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Post  MIKER on Sun 16 Nov 2014, 10:01 am

Having owned a Yamaha XJR-1300 (07) & now a Suzuki GSF-1250K9 Bandit, they both have alot in common with regards to specs.

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Suzuki GSF-1250                               
Max HP - 72kw @ 8,200rpm
Max Torque - 108.0nm @ 3750rpm
Capacity -1255cc
Comp - 10.5:1
Stroke - 64.0mm
Throttle - 36mm

Yamaha XJR-1300
Max HP - 71.9kw @ 8,000
Max Torque - 108.4nm @ 6,000rpm
Capacity - 1251cc
Comp - 9.7:1
Stroke - 63.8mm
Throttle - 32mm

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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  Chook on Sun 16 Nov 2014, 10:10 am

I still don't get the 1251cc bike being called a 1300, Suzuki must be one of the few that actually understate engine capacity in model naming

I love where the max torque is on the Bandit Smile
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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  paul on Sun 16 Nov 2014, 10:12 am

Must admit , I quite like the xjr................did yours have the inherent tap tap from the motor ?  (Something my Diversion 900 also had )
I find the peak torque at the lower revs quite handy on the bandit .

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Post  paul on Sun 16 Nov 2014, 10:14 am

@Chook wrote:I still don't get the 1251cc bike being called a 1300, Suzuki must be one of the few that actually understate engine capacity in model naming

I love where the max torque is on the Bandit Smile
The 1200 bandit is actually only 1157 cc

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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 16 Nov 2014, 10:15 am

I'd be interested in what you thought were the plusses and minusses of the XJR Miker?  I've never owned one.
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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  Chook on Sun 16 Nov 2014, 10:38 am

I've never owned one either but know quite a few that have had at least one (one has worn 3 of them out) and they all loved them.

Bang for your $$$ I can't see the value ever being better than a Bandit but the Bandit is a bargain
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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  Chook on Sun 16 Nov 2014, 10:39 am

@paul wrote:
@Chook wrote:I still don't get the 1251cc bike being called a 1300, Suzuki must be one of the few that actually understate engine capacity in model naming

I love where the max torque is on the Bandit Smile
The 1200 bandit is actually only 1157 cc
fair call, I was only going by the 2 Suzukis I've owned, my VX800 was 805cc
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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  MIKER on Sun 16 Nov 2014, 4:25 pm

lol!  lol!


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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  palexxxx on Mon 17 Nov 2014, 12:49 am

^  If the Bandit had adjustable Ohlins fitted to it would it end up being the better bike?

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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  potatomasher on Fri 28 Nov 2014, 5:38 pm

some time ago when i had my suspension done, they reckon that the ohlins that comes standard on bikes generally isnt the same as the aftermarket, as they have different valves - so you still need to get it modified to be the same

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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  cgn21 on Sat 29 Nov 2014, 12:20 pm

I had a 2005 XJR1300 SP
Great bike
Had it dyno tuned 127 rear wheel hp
Didn't take much advance plate , FJ1200 inlet rubbers and modified exhaust and about $800 worth of tuning dyno time
(Spring wood Suzuki )
Great ballsy bike to ride but have to man handle into tight corners
Did a lot of klms in mine with no dramas
Only got rid of her to purchase a Harley
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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  Backonabandit on Thu 01 Jan 2015, 1:59 am

The xjr looked better...but my first big inline 4 was a 1250 bandit...flogged the xjr with the right mods.and with 300 hrs or so of metal polishing the bandit grew on me...now im on a carbed bandit...suzuki for me thanks!
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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  MIKER on Fri 02 Jan 2015, 10:54 am

@Backonabandit wrote:The xjr looked better...


Very Happy   Wink


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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  Backonabandit on Fri 02 Jan 2015, 2:39 pm

Gday,MIKER.love this forum because of these type of coversations...my mate in adelaide had a customised gsx 1400...it looked wicked,and sounded mean.suzuki over the years have made some wild bikes.ever since i was 14 and my next door neighbour got a new naked katana i loved bikes.the only thing i remember in the day better was a mate of my dad had a z1R mk11...it was black and high quality polished everywhere...id like to see a 1250 engine rebuilt and highly polished...but thats alot if work for a relatively new bike...whereas the older model engines could be polished by a patient backyarder whilst still in the bike!



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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  MIKER on Fri 02 Jan 2015, 3:17 pm

^^
I actually like all big bore muscle bikes, the Carby model early (2000) model XJR1300 is my favourite Muscle bike. 




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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  Chook on Fri 02 Jan 2015, 4:27 pm

Every time I see a Katana I start to drool
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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  MIKER on Sun 01 Mar 2015, 9:14 pm

Very Happy


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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  paul on Sun 01 Mar 2015, 9:49 pm

Have you bought another one & started a forum MIKER ?

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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  MIKER on Mon 02 Mar 2015, 11:04 am

@paul wrote:Have you bought another one & started a forum MIKER ?


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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  paul on Mon 02 Mar 2015, 3:05 pm

@MIKER wrote:
@paul wrote:Have you bought another one & started a forum MIKER ?


Yes Paul you are correct, i picked up another XJR1300. I got a good offer for my Bandit & sold it, my main reason for selling the Bandit was i do 95% two up riding & wanted a bike with a slightly longer wheel base e.g. XJR1300, GSX1400 sized bike. My Bandit experience has been a good one & i always will hold the Bandit in high regard, thanks for asking Paul.   Wink




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You have to go with what suits you best , & the xjr does look a lot more pillion friendly..............good luck with the forum Very Happy

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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  Backonabandit on Mon 02 Mar 2015, 5:19 pm

nice looking tank on the xjr 13,thats for sure.
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Re: GSF1250 vs XJR 1300

Post  Backonabandit on Mon 02 Mar 2015, 5:26 pm

someone in Goodna has a 2004 1 owner 60,000 kms xjr 1300 navy in color for sale in v good cond...if my wife wouldn't lynch me id be a candidate for another purchase...at 5grand I don't think it will last long.hmmm,how long can men survive without a scrotum attached?
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