Review by bandito1200s
July, 16 2009
Pros: Usable, real world power - comfortable - FUN!
Cons: Stock jetting is a bit off under 3K, Stock head light bulbs.
Review by banditguy
June, 18 2007
Pros: Inexpensive with excellent useable power for the experienced rider
Cons: Old school engineering, will need replacement parts early
Review by quisp2112
January, 25 2007
Pros: Positively silly amounts of power! Sport bike performance at intro bike price
Cons: Soft suspension, Bad riding position for highway, you end up catching a lot of air
Review by bandit12
April, 02 2006
Pros: POWER, Comfort, standard features, Smoothness, Wind Protection, PRICE, Maintenance-free, Aftermarket parts availability, reliability, versatility
Cons: an aluminum frame to take off some weight. Other than that, it's perfect for me.
Review by jcomey
August, 28 2005
Pros: Handsome bike with a smooth, 1200 CC engine that's under the radar of insurance companies.
Cons: Need to address the carbs to get rid of idle/low speed vibration.
Review by djgoody
April, 28 2005
Pros: Powerful, fast, stylish, comfortable, inexpensive, plenty of aftermarket goodies, low maintainence
Cons: Heavy, cheap suspension, handlebar vibration, cheap tires
Review by douglasfgrego
April, 21 2005
Pros: Price, reliability, value.
Cons: Suspension, fueling, bottom end grunt, weight.
Review by threehundredmu
March, 09 2005
Pros: Torque, near-perfect riding position, low expected service cost.
Cons: Who designed that Fairing??? More Gears! Chain and clutch problems.
Review by banditmaniac
July, 31 2004
Pros: Best phlipin ride for the money.
Cons: Tires. Sorry if you were expecting worse.
Review by debbill
July, 27 2004
Pros: A true do-everything road bike. Thrills, reliability, good looks, great seat posture.
Cons: Dated design. Needs more color selections.
Review by bobo13
June, 16 2004
Pros: Best value in a ludicrous speed capable bike. Sweet turning & comforable.
Cons: Not for everyone. Modern day liter bikes with professional riders, will smoke the Bandit.
Review by adam1981d
May, 17 2004
Pros: Power at any rpm, comfort, value.
Cons: None so far
Review by traran
November, 04 2003
Pros: Price, comfort, dependability, brakes
Cons: choke and idle need a lot of attention
Review by smccuts
August, 05 2003
Pros: Price, Power, Proven engine history
Cons: No blinker cancel, no 6th gear, helmet holder almost useless.
Review by nick1326
October, 30 2002
Pros: Versatile, capable sport-tourer with half-naked flare and alot of grunt
Cons: Far from lightweight, not anywhere near as aggressive as its nemesis, the FZ1
Review by zukemanca
October, 06 2002
Pros: Loads of bottom & mid range power
Cons: Minor vibration at highway speeds
Review by n211kg
July, 18 2002
Pros: Price, Engine, History, Performance
Cons: Suspension, Weight
Review by brewnbiker
June, 05 2002
Pros: Price, Power, Comfort
Cons: Limited storage space under the seat