Suzuki Bandit 1200 For Sale
The Suzuki Bandit 1200 is a naked or 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.
Pros / Cons
- 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
- 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 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. 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.
2001: 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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Popularity / How Many Left
|Year||On The Road||Off The Road||Total||For Sale|
|1996||133||220||353||25 / month|
|1997||546||799||1,345||100 / month|
|1998||516||699||1,215||110 / month|
|1999||533||677||1,210||56 / month|
|2000||475||553||1,028||7 / month|
|2001||501||486||987||100 / month|
|2002||470||401||871||19 / month|
|2003||445||321||766||110 / month|
|2004||347||241||588||190 / month|
|2005||568||329||897||170 / month|
|2006||412||212||624||190 / month|
|2007||198||92||290||12 / month|
Stats include those licenced for use on the road and those off the road with a SORN, by year of production. Source: DVLA
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