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Suzuki Bandit 1250 2008


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I understand of course compare to FJR/ F1 / RT1200, the bandit is a complete steal.

 

Maybe its just me, but i tend to compare prices overseas as well. SG has a small market and tends to call for a higher price and I can understand that, but US selling at SIN$12K equilvalent, makes be wonder if paying an extra 7K is worth it to put it on the road.

 

my 2 cents

 

You can't compare it that way.

A brand new Ducati is worth like SGD15K equivalent when you compare direct to US prices. Yet its about double that price sold here.

Its even worse in Malaysia. Possible triple that price.

 

If follow your method of comparing, then every bike in Singapore is overpriced when compared to US prices.

One thing that pushes US prices down is that, to my understanding, the big-4 motorbike companies all have factories or assembly plants in US. This helps drive prices down.

Whilst ours come direct from Japan, or in some cases, far away Canada (as in the case of my old TLR) or Europe.

Import tarriffs always stings.

 

Back to the topic, when compared to other big-bore 'standards' (or what streetbikes are called) like the CB1300 or XJR1300, the Bandit 1250 makes a good value for money buy.

Too bad I dun tour as often. Plus I have a thing for performance.

So I chose a smaller variant of it, the GSR600.

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You can't compare it that way.

A brand new Ducati is worth like SGD15K equivalent when you compare direct to US prices. Yet its about double that price sold here.

Its even worse in Malaysia. Possible triple that price.

 

If follow your method of comparing, then every bike in Singapore is overpriced when compared to US prices.

One thing that pushes US prices down is that, to my understanding, the big-4 motorbike companies all have factories or assembly plants in US. This helps drive prices down.

Whilst ours come direct from Japan, or in some cases, far away Canada (as in the case of my old TLR) or Europe.

Import tarriffs always stings.

 

Back to the topic, when compared to other big-bore 'standards' (or what streetbikes are called) like the CB1300 or XJR1300, the Bandit 1250 makes a good value for money buy.

Too bad I dun tour as often. Plus I have a thing for performance.

So I chose a smaller variant of it, the GSR600.

 

I can relate to wat you are saying. Like in US the price of a DR650 is SIN$8000 equilvalent, I got my for 13K. I accepted 5K difference, I guess its just the willingness to part the extra bucks in a premium country.

 

 

Good choice on the GSR600, looks purposeful enough.

 

Good that you brought up, how does the bandit compare withh the CB1300 and XJR1300 in terms of price, performance, etc.?

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I can relate to wat you are saying. Like in US the price of a DR650 is SIN$8000 equilvalent, I got my for 13K. I accepted 5K difference, I guess its just the willingness to part the extra bucks in a premium country.

 

 

Good choice on the GSR600, looks purposeful enough.

 

Good that you brought up, how does the bandit compare withh the CB1300 and XJR1300 in terms of price, performance, etc.?

 

Performance-wise, I would think they're the same across.

These are economic big-bore bikes, not performance-phreaks like the B-King. So dun expect much of top end or high BHP. But expect good engine response and torque figures plus great FC.

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No need to worry so much lah , if u like the bike , juz go get it . Anyway , its wat u like tat counts , other's opnions r juz for u to note n consider . They wun be riing ur bike , aren't they ? :angel:

 

Or get the FZ1 for arnd the same price too . :angel:

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Hi, does anyone know the top speed, the cruise speed and highway travel fuel consumption of the bandit 1250?

 

the price does look attractive, giant endcan be damned.

 

I had a look at the reviews online, and came up with this

 

Top speed: over 200 kph (124 mph)

Average fuel consumption: 6.5 l/100 km (62 miles)

Average fuel range before reserve: 250 km (155 miles)

 

100km/6.5L gives a sum of 15km/L which does seem rather wierd. and a top speed of 200KM/H seems rather paltry for an inline 1250cc engine.

 

It would make my G4 look kickass in comparison since i get 18KM/L highway travel, and i can hit over 200KM/L, albeit the poor thing keeps wobbling.

 

Anyone riding the bike currently care to comment?

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100km/6.5L gives a sum of 15km/L which does seem rather wierd. and a top speed of 200KM/H seems rather paltry for an inline 1250cc engine.

 

It would make my G4 look kickass in comparison since i get 18KM/L highway travel, and i can hit over 200KM/L, albeit the poor thing keeps wobbling.

 

Anyone riding the bike currently care to comment?

 

So your GSXR400 kicks the Bandit 1250's ass because it does 200km/h and gets 18km/litre?

