Suzuki's 2016 Bandit 1250S finds itself in a strange place. Once the go-to standard bike in Suzuki's lineup, the $9,899 Bandito Grande now has intramural competition from the cheaper ($7,999), lighter GSX-S750 from below as well as the much higher-performance (and only slightly more expensive at $10,999 with ABS) GSX-S1000F just above. Which, naturally, begs the question: What would entice a buyer to go for the Bandit over the GSX-S1000 ABS in the same price range? And, thinking more laterally, what makes the Bandit more appealing than, say, a V-Strom 1000 for touring? In many ways, Mr. Bandit is a jack of all trades, which will be viewed as a strength to some buyers, a demerit to others. Is there still room in motorcycling for the mature generalist?