Written on: 23/04/2012 by Wiggy2205 (2 reviews written)
I bought my GSF650SA a little over 2 years ago and have covered just under 11k. I had restricted access first if all so had the free restriction kit Suzuki offered and was impressed by the bike in every way. Since taking the restriction off, its like a brand new bike, the acceleration is great and you can use all it's got to offer. Changed the can for a Beowolf and the sound is throaty. I use my bike every day to and from work, and for leisure if i dont have to ferry the kids around. The... (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2012 by sb5917 (1 review written)
I bought his bike 2 years ago and since then i've put 3000 mile on the clock and had a faultless experience. The bike is smooth to ride and take corners with ease. I got a bight red one with Frank Thomas gear to match. This bike is perfect for summer evening blasts and the daily commute alike. If you can afford this mid range bike then you should go for it. I though it was good value for money and it's a bike that looked after well will last a life time. (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2011 by kirkbyi (1 review written)
Bought my 650s new at a bargain price. Bike was restricted and first big bike - for a beginner it didn't feel slow at all. Have toured on it restricted very comfortable and
lots of luggage room one up. It is heavy to push but light as soon as moving -nice and planted - but this also means I now have confidence to handle almost any size bike so it worked as a trainer. Now unrestricted and much more fun. Used most days as a commuter and for weekend ride outs - I certainly don't need anything... (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2010 by siataukreg (2 reviews written)
Not had my 650 bandit S long but long enough to know its a cracker of a bike been riding since 1970 and had many bikes from scooters to goldwings started out on lambrettas passed my test on a 75cc vega had six wings three pan euros but at my age decided to get something smaller and more importantly lighter also have a guzzi griso 1200 8v so not gone totaly light anyway getting back to the suzi its a great bike for a beginner you could teach someone how to ride on it its that good i am not a... (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2010
the wonderfull motorcycle, its perfect to go anywhere. I love this machine! (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2010 by SHIPPO (1 review written)
This is my first time on a large bike since my honda 250 s/dream i must say i am very impressed with the performance i feel safe on this bike and i think this is a good starting off reliable performance bike it is low on insurance good value for money and also turns heads i have just run this bike in so now i can start to open it up a bit i must say still very impressed no problem with engine power and torque it will run at 80 mile per hour at ease at 80 the engine is still very quiet what... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2010
after 3 years riding still love it same as when i bought it great value for money .starts first time .good for touring 2 up or a blast to coast and back.handles well and plenty of grunt (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2010
My GSF 1250 Bandit is the best thing since sliced bread. Why you may ask? Well I am an ex-motocrosser expert level, I also do regular track days on one of my GSX-r 750's but when I am at work all I think about is my bandit and rideouts with my friends, because unlike the crosser it soaks up the bumps and unlike my gixxers it is comfortable. Things I like about the Bandit. It takes off like a crosser and is ez for stunts, For fast road riding it has plenty of speed but without all the gear... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2009
I've only been running my '06 Bandit (suzuki gsf 650s) for a couple of months and i'm already convinced i will not be selling it for a long time.
comfortable riding position (i'm used to cruiser style bekes and had no problem adjusting).
Excellent throttle reaction, the slightest twist and you feel the power coming on immediately,
Excellent sound, definitly a head turner.
Good handling in town or on open road at any speed but i do find it likes to live high up the revs... (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2009
Bought my bandit 650s oil cooled new feb 2007. Only used it on long trips eg: touring motorcycle heaven the South Island of New Zealand. Good torque, comfy upright riding for touring and rolling on and off the throttle in top a problem. Returning 20km to the litre giving approx 400km range. Good view from the mirrors and easy low speed manouverability. Had it up to 200km/h on a few occaisions very stable. Top gear overtaking a breeze very flexible engine. 100km/h @ 5000rpm . Bum gets sore... (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2009 by Martin Millott
The Suzuki GSF 650S Bandit is a good all round bike which doesn't give you any nasty moments even in very bad weather riding. Be it 650 or 1200 the fuel 7,000. Very stable and easy to control. Good brakes and gearbox. Engine is not over noisy even on long runs. (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2009 by dean plumber
Brilliant bike. Suzuki GSF 650S Bandit is the ideal 1st bike for anyone. Male/female. The engine is perfectly balanced and handles like a dream. Ride height, comfortable, unisex, low maintenance, will not throw you off for opening up the throttle, very forgivable. (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2009 by tiny1 (1 review written)
have owned a Suzuki GSF 650S Bandit0 for almost a year now what can i say, it dose what it says on the box. Every time you get on the bike it just gives you the grin factor and nothing else matters, no matter how bad your day has been. Had mine lowered by the shop easy to ride great two up throttle response is good from low down in top pulls all the way up through the range no trouble easy to ride only problem numb bum after about 1hr on the bike pillion fine. (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2009
Having owned my Suzuki GSF 650S Bandit for a year and a bit and done 9700 miles on it have loved it easy to ride and plenty torque for a blast round the twistys or round town, only gripe i have with it is the rate it wears tyres because of its weight have been through 2 fronts and 4 rears in my year of owning it have stuck to bridgestones as reccomended by suzuki but feel they are too soft for its bulky weight so i am now running on pilot road 2`s now and they have given it a new lease of... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2009 by antosarmy (4 reviews written)
First gear for a learner driver is a bit of an eye opener. I own a 2005 Suzuki 650 GSF model and to be honest when I drive it, I cannot wait to get out of first gear.
