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labandit
06-19-2008, 07:40 PM
Anyone wish Suzuki would come out with a 750 Bandit? I am planning on buying a 1250 ABS sometime next year. But I often think a 750 might be better for what I'm planning on using it for, (day to day commuting to work and school in Los Angeles----just named most congested traffic city in America). I thought maybe a 750...or even something cool like a 800 or 900, might be better in all this traffic. Just a thought.:rider:

Marc B
06-19-2008, 09:23 PM
They do have the 650 F, I think its the F, Full fairing, Bandit frame, looks like the same motor , exhaust and everything only smaller pistons and header pipes. The cost though is only about a grand less than the real deal 1250s. I use mine for daily commute as well as sport-touring, Go with the 1250, you will be glad you did, quick, nimble and fun to ride.

labandit
06-19-2008, 09:48 PM
I guess what I meant was, the Bandit is such an awesome machine...a 750 or so version would be pretty cool and may sell well too. A 1250 sounds pretty big to alot of people. I myself did not think to buy a 1250 until I joined TWT and MaxSuk forums and was convinced by its loyal following.
by the way the 650f is a v-twin. I'm too big for a 650 anyway.

treybrad
06-19-2008, 10:06 PM
by the way the 650f is a v-twin. I'm too big for a 650 anyway.

Nope, and nope.

The 650F is a 4cyl, water-cooled engine, and just like it's big brother, it's new from the ground-up.

The 650F also shares the same frame and dimensions, so if you're not too big for the 1250, you won't be too big for the 650.

http://www.bikersweb.co.uk/Features/BikeReviews.aspx?ArticleId=1057

It's a pretty slick scoot, if there was a bigger price break between it and the 1250, I'd have considered it.

trey

labandit
06-19-2008, 10:47 PM
my bad, got it confused with the sv. I am 6'2" and 275lbs. 40 yrs old with plenty of experience, 650's are out of the question. Just was wondering if anybody ever condidered someything in between a 650 and the 1250 Bandit, but A BANDIT VERSION.:trust:

PhilS
06-19-2008, 10:54 PM
my bad, got it confused with the sv. I am 6'2" and 275lbs. 40 yrs old with plenty of experience, 650's are out of the question. Just was wondering if anybody ever condidered someything in between a 650 and the 1250 Bandit, but A BANDIT VERSION.:trust:

I considered the Honda 919, but it had less styling, less engine, less features, and cost more money - thus, the Bandit smoked it.

Gee, I wonder how comfortable the "Honda seat" would have been...............sorry, I went there, didn't I??

treybrad
06-20-2008, 12:32 AM
I considered the Honda 919, but it had less styling, less engine, less features, and cost more money - thus, the Bandit smoked it.

Gee, I wonder how comfortable the "Honda seat" would have been...............sorry, I went there, didn't I??

+1, I took a hard look at the 919 and it always fell short in the bang/buck category...

The other bike I love the looks of, that's not 1000cc+ but bigger than a 600cc is the Kawasaki ZR750...

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2000models/2000-Kawasaki-ZR7c.jpg

Good looking bike. It's pretty much a split of the old Bandit 600 and 1200.

trey

labandit
06-20-2008, 01:54 AM
problem is...that's about it. Imagine if there was a Bandit one....I think it would dominate.:eat:

Squidward
06-20-2008, 02:01 AM
problem is...that's about it. Imagine if there was a Bandit one....I think it would dominate.:eat:

Considering the ZR-7 and ZR-7S no longer exist, a Bandit 750 couldn't help but dominate a class that only it was in.

pesto_boy
06-20-2008, 09:20 AM
There would be very little benefit to having a 750cc engine as the 'body' itself wouldn't be much smaller and the bike wouldn't be much lighter.
The new 1250's engine is very compact in design, allowing for a tight motorcycle that handles well and doesn't feel much bigger or bulkier than a 750.
The insurance retes on a 750 wouldn't be that much cheaper - as the Bandit 1250 already does NOT fall in the 'sportsbike' category.
The power of the 1250 - although plenty - is not out-of-control and unmanageable, allowing anybody with some riding experience to feel confident and fully enjoy th 1250cc's.

Ken Phenix
06-20-2008, 09:34 AM
I think the displacement categories are more for marketing purposes than anything else. The "600" is the old 750 price-point. I'm sure it doesn't cost Suzuki any more to build the same engine with a different bore and stroke. So, from a marketing standpoint, it probably doesn't make sense (to the manufacturer) to have so many engine sizes. (IMHO)

gotdurt
06-20-2008, 10:31 AM
+1, I took a hard look at the 919 and it always fell short in the bang/buck category...

The other bike I love the looks of, that's not 1000cc+ but bigger than a 600cc is the Kawasaki ZR750...

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2000models/2000-Kawasaki-ZR7c.jpg

Good looking bike. It's pretty much a split of the old Bandit 600 and 1200.

trey
Problem with those is that they were underpowered, at least compared to the bandits; the 1st gen and even the milder 2nd gen B-6's would run circles around the 750 Kaw, or any other 750 standard for that matter.

I used to ride 2-up with my GF on my B-6, it had plenty of power for our over-300lb combined weight.

pesto_boy
06-20-2008, 10:32 AM
Good point!
Why ride on '60 ponies' when you can have 90?!

ekms377
06-20-2008, 11:41 AM
I can't even find a 1250S around here....

suzukijo
06-21-2008, 11:23 PM
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23604

650 bandit, as close to a 750 bandit they make.

TWTim
06-21-2008, 11:41 PM
There are also Z750s to be had for a song. This is a great mid-size naked that never got the respect it deserved stateside:

http://www.motorcyclingblog.com/media/images/vijesti/061212006.jpg



http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23604
650 bandit, as close to a 750 bandit they make.

One last thing: As I understand it, the GSX650F is techncally the next generation of the Katana line, though it does incorporate some Bandit-ish features. The Katanas were designated GSX600F and GSX750F, so it only makes sense that the GSX650F is the next incarnation, especially considering its styling.