Suzuki Gsx 1400

Everything You Need to Know About the Suzuki GSX1400

The Suzuki GSX1400 was a muscle bike manufactured by Suzuki between 2001 and 2008. The bike was built for speed and was meant to be an upgrade to Suzuki's Bandit 1200. You can find the GSX1400 for sale on eBay and this short guide can arm you with the information you'll need to see if this bike is for you and to pick out the one that most closely fits your needs and your budget.

General features of the GSX1400

Here's a simple layout of the essential features of any Suzuki GSX 1400 that you might find for sale on eBay:

  • Top speed: 240 kilometres per hour.
  • Horsepower: 107.
  • Engine: An air-cooled, 1,402 cc, dual overhead camshaft, 16 valve, inline-four engine.
  • Brakes: Two front 320 millimetre disc brakes with six piston Tokico calipers.
  • Transmission: A six-speed, chain drive transmission.
  • Frame Type: A double cradle frame made of steel tubes.
  • Suspension: A fully adjustable 46 millimetre fork front suspension and an aluminum swingarm rear suspension.
  • Weight: 228 kilogrammes.

Also, models that were marketed in the UK changed in a numbers of ways between 2001 and 2008. First, wheel colour changed from white to black. Then, the bike went from having a 4 into 2 exhaust system to having a 4 into 1 exhaust system.

How does the GSX1400 compare to the Bandit 1200?

The Bandit 1200, often also called the GSF1200, was the predecessor to the GSX1400. The GSX1400 differed from and improved upon its predecessor with respect to greater top speed, more horsepower, larger engine, better brake system, and six-speed transmission compared to the Bandit’s five-speed chain drive transmission. GSX1400 and the Bandit 1200 has similar steel tubular frame. The Bandit 1200 has a 43 millimetre telescopic fork front suspensions and a swingarm rear suspension, which is very similar to that of the GSX1400. Finally, the Bandit 1200 weighed 215 kilograms, making the GSX1400 heavier.

Choosing a used GSX1400

When shopping around for a used GSX1400 on eBay, here are a few tips for how to make sure that you get your money's worth.

  • Generally speaking, the fewer miles that a model has on it, the more expensive it will be.
  • GSX1400 models that have been restored or that have had a significant number of their original parts replaced will probably cost more money to buy. This is worth remembering because there are many motorcycle hobbyists who enjoy tuning up or restoring their bikes.
  • Try to identify vendors who provide a lot of information on their listings and who are willing to answer additional questions.