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Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit model history
1995—2006

I have tried to tell the Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit model history on this page as I know it. I would be grateful of any contributions — sales brochures, magazine ads, magazine articles, pictures, specs, facts, corrections etc. Please scan the material in JPEG format (large enough that all the details are visible) and send them to me. Please tell me the source and the publication date if possible. If you send me pictures of your own bike, please follow these instructions.


Suzuki 1995More Suzuki models from 1995
1995 Suzuki year code: S

Suzuki GSF1200 BanditGSF 1200 Bandit 1995
Overall Length: 2,165 mm (85.2 in)
Overall Width: 785 mm (30.9 in)
Overall Height: 1,095 mm (43.1 in)
Seat Height: 835 mm (32.9 in)
Dry Weight: 208 kg (458 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,156 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp (72 kW) / 8,500 rpm, 96.1 Nm (9,8 kg-m)/ 4,000 rpm.

Suzuki 1996More Suzuki models from 1996
1996 Suzuki year code: T

Suzuki GSF1200S BanditGSF 1200 S Bandit 1996
Overall Length: 2,165 mm (85.2 in)
Overall Width: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Seat height: 835 mm (32.9 in)
Wheelbase: 1,435 mm (56.5 in)
Dry Weight: 214 kg (471 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 90.7 Nm/ 4,500 rpm.


Suzuki 1997More Suzuki models from 1997
1997 Suzuki year code: V


A model version called GSF1200SA was introduced for the 1997, the A indicating that the model had electrical ABS brakes front and rear. The SA version was not available in all countries and wasn't a huge success. It is still available but sold only in 1997 in some countries (Sweden and Canada to name a few). The SA model had a sticker saying ABS on the side covers and, obviously, different brakes. The front discs had quite different design and the rear brake was mounted above the wheel axle (see the pictures below).
Suzuki GSF1200S BanditGSF 1200 SA Bandit 1997
Overall Length: 2,105 mm (82.5 in)
Overall Width: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Overall height: 1,215 mm (47.8 in)
Seat height: 835 mm (32.9 in)
Wheelbase: 1,465 mm (57.7 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 221 kg (485 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 90.7 Nm/ 4,500 rpm. ABS brakes.



Suzuki 1998More Suzuki models from 1998
1998 Suzuki year code: W
Suzuki GSF1200S BanditGSF 1200 S Bandit 1998
Overall Length: 2,095 mm (82.5 in)
Overall Width: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,215 mm (47.8 in)
Seat Height: 835 mm (32.9 in)
Wheelbase: 1,435 mm (56.5 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 214 kg (471 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp (72 kW) / 9,500 rpm, 83.6 Nm/ 4,500 rpm.


Suzuki 1999More Suzuki models from 1999
1999 Suzuki year code: X

GSF 1200 S Bandit 1999
Overall Length: 2,095 mm (82.5 in)
Overall Width: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,215 mm (47.8 in)
Seat Height: 835 mm (32.9 in)
Wheelbase: 1,435 mm (56.5 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 214 kg (471 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp (72 kW) / 9,500 rpm, 83.6 Nm/ 4,500 rpm.


Suzuki 2000More Suzuki models from 2000
2000 Suzuki year code: Y

The last model year for the original frame and design. The 2000-year's model was virtually unchanged, although the 2001-year's model was introduced several months before the new year (see the next model year for details).


Suzuki 2001More Suzuki models from 2001
2001 Suzuki year code: K1

In March 2000 the redesigned Bandit 1200 got a new frame and an updated engine. The model, sold as 2001-year's model saw a number of detail improvements. The fairing on the S model was all new, as well the headlight. The front fork was also new and the front brakes got six calipers each side, instead of the earlier four. The engine delivered more torque than before and had more efficient cooling. The model was now, for the first time, available in its home land, Japan (March 2000).
Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit GSF1200N
GSF 1200 Bandit 2001
Overall Length: 2,070 mm (81.5 in)
Overall Width: 765 mm (30.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 214 kg (471 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91.7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.
Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit
GSF 1200 S Bandit 2001
Overall Length: 2,070 mm (81.5 in)
Overall Width: 765 mm (30.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,220 mm (48.0 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 220 kg (484 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91.7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.


Suzuki 2002More Suzuki models from 2002
2002 Suzuki year code: K2
Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit
GSF 1200 Bandit 2002
Overall Length: 2,070 mm (81.5 in)
Overall Width: 765 mm (30.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 214 kg (471 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91.7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.
Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit
GSF 1200 S Bandit 2002
Overall Length: 2,070 mm (81.5 in)
Overall Width: 765 mm (30.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,220 mm (48.0 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 220 kg (484 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91.7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.


Suzuki 2003More Suzuki models from 2003
2003 Suzuki year code: K3
Suzuki GSF1200 BanditGSF 1200 Bandit 2003
Overall Length: 2,070 mm (81.5 in)
Overall Width: 765 mm (30.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 214 kg (471 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91.7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.
Suzuki GSF1200S BanditGSF 1200 S Bandit 2003
Overall Length: 2,070 mm (81.5 in)
Overall Width: 765 mm (30.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,220 mm (48.0 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 220 kg (484 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91.7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.

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Suzuki 2004More Suzuki models from 2004
2004 Suzuki year code: K4


New stainless steel muffler, exhaust catalyzer added to exhaust system on California model to further reduce emissions.

A Limited Editon version of the naked GSF1200N was offered in some countries for 2004. I found the pictures below on Suzuki's website in Finland. The 2004 GSF600N was also available with similar graphics. A Black naked GSF1200N was also available in Finland.