Everything else is fantastic. She growls instead of wails and she is the most comfortable bike on the market to ride. The GSF model has six gears but is still slower than the S model.
I have found that she always wants to give more and the bike doesn't like it whe one eases off on the throttle. It remains a nice... (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2009
Liked the Suzuki GSF Bandit in the dealership, looked good, rode well, got a good deal ... and £400 from Suzuki. Looks good after a year, not any rust spots but it has been garaged and treated well. Solid on the road, easy to handle at speed. New water-cooled engine is smooth with no noticable fuelling problems. Pulls well in all gears, acceleration is good. Despite claims to the contrary, the bike is quite tall. Trawl the internet for instructions before paying a dealer to lower the seat.... (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2009 by lukehoseason
First of all before i start i would like to mention my bandit is a 650 K8 naked and restricted to 33bhp. I have owned this bike since 1/9/08 (this written 05/09) and have loved every second. The bike it self has a gloriously understressed (I know its 33bhp) and reliable engine which will happily idle around town and scream over the brecon beacons (south wales mountain rage), both with me smiling. The build quality is typical suzuki and will never match a honda but isnt as bad as some people... (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2009
have had 2 bandits a 1997 600s and a 2005 Suzuki GSF Bandit 650s. loved them both. next bike will defo be brand new 650. perfect power and response for touring and so comfy compared to sportsbikes (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2009
the suzuki gsf bandit is an excellent bike for general use! good handling in city, and fuel economy for a 4 cylinder. (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2009 by nignb (1 review written)
Bought a secondhand Suzuki GSF 650S Bandit K5; one the last oil-cooled and normally aspirated models, and have been absolutely 100% delighted. Answered an ad, and discovered a real enthusiast owner who had owned lots of different bikes over the years. He was retiring from the road, and I got myself a carefully maintained low mileage minter. (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2009 by andybandit
Have owned my Suzuki GSF 650S Bandit for a year now and have done 7500 miles with rideouts and commute everyday and i dont think i would swap it for anything else at the moment. Have fitted a T.R.E to it and dropped the front sprocket one tooth and fitted a set of iridium plugs by NGK and a beowulf exhaust back box and downpipe and to say its rapid would be an understatement its just as quick as my mates cbr600rr (and a lot more comfortable on a long journey) in accelaration but not flat out... (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2009 by Sargieboy
I've got a 2005 Suzuki GSF 650 bandit and I fell in love with it. I have taken it for some long trips and it handles well. Nice to ride, and the performance is good. Nice to look at aswell. (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2009 by pixator (2 reviews written)
I did a review of the Suzuki GSF 650S Bandit 14 days after I bought it so I thought that it was now about time to do another review to see if anything had changed over the last year of riding this bike.
I must say that I was really surprised to find that the bike performed exceptionally over the last year and to date I haven't had any problems whatsover over the last year and I have just reached 12000 miles on it. I have ridden it through good and bad weather and I am on my second winter... (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2009 by Francis Gleeson (1 review written)
The bandit is my 4th bike, having ridden an old CBX750, a 535 Virago and a 650 Dragstar, all used bikes, the Bandit is my first new bike. The price was the main selling point for me and after riding it now for 2 months, the performance of the bike is incredible. It's easy to manage on a commute, comfortable enough with a passenger and works well when you're giving it loads with your mates on a Sunday run. Travels distances well but the seat can make your bum numb. I would recommend the... (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2008
I've had my Suzuki Bandit for 5 months and love every min of riding it, its easy to use, throws up no suprises but when I feel the need becomes a monster, also very easy to do jobs on and looks great, can't see me changing for a long while to come. (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2008 by LANGY7 (1 review written)
This year travelled from North East England to Nice in Sth of France in 2 days on autoroutes, no problems whatsoever encountered.
Had a few days down there going to Cannes, Monaco etc., wife flew down and rode pillion for duration of weekend.
Main gripe was the seat after all those miles (2500) in a few days, but I suppose any bike would give you the same.
Going to consider gel implants in seat or Air cover on seat.
