2010 Suzuki Bandit 1250 Coming to America?

09/12/2009 @ 10:21 am, by Jensen BeelerComments Off

2010 Suzuki Bandit 1250 Coming to America? 2010 Suzuki Bandit 1250 3 560x399

Looks like our tip about Suzuki is coming to fruition sooner than we expected (although, we’re still holding our breath on the GSX1000R part of that tip). Suzuki has launched a new European Bandit at the Bol D’or 24 hour endurance race, in Magny-Cours, France, and it looks like they have given the Bandit a bit of a make-over. Pictures and more after the jump.

With a sportier look, the Bandit looks ready to take on the FZ1, Z1000, and other naked bikes of the world (like the CB1000R in Europe). Changes seem to be skin-deep though, with the same chassis and motor residing underneath the new drapery.

Suzuki has dropped the half-fairing that can currently be seen on the American Bandit 1250S, and replaced it with a truly naked look: totally exposed engine, and solitary headlight with a de minimis speedometer. The motor has been blacked-out more, creating a more sinister look, which goes along with current design trends. Like here in the States, buyers will be able to choose between a base model, and ABS equipped edition.

So far, Suzuki has only announced the re-designed Bandit for the European market, but have craftily been quiet about their “touring” line for 2010 here in the US. As always, time will tell.

Source: MotoBlog.it

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