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Post  gus on Tue 16 Jun 2015, 5:56 pm

Very little effort normally does little to improve things .Suzuki really does need a new design team ,one under 70 years old.
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Post  paul on Tue 16 Jun 2015, 8:10 pm

I suppose 8 years is a long time for a model run with only a few cosmetic changes , but on the other hand , Yamaha managed a 15 year run from the xjr1300 ( this years is different apparently ) http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/designcafe/en/archive/archived-articles/index.aspx?view=article&id=447386 . We can only hope , for the sake of something new it get our hands on , Suzuki are only doing a facelift model to use up excess stock of current parts they have .Otherwise , they may be trying to beat Yamaha's record  Sad  Laughing

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Post  Chettlingham on Tue 16 Jun 2015, 8:15 pm

Have any specs been posted?

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Re: New Bandit .

Post  paul on Tue 16 Jun 2015, 8:19 pm

@Chettlingham wrote:Have any specs been posted?
Same bike ....new fairing ................  http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/2015/march/suzuki-announces-2015-bandit-1250-price/

http://www.rapidbikes.com.au/post/2014/10/01/2015-Suzuki-Bandit-1250S.aspx

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Post  Jimcoleman on Tue 16 Jun 2015, 9:25 pm

It says its has a New modern instrument cluster, didn't look any different in the pics they were showing

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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 16 Jun 2015, 9:32 pm

The links highlight just how superficial the reports are. Do the testers/journos even bother to research current model deficiencies and comment on whether these have been rectified? No mention of the pathetic headlight (the biggest failing of the "S" model Bandit). No mention of whether it gets a gear position indicator - the current "S" does not have one (and what about temperature readouts?). No comparative statements regarding the suspension (the tests seem to simply state the same specs the current "S" model has - so are they? Or does it have the GSX1250 suspension?).  Is the seat the same as the current model or different? Are there any engine changes? Ditto brakes. Ditto storage spaces. Just give us a definitive list of the updates, please!

The "tests" are rubbish.

I'm thinking it is just a new bit of plastic fairing.  cheers
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Post  barry_mcki on Wed 17 Jun 2015, 2:35 am

Except for the black motor looks pretty much the same as mine was back in 2007 .....


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Re: New Bandit .

Post  Hammy on Wed 17 Jun 2015, 6:21 am

To pass that off as a new model is a SHAM !  Cannot see this one being any different. If it was sat next to the current one in a showroom, most people would probably not tell the difference. Will end up being the same bad investment as the others. Sorry, but I think we all know that the depreciation on the Bandit is one of the worst. Just as well it has that great engine that we all love.  It makes me wonder what all the bike manufacturers are thinking.  When fuel prices are on the way up and people are looking to save money by commuting on two wheels, why not give them something that is appealing ?

Rant over.  Have a nice day.  Very Happy

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