Colors: Gray, Blue, Limited Edition Blue/White, Black.
GSF1200S Bandit '04GSF 1200 Bandit 2004
Overall Length: 2,070 mm (81.5 in)
Overall Width: 765 mm (30.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 214 kg (471 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91.7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.
GSF1200S Bandit '04GSF 1200 S Bandit 2004
Overall Length: 2,070 mm (81.5 in)
Overall Width: 765 mm (30.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,220 mm (48.0 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 220 kg (484 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91.7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.
GSF1200S Bandit '04GSF 1200 S Bandit 2004
Overall Length: 2,070 mm (81.5 in)
Overall Width: 765 mm (30.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,220 mm (48.0 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 220 kg (484 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91.7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.
GSF1200S Bandit '04GSF 1200 Z Bandit Limited 2004
Overall Length: 2,070 mm (81.5 in)
Overall Width: 765 mm (30.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,220 mm (48.0 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 220 kg (484 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91.7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.
GSF1200S Bandit '04GSF 1200 Z Bandit Limited 2004
Overall Length: 2,070 mm (81.5 in)
Overall Width: 765 mm (30.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,220 mm (48.0 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 220 kg (484 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91.7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.

Suzuki 2005More Suzuki models from 2005
2005 Suzuki year code: K5


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In Sweden, only a blue/white version of the GSF1200S was available for the 2005. Apart for the color, now changes were announced for the 2005-year's K5 model.
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Colors: Blue/White, ???
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GSF1200S Bandit '04GSF 1200 S Bandit 2005
Overall Length: 2,070 mm (81.5 in)
Overall Width: 765 mm (30.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,220 mm (48.0 in)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 220 kg (484 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91.7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.


Suzuki 2006More Suzuki models from 2006
2006 Suzuki year code: K6


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2006 was the last model year for the Bandit 1200. The 1,157 cc air/oil-cooled engine did not meet Euro 3 emissions regulations and was replaced with an all-new 1,255 cc liquid-cooled engine and the model name was changed to GSF1250 Bandit.

The 2006 (K6) models received a revamp with a new shape fuel tank, side panels, a height adjustable seat and a longer swinging arm with a hexagonal cross section. The faired "S" versions also have a new shape fairing and mirrors, totally redesigned headlight system and are available with ABS brakes as an option.
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Colors: Black, Blue, Red.
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GSF1200 Bandit '06 K6GSF 1200 Bandit 2006
Overall Length: 2,130 mm (83.9 in)
Overall Width: 765 mm (30.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 785-805 mm (30.9-31.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1,480 mm (58.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 212 kg (466 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp
(72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91,7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.
GSF1200 Bandit '06 K6GSF 1200 Bandit 2006
Overall Length: 2,130 mm (83.9 in)
Overall Width: 765 mm (30.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 785-805 mm (30.9-31.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1,480 mm (58.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 212 kg (466 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp
(72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91,7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.
GSF1200 Bandit '06 K6GSF 1200 Bandit 2006
Overall Length: 2,130 mm (83.9 in)
Overall Width: 765 mm (30.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 785-805 mm (30.9-31.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1,480 mm (58.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 212 kg (466 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp
(72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91,7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.
GSF1200S Bandit '04GSF 1200 S Bandit 2006
Overall Length: 2,130 mm (83.9 in)
Overall Width: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,235 mm (48.6 in)
Seat Height: 785-805 mm (30.9-31.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1,480 mm (58.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 215 kg (474 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp
(72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91,7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.
GSF1200S Bandit '04GSF 1200 S Bandit 2006
Overall Length: 2,130 mm (83.9 in)
Overall Width: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,235 mm (48.6 in)
Seat Height: 785-805 mm (30.9-31.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1,480 mm (58.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 215 kg (474 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp
(72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91,7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.
GSF1200S Bandit '06 K6GSF 1200 S Bandit ABS 2006
Overall Length: 2,130 mm (83.9 in)
Overall Width: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,235 mm (48.6 in)
Seat Height: 785-805 mm (30.9-31.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1,480 mm (58.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 219 kg (482 lbs)
Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 1,157 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 98 hp
(72 kW)/ 8,500 rpm, 91,7 Nm/ 6,500 rpm.

2006 Suzuki GSF1200S Specifications
Engine Type 4-Stroke, In-line 4 Cylinder, Air-Cooled with SACS, DOHC
Displacement 1,157 cc (1,157 cm3)
Bore/Stroke 79.0 mm x 59.0 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Fuel System MIKUNI BSR36
Lubrication Wet Sump
Ignition Digital/Transistorized
Starter Electric
Transmission 5-Speed Constant Mesh
Final Drive 45 / 15 (3.000)
Overall LxWxH (mm) 2.130 x790 x1.235
LxWxH (in) 83.9 x31.1 x48.6
Seat Height 785 / 805 mm (30.9 / 31.7 in.)
Wheelbase 1.480 mm (58.3 in)
Ground Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight 215kg (474 lbs) + 4 kg (9 lbs) with ABS
Front Suspension 43 mmTelescopic, Coil spring, Oil damped, Spring Preload Fully Adjustable
Rear Suspension Link-type, Coil Spring, Oil Damped, Spring Preload 7-way Adjustable
Front Brakes 4 – Piston Calipers, 310 mm Dual Discs
Rear Brake 1 – Piston Caliper, 240 mm Disc
Front Tire 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), Tubeless
Rear Tire 180/55ZR17M/C (73W), Tubeless
Color Blue



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