Tech SpecEvolutionSpiritual successor to the '80s GSs, the '95 Bandit 1200 was built around an overbored GSX-R1100 motor. Once considered a hooligan bike, it's now more of a sport-tourer. RivalsYamaha's FZ-1 kicks out 30 more bhp, but suffers from fuel-injection maladies. Honda's 919 and Kawasaki's Z1000 trade comfort for streetfighter style. TechPrice: $8299 ($8799 w/ABS)Engine type: l-c inline-fourValve train: DOHC, 16vDisplacement: 1255ccBore x stroke: 79.0 x 64.0mmCompression: 10.5:1Fuel system: EFIClutch: Wet, multi-plateTransmission: 6-speedHorsepower: 98 bhp at 7500 rpmTorque: 79 lb.-ft. at 3700 rpmFrame: Tubular steelFront suspension: 43mm fork adjustable for spring preloadRear suspension: Single shock adjustable for spring preload and rebound dampingFront brake: Dual four-piston calipers, 310mm discsRear brake: Single-piston caliper, 240mm discFront tire: 120/70 ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax D281Rear tire: 180/55 ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax D281Rake/trail: 25.3 degrees/4.1 in.Seat height: 31.1/31.9 in.Wheelbase: 58.3 in.Fuel capacity: 5.0 gal.Dry weight: 496 lb.Colors: Black or redAvailable: SummerWarranty: 12 months, unlimited mi.Contact: American Suzuki3251 E. Imperial Hwy.Brea, CA 92622714.996.7040www.suzukicycles.com VerdictStill the best super-standard if you're looking to go for long weekends. But other bikes in the class offer more outright performance for hooning around. Tokico binders would stop a truck; ring gear means this is the ABS version. Smooth cylinders and rectangular radiator are main differences from air-cooled predecessor. Tokico binders would stop a truck; ring gear means this is the ABS version. Smooth cylinde « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Roland Brown Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!