Suzuki GSF600 Bandit (Unfaired) Reviews

2000 Suzuki GSF600 Bandit (Unfaired) from New Zealand

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 kilometres
Most recent distance15000 kilometres

Summary:

One of the all time great motorcycles

Faults:

1 spark plug needed changing (after 8 years).

General Comments:

A nice all around bike, suited to around town or longer distance travel.

Plenty of sensible power in the mid range.

Very smooth - almost vibration free up to legal speed limits (and over a bit).

The fairing is very effective in keeping off cold wind and the worst of the rain. (I am 5ft 10ins)

After 8 years the bike is in as new condition.

MPG is around 60 when ridden at legal sensible speeds.

Very stable at high speed in wind.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2008

17th Apr 2013, 06:58

I had Bandit 600 and 650s, and with looking after them a bit, the build quality was fine. I owned in between a Honda CBF 600, which had a lot worse build quality than any Suzuki I ever owned. These days, Honda build quality is a myth.

Used to own a CB 500 as well; just as bad.

1996 Suzuki GSF600 Bandit (Unfaired) from United Kingdom

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

Summary:

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

Faults:

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: 8.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews