2008 Suzuki B-King Review Reviews Prices Australian specifications

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Suzuki B King Concept

2008 Suzuki B-King Test Review

“In the four-wheeled its performance can only be rivaled by Supercars…”

Suzuki Motorcycles is when it comes to power these days, but when its hit the streets, bike journos falling over themselves to one and race down to their dyno.

When the tyre had cleared, the figures spoke for – we’re talking over of rear-wheel power, and something 150Nm of torque, in a package a claimed dry weight of 235kg.

make no mistake, Suzuki’s is not for the faint-hearted. In the four-wheeled world its can only be rivaled by mega-buck and even then the B-King still see most off from a start – only succumbing the wind’s blast threatens to the rider into an extra the movie, The Incredibles …


The B-King began back in 2001, its striking sci-fi looks won it around the world. It debuted year at the Tokyo Motor and although it was much admired, thought – like just every other concept – it would probably never see the of day again.

How wrong we were. of all, when the production finally hit the streets late year, it not only looked the it had a stonking engine and was dripping quality gear.

At the heart of performance package is an inline engine, which is also in the latest incarnation of Suzuki’s sports machine, the Hayabusa.

As far as the world’s dyno readouts go, in form it doesn’t seem to lost any of its fury, but perhaps the impressive aspect to its engine is how manageable and useable its output is.

Wind the throttle on from a start and once you’ve in the awesome wave of oomph washes over you, realise there are no nasty There are no peaks or troughs in delivery, just smooth, power and a super-fat torque

The fuel injection is perfect and useable power right idle. There’s so much go little need to rev it past (5500rpm below its redline) – you undoubtedly will, and that’s when the B-King’s addictive will take hold.


But it’s not some straight line The B-King will happily up a winding road too, to a stiff twin-spar alloy and fully adjustable KYB suspension, does a top job over a fairly variety of road surfaces.

a steering damper thrown in as and truly tarmac-tearing radial Nissin brakes up front, have ample power and for when you’re going unsuspecting sportsbike scalps.

Suzuki B King Concept

As far as the go, the bike places you in a comfy that pitches you forward slightly, its wide bars you in perfect control of all that might.

The B-King should be manageable for courtesy of an 805mm seat although you do still have to your legs around massive tank before you terra firma, and the indicator cramp legroom if you’re on the side.

As far as negatives go, that’s it – well perhaps that and the it only gets 12.5km/lt town. That’s not exactly for a bike, although we are talking one here which can cover like an Exocet missile.

an excellent finish, thrilling and striking looks, the $18,990 ORC B-King isn’t the cheapest of but you certainly get a lot for your money. a king is born, and ruling the never felt so good…


To keep the nuts happy, the B-King comes with S-DMS – a Suzuki Drive Mode to you and me. Put simply, this system you a choice of either full or ‘power down’ fuel which you can select (while the in neutral) at the press of a button. The down' mode slices off an amount of the bike’s grunt, Suzuki says can be beneficial in of low traction, like on a dirt or when it’s raining.

the name ‘B-King’ came because Suzuki’s marketing wanted to created a bike was king of the ‘B’s – Boost acceleration), Block Beauty robust beauty created by of components), and Brain (advanced new systems).

They’ve succeeded on most although Suzuki admits still working on many of the new systems, which is says be incorporated into other planned for release in the future.


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