The title for our Suzuki Bandit 1250S vs. Yamaha FZ1 comparison test seemed very fitting, as both of these bikes are faithful representations of the modern Japanese standard-style motorcycle. They are also as different from one another as the riders each would likely appeal to. The Bandit motivates with low- to mid-rpm torque while the FZ1 zaps the zealous with its hi-rev delivery. Both are well suited to everyday duty while offering viable sporting functionality as an added bonus. These are two bikes with true split personalities.