Suzuki Bandit 1250

I would not normally select this model for a road test, but seeing as White Van Man’s insurance company have delivered it today in recompense for wiping out my Sprint, here are my thoughts:

First impressions (4 miles to the petrol station and back):

  • Dull
  • Quiet
  • Digital speedo
  • Dull
  • Quite torquey
  • Needs a gear indicator (I kept losing count…)
  • Dull
  • Stepped seat pushes me forwards into the tank

Reminds me of a Bandit 600 that I rode years ago – it may be more modern and have a bigger engine but still about as exciting as watching the F1 from Hochenheim this afternoon.

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