Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit: review, history, specs


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Class: street

Production: 1995-2006

Related: Suzuki GSX-R1100

Successor: Suzuki GSF1250 Bandit

Models
Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit

1995-2000

(Japan, Europe, North America)

Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit

2001-2006

(Europe, North America)

Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit

1996-2000

(Europe, North America)

Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit

2001-2006

(Japan, Europe, North America)

Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit (1995-2000)
Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit (2001-2006)
Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit (1996-2000)
Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit (2001-2006)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1995 Japan Name: Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit

Code: GSF1200S

1996 Europe, North America Name: Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit; Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit + ABS

Code: GSF1200T, GSF1200ST + GSF1200SAT

1997 Europe, North America Name: Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit; Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit + ABS

Code: GSF1200V, GSF1200SV + GSF1200SAV

1998 Europe, North America Name: Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit; Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit + ABS

Code: GSF1200W, GSF1200SW + GSF1200SAW

1999 Europe, North America Name: Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit; Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit + ABS

Code: GSF1200X, GSF1200SX + GSF1200SAX

2000 Europe, North America Name: Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit; Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit + ABS

Code: GSF1200Y, GSF1200SY + GSF1200SAY

2001 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit; Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit

Code: GSF1200K1, GSF1200SK1

2002 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit; Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit

Code: GSF1200K2, GSF1200SK2

2003 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit; Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit

Code: GSF1200K3, GSF1200SK3

2004 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit; Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit

Code: GSF1200K4, GSF1200SK4

2005 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit; Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit

Code: GSF1200K5, GSF1200SK5

2006 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit + ABS; Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit + ABS

Code: GSF1200K6 + GSF1200AK6, GSF1200SK6 + GSF1200SAK6

Specifications

Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2095 mm / 82,5 in – GSF1200/GSF1200S (1995-2000)

2130 mm / 83,9 in – GSF1200/GSF1200S (2001-2006)

Overall width 790 mm / 31,1 in
Overall height 1100 mm / 43,3 in – GSF1200 (1995-2000)

1215 mm / 47,8 in – GSF1200S (1996-2000)

1095 mm / 43,1 in – GSF1200 (2001-2006)

1235 mm / 48,6 in – GSF1200S (2001-2006)

Seat height 835 mm / 32,9 in – GSF1200/GSF1200S (1995-2000)

785/805 mm / 30,9/31,7 in – GSF1200/GSF1200S (2001-2006)

Wheelbase 1435 mm / 56,5 in – GSF1200/GSF1200S (1995-2000)

1480 mm / 58,3 in – GSF1200/GSF1200S (2001-2006)

Ground clearance 130 mm / 5,1 in – GSF1200/GSF1200S (1995-2000)

135 mm / 5,3 in – GSF1200/GSF1200S (2001-2006)

Dry weight 211 kg / 465 lbs – GSF1200 (1995-2000)

214 kg / 472 lbs – GSF1200S (1996-2000)

212 kg / 467 lbs – GSF1200 (2001-2006)

215 kg / 474 lbs – GSF1200S (2001-2006)

Curb (wet) weight
FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel 43 mm telescopic fork (adjustable spring pre-load), 130 mm / 5,1 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with mono-shock (adjustable spring pre-load and rebound damping), 134 mm / 5,27 in – GSF1200/GSF1200S (1995-2000)

Swingarm with mono-shock (adjustable spring pre-load and rebound damping), 136 mm / 5,35 in – GSF1200/GSF1200S (2001-2006)

Front tire size 120/70-ZR17 (58W)
Rear tire size 180/55-ZR17 (73W)
Front brake Double disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers (option - ABS, 1995-2000, 2006)

Double disc, 320 mm, 6-piston calipers – GSF1200S Bandit (2001-2005)

Rear brake Single disc, 220 mm, 2-piston caliper – GSF1200/GSF1200S (1995-2000, option - ABS)

Single disc, 220 mm, 1-piston caliper – GSF1200/GSF1200S (2001-2006)

Fuel capacity 19,0 l / 5,0 Us gal (reserve – 4,5 l) – GSF1200/GSF1200S (1995-2000)

20,0 l / 5,3 Us gal (reserve – 4,4 l) – GSF1200/GSF1200S (2001-2006)

Trail 107 mm / 4,2 in – GSF1200/GSF1200S (1995-2000)

104 mm / 4,1 in – GSF1200/GSF1200S (2001-2006)

Fuel economy 6,36 l / 100 km (37 mpg)
ENGINE Type Air/Oil-cooled, 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders in-line
Bore & Stroke 79,0 x 59,0 mm
Displacement 1157 cm³ (70,6 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 98,0 hp (72,0 kW) / 8500 rpm
Max. torque 91,0 Nm (9,3 kgf*m) / 4500 rpm – GSF1200/GSF1200S (1995-2000)

93,0 Nm (9,4 kgf*m) / 6500 rpm – GSF1200/GSF1200S (2001-2006)

0 to 100 km/h 3,07 sec
Top speed 243 km/h (151 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 4x Mikuni BST36 – GSF1200/GSF1200S (1995-2000)

Carburetor, 4x Mikuni BSR36 – GSF1200/GSF1200S (2001-2006)

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.565
Final reduction 3.000
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


3.384

1.631

1.250

1.045

0.913

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator Three-phase A.C. Generator
Battery capacity 12V-10Ah

Images

Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit: images, gallery

Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit
Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit
Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit
Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit

Videos

Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit: video.

Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit
2005 SUZUKI GSF1200S BANDIT 1200 S

Manuals

Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit: manuals, parts, microfiches.