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CanadianFZ6
05-26-2008, 07:39 PM
Well, it's official I just bought a brand new '08 Bandit 1250 SEA. It's the Canadian model so I get the full fairing and luggage... I pick it up in a few days... Whoooo.... Hooooo (insert stupid dance):rider:

I enjoyed lurking here for a while, now I can be a post whore...:-P

Graubart
05-26-2008, 09:11 PM
Nice Bandit! :clap:

I am officially jealous! :sun:

KenB
05-26-2008, 09:19 PM
Excellent choice in bikes. Miles of smiles ahead. Congrats!

whitesands
05-26-2008, 11:52 PM
Nice!

RcTimmy
05-26-2008, 11:57 PM
speachless.... well, why didn't they have this when I bought mine last summer? bummer....

CanadianFZ6
05-27-2008, 07:53 AM
speachless.... well, why didn't they have this when I bought mine last summer? bummer....

Thank guys... The US should get this model next year. It is doing very well here. I had a hard time finding one....:mrgreen:

saucisse
05-27-2008, 08:12 AM
Enjoy your new ride mate ! ;)

dmerc
05-27-2008, 09:19 AM
Congrats!! Very nice indeed!!

Those bags look like they'll really cut down on your mpg's.

How 'bout I do you a big favor, and take 'em off your hands?:rofl:

SteelD
05-27-2008, 10:25 AM
Thank guys... The US should get this model next year. It is doing very well here. I had a hard time finding one....:mrgreen:
We have it in the UK this year and it's the called the GT. As well as the luggage and fairing, the GT comes with a Garmin satnav. Does the SEA have that too?

Brass
05-27-2008, 10:36 AM
No GPS on the Canadian models, just the plastics and bags on the SEA model.

How is the nav wired in on the UK model? Does it look to have a factory connection for power or is it simply run off the GPS units own battery?

GregH
05-27-2008, 11:47 AM
And WHY don't they include any of these extras on the USA models?! :eek2:

sharkey
05-27-2008, 01:27 PM
And WHY don't they include any of these extras on the USA models?! :eek2:

Because you are a stinkin' American who remains infatuated w/ bigger is better and chromed out HD's. You have no appreciation for all that is efficient and useful.

You will take what we offer and be thankful we give you anything at all! :rofl:

CanadianFZ6
05-27-2008, 02:58 PM
We have it in the UK this year and it's the called the GT. As well as the luggage and fairing, the GT comes with a Garmin satnav. Does the SEA have that too?

No, Canadian model comes with side bags and full fairing only... No GPS or top case...:tears:

etcthorne
05-27-2008, 03:08 PM
NICE!!! Too bad it's not Red... I'm sure it will be fast enough. I like the bags.

KenB
05-27-2008, 05:29 PM
speachless.... well, why didn't they have this when I bought mine last summer? bummer....
No worries Timmy - all of the extras are available online and its cheaper to purchase them this way from what I've found.

whitesands
05-27-2008, 05:44 PM
When you pick it up post your review and some pictures of it!

SteelD
05-27-2008, 06:23 PM
The GT in the UK as we get it:

http://mailer.motocom.co.uk/images_suzuki/large/bandit_1250gt.jpg

Brass
05-27-2008, 07:16 PM
No worries Timmy - all of the extras are available online and its cheaper to purchase them this way from what I've found.

For what it's worth, I just came from my local dealer and they have the bikes listed with only a $200.00 difference. We're still getting bent over on the price though, 9799 and 9999 :angryfire

Why would anyone buy the "regular" when you could get the faired bike with luggage for only an extra $200??? :-?

http://www.blackfootonline.com/moto_product.php?user_category=sport&user_make=Suzuki

KenB
05-27-2008, 07:21 PM
Well since the GT isn't available here in the US, consider yourself lucky Brass :)

OTOH, my '07 ABS was $8K US OTD. The luggage and hardware was $900, the fairing is $400, and the GPS is another $500.

FDM
05-27-2008, 08:23 PM
Nice Bike!! :clap: I really like the full faring look on the Bandit, maybe one day I'll add them but I have to get over the pain in my wallet from the Givi top case and the crash bars first.