Futuristic-yet-tasteful, Expressive As Ever Metallic Thunder Gray (YLF) Edgy new styling The unmatched Refined Total Balance of the Bandit 1250 is now further upgraded with a refreshing, edgy new styling that expresses this machine’s pure naked-bike riding enjoyment as clearly as ever. The futuristic-yet-tasteful, sharp new design is headlined by a sleeker headlight, newly styled frame covers, a slimmer taillight, and newly shaped muﬄer end. An edgier, more futuristic design halogen multi-reflector headlight replaces the circular shaped design on earlier models. A sculpted cover between the steering head and fuel tank accentuates the Bandit 1250’s sporty profile. The newly shaped rearview mirrors, turn-signal lights and taillight all combine great style with function. The muﬄer end caps now have a fresh new stylish form. Bodywork styling updates including the new, edgy-shaped front & rear fenders and frame covers contribute to a fresh new impression. The seat has also been redesigned for a neat match with the new styling. A well-designed engine is a thing of beauty to a motorcycle enthusiast, and the heart of both performance and appearance for the naked-bike enthusiast. The symmetrical, center-cam-drive Bandit 1250 engine now has a striking black finish and, as always, exposed for ready admiration. Metallic Gleam Gray (YWB) Pearl Nebular Black (YAY) 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, Lubrication system Wet sump DOHC Transmission 6-speed constant mesh 79.0 mm x 64.0 mm Primary drive ratio 1.537 (83 / 54) Fuel tank 19.0 L (5.0 US gal.) Displacement 1255 cm3 (1255 cc) Final drive ratio 2.388 (43 / 18) Overall length 2,140 mm (84.3 in.) Compression ratio 10.5 : 1 Rake/trail 25.2 degrees / 104 mm (4.1 in.) Overall width Carburetion Fuel injection Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped Overall height 1,095 mm (43.1 in.) Oil capacity (overhaul) 3.7L (3.9 US qt.) Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped Wheelbase 1,485 mm (58.5 in.) Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized) Front Disc, twin Seat height 810 / 830 mm (31.9 / 32.7 in.) Starter system Electric Rear Disc Curb mass 247 / 251 kg (545 / 553 lbs.) Engine type Bore x stroke Brakes o Tires Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless Rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless 790 mm (31.1 in.) Specifications, appearance, colors (including body color), equipment, materials and other aspects of the “SUZUKI” products shown in this catalogue are subject to change by Suzuki at any time without notice, and they may vary depending on local conditions or requirements. Some models are not available in some regions. Each model may be discontinued without notice. Please inquire at your local dealer for details of any such changes. Always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Read your Owner’s Manual carefully. Enjoy riding safely. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. PRINTED IN JAPAN Bandit 1250/A (GSF1250/A) Catalogue 99999-A0012-1L1 SEP.'09 TAKATSUKA-CHO, MINAMI-KU, HAMAMATSU CITY, JAPAN Including ABS version "Bandit 1250A" Extra-smooth Acceleration, Broad Power User friendly chassis designs Refined Total Balance With Freshly Renewed Styling The Bandit 1250’s rider-friendly chassis design, created to fully deliver the true essence of naked-bike sporting comfort, begins with a classic tube frame featuring large diameter downtube, 25.2 degrees rake and 104mm trail for an excellent balance between sporty handling and comfort at highway cruising speeds. The 43mm-diameter stanchion-tube front forks’ damping characteristics are designed to deliver smooth response over varying sections of pavement encountered over the course of a weekend ride. Both the front forks and the single rear shock have spring-preload adjustability, to accommodate riding solo or with a passenger. Essential to the genuine enjoyment of naked bikes is the simple feeling of being totally at one with your machine. Robust power at the twist of the throttle, instantly translating into dramatic rear-tire traction force, kicking the road, propelling you and your machine forward with sheer intensity, while the well-tuned chassis and suspension finely harness the engine output to deliver smooth, agile performance through the curves, over the streets and across highways. A truly enjoyable naked bike is a motorcycle that’s built to fulfill the rider’s demand in such prompt and high-quality manner. 