Suzuki GSF 400 Bandit

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Suzuki GSF400 Bandit VC

The Suzuki GSF 400 Bandit appeared in 1989 and was initially only available in the domestic Japanese market. Since 1991, the model has been officially supplied to the countries of Europe and North America. In the Russian market, in the overwhelming majority of cases, there are domestic Japanese modifications.


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The Suzuki Bandit 400 was based on an in-line 4-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 398 cc, producing 59 hp. power and 38 Nm of torque. Since 1993, due to a change in Japanese legislation, the maximum engine power has been reduced to 53 hp. This motor was not developed independently, but migrated from the sports model Suzuki GSX-R400.

In 1991, Suzuki GSF400 Bandit introduces a new engine modification with a variable valve control (VC - variable valve control). Due to the characteristic red color of the cylinder head cover, this modification was called "red-headed", and the usual modification with a simple engine without this system is called "gray-headed". Both modifications existed on the market in parallel for almost the entire period of the model's production. The "red-headed" modification also differs with red brake discs (inner side) and the presence of the letter "V" in the factory designation. This engine was also installed on a sports tourist - Suzuki RF400.

In 1995, the model undergoes a minor restyling, receiving an aluminum swingarm, suspension settings, a new seat and a retuned VC variable valve timing system. This generation is also distinguished by the frame number - GK7AA. The last generation had a frame with an index - GK75A.

1997 was the last year of production for the Suzuki Bandit 400, although official sales of new motorcycles continued until 2000.

Currently, the model is very popular in Russia as one of the cheapest Japanese motorcycles for beginners. The motorcycle is also in large quantities at Japanese auctions.



Specifications Suzuki GSF 400 Bandit:

Model Suzuki GSF400 Bandit
Motorcycle type road (street, classic)
Release year 1989-1997
Frame steel tubular
Engine type 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume 398 cm³
Bore / stroke 56.0 x 40.4 mm
Compression ratio 11.8: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

GSF400V - VC engine (with variable timing system)

Fuel supply system Carburetor, 4x Mikuni BST33SS

Carburetor, 4x Mikuni BST32SS - GSF400 (USA)

Ignition type transistor
Maximum power 59.0 h.p. (43.4 kW) @ 12,000 rpm - GSF400 (1989-1992)

53.0 h.p. (39.0 kW) at 11000 rpm - GSF400 (1993-1997)

Maximum torque 38.0 Nm (3.9 kg * m) @ 10,500 rpm - GSF400 (1989-1992)

37.0 Nm (3.8 kg * m) @ 9500 rpm - GSF400 (1993-1997)

Gearbox 6-speed
Drive type chain
Front tire size 110 / 70R-17M / C 54H
Rear tire size 150 / 70-17M / C 69H - GK75A

150 / 60R-17M / C 66H - GK7AA

Front brakes 2 discs, 310 mm, 4-piston calipers

1 disc - GSF400 (North America, Italy)

Rear brakes 1 disc, 260 mm, 2-piston caliper
Front suspension 41mm Telescopic Fork (Fixed), 120mm Travel - GK75A

41mm Telescopic Fork (Fixed), 130mm Travel - GK7AA

Rear suspension steel swingarm with monoshock (7-stage preload adjustment), stroke - 120 mm - GK75A

aluminum swingarm with monoshock (7-stage preload adjustment), stroke - 128 mm - GK7AA

Motorcycle length 2090 mm - GK75A

2050 mm - GK7AA

Motorcycle width 745 mm - GK75A

730 mm - GK7AA

Motorcycle height 1060 mm - GK75A

1055 mm - GK7AA

Wheelbase 1430 mm - GK75A

1410 mm - GK7AA

Saddle height 790 mm - GSF400 (export versions)

745mm - GSF400 (Japanese versions)

Minimum ground clearance 155 mm - GK75A

140 mm - GK7AA

Acceleration to 100 km / h 5.0 sec
Maximum speed 180 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 16.0 L - GK75A

15.0 L - GK7AA

14.5 L - GSF400 (California)

Motorcycle weight (dry) 167 kg
Motorcycle weight (curb) 188 kg