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2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA First Ride Photo Gallery

Our racetrack ringer is perplexed by the ‘new’ Suzuki GSX1250FA. Is the latest offering from Suzuki a sportbike or a sport-touring platform?

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2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA Dyno Sheet
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Tires measure 120/70-17 up front and 180/55-17 in the back, with Bridgestone Battlax BT021 coming on our test unit.
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Producing competitive torque at midrange, the 2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA completed 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds.
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Tires on the 2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA offered decent sport-touring abilities but lagged when it came time to carve canyons.
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The 2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA's engine offers great power delivery without any dips or uneven acceleration.
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The 2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA
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As a sport-touring machine the GSX is on the light side when compared to other models at 567 pounds.
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The 2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA is much more suited to long-range comfort than aggressive days at the track.
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Turning the 1250FA from side-to-side takes a tremendous amount of energy.
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The 2011 Suzuki GSXF1250FA aims at blending sport-touring comfort with more aggressive styling cues taken from the Bandit platform.
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The Suzuki GSX1250FA is equipped with a full fairing that offers good wind protection.
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At $11,599 the GSX1250FA is an affordable sport-tourer, but time will tell if it has the muscle to compete against the VFR or C14.
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2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA
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The GSX1250FA's upright stance offers good ergos for taller riders but may be uncomfortable for those of short stature.
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Suzuki's all new GSX1250FA
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The 2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA produces 74.13 lb-ft of torque at 6000rpm - making it no slouch off the line.