Suzuki 1200 Bandit
Classic Suzuki model development: make a parts bin special in a cheap frame and price it as cheap as a bicycle. Well, almost. Oil-cooled Gsx-r-based engine is in a very low state of tune – merely adding a decent end can liberates a dozen horsepower. Just about any part can be easily and cheaply improved: engine, brakes, forks, rear suspension, you name it. That’s why the big Bandit was so affordable to begin with. Streetfightered ones have usually been crashed, which is why they were modded. It’s the stunt bike of choice, so beware ones with iffy second gears and shot head races. That apart, they’re just about indestructible and you won’t find two alike. What you’ll pay now £1000-£2500 But should you? On a pound per horsepower basis, nothing comes close.
None of these stay standard for long