2003 Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit Review

2003 Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit from United Kingdom

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired6300 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GSF1200 Bandit

Summary:

Excellent all round bike for whatever it's used for

Faults:

No real faults so far. Totally reliable.

Seat split at the front shortly after ownership.

If the bike is stored for a time, then carbs need stripping and cleaning. A relatively easy task on Bandits.

General Comments:

Dyno tuned with other mods, 134 BHP.

Twin shotgun race exhaust fitted (totally illegal!!). Sounds awesome.

Renthal bars, twin headlamps, braided hose, wavy discs, white instrument faces.

Braking is excellent, but forks can dive under harsh braking.

Handles well, good ground clearance, but worn tyres can skip on white lines.

Easy to wheelie in the first three gears if the throttle is snapped open.

Easy bike to work on.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2013

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