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2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA Touring: Voted - Awesome

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:54 am

2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA ST/SEA Touring

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2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA ST/SEA Touring

Think of the 2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA ST / GSX1250FA SEA Touring as a kinetically charged invitation to enjoy the ride of your life. It has a fuel-injected powerplant with loads of torque and a wide powerband, which gives it awesome acceleration in every gear matched by heart-pounding top-end performance. It features advanced suspension front and rear, giving you the advantage when the road turns twisty.

With its fully faired design, the 2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA ST / GSX1250FA SEA Touring rewards you with a smooth and comfortable highway ride mile after mile after mile. It also has Suzuki's Digital Antilock Brake System (ABS) for optimum braking performance. The 2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA ST / GSX1250FA SEA Touring - with exciting performance and truly versatile capabilities, it's an all-around sportbike at an exceptional value.

For 2012, it's available in Metallic Alba Blue, Glass Splash White and Glass Sparkle Black.


A sports tourer made for turning any spot on the map into a precious memory.

Whether touring, commuting or just having some fun, the 2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA ST / GSX1250FA SEA Touring is never short on excitement, providing the rider with ample power and torque for a comfortable ride. This is the machine that defines a weekend, but can also be relied on every day of the week.

the fully faired 2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA ST / GSX1250FA SEA has a fuel injected double overhead camshaft (DOHC) powerplant with 1255cc of torque at your service. Delivering a wide spread of power, starting low down in the rev range, the six gear ratios takes full advantage of this torque resulting in extra smooth acceleration and inspiring power delivery, perfect for long distance rides.

The 2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA ST / GSX1250FA SEA also offers a quality luggage system comprising of 33 litre panniers (per side) and a 37 litre top box making it truly the ultimate go anywhere machine.


2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA ST/SEA Touring - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $11,699 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $12,899 USD


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Color Black, Blue
Brakes Front Disc brake, twin
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Curb Weight 254 kg (560 lbs)
Final Drive RK GB50GSVZ3, 118 links
Fuel Tank Capacity
Ground Clearance 135 mm ( 5.3 in)
Overall Length 2130 mm (83.9in)
Overall Width
Seat Height 785/805 mm (30.9/31.7 in) - Low/High
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Tires Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
Tires Rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Wheelbase 1485 mm (58.5 in)
Engine
Engine 1255 cc (76.6 cu. in), 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Bore Stroke 79.0 mm (3.110 in) x 64.0 mm (2.520 in)
Compression Ratio 10.5 : 1
Fuel System Fuel injection
Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Lubrication Wet sump
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Re: This Week - 2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA Touring: Vote & Discus

Unread post by Wrider » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:55 pm

Looks like I found the next bike I'll be buying! Exactly what I'm looking for!
Well except for the full fairing. 1/2 fairing and it's perfect!
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Re: This Week - 2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA Touring: Vote & Discus

Unread post by madjak30 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:48 pm

The Bandit 1250S was the bike I wanted when I bought my MT-01...but I couldn't find one for a low enough price and now I'm kinda glad...I think this is a much nicer looking bike, and it has a much more modern gauge package with a gear indicator. To me, this is the ultimate in 'bang for your buck' sport touring...and with the new bags that more closely suite the style of the bike (old ones were basically the same Suzuki bags that are on the Vstrom...bleh), I like it a lot!!

Voted: AWESOME!

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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:58 am

madjak30 wrote:To me, this is the ultimate in 'bang for your buck' sport touring.
Indeed. The sport tourer for the rest of us. Awesome.
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Re: This Week - 2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA Touring: Vote & Discus

Unread post by jstark47 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:56 am

Grey Thumper wrote:
madjak30 wrote:To me, this is the ultimate in 'bang for your buck' sport touring.
Indeed. The sport tourer for the rest of us. Awesome.
Agreed. A sport tourer that doesn't weigh 700 lbs and cost almost $20K. Awesome!
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:31 pm

Meh...not feeling it... :?
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Unread post by Wrider » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:43 pm

HYPERR wrote:Meh...not feeling it... :?
You ride a Hypermotard, your opinion on looks don't count! :laughing:
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Re: This Week - 2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA Touring: Vote & Discus

Unread post by High_Side » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:40 am

Wrider wrote:
HYPERR wrote:Meh...not feeling it... :?
You ride a Hypermotard, your opinion on looks don't count! :laughing:
I ride a Superduke so mine likely don't count either but I agree with HYPERR :mrgreen: . Taking the retro semi-cool Bandit, shrink wrapping it in plastic and changing the name does not make a cool bike. It's likely a very functional bike, and it doesn't look bad but that on it's own does not make it cool.