1255cm3 of torque and power The Bandit 1250 is such a machine. Featuring Refined Total Balance - At the heart of the Bandit 1250’s impressive power and sporting comfort is a 1255cm 3 liquid-cooled fuel-injected DOHC engine tailored to deliver extra-smooth acceleration together with broad power for relaxed cruising. With a bore and stroke of 79 x 64mm and a full 1255cm 3 of torque-producing displacement, the powerplant boosts sporty riding enjoyment by generating peak torque from relatively low in the rev range, while also maintaining smooth operation with an eﬀective secondary balancer shaft. The 31mm-diameter intake and 27mm-diameter exhaust valves (with 4.5mm-diameter valve stems for reduced airflow resistance) are set at a narrow 16-degree angle in a compact, high-compression combustion chamber. The aluminum-alloy cylinder bores are plated with Suzuki’s own race-proven nickel-phosphorous-silicon-carbide coating known as SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material). SCEM plating allows tighter piston-to-cylinder clearance for better oil control and sealing (for more power and less mechanical loss) and better cooling, compared to conventional cast-iron cylinder liners. A liquid-cooled oil cooler helps keep the engine running cool. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission using gear ratios chosen for powerful accelerations and smooth highway cruising. The well-exposed, symmetrical-layout, center-cam-drive (allowing the exhaust head pipes to be routed around the frame downtube on each side), and newly black-finished powerplant forms the core of the Bandit 1250’s beautiful naked bike appearance. an unmatched package of performance and value. Powered by a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine delivering an amazing quantity of high-quality torque. And newly featuring exciting, edgy yet tasteful styling updates throughout, from the headlight and turn signals to bodywork front and rear. Anticipate a richly rewarding naked bike riding experience. The Bandit 1250 is ready to exceed your expectations. Designed And Equipped For Fun And Comfort Advanced digital SDTV fuel injection Chrome-nitride coating, applied to each piston’s upper compression and oil control rings using a physical vapor deposition (PVD) vacuum chamber system, is harder and smoother than conventional chrome plating, thus reducing friction and improving cylinder sealing. The Bandit 1250 features state-of-the-art Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) digital closed-loop fuel injection to bring you superb throttle response feel, extra-smooth power delivery, improved mileage and reduced emissions. Each 36mm throttle body contains a primary throttle valve controlled by the rider with the throttle twist grip, and a secondary throttle valve, controlled by the engine management computer based on engine rpm, gear position and primary-valve position. The secondary valve opens and closes as needed to maintain ideal intake velocity, producing more linear throttle response, enhancing combustion eﬃciency and increasing low-rpm torque. Automatic Idle Speed Control (ISC) regulates the amount of air fed into the throttle body idle circuits, improving cold starting, reducing cold-start emissions and stabilizing engine idle under varying conditions. Suzuki’s proven PAIR (Pulsed-AIR) system injects fresh air from the airbox into the exhaust ports, igniting unburned hydrocarbons and reducing carbon monoxide emissions. A catalyzer is built into the high-volume exhaust pipe, further reducing hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide emissions. The engine management and emissions control systems together allow the Bandit 1250 to meet Euro 3 emissions regulations. The height of the new-design seat can be adjusted up or down 20mm by removing, flipping over and re-installing clever mounting spacers between the seat and the frame seat rails. For greater comfort of your passenger, the co-rider footrests are now rerepositioned 10mm backward and 3.6mm upward. The co-rider footrest brackets have been reshaped and are now painted black. A convenient centerstand is standard equipment. Disc brakes. Optional ABS* Functional instrumentation The Bandit 1250 comes equipped with fully floating 310mm-diameter dual front brake discs with 4-piston calipers, and a 240mm-diameter rear disc brake with a single-piston caliper. The digital Antilock Brake System, or ABS* (only on Bandit 1250A) monitors wheel speed, and matches stopping power to available traction for helping prevent wheel lock up in a certain range of situations. The new instrument cluster promotes legibility for easy riding, and is neatly incorporated into a single sleek housing. An analogue tachometer is complemented by an LCD digital speedometer. Instrumentation also includes an LCD fuel gauge and clock. A gear-position indicator is newly equipped, enhancing convenience. Other indications include lamps for neutral position, oil pressure, high beam and water temperature. * Please note that ABS is a supplement device for brake operation, not a device for shortening stopping distances. Always remember to reduce speed suﬃciently before approaching curves and corners, or when encountering slower traﬃc. Ready as you are Ready for the excitement of a full 1255cm 3 of advanced, fuel-injected power? Ready for the most comprehensive two-wheeled enjoyment which can only be delivered with a Refined Total Balance? Ready to have yourself seen on a machine with a sharp, bold naked styling, now newly updated and as edgy as ever? The Bandit 1250 is as ready as you are for a genuine high-quality naked-bike riding experience.