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2005 Suzuki Bandit 650
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2005 Suzuki Bandit 650
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2005 Suzuki Bandit 650
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– 2005 Suzuki Bandit 650

New for 2005

It’s Criminal. The New 650cc Bandit.

It is no wonder that the Suzuki Bandit 650 is set to established itself as one of the most popular middleweight motorcycles in its class. Sporting a smooth, efficient, inline four-cylinder engine, comfortable ergonomics, convenient handling and sporty styling. The Bandit is sure to steal you from the daily grind.

The new styled Bandit, with adjustable handlebars and seat height, delivers the goods in a lighter overall package. Ready for whatever it is you want to do, be it a quick run to the corner store, or a commute to work or school. The larger 656cc engine delivers more power and torque in the low-rpm and middle-rpm ranges used in the real world, with smoother power delivery, better throttle response and stronger roll-on acceleration than other middleweights.

The two most basic components of a motorcycle are the engine and the frame, and the Bandit leave both those components exposed for admiration. The Bandit 650S is fitted with a compact, more stylish half faring; wind tunnel testing allowed precise refinement in the shape of the trailing edges of the fairing, reducing turbulence and making the fairing more effective. The frame tubes and side covers are tucked in, making the Bandit narrower and in turn making it easier for the rider to reach the ground. The compact tailsection makes it easier to mount optional saddlebags. The tank holds 20-liter of fuel, the most in its class.

Seat height can be adjusted by 20mm (0.8 inches), from 770 to 790mm (30.3 to 31.1 inches), using a clever spacer system. Handlebar height is also adjustable, by 10mm (0.4 inches), and in line with it the handlebars reach back closer to the rider. The adjustment systems allow each rider to tailor the Bandit 650 to themselves. The fully-floating 290mm (11.4 inches) dual front brake discs have new, simpler-and-lighter carriers, with 2-piston calipers. The single 240mm (9.4 inches) rear brake disc works with a more compact, lighter 2-piston caliper.

The Bandit carries an analog tachometer and an LCD digital display for speedometer/odometer/tripmeter/fuel gauge/clock functions. LED lights set below the face of the LCD indicate neutral position, oil pressure and high beam, with LED turn signal indicator lights positioned underneath and between the instrument faces.

Looking good even standing still, a centerstand and sidestand are standard equipment.

The 2005 Bandit 650 has more of everything that made the original Bandit the most popular Suzuki middleweights ever built. So much more that the competitors think it s criminal.



Engine Four-strke, 4 cylinder, DOHC 16valve, air/oil cooled with TSCC
Displacement 656 cc
Bore & Stroke 65.5 x 48.7 mm
Compression Ratio 10:5:1
Fuel System Keihin CVR32
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition Digital/Transistorized
Starter Electric
Transmission 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive #525 Chain
Overall LxWxH (mm) 2,110, 770, 1,235
Overall LxWxH (in) 83.1, 30.3, 48.6
Seat Height Adjustable, 770/790mm (30.3/31.1 in.)
Ground Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in.)
Wheelbase 1440 mm (56.7 in)
Dry Weight 204 kg (450 lbs)
Suspension: Front: 41 mm telescopic fork, full adjustable spring preload
Suspension: Rear: Swingarm progressive linkage. 4-way rebound damping. 7-way spring preload
Brakes: Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes: Rear: Single hydraulic dis
Tires: Front: 120/70-ZR-17
Tires: Rear: 160/60-ZR-17
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20 liter (4.4 imp gal.)
Colour: Blue, Red

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