Suzuki GSF 600 Bandit N 1999

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“Hello. Let me introduce you to our new 95: the 600 Bandit. It’s our new mid-capacity roadster; it costs less than 37,000 francs!” The shock is launched! Suzuki sends a little bomb on the market that will cause quite a stir in the category (and get the company out of a gloomy situation).

A 4-cylinder roadster with 74 horsepower and a similar face for the price of an XJN Diversion or a CB 500, it’s the realm of the incredible. And yet it is possible, and it is not the only asset of the Bandit.

First, let’s try to know how Suzuki has managed to contain the price of this machine at this point. Maybe the finish was sloppy? Not even ; quite the contrary. Quality paint, chrome headlight and counters, stainless steel exhaust line, front brake lever adjustable in spacing, aluminum footrest plates – This is not a cheap motorcycle.
No matter how hard we look for the bone, we can’t find it. Quite simply because at Hamamatsu, we wanted to keep it simple, functional, and standardized. And here are the tips that brought the prices down.
The engine, first, which is none other than the air and oil cooled 600 GSX-F. A block that appeared quite a few years ago and made a lot of profit. Some modifications allow it to be quieter and more efficient in lower revs. The 33mm Mikuni carbs are replaced by 32mm Keihins, the camshafts change profile, and for noise, a timing chain is now silent, and the low engine crankcases are structured honeycomb style..
The chassis, meanwhile, borrows largely from the RF 600: the front axle (with Kayaba suspensions, non-adjustable, bye bye Showa), wheels, brake calipers (Nissin, and no longer Tokico) and part of the rear light. The speedometer unit comes from the GSX 1100 G. So much for the economies of scale, which allows Suz to offer a bike that is frankly worth it and will age..

Well, we’re not going to wait until the year 2000 to get on it. A little effort to maneuver the beast out of the garage, a stride, and the chrome hanger reaches out to you, controls their auspices. Once on board, the natural driving position and a bit on the front will quickly put you at ease. People of modest stature, don’t be surprisedGSF 600 Bandit Se if your pelvis descends to meet the base of the tank: the Bandit saddle seems to have been designed for tall people. What is certain, what small or large, we will not rent the comfort of this saddle. Halfway between soft wood and thin foam. While we’re at it, we might as well present what is wrong right away: no handles for the passenger (go hang on when the pilot breaks a hose …), optional center stand, and worse … and and that’s all.
The critics, the GSF, she bumps into it. And like her, you would rather play with her 4 legs than look for the little beast. Very supple and lively as a whole, the mill plays little on the register of the couple and will rather use its punching character. From low revs, it takes its turns valiantly up to 6000 revs. Arrived there, it takes a second of calm to better restore watts then. Beyond 8000 revs, the boiler really expresses itself and allows you to play with its consequent power without being dangerous. In terms of performance, the Suzuki has no rival in the category.
Both powerful and easy to access, the Bandit also highlights its chassis that is both lively, precise, very stable and preserving comfort. The weight is completely forgotten, without hindering in any way the steering and the approval in the laces and other national commas. In the game of compromises, the Suz has relatively flexible suspensions that we will thank many times for the comfort they provide. But without hydraulic adjustments, these lines do not allow the machine to be a blade in the field of driving precision. I didn’t say she was clumsy and hesitant, far from it – only less rigorous than a sporty roadster, like a Ducati Monster. We can not have everything ; and the flexibility of the amortization, on a daily basis, that changes everything. It’s not me speaking, it’s the lower back.
Evening is falling and the soup is heating up. 2 excuses to turn the throttle more manly. Obviously, as soon as you start to go fast, it pulls on the arms and the helmet. Up to 140, it can go; the counters help to protect somewhat. Above, hang on while waiting for the city lights.

You can come home with a light mind without worrying too much about the cars. The Bandit moves smoothly in traffic. Just be careful when going down the sidewalks (it can rub against the collector) and during U-turns (a tad wide the turning radius).
Once stored warm at home, no need to tell friends that a star is sleeping at home. Not only will everyone want it, but a lot of people will have it.

Need more versatility? Fortunately, the Bandit is also available in S version. A nice move to do too: Only 2,000 more balls to benefit from a fork crown improving protection, a central stand and passenger handles.

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      Model marketed in

      1995
      1996
      1997
      1998
      1999

      Performances

      • Max speed:
        about 200 km / h
      • Acceleration
        0 to 100: 4.10 s
      • Consumption
        medium: 7 l

      The technical aspect

      Suzuki GSF 600 Bandit N 1999

      • Frame
      • Frame: Double tubular steel cradle
      • Tank: 19 liters
      • Seat height: 805 mm
      • Length: 2155 mm
      • Width: 745 mm
      • Height: 1,205 mm
      • Wheelbase: 1,430 mm
      • Dry weight: 196 kg
      • Weight in running order: 220 kg
      • Train before
      • Telehydraulic fork Ø 41 mm, deb: 130 mm
      • 2 discs Ø 290 mm, 2 piston calipers
      • Front wheel:

        110/70
        – 17

      Suzuki GSF 600 Bandit N 1999 technical

      • Transmission
      • 6-speed gearbox
      • Final transmission by chain
      • Rear axle
      • Mono-shock absorber, deb: 130 mm
      • 1 disc Ø 240 mm, 2 piston caliper
      • Rear wheel:

        150/70
        – 17

      • Motor
      • 4 Cylinders
        in line
        , 4 stroke
      • Cooling: Air and oil cooling
      • 4 carburetors Ø 32 mm
      • 2 ACT
      • 4 valves per cylinder
      • 599 cc
        (62.6 x 48.7 mm)
      • 74
        ch
        at 10,500 rpm
      • 6 mkg
        at 9,500 rpm
      • Weight ratio /
        power
        : 2.65
        kg / hp
      • Compression: 11.3
      • Crit’air:

      Detached pieces

      exhaust
      motor
      fluid
      electricity

      filtration
      braking
      chain kit

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