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“Great motorbike ”

Written on: 07/02/2016 by AmyDodd (2 reviews written)

Supper stylish and engine is so powerful , great efficiency… Read Full Review

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“Great Motorcycles”

Written on: 17/01/2016 by Finlay7Barry (2 reviews written)

Great Motorcycles , great control and style.My 1st bikes and i like to drive it most time… Read Full Review

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“Maybe mines broken?”

Written on: 18/01/2014 by TwistedHelix (7 reviews written)

I technically have the GSX650F, but it is an identical bike with a few plastic fairings slapped on and considering my review is about the mechanicals, it is for all intents and purposes the same bike. The bike is hailed by many, including MCN as smooth. Mine runs jittery, blobbily, and spluttery. I have taken it to Suzuki, they go for a ride and come back saying " Very smooth! You have a goodun here! " ....Right...Weird, because it feels like it's going to stall all the time, and the… Read Full Review

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“Great all round bike”

Written on: 11/11/2013 by Penjoe (1 review written)

Normally have larger bikes, Gsxr1000, VTRs 1000 etc but have been out cycling for a couple of years when my 2006 oil cooled model came up for sale through a friend of a friend. It wasn't what I was looking for but the bike was like new having only covered 897 miles! I snapped the guys hand off and took it home, what a surprise it turned out to be, decent handling, strong engine,roomy very very smooth, only criticism is the seat becomes uncomfortable after less than two hours for me. I use the… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic all round bike”

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 only… Read Full Review

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Gapingarsehole's Response to Wiggy2205's Review

Written on: 19/11/2012

Dont like the new watercooled version i have one at present as a courtesy bike . It feels strained at anything over 70mph and vibey , the standard can is stupidly large . Quite why they have a 650 bike with a mere 86bhp is beyond me when most of the competition have over 100bhp . Much preferred the aircooled carbed version which was less jerky and although less powerful at 77bhp had a smoother feel about it . The only thing i like on the new 2012 model is the gear indicator which was always needed on the earlier bike .

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“The best bike I've ever owned”

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 Full Review

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“Bought my 650s new at a bargain price. Bike was...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“Not had my 650 bandit S long but long enough to know...”

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 Full Review

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“the wonderfull motorcycle, its perfect to go anywhere....”

Written on: 25/11/2010

the wonderfull motorcycle, its perfect to go anywhere. I love this machine!… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 25/08/2011

Bought my red '09' Bandit for everyday use, commuting etc (ex demo' bike with just over a thou' on the clocks).
Absolutely love the bike, great handling,good comfort, creamy smooth engine with plenty of power and linear delivery, in fact i think it's the smoothest bike engine i've known in thirty five years of motorcycling! amazing for a budget commuter bike!
I tend to use it more of a weekend now for rideouts etc than my tuned Hayabusa so that's saying something!
Just keep it regulary washed (especially in winter!) and everything polished and sprayed up to protect the metal parts as with any jap bike and you'll love it (handy charge point for mobiles etc in the l/h fairing compartment as well!)
Great,Great bike, well done Mr Suzuki!

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“This is my first time on a large bike since my honda...”

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 else… Read Full Review

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“after 3 years riding still love it same as when i...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“My GSF 1250 Bandit is the best thing since sliced...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“I've only been running my '06 Bandit (suzuki gsf 650s)...”

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.

Good points:
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 which… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Bought my bandit 650s oil cooled new feb 2007. Only...”

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 after… Read Full Review

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“The Suzuki GSF 650S Bandit is a good all round bike...”

Written on: 02/07/2009 by Martin Millott (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“Brilliant bike. Suzuki GSF 650S Bandit is the ideal...”

Written on: 08/06/2009 by dean plumber (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“have owned a Suzuki GSF 650S Bandit0 for almost a year...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Having owned my Suzuki GSF 650S Bandit for a year and...”

Written on: 28/05/2009

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 life… Read Full Review

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“First gear for a learner driver is a bit of an eye...”

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 drive… Read Full Review

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“Liked the Suzuki GSF Bandit in the dealership, looked...”

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 Full Review

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