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Erase 12-04-2008 02:24 PM

Suzuki Bandit
Anyone here done a Bandit trip?


GB 12-04-2008 06:36 PM

Let's try this in Road Warriors..

deaconjones 12-04-2008 07:46 PM


Originally Posted by Erase
Anyone here done a Bandit trip?


Cat0020 12-04-2008 08:04 PM

Over 700 miles since Oct 22nd on my 01 Bandit 600.

DucatiSSsp 12-04-2008 08:48 PM

Try this Bandit thread on for size....
Happy reading!

RoyQ 12-05-2008 07:16 AM

I have logged many trips in 15 months on my '07 1250. I am closing in on 21k miles with it. I have had several 1500 + milers on it no issues. Very solid bike once you get through all the FI mal-adjustments some are known to come with from the factory. Mine was one of them, luckily for me I understand the system and was able to correct the problems with out much expense on my part other than time spent. I commuted to work on it from April to October then gas started coming down so I am back in the truck for now. For the money they are hard to beat. They make a decent sport tourer with a seat change, windscreen change and some bags added.

mklep 12-06-2008 06:24 AM

Sport-touring Bandit
The Bandit makes a great sport-touring bike. I've done thousands of miles touring on my Bandit. The ergonomics of the bike allow me to stay in the saddle for some long days. The power and torque are a perfect balance for the weight of the bike. As for the weight of the bike, I find that the Bandit doesn't get blown around in the air turbulance around tractor-trailers and cross winds like my lighter weight wee strom does while on the highways. In the twisties, embarassing the sport bike riders is always fun :wink:

This link has some pictures of my sport-touring set-up Bandit:

achesley 12-06-2008 08:46 AM

This summer I did two trips on my '07 Bandit. One for 5 days roaming about Northwest Texas and South Central Oklahoma. Then another 3 day playing about the ozarks of Arkansas. Great set up and not very heavy.

I just bought this set up for the coming up trips. Hopefully Canada and Southern Alaska for a retirement trip. ;-)

650VTwin 12-08-2008 01:18 PM

I've done some long rides on my 1250. The seat could be more comfortable, but otherwise it's pretty good for distance.

ZZR_Ron 12-08-2008 01:33 PM

Stop it! You're killing me! I bought one two weeks before the snow hit, installed the farkles...and now it's sitting in the garage waiting for spring....:norton

GB 12-08-2008 02:40 PM


Did you get the one with the full fairing or the half fairing? :ear
(I think only the half fairing one is available in the US).

ZZR_Ron 12-08-2008 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by Gadget Boy

Did you get the one with the full fairing or the half fairing? :ear
(I think only the half fairing one is available in the US).

Actually, I bought it has a half fairing. One of those "people who thought they were going to like riding, didn't so I got an incredible deal" moments. :norton

JStory 12-08-2008 08:23 PM

I've got 65k miles on my 2000 B12. Makes a great budget sport-tourer.

treybrad 12-09-2008 11:27 AM

10 days, 3,000mi - Bandit was great.

Dranrab Luap 12-09-2008 01:11 PM

Well, sorta' It's a fantastic touring bike. I imagine its big brother is more of a good thing.

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