Suzuki GSF1200/S Bandit Repair Manual (2001-06)

Complete PDF version of the Service Manual for the Suzuki Bandit GSF1200/S. A MUST for every GSF-1200 owner.

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OEM Original factory workshop manual.

Models covered by this manual: 2001 to 2006

Number of pages: 447 pages

Table of contents:

Suzuki GSF1200/S Bandit (K6)

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Suzuki GSF1200

Suzuki Bandit is a line of ordinary bikes manufactured by Suzuki since 1989. The following models are part of the Bandit series:

  • GSX150, 147 cc liquid-cooled (2018–present)
  • GSF250, 248 cc liquid-cooled (1989–2000)
  • GSF400, 398 cc liquid-cooled (1989–1997)
  • GSF600, 599 cc SACS (1995–2004)
  • GSF650, 656 cc SACS (2005–2006), 656 cc liquid-cooled (2007–2016)
  • GSF750, 748 cc SACS (1996–1999)
  • GSF1200, 1,157 cc SACS (1996–2007)
  • GSF1250, 1,255 cc liquid-cooled (2007–2016)

Except for the GSX150, which has a DOHC single cylinder engine, all Bandit models have DOHC inline-four engines with four valves per cylinder. The GSF600 engine is based on the GSX600F engine, however it has been retuned for more mid-range torque. The GSF1200 engine is a bored-out version of the GSX-R1100 engine that has also been retuned for increased mid-range torque. The GSF650 and GSF1250 versions use liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engines, with the GSF1250 featuring an extra balancing shaft to decrease vibrations.

‘S’ models have a half-fairing and twin headlamps beginning with model year 2000. The ‘N’ models are naked motorcycles with a single headlight. The ‘S’ and ‘N’ variants’ availability varies by country and model year.

The Bandit series was known as “hooligan motorcycles.” However, with subsequent changes, the bike has taken on a more sleek and contemporary feel, moving it closer to sports tourer area. The GSF1200 is still popular among stunt riders and is utilized by a wheelie school in the United Kingdom.



Models from 2006 (K6 and SK6) were updated with a redesigned tank form, side panels, a height adjustable seat, and a longer hexagonal-section swinging arm. The faired “S” variants include a new form fairing and mirrors, as well as a completely reworked headlamp system with over and under beams instead of the original side by side arrangement. ABS brakes were available as an option on these new models. ABS brakes were standard on the SA model in the United Kingdom. Height-adjustable handlebars were also introduced in several areas. Minor changes were also made to the transmission internal ratios. The 2006 Bandit 1200s were not available in the United States, although they were sold elsewhere in the globe.

The SK6 model belongs to the Bandit 1200S line’s generation 3 and is thus the only generation 3 model of the 1200 Bandit. This was the final of the SACS-engined Bandits, using a motor design and technology that initially appeared in the GSX-R750 in 1985.

Source: Wikipedia