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cameron 996
10-01-2009, 07:58 PM
with all the bandit lovers here i was wondering if you guys have seen this bike?

http://www.motomag.com/Nouveaute-Suzuki-GSX-1250-FA-2010-6924.html
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/suzu/suzuki_gsx1250_fa%2010.htm

i loved my old 1992 gsx750f katana and think suzuki has hit a homerun with this bike. its basically just a fully faired bandit. but the bandit was originally just a stripped katana. really i love both bikes and have wanted a full faired option in the big bandit. this may be the bike that gets me down to the dealership. i cant wait till these bikes start showing up here in the states.

treybrad
10-01-2009, 10:10 PM
...i cant wait till these bikes start showing up here in the states.

Well, don't hold your breath. If you notice, neither of those websites are US based. It's a cool bike, but I seriously doubt it'll ever make it over here.

For now, a 1250 Bandit plus the OEM lowers is your only option.

http://cmgonline.com/images/stories/bikes/Suzuki/bandit1250/2008/bandit1250se_rhs.jpg

trey

cameron 996
10-02-2009, 06:03 AM
they allready have the gsx650f so ill bet the 1250 will be here in no time. bike of the year material.

bjhughes
10-02-2009, 08:42 AM
Is it just me, or does that look like a cheaped-out version of the FJR to anybody else?

The Bruce
10-02-2009, 09:17 AM
Is it just me, or does that look like a cheaped-out version of the FJR to anybody else?

That's how Suzuki rolls. Their dedsign focus is on performance and the cosmetics often leave a little to be desired. If it came out here it would probably be at least $1000 less than an FJR or Honda ST. Their whole line-up is like that from the sport bikes to the dual sports to the cruisers.

gixxerjasen
10-02-2009, 11:45 AM
Is it just me, or does that look like a cheaped-out version of the FJR to anybody else?WRONG FORUM! WRONG FORUM! Nobody kill him, he didn't know! :rofl:

ed29
10-02-2009, 11:50 AM
Is it just me, or does that look like a cheaped-out version of the FJR to anybody else?


With the bags on it does bear more than a passing resemblance to the FJR. Especially in the blue that is a dead ringer for 2006 Yamaha blue. Perhaps 'slimmed down' FJR is a way to express it.

cameron 996
10-02-2009, 06:58 PM
well in typical suzuki sport touring fashon the new gsxf doesnt seem to be wildly popular. it has always confused me because they are usually the most commonly owned budget sports touring bikes. i think when you look at bang for your buck, bike vs bike suzuki has always out performed the competition. the gsxf, and the newer gsf combined are probally in more garages in america than any other japaneese bike.these bikes have always been top notch when it comes to what matters the most the motor. this bike will be called cheap,heavy,slow,underpowered,and probally a gsxr wantabee. but what it will be is a great allaround motorcycle that will be pressed into every role imaginable. and while it will not do any one thing better than the rest it will do everything great. i trust the suzuki gsxf1250 to provide smiles for miles at a price a working man can afford.

gixxerjasen
10-04-2009, 09:27 AM
Cameron, if it doesn't run in the races and kick butt, it doesn't sell over here. Bikes like the Bandit and the FZ1 are quite under appreciated. Too bad, because they work so much better for street riding than any replica racer bike ever will. Oh well, it just keeps the used ones cheap I guess, which is a bonus for those of us looking for good deals out there.

1250Pete
02-09-2010, 09:06 PM
How about this http://www.twtex.com/photopost/data/500/medium/0041.JPG it can be yours for about 6800

kitesurfer
02-24-2010, 12:45 PM
How about this http://www.twtex.com/photopost/data/500/medium/0041.JPG it can be yours for about 6800


i'm goint to va this weekend to pick up an 07 model jut like that. except mine has a gel seat. is yours a corbin?

Doons
02-24-2010, 04:42 PM
Cameron, if it doesn't run in the races and kick butt, it doesn't sell over here. Bikes like the Bandit and the FZ1 are quite under appreciated. Too bad, because they work so much better for street riding than any replica racer bike ever will. Oh well, it just keeps the used ones cheap I guess, which is a bonus for those of us looking for good deals out there.

Which explains why the FJR, Connie, Goldwing, ST, Wee-Strom and all those rice burning crusiers sell so well. Because of there great racing heritage.....:mrgreen: