2008 Suzuki B-King review — Motorbike Writer

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Suzuki B-King

2008 Suzuki B-King

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This comes from budding Paul Keyworth who is attempting to his Motorcycle Australia Party. my story here .) Paul a Yamaha “Thunderace” and a Suzuki , but he is thinking of selling both and retro with a Deus ex Bonneville. Here he reviews his B-King.

Somewhere in the bowels of the factory in Hamamatsu in 2000, a of engineers and designers got together to a machine unlike anything the had seen. Had they ingested substances, had too much sake or demonstrated what happens imagination meets passion?

The end result was a design concept bike exhibited at the Tokyo expo in 2001. It had a motor a Hayabusa, with a supercharger and a 240 section rear tyre. It was that anyone there at the thought it would ever see the of day. But joy, joy the bean and cardigans must have had a day off as decided to put the B-King into

It came on the market in 2007. The was absent as was the monster rear Instead there was 200 section hoop and a rejigged Hayabusa motor pumping out 181hp out of the crate.

The stock version had mufflers were lethal to small and the vertically challenged with the angular and bog ugly cans. The polarised motorcyclists and it was no sales except in Germany and with the bikers in Scandinavia.

I purchased my model in early 2009 seeing it online on a local selling bikes and knew I must have it. It was ugly, hypnotically savage but above all mad! I bought it from a who had run up about 8000km on it and he had decided he a Triumph Speed Triple Edition instead. Why? He had put cans, tail tidy and a mini screen on it which I removed.

Over the next 4-plus of ownership, I have racked up 25,000km on it and completely changed its in an effort to reflect the designers’ There is approximately $4500 of carbon fibre bodywork on it, a 190 tyre which makes it more manoeuvrable in the twisties, tapered bars and cnc bar-end among other items to add practicality with unique

The B-King is my 30th motorcycle and by far the all-round bike I have Yes it is totally impractical, the standard has the comfort of a slab of concrete, has a inadequate tank capacity, rubber and fuel and is a solo Do I care? Not one iota.

Wherever I up, it draws a crowd, with the repeated query being is it?’ The iPhones come out and are enthusiastically sent on to friends and It elicits a visceral reaction and children pull their towards it like moths to a

This thing handles with the suspension fully and will stay with any of the rockets and boy racers should the take me. But there is nothing to It will tour – regular at around 200km, hammer the twisties and accelerate like a missile.

Now, the time has to move on and let someone else up the mantle and enjoy the attention and the this beast provides. I am on to project. Suzuki pulled the pin on of the B-King in 2011, guaranteeing status.

The more astute have to this and the dwindling number for only enhances its collectibility.

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Suzuki B-King
Suzuki B-King
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