The 2011 Suzuki GSX is a versatile motorcycle, offering the benefits of a sport-tourer and a sport bike. A revision of the former Suzuki Bandit, the GSX 1250 FA offers a fair amount of torque, getting 72.3 lb-ft at 3500 rpm and offers an adequate 92.6 horsepower. This engine is paired with a constant mesh, six-speed transmission that shifts smoothly once the bike is warmed up. Somewhat surprising considering its 567-pound curb weight, the GSX offers excellent handling. Some of its lighter competitors offer better handling, though little will be missed when riding the GSX. Its excellent suspension makes longer road trips more comfortable, though aggressive cornering and braking can make the rider feel the weight of the bike more. Its most advanced feature is its Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), which ensures a safer ride with firm braking ability. Its front suspension offers excellent communication between the driver and the road while absorbing bumps on the road with ease. The suspension also delivers a comfortable ride for sporty maneuvers or for extended touring.