2007 Suzuki Bandit Review


The 2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250 motorbikes are superior to other bikes in nearly every category that is important to the everyday rider. The MSRP for the 2007 Suzuki Bandit is around $8,300 and the MSRP for the 1250 ABS is around $8,800. The 2007 Bandit 1250 and Bandit 1250 ABS are both 6.99 feet long, 31.1 inches wide and have a ground clearance of around 5.1 inches. Both of the bikes come with a two-piece vinyl seat that holds up to two passengers. These bikes come equipped with a tinted glass, a chain guard and foot pegs for both the driver and the passenger as well.

Many riders are in love with the 2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250 motorbikes. Riders specifically adore the amount of torque the engine produces and the responsiveness of the throttle. Riders also love the quiet engine on the Bandit 1250 while riding 75 mph at around 3500 rpm. The bike goes down to 1500 rpm in sixth gear and redlines at around 9500 rpm. However, some riders find the seat on the Bandit 1250s uncomfortable. Many riders feel the Bandit 1250s are the easiest and smoothest riding motorcycles out on the market. The Bandit 1250 has a strong start from a standstill and is an overall fast motorbike. Riders love how much the trunk and bags are able to hold while the Bandit remains stable riding at top speeds.

Most riders realize around 40 to 50 mpg when riding these bikes. The Bandit 1250 has enough power and torque to tame the mountains and hillsides while running third gear. Riders love the suspension on the Bandit, the only recurring complaint is the design or height of the seat for some riders. Rider around six feet tall most likely will not have problems getting comfortable on the 2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250s. Riders over 6’4” may have trouble getting comfortable on the Bandit 1250 bikes. The Bandit bikes can be an ideal choice for traveling far, cruising or just commuting around town.

Many riders preferred the 2007 Suzuki Bandit models over other naked bikes and the majority of the motorbikes currently out on the market as well. According to many riders, the 2007 Suzuki Bandit has substantially superior engine performance, reliability, racing track capabilities and touring capabilities than other naked bikes and motorbikes currently out on the market. These riders also believe the Bandit bikes are more fun, have a better design and are safer than other bikes on the market. The Bandit 1250 bikes are only less favored than other naked bikes and motorbikes when it comes to off-road capabilities. The 2007 Bandit 1250 is a good bike for novice riders looking for something with a high-performance engine but is easy to ride as well.

New For 2007

  • Both the Bandit 1250 and 1250 ABS were both new model launches for the year 2007. The 2007 Bandit is very similar to the 2001 models but has superior braking performance, better cornering maneuverability, a smoother ride and is more powerful as well. The 2007 Bandit 1250 line-beam headlamp is a notable improvement compared to the low beam for the 2001 model. However, the high beam for the 2007 Bandit is slightly weaker than in the 2001 models. Despite complaints about the 2007 seat, it's still perceived as more comfortable than the 2001 Bandit models. The ABS brakes on the 2007 Bandit 1250 ABS is a notable improvement as well.

2007 Suzuki Bandit Specs

  • Model: Bandit 1250, 1250 ABS
  • Engine Type: 1254 cc 4-cylinder 4-stroke horizontal in-line
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.11 inches x 2.52 inches
  • Compression ratio: 10:5:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: Fuel injected
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • Final Drive: N/A
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.02 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Dual Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 58.3 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 31.1 inches
  • Curb Weight: 496 pounds, 504.9 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/70 ZR17
  • Tires (Rear): 180/55 ZR17


  • The Bandit 1250 ABS is available in Blue, Black and Red
  • The Bandit 1250 is available in Black and Red

Key Competitors For The 2007 Suzuki Bandit

  • The 2007 Buell Lightning CITYX XB9SX
  • The 2007 Suzuki SV 1000S