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Bandit a good first bike?

Old 06-13-2007, 10:05 AM
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Still looking for a bike - just in the shopping mode. As I posted once a while ago, I'm returning to motorcycling after a 20+ year hiatus. Found a local deal on a Suzuki Bandit - its a 1200 cc.
Would the collective minds here consider it to be too much bike for a middle aged returner? Only thing I have ridden in recent years is dirt bikes.
I don't want anything too twitchey - I am more of a laid back rider but lately cruisers have been leaving me cold. The standard position feels better to me anyway.
Thanks.
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:57 AM
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i think it's a good choice , the bandit has a lot off power in the low range , i could tel more about the bandit , but i my english is not so very good , i 'm from belgium
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:49 PM
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Hey - Thanks. I know the control is in my hands as the rider but I haven't been on a bike that big in many years. Don't want anything that would be "unforgiving", if that makes sense.
I like the Bandits upright position, its looks and the low end power would be ideal for cruising around on the twisty roads here.
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:26 AM
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don't worry i am a girl 1.68 m and 60kg and i have had a yamaha fazer 1000, tha bandit is not so agressiveas the fazer ,even if its 20 yaers ago , stil the feeling of riding wil be back soon , and indied the position is relaxed on a bandit , go for it
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Suzuki Bandit is a good choice... good bike buddy.....
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