B-King more than meets the eye — Wheels.ca

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B-King more than the eye

First it was Transformers . the movie and now the motorcycle.

And that’s not a slight when Suzuki first the B-King concept bike at the Tokyo Motor Show, it was that one of the designers was inspired by his of Transformers toys.

The B-King is in production and it’s still of a transformer. Restrain the right and it’s a competent, … with prodigious grunt. Get with the throttle and it transforms a pretty fair imitation of Force’s nitro-burning funny

Honestly, the King’s acceleration favourably with a couple of cc superbikes I’ve ridden.

says the 2008 B-King is the powerful … motorcycle edging out BMW’s K1200R by a of healthy ponies. Reports 180-plus horsepower and my seat of the dyno (so far, unsoiled) has no to doubt that figure.

On the surface, a 180-hp … would appear to be overkill, but again, so is a 120-hp … And so is a gargantuan, four-wheel-drive, 400 hp SUV that sees a dirt road. If striving for overkill, go big or stay

The original concept motorcycle a supercharged 1300 cc Hayabusa but the ’08 King makes do with a cc normally aspirated ‘Busa Fear not – Suzuki didn’t into the “retuned for more trap but installed the motor “as is” with full chat injection and ignition mapping.

Other than minor cues and technical changes, the enters production reasonably to the prototype that had the crowds and aahing six seasons ago. To me, it resemblance to the Bat-cycle with the shroud over the tank and the comically overstyled mufflers.

The matches the drapes with a twin-spar aluminum frame to corral those spirited Fully adjustable male forks hold up the front a fully adjustable shock the aluminum swingarm to the frame. was neutral under all conditions, but cold (and hard) October pavement, I wasn’t to do any spirited cornering.

The B-King is physically. The bars are 787 mm wide end to end and the bulbous air intakes caressing the tank are only slightly The leg cutaways on the tank keep the position tolerable but those storklike limbs (like me) be compromised, with legs splayed and knees contacting the

Curb weight is 235 kg, noticeable after you’ve filled the and have to heave it off the sidestand. On the tank housing, you’ll the bezel for the ignition switch as as switches for the information settings and the “A” and “B” modes.

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“A” gives you the full, power output, but “B” is a snoozefest, it feel like a 750. impressive, but even in “A,” the is so well behaved, the throttle so precise and predictable, that requiring computerized assistance in an ice storm) simply shouldn’t be a bike like this.

The twin 310 mm, radial-mounted discs are in reining in the B-King with stopping power combined above-average feel and feedback.

clutch and brake levers riders to find a position fits them well. The is typical Suzuki, i.e. rate, with a short, throw and as an added bonus, even a handy gear indicator on the dash.

The B-King is all style, image and performance but a bit of an because of the type of riding I to do. I’m hugely impressed with the and chassis, the throttle response is and no one short of Don Garlits could ask for power. Because of the plastic on the tank, I couldn’t fit my magnetic bag and with no hooks on the stylized of the motorcycle, attaching my tailbag was

B-King buyers will this going in, but with no the windblast on the highway quickly tiresome. The headlight pod deflected of the breeze upward so it was hitting me in the shoulders, adding to the fatigue

The smallish, 16.5 L tank and the reasonable consumption of 5.8 to 6.0 L/100 km you’ll be filling up fairly Of course, your cruising will be directly proportional to how you twist the loud handle.

Suzuki has brought the B-King a riotous concept into an powerful but quite civilized, motorcycle.

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