Got 9,000 miles on my 07 and not a single problem
Replaced all brake lines with Galfer SS lines - made a difference.
Run nothing but Stradas on the bike, good traction, good mileage, good in the rain.
On a scale of 1-10, it is a solid 9.
I am really pleased with mine also.. Mines a 2007 (07) model... Goes great... Stops great... Road Pilots on mine also just fitted... about 14000 mile on mine I think. Use it daily whatever the weather and its not let me down yet... finger crossed..
Its a bit heavy but once its on the move its a relaxing ride and comfortable at any speed. My FZ6 prior to this always wanted to race, always revs revs revs which is fineif thats what you want and dont get me wrong I loved that bike adn would recommend that too...
Bandit 1250 power in any gear... Such a nice ride
Live long and prosper!!
Update to my earlier post.... Now coming up to 16k and replace the chain about 1000 miles back, cost about £160...
Today I put the original exhaust back on for two reasons...
Fed up of the Beowulf exhaust burning holes on my trousers!! Maybe I forgot to fit something when I fitted it as the bottom part of the can seemed to always come in contact with my trousers if I put my feet behind the pegs.. Tried to get in the habit of not doing this but I cant. (youtube video out there under "replacing the exhaust on the suzuki bandit 1250"
Second reason is that I am going to sell it so put it back in as near to the original condition as I could.. forgot how heavy thatoriginal exhaust is!!...
Fab bike though but its time for change..
I have 07 bandit 1250 Also just put Michelin Pilot Road 2s on as gone through two of the original rear tyres in no time. Being over 6ft have had to change original screen to cut down on wind blast. Have also put aftermarket exhaust on cause original looks like ships funnel and totally spoils the looks.
Having Had various different bikes over the years have to say for the money it cost and the reasonably good performance. its one of the best bikes I have owned. Riding position is good and doesn't put any pressure on my shoulder or knees. Which is great considering they are knacked from many years of riding and get offs.
got a gsf650 bandit and it is fab 9000 from new. just ordered a new gsf1250n bandit for the 1st sept will notice the difference in power. it is now oct 22 picked up my brand new 1250 bandit [ face off version ]got 900 miles on it and it a fantastic machine but i req a hugger and a tail Tide any ideas . [ help please ]
Amazing value for money folks.
Just take care of the finish and it will stay tidy... Mine is still looking peachy, but black paint does take some pampering if it's to stay looking good!
Had mine for 3 yrs from new , done 16k miles and now approaching 3rd set of tyres and 2nd set of pads ... so its a heavy bike - till you get moving.
Wanders much less in the wind than my old fazer 600 and i just ride the torque with less revving .... nice turbine-like shove from the in-line 4 is great.
Better than the old 1200 air cooled 5-speed bike. Now its 1250, 6-speed, liquid cooled and fuel-injected with ABS
High gear overtakes catch other people out when you groan past them at 2000 rpm in 6th with just a little throttle nudge.
Also, watch out for neglect-causing bits to rust on the cheaper metal parts (pannier rack, licence holder, brake-hose retaining clips etc etc)
Dispite "better" bikes being on offer i struggle to accept the price-difference.
Test rode 1200 GT BMW and a few others but i don't need all the toys when most of my riding is weekend blasts of 2 to 400 mile days in reasonable weather!
My bandit cost me £6995 with full luggage (Givi) on 2% finance (£170 per month for 3 years.
Now its mine and paid for - why should i get into debt for something else?
Fitted a hugger and fender extender.(saves excess crud)
MRA vario screen (a justifiable improvement)
Heated grips and Mirror extenders (great idea)
HID headlights (fantastic)
12v accessory socket (rubberised marine type located in front left fairing)
Tank cover and hinged touring bag
Radiator guard and satnav RAM mount (Suzuki bottled out - so my model didn't include this)
Buy yourself a new GSF 1250 FA(ST) as its no longer called "bandit" and you won't be disappointed !
Buy 2 bikes like this for the price of owning just one 1200 trophy, an 1200RT or some other "posh" tourer....Simples
Does anyone knows about Suzuki Hayabusa. i am going buying it on next week
pls give me the review
Hi I have a bandit1250 with full luggage, would like to change the exhaust so I can be heard, mine is to quiet, bought one but was to long and wouldn't fit with my boxes , could anyone advise which one would fit with my boxes.
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