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2005 Suzuki Bandit 1200S
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– 2005 Suzuki Bandit 1200S

New for 2005

Bandit 1200SZ Limited with special Blue/White paint scheme commemorating Suzuki’s racing heritage

Headlight switches off during startup to reduce load on battery

Engine Features

Proven 1157cc, 4-cylinder, air/oil cooled, DOHC 16-valve engine tuned for strong low and midrange power

Mikuni BSR36 carburetors with throttle position sensor provide precise ignition timing control for strong low-rpm response

Camshaft timing and stainless steel 4-into-1 exhaust system with aluminum muffler enhances low and midrange power

Attractive stainless steel 4 into 1 exhaust system tuned for striong low-to-midrange power – catalyzer included on California model to further reduce emissions

High capacity oil cooler for improved heat dissipation and more consistent engine operating temperature

Smooth-shifting 5-speed transmission

Low-maintenance hydraulic clutch with high-rate springs and large-diameter slave cylinder for improved clutch feel

Maintenance-free battery and digital/transistorized ignition

Pulsed secondary air-injection system (PAIR) for reduced emissions

Chassis Features

Engine bolts and brackets treated with white chromate finish for improved appearance and corrosion resistance

Aggressive-styled fairing with dual projector beam headlights and side-mount mirrors

Color-matched, cradle-type frame with large diameter tubing for strength and rigidity

Lightweight, box-section aluminum swingarm with high torsional rigidity

Step-motor-powered instruments for more precise operation, plus LCD odometer, twin tripmeters and fuel gauge

Standard 4-way emergency flasher and high-beam passing switch

Large 43mm diameter front forks with adjustable preload for stable suspension performance

Single-shock rear suspension with seven preload adjustments, 4-way rebound damping and a movable gas/oil separator for consistent damping performance

Radial tires mounted on wide cast aluminum wheels

Dual disc front brakes with Tokico six-piston calipers for strong braking performance
Wide, comfortable seat with low seat height

Large capacity fuel tank (20 liter/5.3 gal) for long operating range

Easy-to-operate centerstand with high leverage ratio to reduce effort

Large, one-piece passenger grab bar

Slim tail-section with external tie-down hooks and large storage area beneath the seat – large enough for a U-type lock

Attractive brushed aluminum chain guard



Engine: 1157cc, four-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC 16 valve, air/oil cooled with TSCC
Bore Stroke: 79.0 x 59.0 mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Fuel System: Mikuni BSR36
Lubrication: Wet sump
Ignition: Digital/Transistorized
Transmission: 5-speed
Final Drive: #530 chain
Overall Length: 2070 mm (81.5 in.)
Overall Width: 765 mm (30.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1220 mm (48.0 in.)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in.)
Wheelbase: 1430 mm (56.3 in.)
Dry Weight: 221 kg (487 lbs.)
Suspension Front: Telescopic, oil damped, preload adjustable
Suspension Rear: Link-type suspension, 7-way adjustable preload, 4-way adjustable rebound
Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 120/70 ZR17
Tires Rear: 180/55 ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20.0 liter (5.3 gal.) 19.0 liter (5.0 gal) CA model
Color: Blue/White

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