Suzuki Bandit 1250SA
- Practical semi-faired design
- Tractable engine
- Brilliant ride quality
- Due for major update
- Strong competition
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Suzuki Bandit 1250SA Overview
Crowned as hooligan's bike from the beginning, the Bandit has evolved as a sporty and powerful machine that can handle real world problem like traffic and bad roads with ease. The small semi-faring fails to hide the massive four cylinder in-line engine. Power is delivered right from the point of leaving the clutch and then brace for a hurricane. Exhaust though sounds too conservative as Suzuki's main focus was to reduce emissions. We do recommend a quality aftermarket alternative. Bandit's strength is its dynamic character which changes from a sports machine to a long distance tourer to a twisty back road motorbike.
Suzuki Bandit 1250SA Engine & Transmission
Suzuki Bandit 1250SA is powered by a 4-cylinder 1,255cc liquid cooled engine generating maximum oomph of 97bhp. Even better figure is the peak torque rating of 108Nm at just 3,700rpm making this engine extremely tractable for all kinds of riding styles. The six-speed transmission combined with hydraulic clutch makes shifting a tad more easy, however the shift action could be made softer. The secondary balancer shaft in the engine keeps most vibrations away for comfort.
Suzuki Bandit 1250SA Mileage
The fuel efficiency for the massive 1255cc engine is a generous 16-18kmpl. The 19l fuel tank on the Bandit will take you nearly 330km on a single fill.
Suzuki Bandit 1250SA Performance and Handling
Though 254kg is not light for the Bandit, however that enormous torque from very little rpm means the bike carries its weight easy and sustains arm ripping acceleration. Mount the saddle and you can feel the heft, but as soon as you ride off it disappears completely. The Bandit can reach up to speeds of 230kmph and is extremely stable. As a touring machine, hundreds of kilometers may be dismissed at ease and it has the ability to sit on triple digit speeds with no effort from the engine.