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Pumbaa the warthog 7th October 2019 01:50 PM

Xjr1200 or Bandit 1200
 
Howdy lads and lassies, I'm looking at getting a bike again after a necessary sabbatical, I have spotted a 1997 bandit and a 1994 xjr, I have never had either so I'm looking for some guidance from ye, both are in my price range, all help appreciated, thanks.

croaker 1000 k1 7th October 2019 06:50 PM

Re: Xjr1200 or Bandit 1200
 
i had a 94 xjr 1200.... 1 of the best bikes i ever had and they look good too....big comfortable bulletproof engine...bandit is probably a bit faster and just as reliable.....but id pick the xjr everytime.....sorry i never kept on to mine.... their a bit softly sprung and by now the engine paint would probably need to cleaned up....but with a bit of work they can look great

shiver 7th October 2019 07:04 PM

Re: Xjr1200 or Bandit 1200
 
only downfall to bandit 12 is that it only has 5 gears,apart from that its a brilliant bike
im not sure how many gears are on the xjr?????

croaker 1000 k1 7th October 2019 07:41 PM

Re: Xjr1200 or Bandit 1200
 
[QUOTE=shiver;3581013]only downfall to bandit 12 is that it only has 5 gears,apart from that its a brilliant bike
im not sure how many gears are on the xjr?????[/QUOTE]

5 gears on the xjr1200

Gixxer 8th October 2019 12:58 AM

Re: Xjr1200 or Bandit 1200
 
[QUOTE=shiver;3581013]only downfall to bandit 12 is that it only has 5 gears,apart from that its a brilliant bike
im not sure how many gears are on the xjr?????[/QUOTE]

I don't see the problem with 5 gears. A lot of big bikes from that era only had 5. It's not like he's going racing it on the track. 5 gears are fine for anything with enough torque, and both of those bikes have plenty.

RTV 8th October 2019 01:59 PM

Re: Xjr1200 or Bandit 1200
 
Very similar bikes both in looks and reliability, can't go wrong with either I'd say.

My money would be on the XJR, but just as a biased brand preference.

Big H 8th October 2019 02:13 PM

Re: Xjr1200 or Bandit 1200
 
Being biased I'd also say Bandit - been on them for 15+ years and they've never let me down. Parts are cheap/easy to find and they have probably the biggest aftermarket catalogue of any bike out there.

With a few choice mods (start with suspension), they can hustle just fine....:thumbsup2:

A the end of the day - either bike will be dandy, especially with a modest budget - go with the best model of either you can find !

chopper 8th October 2019 05:22 PM

Re: Xjr1200 or Bandit 1200
 
I've ridden lots of both type.defo the xjr for me

Pumbaa the warthog 8th October 2019 06:44 PM

Re: Xjr1200 or Bandit 1200
 
Bought the xjr today, thanks lads for input, I'm looking forward to playing bike again.

croaker 1000 k1 8th October 2019 08:19 PM

Re: Xjr1200 or Bandit 1200
 
[QUOTE=Pumbaa the warthog;3581100]Bought the xjr today, thanks lads for input, I'm looking forward to playing bike again.[/QUOTE]

well wear..... put up a few pics when u get a chance

jp biker 8th October 2019 08:38 PM

Re: Xjr1200 or Bandit 1200
 
How about the gsx 1400 ?

R.M 8th October 2019 09:06 PM

Re: Xjr1200 or Bandit 1200
 
Or an X11 (Naked Blackbird)

Always wanted a 6th gear though!!

Pumbaa the warthog 8th October 2019 09:24 PM

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custom900 8th October 2019 10:08 PM

Re: Xjr1200 or Bandit 1200
 
That's iano's old bike. Looks great again, they must have straightened the frame after all.

croaker 1000 k1 9th October 2019 09:18 PM

Re: Xjr1200 or Bandit 1200
 
their the most comfortable bike i ve ever ridden...would nt have the top end speed of bandit or honda etc.... but low down punch and torque u wont find it lacking

Born2Survive 9th October 2019 10:19 PM

Re: Xjr1200 or Bandit 1200
 
ignore my pm so lol


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