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Post  BanditDave on Fri 14 Mar 2014, 5:35 pm

Well, I think the time is fast approaching for a new set of wheels.

Having owned an 06 Bandit and presently an 09 Bandit I have trolled the internet and dealers to make the next move.

Being a "little short in the fork" whatever I buy will undergo some slight modification, probably in the seat to begin with.

According to the Suzuki web site the current Bandit has a seat height of 785/805 where the GSX is quoted as 805/825.

I cannot see that there is any change in this part of the bike. Can anybody confirm this?

I really do like the GSX probably as I haven't owned a bike with a fairing before.

Looking for some help please.

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Post  Baz on Fri 14 Mar 2014, 6:02 pm

Dave, I had an 09 Bandit S and a 2010 GSX. The lowsest setting on the GSX was a tad too high for me, I could ride it but not everyday riding at that seat height .. and I think you are more vertically challenged than me. I think suzuki put in a beefier rear shock in the GSX that makes the seat height higher.

I ended up buying a seargent low seat which was fine and would suit you too but the GSX costs more than the Bandit and then you need to buy a new seat to suit, making it expensive.

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Post  Bosco15 on Fri 14 Mar 2014, 6:06 pm

Googled "Top ten bikes for short in the fork people" & the only non cruiser that was remotely exciting was Ducati monster 696. Seat height of 770mm. Not sure if the bigger bore variants are the same.

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Post  Re-Cycled on Fri 14 Mar 2014, 7:41 pm

@BanditDave wrote:Well, I think the time is fast approaching for a new set of wheels.

Having owned an 06 Bandit and presently an 09 Bandit I have trolled the internet and dealers to make the next move.

Being a "little short in the fork" whatever I buy will undergo some slight modification, probably in the seat to begin with.

According to the Suzuki web site the current Bandit has a seat height of 785/805 where the GSX is quoted as 805/825.

I cannot see that there is any change in this part of the bike. Can anybody confirm this?

I really do like the GSX probably as I haven't owned a bike with a fairing before.

Looking for some help please.

Australia Post are re-equipping so the should be plenty of postie bikes on the market! Razz

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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 14 Mar 2014, 8:07 pm

I spent some time at a major multi brand dealer in Melbourne yesterday. I came away with the thought there is nothing available that comes close to the value of the GSF1250 represents. That's a big plus for Suzuki but a major problem for those looking to update in the next 12 months.

There's plenty of excellent bikes with superior tech and spec's in the $16k range. They're good value but at an extra 25%.

The Ninja 1000 is the pick at that price point unless you can get a VFR on an end of month sale or something.

If I was buying yesterday I would have ridden home a brand new 2013 burgundy Busa at $14,799. Not a demo either. Now that's value!

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Post  Tsim on Fri 14 Mar 2014, 8:17 pm

Ohhhh The Busa at that price is amazing......
Very tempting
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