Besides Evans Brasfield’s Forgotten Files article last year, we have to go all the way back to 2011 and our Gentlemen’s Sportbike Shootout to find a comparison with the Suzuki Bandit 1250 and a couple of its competitors. It didn’t win that shootout against the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 and Yamaha FZ1, but at $11,599, we see that its price six years ago was $1,700 more than its 2016 MSRP of $9,899. The Bandit 1250S ABS is not returning for 2017, but there are definitely some 2016 models to be had, and dealers are probably willing to heavily subtract from that already low retail price. A brand new 1255cc sport-tourer for under $10k is a steal by any measure.