Suzuki GSF600 Bandit (Unfaired) Review from United Kingdom

1996 Suzuki GSF600 Bandit (Unfaired)

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance18000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda NTV 600K Revere


Turf tearing, traffic beating, no nonsense, fun loving bundle of joy!


I feel the quality is not as good as Honda, but better than most of the other makes.

Choke cable snapped - common problem apparently

I managed to bend one of the front disc hangars with a disk lock... I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

General Comments:

Sounds cool with a non standard exhaust ;0)

Treat it with respect or it will bite you back.

Fuel economy is OK, about 130 miles or so to reserve, or 170 miles to the tank in start stop traffic.

Prone to degradation if you leave it open to the elements and ride in winter.

My version looks surprisingly good for its age, but even I can see paint coming off etc.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th April, 2006

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 1 review