Hi Trurider - I can see the similarities with the GSF1250S (or Bandit for short
). But, they are only similar from a very long way away - and with rose-tinted specs on
A guy at my work was commenting on a design last week and he said, "if you ignore the differences, they are identical". And that is very true - I could not argue
They always used to say the Inazuma was styled like the Suzuki B-King, which is one pretty ugly bike in my opinion. But I checked it out again, and I can see the similarities with the headlight, and "shoulder" fairings. For me, the Inazuma was never an "ugly" bike - I like the way it looks, but I can see they copied some B-King styling cues.
I suppose the old adage "each to their own", or "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" is very applicable to bikes. Everyone likes something a bit different