2004 Suzuki Bandit 1200S (GSF1200S) Review

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2004 Suzuki Bandit 1200S (GSF1200S)
2004 Suzuki Bandit 1200S (GSF1200S)

2004 Suzuki Bandit 1200S (GSF1200S)
2004 Suzuki Bandit 1200S (GSF1200S)

2004 Suzuki Bandit 1200S (GSF1200S) Review

2004 Suzuki Bandit 1200S (GSF1200S)

Torque by the truck load

The Suzuki Bandit 1200 is known for doing everything well and this remains true for the 2004 iteration. Sporting two new colors for ’04, the Bandit 1200S is back and better than ever.

This standard-styled machine features an aerodynamic, aggressively styled fairing with bright projector-beam headlights and protective windscreen. Other highlights include a comfortable seat and stylish tail section, lightweight components and a powerful four-stroke engine. The 1157cc air/oil-cooled, four-cylinder motor provides an abundance of torque and power, thanks to precise cam timing, Mikuni 36mm carburetors with throttle position sensor, and a high-capacity clutch and oil-cooling system.

The Bandit 1200S is supported by a strong, stable chassis. Its cartridge-style front fork offers adjustable spring preload and the preload- and rebound-adjustable rear shock is mated to a sturdy aluminum swingarm. The Bandit 1200S rolls on radial tires spooned onto wide aluminum wheels. Dual 310mm hydraulic disc brakes are assigned to the front and a single hydraulic disc is mounted at the rear.

Other features include external tie-down hooks, a large 5.3-gallon fuel tank, convenient passenger grab rails, a large under-seat storage area and a handy centerstand. All this performance and practicality should cost a ton of money, but the Bandit 1200S is available for less than $7500 – making it perfect for any rider.


2004 Suzuki Bandit 1200S (GSF1200S) Key Features



2004 Suzuki Bandit 1200S (GSF1200S) – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $7,399 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Length 81.5 in.

Height 48.0 in.

Width 30.1 in.

Weight 485 lbs.

Ground Clearance 5.1 in.

Wheelbase 56.3 in.

Seat Height 31.1 in.

Engine 1157cc, four-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC 16 valve, air/oil cooled with TSCC

Displacement 1157cc

Bore x Stroke 79.0 X 59.0 mm

Compression Ratio 9.5:1

Carburetion Mikuni BSR36

Fuel Capacity 5.3 gal.
5.0 gal. (CA model)

Ignition Digital /Transistorized

Exhaust Stainless steel 4 into 1

Transmission 5-speed

Final Drive #530 chain

Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Rear: Single hydraulic disc

Tires Front: 120/70 ZR-17
Rear: 180/55 ZR-17

Suspension Front: Telescopic, oil damped, preload adjustable
Rear: Link-type suspension, 7-way adjustable preload, 4-way adjustable rebound

Colors Blue

Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.

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