On another note Mrs. High_Side sat on one as a potential touring bike to compliment her Monster. Although the seat height worked this bike is really top heavy compared to the competition (CBF1000). Perhaps a result of the retro design, but still a weak point.

So it's functional and is a decent bike but the name of the forum is cool wall - so therefore: uncool.

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Re: This Week - 2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA Touring: Vote & Discus

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:33 am

I think the line "Best bang for your buck" really applies highly to the 2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA Touring, as it did it's previous incarnation, the Bandit 1250S and 1250 as well as the 1200 and GSX1100E all the way back to the GS1000E it came from back in (1978-79?). I would easily debate this is the biggest cc (and best) motorcycle you can get for such little money. For that, you get a legendary engine known for it's torque and reliablility (the GS series of engines since 1976 have proven themselves time and time again in racing, street and modding), and a chassis that's decent, and handling that's good. But this is a bike that's all about it's engine (IMO) at an amazing value.

I've ridden the Bandit 1250S for a couple of weeks (Thanks Mashby) and it's a very linear powerband, there is little need to down shift at all and is eagar to go faster than the speed limits... the engine doesn't have a lot of "character" to it, it's just power.

In the end, I can't think of a better bike for the money (in it's cc size) with such a reliable and torquey engine and that alone gives it an: AWESOME vote from me.

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Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:01 am

I don't know enough about the ST class to pass out Awesomes or Fails when one comes up. So working within my two choices, here's what I see...

This thing weighs about what my Vulcan weighs, and for an ST with a liter+ motor and full fairing that's pretty impressive. The price also makes an impression, enough so that if I ever thought to venture into the ST experience this bike may be the one I'd do it on depending on it's carrying capacity and tank size.

Not a fan of the panniers though. Why is it all the side cases on these ST bikes look like the case my miter saw is in? I know they're going for 'rugged', but everything comes across looking 'cheap'. Like maybe you could just buy the most recent rollback tool box at WalMart, drill a couple holes in the back and mount it to your bike (at a fraction of the cost of hard bags!) Top case still looks like the fat kid on a diving board, there's no way to make those look cool anyway.

So, what I don't like about this bike could unbolt in a few minutes, but in doing so you wouldn't have much T left in your ST.

I'll still throw this a Cool. For the price, it looks like exceptional value.

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Unread post by HYPERR » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:32 pm

Wrider wrote:
HYPERR wrote:Meh...not feeling it... :?
You ride a Hypermotard, your opinion on looks don't count! :laughing:
I also love the look of the 999 as well. :kicking:
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:35 pm

High_Side wrote: On another note Mrs. High_Side sat on one as a potential touring bike to compliment her Monster.
You should have kept the VFR750... :wink:
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HYPERR wrote:
High_Side wrote: On another note Mrs. High_Side sat on one as a potential touring bike to compliment her Monster.
You should have kept the VFR750... :wink:
....and the VTR1000, and the S2R...and the......

I would have loved to but she couldn't comfortably reach the bars :|

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High_Side wrote: I would have loved to but she couldn't comfortably reach the bars :|
Heli-bars?
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HYPERR wrote:
High_Side wrote: I would have loved to but she couldn't comfortably reach the bars :|
Heli-bars?

Do you know how it goes when your wife decides that something is "not for her"?

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High_Side wrote:
HYPERR wrote:
High_Side wrote: I would have loved to but she couldn't comfortably reach the bars :|
Heli-bars?
Do you know how it goes when your wife decides that something is "not for her"?
Yep. That's how I own 3 bikes (don't need 3). I picked up the Trophy after she decided "it wasn't for her", I couldn't bear to see it go.
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Unread post by sunshine229 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:22 am

I voted Awesome. :D

I've always liked the Bandit and see that this new version of it is a great improvement. I didn't mind the naked/half faired version (and you guys know I like naked and half faired bikes) but to me a 1200 cc bike needs to offer some good touring capabilities and the previous bandit just didn't have this. So I consider this model to be better in that regard, plus it looks great, is low weight and has a great price. Awesome all the way! :mrgreen:
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:33 am

Great voting and discussion guys and gals! And for the results you have been waiting for...


Your Coolness Factor of the 2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA ST/SEA Touring is...

Awesome 41%
Cool 32%
Uncool 27%
Fail 0%

At 41% Awesome, it really does show Suzuki can breath new life into a bike that's based on a old design, as long as it's priced competitively and handes well. Way to go Suzuki. Maybe they will bring back a few more classic Suzuki's and do the same... A naked GS series anyone?

Next Cool Wall Bike now up!

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