In a comfort contest on the open road, both have well-padded saddles, upright riding postures and ample wind protection, but the Bandit stands out, having more seat-to-peg leg room, even when its two-position height-adjustable seat is in its standard .8-inch-lower setting. The lack of buzz is where the Bandit beats the FZ1 handily. Few bikes run as silky-smooth across as wide a rev range as this. I really found no discernable sweet spot when cruising the freeway aboard the Suzuki. It was all sweet, from 40 to 100 mph. At an equivalent speed in top gear, the Bandit engine revs 1100 rpm less than the FZ1. There were a few times I found I’d been running fifth gear without even noticing. Now that’s smooth! Aside from a buzz seeping through the grips, the Yamaha can be pretty smooth, too, but the Bandit sets the standard.