Suzuki GSF600S Bandit

I ride a red '97 Suzuki Bandit 600S bike and an Arai Quantum/e helmet. Suzuki's Bandit motorcycles are sport-standard motorcycles. In other words, they are sport bikes re-tuned to produce more useable power (lower RPM power) with a more upright posture for long haul comfort. The first bandit was introduced in 1991 as a 400cc model. It was very small and lightweight, with a surprising amount of power. It was quite nimble and fun to drive, but in the words of Cycle World, it had "cramped ergonomics and a dearth of low-end power". In 1996 Suzuki introduced the 600cc bandit based on the Katana engine. Now there is also a 1200cc version in showrooms around the world. Japanese showrooms also sport a 750cc version.

"Whatever you use as your personal measure of high performance, forget it. Suzuki's Bandit 1200S is quicker from 0-60mph than a Honda CBR1000F, a Suzuki GSXR-1100 or a Yamaha V-MAX, offers world-class roll-on acceleration and rates as one of the most comfortable mounts on the market. It is-drum roll, please-one of thie finset all-around motorcycles ever produced." -- Cycle World

I believe in responsible driving, and enjoy the sport of motorcycling. I am a member of the American Motorcycle Association. My friend, Brook, owns a '78 Honda CM400 and a '81 Suzuki GS1000. Another friend, Sarah Anton, owns a '94 Yamaha Seca II.

On days that I don't feel like riding, I drive a BMW 323i Black Convertible, and I use to own a Mazda Miata Black Convertible.


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    BANDIT 600S

    Available in:
    Y0V: Candy Marine Blueish Green
    33J: Pearl Novelty Black
    28V: Marble Italian Red
    Last modified: Wed Aug 21 18:38:22 CDT 2002

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