2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250 ABS

2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250 ABS pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$8,799
Type
Standard
Insurance
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Model Type
Standard
MSRP
$8,799
Dealers
Warranty
12
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Standard
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Introduction Year
2007
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Parent Company
Suzuki
Display Name
Bandit 1250 ABS
Year
2007
Make
Suzuki
Engine Type
Horizontal In-line
Cylinders
4
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Cooling
Liquid
Valves
16
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
Bore (mm/in)
79 / 3.11
Stroke (mm/in)
64 / 2.52
Displacement (cc/ci)
1254 / 76.5
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Starter
Electric
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Injector
Yes
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
36
Carburetor
No
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Chain
Reverse
No
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
Chromed
No
Front Tire Width
120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Front Tire Speed Rating
Z
Front Wheel Diameter
17
Rear Tire Width
180
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
55
Rear Tire Speed Rating
Z
Rear Wheel Diameter
17
Front Tire (Full Spec)
120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
180/55 ZR17
Brake Brand Name
Tokico(R)
Front Brake Type
Dual Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
12.2 / 310
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
9.5 / 240
Anti-Lock Brakes
Standard
Linked Brake System Front to Rear
Standard
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.7 / 43
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Rear Suspension Material
Aluminum
Steering Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
6.99
Width (in/mm)
31.1 / 790
Height (in/mm)
48.2 / 1225
Wheelbase (in/mm)
58.3 / 1480
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
5.1 / 130
Length (ft/ft)
6
Length (ft/in)
11.9
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
505 / 229
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
5 / 19
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
2.48
Seat Type
Two-Piece
Adjustable
Yes
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Folding
No
Seat Height (in/mm)
31.1 / 790
Number Of Seats
2
Backrest Logo Plate
No
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Frame
Steel
Body Material
Plastic
Hand Grips
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Driver and Passenger
Adjustable
No
Chain Guard
Yes
Fork Guards
No
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Hand Guards
No
Brush Guard
No
Heel Guards
No
Light Guard
No
Side Cover
Yes
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Top Crown
Standard
Stand Type
Center / Kick
Handlebars
Standard
Upper Fairing
Standard
License Plate
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Tachometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Warranty (Months)
12
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Windshield Mounts
Standard
Paint
Standard
Folding
Yes
Windshield Lowers
No
Height Adjustable
No
Tinted
Yes
Height
Low
Underseat Storage
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
User Reviews
1 review
  • Improved in (Almost) Every Way
    By  (I am an Owner) on Sep 16, 2008

    I've always loved my 2001 Suzuki Bandit -- a smooth, powerful, comfy mount equally at home commuting, cruising, or just out for a pleasure ride. Of course, the parts-bin nature of the bike meant compromises -- five speed transmission, no fuel injection or water cooling, and always just a few years ...

    When the new 2007 Bandit 1250S ABS came out, I just had to try one. I wasn't disappointed. This one fixes just about every problem the old one had, and there weren't that many fixes needed. Six speeds, fuel injection, liquid cooling, extra torque, extra ground clearance, and a suspension that puts the last one out to pasture.

    Is it perfect? Darned close, but there are just a few little niggles. The first time I got on, I found my 6'4" knees up against the bodywork, a surprise since the previous one had no such issues. It turns out that, due to the new seat, you actually have to slide back into the butt-stop on the seat. Voila, extra clearance. And about that butt-stop: it certainly does lock you in more than on the old bike. Fortunately, the new seat is more comfortable on long trips, so that's less of a problem than you might anticipate. And of course, the ABS brakes are a wonder, and add greatly to peace-of-mind. Just bear in mind that the lever isn't as crisp as the old one (all that extra plumbing does make it a bit squishier), and don't forget that you can no longer slide the back end out with the rear brake (that saved me once on the old one, but I'll have to find a new way to create miraculous collision avoidances on this one). Also, if you're used to the old one, the bend on the bar is just a little odd, but if you slide back to the butt-stop and lean forward, you'll find that it's actually right about where it should be for that position.

    How else does it compare to the old one? Back-to-back, you can feel the differences, but my mechanic was amazed at the similarities between the two bikes. Yes, it's smoother, more powerful, corners better, stops better, and has better long-distance comfort, but in most ways, if you loved the old Bandit, you'll fall head-over-heels for the new Bandit.

    One problem I must address: during its 15,000-mile checkup, the timing chain SNAPPED during valve adjustment. As my mechanic knows what he's doing (he was the crew chief for a team that won a national championship a few years back), I got a little curious, and did some checking. It seems some of the cam chains on 2007 Suzukis weren't all they should be, and there have been a rash of replacements, so be aware that they need to be checked (if the chain had snapped while the bike was on the road, I might have been using that motor as a paperweight, rather than as my 'daily driver').

    Is it as pretty as the 2001? Well, such things are personal preferences, but to my eye, the angular new bodywork isn't quite as beautiful, but the new line-beam headlamp is worlds ahead of the old cat's eye projector low beam. Of course, the old high-beam could start fires, and the new one's a bit weak, so you pays your money and takes your chances. Oh, and you can have the ABS bike in any color, as long as it's dark blue (aw, c'mon, guys, the new Hayabusa came in ORANGE!) The Suzuki designers also reduced the lamp count in the taillight cluster from two to one, so I'd replace the OEM incandescent 1157 bulb with an LED unit instantly, and keep the original as a spare (that's about all that will fit under the new seat, due to all that liquid cooling plumbing). Oh, and dump the OEM Dunlop tires as soon as is practicable -- they're sticky for about the first 1,000-1,500 miles, and then become the most disappointing sacks of goo imaginable. My uber-mechanic recommends Bridgestones, and I have to say that they have a good mix of grip and wear in chaotic Los Angeles traffic.

    In short, if you're in the market for a big-bore standard/naked bike that won't scare you senseless the first time you try to crank open the throttle in a tight turn on Angeles Crest or Ortega Highway, this is the bike. Oh, did I mention it's also inexpensive, easy to insure, and has a comfy pillion seat for you Significant Other? As the British say, "Recommended at the price."

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