Overall a nice bike which can commute, scratch or tour, consider one and you... (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2008
This is my first big bike and I love it! Ridden a er-5 and a FZ6, but after trying the Suzuki Bandit I was hooked. The price for the package is amazing and people's heads do turn when you pull up on it. Also it makes getting up for work a lot easier, as I know I've got a nice session on the beast before I start the day! (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2008 by gazzateena (1 review written)
Got to say my first bike and loving it... ride it below 7000 revs and it ' s a sensible bike... then experiment with the gears and the 14000 revs and you ' ll start to appreciate the fun the bike can produce. Wow. Sheep in wools clothing... this bike has many opinions from the novice to the experienced... but I'm telling you... NICE! My mate has a R1 and nails it everywhere. Great. 0=60 in 3 seconds... wow super quick... but self confesses that he drives to the max every ride.... not so... (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2008 by steve4346
Very fast and smooth, even with a passenger, very stylish and quick acceleration, comfortable to ride. This is my first gsf 650 bike and its great to ride and turns heads ,its good on fuel but im still running it in. (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2008 by exsup (1 review written)
I am 52 and have been riding bikes since I was 13 I have had a long string of bikes and I kept hold of an old GT750 for 15 Years. I decided to go for a modern Bike a few Years back and got a GS500 I had that for a couple of Months and then went for a new Bandit 650 oil cooled I had that for twelve months and this bike opened my eyes up to just how good the modern bikes are. I then changed it last Year for the new liquid cooled 650S and boy this is even better then the other one a 30 mile... (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2008
I had a honda cb 500 great first bike, but I needed something a bit bigger for two up riding. So after testing the hornet 600 and the cbr 600, I saw the the bandit 650s and with its red frame and metallic silver body work it was most definitely the better looking one. The engine is reasonable, it doesn't give the feeling of power like the cbr or the hornet but they don't give the comfort or quality that I like for long distance riding. If you are looking for a light all round performing bike... (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2008 by Martin Bandit (1 review written)
I have been riding a maxi scooter for 2 years and convinced the wife that buying a bike with ABS is a must as I commute into London. She eventually agreed and loves the colour! Was looking at the Hornet, Fazer, CBF and the Deauville and eventually found a great Suzuki dealer in Dalston, London that gave me a great part exchange and looked after me. The main reason was price for this ABS bike and have test riden the others. This is by far the better bike for me as it is the first bike for a... (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2008 by TheRedBandit05
I bought a 2005 Suzuki Bandit 650 as my first bike and I haven't found annything I dislike about it smooth riding fun and responsive when riding with other sport bikes but body position allows for comfortable riding along side cruzers and long distance. (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2008
After four years on a Suzuki CBF600S, it's like being reborn. It is the smoothest yet punchiest bike I've ridden. (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2008 by bandit1250gt (1 review written)
Well worth the money. Impressed by the performance as well. (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2008
Nice bike to ride, easy to control. Great torque low down the rev range and rapid. Love my new Suzuki Bandit. (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2008
Brought my Suzuki Bandit for 3699 brand new on a pre reg - the 0% finance deal clinched it.
This is my first bike in 15 years, so it is a real eye opener for me.
The steering is light & resposive & the engine gives turbine like performance with available torque coming in at 4000 rpm which means fewer kick downs.
Fuel economy is good - I'm getting about 50 mpg running it in.
The suspension is a little on the soft side, but that is probably down to me not setting up the pre loads.
Bandits are... (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2008 by v stromer
Great looking bike. I was pleasantly surprised just how quick it can go, great value for money. handling is very good and reassurance of ABS is good. Great bike for the money, quick and sure footed. (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2008 by Bandit1 (1 review written)
I'm 36 and purchased my very first "big bike" in August 2007 Bandit GSF 650s after just passing my test (first time "proud of that") and only been riding 125cc for the last two years, I am so glad I bought that style of bike. Oh boy have I got a lot to learn. This bike definately gives you the choice of that, but if you want to go mad the bike also gives you the need for speed. This is just of course my personal opinion, I feel the GSF650s gives you the option for both experienced and... (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2008 by SUZUKI1
The Suzuki GSF 650S Bandit is a very good dry weather bike. It is pokey, has great handling and is comfortable to ride. (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2007 by bandittig (2 reviews written)
overall a very good bike, fast enough for everyday riding, smooth enough for touring and long distance commuting with an excellent tank range. this is my first new bike and only my second suzuki, after years of kawasakis and hondas I -was worried about quality of the finish but having ridden it in all weathers and not washed it for a few weeks the finish has stayed good so when the time comes for a replacement it will probably be another bandit, more than likely the 1250. (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2007 by pixator (2 reviews written)
I bought this bike for £3199 with only 282 miles on the clock, a huge saving of £1000 on the new price, but no ABS. Shame really, but good value for the money and compared with an old Kawasaki GPZ750 it wins hands down, apart from not having a fairing. It goes quicker than the GPZ750 and handles about the same, but is lighter and I really do prefer the digital readout, especially when you have to keep your eyes open for speed cameras all the while as I find it much easier to read than the... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2006 by Mafuking (1 review written)
Being my first bike, I can't compare my Suzuki GSF 650S Bandit to anything but it's all good as far as I'm concerned. ABS is a must with the increasing number of clowns on the road. I managed to convince the enemy (my wife) that a 650 was a sensible sized engine, which I believe it is. I still haven't shown her how quick the bandit is. When looking to buy a bike I was choosing between the Hornet, Bandit, Deauville and the GSR600. All things considered (price, abs, looks), I'm confident I... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2005 by chezzalino
The Suzuki GSF 650S Bandit is a nice cheap bike, now running like a dream. Good handling, handles two up riding no problem. Yes I'd buy it again, now I know what to look for. It isn't a bmw, but it is fun.
Star rating made with the above faults being accepted as the exception to the rule of Suzuki's renowned reputation for engineering excellence. (read more)