Suzuki chose the Bol D’or 24 hour endurance race as the occasion to introduce two new versions of the large displacement (1255cc) Bandit, including the naked Bandit 1250 (also available with ABS) and the fully-faired GSX1250FA. Both of these bikes appear to carry over the same engine from the current Bandit models available here in the U.S., with significant styling changes. The fully-faired model could be a low cost alternative for those in the market for a large displacement sport tourer. No word yet on whether either of these models will make it to the U.S. for the 2010 model year.
MD Readers Respond:
- Oh I hope so. Bandit 12 (nekkid) was my favorite scoot ever. If only the Illegitimati (professional moto thieves) had not conspired to remove it from my possession, I’d still be riding it. Justin
- Suzuki needs to sell at least the full faired model in the US. It’s a segment that they do not have covered and in my personal opinion, it looks way better than the B-King or the current Bandit. Add some matching saddle bags and I’ll be happy for many many years!! Rich