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« on: October 06, 2010, 09:26:36 am »

2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA

... an update on the venerable Bandit 1250, now in a fully faired sporty-touring iteration.



The Bandit was last seen in Suzukiís 2008 lineup, and this new version, called the GSX1250FA, takes it up a level. Itís a bike that was introduced in world markets in 2010, but itís a new addition to American Suzukiís lineup.

And it looks like a bike right for these times, as it offers real-world usability, long-distance comfort , a midrange-heavy big-bore motor and anti-lock-braking safety, all at a very reasonable list price of $11,599.


The 2011 GSX1250FA takes the Bandit to a sleeker, sport-touring angle with its full fairing and standard ABS brakes.
The FA uses a 1255cc four-cylinder for power, fuel-injected for quick response and counterbalanced for smoothness. The Bandit ST (my words)ís chassis is a basic steel-tube frame, with its rake and trail a moderately sporty 25.2 degrees and 104mm, respectively, scaling in at 567 lbs full of fuel.

Utility is promised by the standard-equipment centerstand and availability of hard luggage, including a tail trunk. The protective bodywork and windscreen will send air around its rider while draining its 5.0-gallon fuel capacity. The FAís broad seat is comfortably low at 31.7 inches, and, if more legroom is needed, it can be raised nearly an inch by flipping its platform.

This is a lot of bike for less than 12K, even if the old Bandit retailed for less than $9000, as prices for Japanese motorcycles keep on climbing due to an unfavorable exchange rate. Itís easy to see how the GSX will appeal to aging sportbike pilots.

From Motorcycle.com ........................
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 09:39:08 am »

That's excellent news.
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010, 09:45:11 am »

This is my first attempt at embedding a photo so we'll see how it goes.

This bike looks like a good model with a full fairing.

Edit:  whoops, my photo is the 2010 model which is what I found when I searched Google on "2011 GSX1250FA".
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 09:49:39 am »

This the bike?



I wonder the price? It'd have to be substantially lower than C-14, FJR, etc. In which case   Clap
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 09:53:33 am »


Itís a bike that was introduced in world markets in 2010, but itís a new addition to American Suzukiís lineup.

I thought this bike was available in Europe for at least a year, maybe 2  Headscratch

I could be wrong.
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010, 09:54:21 am »

Do you have a link to the Motorcycle.com article?

I couldn't find it quickly.
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 09:57:42 am »



I thought this bike was available in Europe for at least a year, maybe 2  Headscratch

I could be wrong.


I believe it was a 2010 model for them.

http://www.suzuki-gb.co.uk/bike/gsx1250fal0st/

This is a good move for Suzuki.

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 10:06:29 am »

The news about the Bandit is tagged on the end of the article about the new GSXR 600 and GSXR 750.

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/suzuki/2011-suzuki-gsxr600-and-gsxr750-revealed-90013.html

Here's a blurb on the price, which is mentioned in the opening post (which I missed...sorry).

"2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA

The other new bike we saw the Suzuki dealer meeting Ė with 600 dealers and 1400 attendees Ė is an update on the venerable Bandit 1250, now in a fully faired sporty-touring iteration.

The Bandit was last seen in Suzukiís 2008 lineup, and this new version, called the GSX1250FA, takes it up a level. Itís a bike that was introduced in world markets in 2010, but itís a new addition to American Suzukiís lineup.

And it looks like a bike right for these times, as it offers real-world usability, long-distance comfort , a midrange-heavy big-bore motor and anti-lock-braking safety, all at a very reasonable list price of $11,599. "
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 10:09:40 am »


This the bike?


I wonder the price? It'd have to be substantially lower than C-14, FJR, etc. In which case   Clap



"And it looks like a bike right for these times, as it offers real-world usability, long-distance comfort , a midrange-heavy big-bore motor and anti-lock-braking safety, all at a very reasonable list price of $11,599."

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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2010, 10:11:59 am »


The news about the Bandit is tagged on the end of the article about the new GSXR 600 and GSXR 750.

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/suzuki/2011-suzuki-gsxr600-and-gsxr750-revealed-90013.html

Here's a blurb on the price, which is mentioned in the opening post (which I missed...sorry).

"2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA

The other new bike we saw the Suzuki dealer meeting Ė with 600 dealers and 1400 attendees Ė is an update on the venerable Bandit 1250, now in a fully faired sporty-touring iteration.

