5 speed? Huh? My 2000 was a 6 speed.
i'm not doubting you but your 2000 must have had the engie modded. i hung out in the suzuki forums before purchasing the 919
Here's an article from Top Speed that tells when they finally switched to a 6 speed: http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/...0-ar45660.html
Below are specs for the 06 and 07 Bandit. My neighbor had a Bandit purchased in 06 or 07 and he had a 5 speed transmission. I used to ride a Katana and a popular mod was to take a Bandit engine and transplant it to the Katana. I researched quite a few sites and the Bandit supposedly did not change to a 6 speed tranny until they changed from the 1200 to the 1250
The Suzuki Bandit 1200S has been around a long time and the 2007 version has just been announced. It will offer 100 more cc's, fuel injection, a six-speed transmission, ABS and a number of other small changes. I imagine that it will be a more refined motorcycle but will lose the "scrapper image" that the early air-cooled Bandits have. It will also be more expensive! Used Bandits are the ultimate used bike deal.
Overall Length: 2,130 mm (83.9 in.)
Overall Width: 765 mm (30.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1,100 mm (43.3 in.)
Wheelbase: 1,480 mm (58.3 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in.)
Seat Height: Adjustable, 785 / 805 mm (30.9 / 31.7 in.)
Dry Mass: 212 kg
Fuel Capacity: 20 litres
Engine Type: 4-stroke, 4-cylinder inline, DOHC air-cooled with SACS
Bore x Stroke: 79.0 mm × 59.0 mm
Piston Displacement: 1157 cc
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Carburettor: MIKUNI BSR36
Lubrication: Wet sump
Ignition Type: Electric
Starter System: Electric
Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh
Drive System: Chain
Front Suspension: 43 mm telescopic, coil spring, oil damped spring preload fully adjustable
Rear Suspension: Link type, coil spring, oil damped, spring preload 7-way adjustable
Rake/Trail: 25.3 degrees / 104 mm (4.1 in.)
Front Brake: 4-piston calipers, 310 mm dual discs
Rear Brake: 1-piston caliper, 240 mm disc
Front Tyre: 120/60 ZR-17M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre: 180/55 ZR-17M/C (73W)
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The Suzuki Bandit delivers an unmatched package of performance, style and value. That's Motorcyclist Magazine named it "Best Bang for the Buck" in their 2007 Motorcycle of the Year competition. The 2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250S combines heavyweight power with distinctive styling and the quality of an all-new, technologically-advanced liquid-cooled engine and an advanced digital fuel injection system. The new Bandit 1250's balance of power, style and technology is a combination developed by a team of dedicated Suzuki engineers, working together to produce a street machine of unmatched quality. It is a demonstration of Refined Total Balance, with Complete Quality, or in other words, the new Bandit 1250. You'll call it a motorcycle like no other.
At Suzuki, we want every ride to be safe and enjoyable. So always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Avoid excessive speeds. Never engage in stunt riding. Study your owner’s manual and always inspect your Suzuki before riding. Take a riding skills course. For the course nearest you call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 1-800-446-9227.New Engine
A new catalyzer equipped high-volume muffler combined with an effective engine management system, Suzuki PAIR system, and oxygen sensor for reduced emissions meeting tough Euro 3 standards
A new slick shifting six speed transmission
improves acceleration while reducing top gear rpm at highway speeds
All new cylinder head featuring 31mm exhaust valves and 27mm intake valves set at a narrow 16 degree valve angle with updated intake and exhaust ports for maximum flow
All new engine compact engine design with a central cam chain, staggered transmission shafts, tighter spacing between the pairs of cylinders and a secondary balancer shaft for reduced vibration
All new, liquid-cooled, fuel injected, DOHC engine featuring a bore and stroke of 79.0mm x 64.0mm for a full 1254.8cc's of torque producing performance
New hydraulic clutch with coil springs for improved lever feel and control
New liquid cooled oil cooler for reduced oil temperatures
New Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve fuel injection system featuring 36mm throttle bodies for optimum performance and smooth accelerations
Suzuki Idle Speed Control (ISC) system for improved cold starting, consistent idle control and reduced emissions
43mm front forks combined with a single rear shock with preload adjustability for riding with or without passengers
Cast three spoke aluminum wheels carrying radial tires and a standard easy-to-use centerstand
Easy-to-operate centerstand with high leverage ratio to reduce effort
Full floating 310mm dual front disc brakes with four piston calipers along with a 240mm rear disc and single piston caliper. Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) is also available and monitors wheel speed and matches braking power to available traction.
Innovative seat height adjustment system can be adjusted up or down by 20mm with a simple spacer seat mounting system.
Large capacity fuel tank for long operating range
New tube frame chassis featuring larger diameter down tubes for improved torsional rigidity designed for excellent balance of sporty handling and comfortable highway cruising
The Bandit 1250S features a sleek half fairing, with built in line-beam headlights, an effective windscreen and fairing mounted mirrors
Wide, comfortable seat with low seat height