Suzuki GB has launched this UK-only ST touring version of the 1256cc Bandit muscle bike with a full fairing, panniers and a top box at a price that'll make the builders of more traditional tourers blink.

It sells for £7499 (R84 213) and, with 33 litres of luggage volume on each side side and 37 more in the top box, it doesn't stand back in terms of capacity.

The GSX1250 FA ST won't be sold in South Africa so we asked Suzuki SA whether the luggage pack was available here to allow local bikers to convert a GSX1250 Bandit into an SA-spec tourer.

And it is! The whole, colour-coded kit costs R11 088; add that to the price of a new Bandit (R84 000) and you'll have a fast, comfortable and very capacious sports tourer for R95 088.

And the best part is, when you get back from a long trip, you can still take off the boxes and go beat up the streets.

Maybe Suzuki SA is missing out on something here? Especially with that R11 000 price discrepancy hanging about for somebody, somewhere...