The Bandit was last seen in Suzukiís 2008 lineup, and this new version, called the GSX1250FA, takes it up a level. Itís a bike that was introduced in world markets in 2010, but itís a new addition to American Suzukiís lineup.

And it looks like a bike right for these times, as it offers real-world usability, long-distance comfort , a midrange-heavy big-bore motor and anti-lock-braking safety, all at a very reasonable list price of $11,599. "



11,599???

I paid less than that for a brand new ZX14 just a few years ago.     This Gixxer is overpriced by at least 1500 dollars in my opinion but it is a very cool bike!!
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2010, 10:14:37 am »




11,599???

I paid less than that for a brand new ZX14 just a few years ago.     This Gixxer is overpriced by at least 1500 dollars in my opinion but it is a very cool bike!!


Do you have ANY idea at all what you're talking about?

And, IF you paid that price and IF you actually bought that bike, you paid left over pricing. EVERY bike has an expected MSRP regardless of what fictional prices they actually do sell for... That's the MSRP, and no, you don't find ZX14s at a smaller MSRP than that and besides, they're not even in the same class of machine.

Hypermotards cost more than Honda Shadows... HOLY SHIT WHAT A RIPOFF!!!

Come on... give it some thought.
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2010, 10:22:27 am »

Add $1k for the bags and it's still $500 less than the Triumph Sprint GT.
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2010, 10:24:48 am »

Suzuki continues to offer outstanding values in many bike niches . . . . good for them!
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Do you have ANY idea at all what you're talking about?

And, IF you paid that price and IF you actually bought that bike, you paid left over pricing. EVERY bike has an expected MSRP regardless of what fictional prices they actually do sell for... That's the MSRP, and no, you don't find ZX14s at a smaller MSRP than that and besides, they're not even in the same class of machine.

Hypermotards cost more than Honda Shadows... HOLY SHIT WHAT A RIPOFF!!!

Come on... give it some thought.


You are wrong.  

MSRP was below 11599 on a ZX14 just a few years ago on a current in year model.  And yes the ZX14 is a hell of a lot more bike than a GSX1250

The exchange rate really has raised the prices on Jap bikes to a level >> in which I would just go ahead and buy a European Machine such as a Triumph or Ducati over the Jap bikes
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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2010, 10:30:47 am »

Here are the facts hero

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2006/kawasaki/ninja/zx_14/prices/20897/05/index.html
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2010, 10:32:10 am »

Bandit 1250, 5.0 gallon tank,internet forums go   Thumbsup

Honda VFR1200,4.9 gallon tank,internet goes  OMGOMGOMG OMGOMGOMG OMGOMGOMG OMGOMGOMG
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2010, 10:36:29 am »

While I love this new GSX1250 I just could never go and buy one.    You will never get any value of it on a resale and you can buy a whole lot better machine for not much more money.  

Price vs Fun factor just doesn't match up.  

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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2010, 10:40:23 am »


Bandit 1250, 5.0 gallon tank,internet forums go   Thumbsup

Honda VFR1200,4.9 gallon tank,internet goes  OMGOMGOMG OMGOMGOMG OMGOMGOMG OMGOMGOMG

 Lol

5.0 sounds like a lot more than just 4.9  Bigsmile
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2010, 10:45:58 am »



 Lol

5.0 sounds like a lot more than just 4.9  Bigsmile


That will get you about 3 miles or so
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2010, 10:55:35 am »

Suzuki didn't import for 2010. This makes price comparisons difficult, but I would guess that the 2009 Bandit ABS ($9800 msrp) would have cost around $10,000 - $10,500 for 2010. Suzuki took the Bandit ABS and fully faired it for between $1,100 and $1,600. (Yes, I'm making many assumptions here)

Kawasaki took the Z1000 ($10,500 for 2011) and fully faired it for $400 more to make the Ninja 1000. If Kawasaki offered an ABS model in the US it probably would have gone up another $1,000 to $1,500 like some of their existing bikes.

While definitely not an equal comparison, I think Suzuki is right inline with a "fair and reasonable" setup. Yes, I would like to have seen it come in at a slightly lower price point for giving the Bandit full fairings. With the rising costs of Japanese motorcycles I can't say the pricing is wrong, even if I don't like it.

Is the Bandit suspension fully adjustable like the Kawasaki?
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