Suzuki killed off the Bandit 1200 in 2005, but two years later they revealed the Bandit 1250. Thanks to a healthy portion of the Holeshot catalog, this Bandit can easily handle sport or touring duties.
The big updates were liquid cooling, fuel injection, a six-speed transmission, and a few changes to meet emissions standards. Check out this review on Rider, where they not that despite the improvements and the power bump, it was a deal at $8,299 (add $500 for ABS) and it only needed 87 octane gas.
This example has approximately 19,000 miles and it’s been impressively modified: Holeshot Stage 2 Kit (K&N filter, O2 sensor delete, Dobeck tuner, secondaries removed, and a slip-on muffler), Holeshot mirror wideners, Cogent rear shock, Race Tech fork springs, Sargent seat, Oxford heated grips, frame sliders, Throttlemeister throttle lock, Renthal bars, ZG touring windscreen, rear luggage rack, and more. These bikes were a lot for the money when new, and this one’s even better.
Find this Bandit for sale in Britt, Iowa for $3,500 here on ADVRider.