1 Stainless Steel exhaust system
- Centre stand
- 5 speed gearbox
The 3-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 180/55 at the rear. Accessories include panniers, top box and belly pan which were all available as a GT model.
The 1200 Bandit and semi-faired 1200 S Bandit are essentially the same but the S is 6kg heavier and was also available with ABS which added a further 7kg.
2001: Re-design with updated frame, more torque at 6,500rpm from the engine, improved cooling, lower 790mm seat, new fork and 3 piston front brakes. The S got a new fairing/headlight design as well. Weight was up to 214kg dry and 220kg dry for the S.
2006: New fuel tank, adjustable shock, adjustable seat (785mm/805mm), headlight, mirrors and ABS is now optional on both. Naked is now 212kg dry and the S 215kg dry, while ABS adds 4kg.
- 1996-2000: Black, silver, blue
- 2001-2003: White, red, blue, green
- 2004-2007: Black, silver, blue, red, white/blue special
Did You Know?
It's also known as the GSF1200
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