Pink Floyd Drummer Rides Suzuki Bandit

Suzuki Commuter

Pink Floyd drummer, Nick Mason, is another high profile musician living in London who has chosen a motorcycle for his daily ride, after taking delivery of a 2010 Suzuki Bandit 650S earlier this summer.

Mason, an original member of the iconic 60’s rock group, chose the Suzuki Bandit for his daily commute into London and now shares the motorbike with his wife, Annette, who uses it for commuting and weekend rides too.

Nick Mason says: “I’ve had many bikes over the years including some big adventure models, but for beating London congestion the Bandit’s proved to be perfect,” talking about his new Suzuki 650S.

“It’s agile enough to cut through traffic and has more than enough power when you leave town. With its fairing offering added weather protection, it’s been great when the weather hasn’t too”.

In London, the Suzuki Bandit 650 comes in standard and faired versions with handy features like ABS (faired model only), a gear position indicator and a DC power socket for powering your navigation or charging your phone.

The Suzuki Bandit 650 range starts from £5,724 ($8,000 USD) in the United Kingdom on the road and is available on 0% typical APR finance, with a free restrictor kit available for those on a restricted license.

The motorcycle requires fully-comprehensive insurance at £99 ($150 USD) and is offered for anyone who passes their test through a Suzuki approved motorcycle training scheme.

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One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007 and is currently Editor at Large at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).