 

What kind of comments do you think owners should give to help a person like you?

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So your GSXR400 kicks the Bandit 1250's ass because it does 200km/h and gets 18km/litre?

 

What kind of comments do you think owners should give to help a person like you?

 

Maybe i phrased it wrong.

 

the review seems wrong. how can a 1250cc inline engine just top at 200kph, and give a millage reading of only 15km every liter of petrol?

 

its not logical that a 16 year old sports bike would have better readings that a modern day bike that has 3 times the displacement, and is designed as an entry level big bore bike.

 

if its true, which i really hope not, then theres something wrong with the bandit.

 

and if its the review that is inaccurate, i hope that someone can come in and give an accurate review of the bike.

 

looking back, how i phrased my words does seem offensive. and for that, i apologise.

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Maybe i phrased it wrong.

 

the review seems wrong. how can a 1250cc inline engine just top at 200kph, and give a millage reading of only 15km every liter of petrol?

 

its not logical that a 16 year old sports bike would have better readings that a modern day bike that has 3 times the displacement, and is designed as an entry level big bore bike.

 

if its true, which i really hope not, then theres something wrong with the bandit.

 

and if its the review that is inaccurate, i hope that someone can come in and give an accurate review of the bike.

 

looking back, how i phrased my words does seem offensive. and for that, i apologise.

 

No offence taken. But you should understand the physics behind engines, and not compare bikes in this way.

 

With a big engine, you get smooth, effortless power. If economy or high speed is what you seek, then the Bandit is not for you. A 2.3litre Triumph Rocket III will not match a 600cc supersport bike in terms of top speed or fuel consumption.

 

What RPM is your bike at when cruising at 100km/h, 6th gear? If you roll on the throttle, what happens? You might have to drop 2 or 3 gears just to keep up with the roll on performance of the Bandit 1250, or other similar big bore naked bikes (GSX1400, XJR1300, CB1300 etc).

 

My ZX14 does average only 14km/litre when riding on the streets, but it also manages 14km/litre when cruising at 200km/h. I doub't your GSXR400 can come anywhere close to this fuel consumption figure when traveling at 200.

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No offence taken. But you should understand the physics behind engines, and not compare bikes in this way.

 

With a big engine, you get smooth, effortless power. If economy or high speed is what you seek, then the Bandit is not for you. A 2.3litre Triumph Rocket III will not match a 600cc supersport bike in terms of top speed or fuel consumption.

 

What RPM is your bike at when cruising at 100km/h, 6th gear? If you roll on the throttle, what happens? You might have to drop 2 or 3 gears just to keep up with the roll on performance of the Bandit 1250, or other similar big bore naked bikes (GSX1400, XJR1300, CB1300 etc).

 

My ZX14 does average only 14km/litre when riding on the streets, but it also manages 14km/litre when cruising at 200km/h. I doub't your GSXR400 can come anywhere close to this fuel consumption figure when traveling at 200.

 

I was expecting a fuel economy rating of about 20km per liter constant highway travel, a comfortable cruise speed of 160kph, and a top speed of 250kph at least.

 

anyway, i dont want to keep traveling at 200kph on my g4. it still needs a lot of work to get it back to prime.

Bajaj Pulsar 180 - UG3 (2007 - )

Suzuki GSXR-400 (2008 - 2009)

Piaggio Vespa GT 200L (2009 - 2011)

Yamaha YBX 125 (2010 - )

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I was expecting a fuel economy rating of about 20km per liter constant highway travel, a comfortable cruise speed of 160kph, and a top speed of 250kph at least.

 

anyway, i dont want to keep traveling at 200kph on my g4. it still needs a lot of work to get it back to prime.

 

This bike is about monster torque and effortless riding...Not high speed riding as the chassis, suspension and etc cannot cope with this kinda of speed....

Torque cannot be replace by bhp....600cc developed 6kg-m or of torque for the pass 30 years...Nothing can change that..100cc for about 1kg-m of torque..

This engine is not meant to chase rev...Is all about the pulling power at speed...yes a 600cc can eat it alive but at the expense of crazy rev...

Not everyone have this racer mood every time of the day..

 

10.9kg-m/3,500rpm

9500rpm red line with 100PS/7,500rpm...This engine should last as long you want...

that is monster torque that 600cc cant match...I guess at 2000 rpm the torque have eat 600cc supersport alive....

If you liked to chase rev and hear the wailing of the engine then you might be looking at the wrong bike....

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