Suzuki Bandit 1200 Motorbikes For Sale

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Suzuki Bandit 1200
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Launch RRP: £5,500
Insurance Costs: 8 of 10

What Is It?

The Suzuki Bandit 1200 is a naked or semi-faired bike and is powered by a Euro 2 compliant air / oil cooled 1,157 cc inline four cylinder engine, producing 96.6 bhp at 8,500 rpm and maximum torque at just 4,000 rpm. It's the engine from the GSX-R1100 but bored out and tuned for low down torque.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame
  • Dual 310 mm discs up front with Tokico two piston calipers
  • 240 mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • Adjustable 43 mm fork
  • Rear shock with adjustable pre-load
  • Mikuni BSR36 carbs
  • 4->1 Stainless Steel exhaust system
  • Centre stand
  • 5 speed gearbox

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 7 kg.

The 3-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and a 180/55 at the rear.

Accessories include panniers, top box and belly pan which were all available as a GT model.

  • 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.

Specs

Capacity: 1,157 cc (very high)

Power: 97 bhp, 72 kW (average)

Red Line: 11,000 rpm (high)

Top Speed: 155 mph, 249 km/h (very high)

Fuel Consumption / Gas Mileage: 40 mpg, 7.1 l/100km, 14.2 km/l (average)

Range: 180 miles, 290 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 20.0 litres, 5.3 US gallons (high)

Seat Height: 835 mm, 32.9 inches (average)

Dry Weight: 208 kg, 459 pounds

Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (very high)

Road tax and VED guide

Model History & Updates

2001: Updated frame, more torque at 6,500 rpm from the engine, improved cooling, lower 790 mm seat, new fork and three piston front brakes. The S got a new fairing / headlight design as well. Weight was up to 214 kg dry and 220 kg dry for the S.

2006: New fuel tank, adjustable shock, adjustable seat (785 mm / 805 mm), headlight, mirrors and ABS is now optional on both. Naked is now 212 kg dry and the S 215 kg dry, while ABS adds 4 kg.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Loads of torque
  • Capability
  • Value

Any Downsides?

  • It isn't the best looking bike out there
  • Finish
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For Sale (19)

  • SUZUKI GSF 1200 S BANDIT CHROME BEOWULF EXHAUST 12 MONTH MOT 2004 04
    £3,190 🤍
    • 2004
    • Bradford(Map)
    • ebay
    • SUZUKI GSF 1200 S BANDIT CHROME BEOWULF EXHAUST 12 MONTH MOT 04
  • SUZUKI GSF 1200 X BANDIT NAKED BIKE COMES WITH 12 MONTH MOT 1999 MODEL
    £3,290 🤍
    • 1999
    • Bradford(Map)
    • ebay
    • SUZUKI GSF 1200 X BANDIT NAKED BIKE COMES WITH 12 MONTH MOT MODEL
  • SUZUKI GSF 1200 S BANDIT  VERSATILE SPORTS TOURER  2005 05
    £3,690 🤍
    • 2005
    • Bradford(Map)
    • ebay
    • SUZUKI GSF 1200 S BANDIT VERSATILE SPORTS TOURER 05
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2007
179
113
292
Rarely
2006
371
242
613
Rarely
2005
518
357
875
Rarely
2004
328
240
568
Rarely
2003
416
343
759
Rarely
2002
430
418
848
Rarely
2001
489
487
976
Rarely
2000
450
575
1,025
Rarely
1999
513
684
1,197
Rarely
1998
482
724
1,206
Rarely
1997
507
827
1,334
Rarely
1996
113
236
349
Rarely

Source: DVLA

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