B-King: Owners First Report

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B-King: Owners Report

A “Real World” On the B-King

Having purchased one of the B-Kings delivered to US Suzuki I can tell you a bit about what it is like to own one. Since are virtually no owner reports on the I figured you all might find report interesting.

I’m 52 years old and ridden mostly Triumphs, Hondas and Harleys throughout my For a brief period (when I was young) I owned and drag-raced an ill-behaved, Kawasaki 750, cylinder, 2-… Mach IV demon. Despite the fact it was one of the most foul-tempered motorcycles I had ridden, I loved it.

It was incredibly for its day and could eat any other stock in the quarter mile. Since I have always had a soft for really fast drag

Anyway, for my second mid-life I decided I wanted a drag with a Hayabusa engine would not require twice-weekly to the Chiropractor and a cup jockstrap to ride. since I hate the plastic on modern sportbikes, I wanted a bike. At the time (about ago) there was nothing that met my requirements.

However, I had reading about the B-King and to wait for its promised appearance.

My wait was rewarded when my dealer called me in November and me that he had just received an B-King and that if I wanted it, I get my … out there and put some down on it. One look at the bike and I him the earnest money and quickly financing.

The B-king in all-black looks a bit different than the two-tone The black is composed of both and matte black parts flow together into an smoothly-matched, subtly-contrasting finish. The B-king looks overwhelmingly but still very well-composed and On the other hand, the two-tone IMHO, looks garish, and seemingly tries too hard to attention.

I suspect the two-tone scheme of the pre-release “test” was responsible for a fair amount of the press regarding the bike’s

I was nervous preparing to leave the since I had very little riding the B-King (two and had well over 30 miles to before reaching home. The thing I noticed, throwing my leg the bike, was how high the rear-end It felt like I was climbing on a fat bob with a low sissy bar.

once my leg cleared the jutting cans and tail, I slid easily “into” the motorcycle’s low seat. Again, continuing on the fat bob theme, for a few moments the fuel and bulging airbox nacelles everything else in my field of

Adjusting myself in the seat, I the sidestand up, pulled in the clutch, the key in the ignition, flipped the kill to “on”, then watched and with delight as the computerized lit up and the fuel pump awoke a whine. A slightly more one-second push on the starter and the engine rumbled happily to Within two seconds it was running as Teflon with nary a of roughness.

Still, as I prepared to Flintstone-mobile the from the service area, I was much aware of its big, fuel tank-airbox combo. It the bike feel top-heavy and Manhandling the over 550 lb. quietly machine out the dealer’s door my impression of the B-King’s apparent This added to my apprehension of the ahead.

I worried that the would prove to be top heavy and to control. I couldn’t have more wrong.

Toe-wrestling the “smooth as silk” gearbox first gear took a bit of Apparently, my transmission not having broken in yet was still factory and moderately uncooperative compared to of the pre-release, B-King test Nonetheless, once in first I cracked the throttle gently an embarrassing (and potentially wheelie. To my great relief, the came on smoothly and the bike off briskly but quite under

Fortunately, the terrifying visions of my flying out from behind me as the wheelied off into the sunset to materialize.

Now underway, the bike smoothly with no hint of or top-heaviness. My confidence growing a bit I for the highway entrance ramp. I was forward to giving my new machine exercise.

The ramp was about an eighth of a long and relatively deserted. I to get frisky and roll on some The acceleration was virtually instaneous. I my eyebrows rapidly migrating to the of my head as my tongue slammed the roof of my mouth.

My eyeballs flattening against the back of my when I realized I was doing 90 mph and was completely out of ramp. Rolling off the a bit I merged with traffic and my speed. I was doing 85mph and quite proud of myself for already “wrung-out” this motorcycle. However, once I at the tachometer, I peeked around hoping no one had been able to see my expression.

The tach was reading I had barely bumped the King’s mill off idle and it was just along at 85mph. I was amazed.

The home was a blast but relatively It did dawn on me that it was going to be difficult to use more than a turn of the throttle anywhere in or this city. The engine so much power so quickly you hit triple digit speeds before you come remotely to redline. Power delivery is and linear even though I get the impression the big mill is waiting to be let free of its bounds.

The bass throb of the engine and the effortless, multiple G-pulling act as reminders of the monstrous power and awaiting anyone willing to let go of the leash.

The vertical seating merciful foot peg placement and seat make for a reasonably ride even for these old However, I have yet to spend than a few hours on the relatively saddle and will have to back on my … condition I experience more lengthy

While I haven’t taken the to a track or even run it particularly yet, I can say that the suspension is and soaks up most nasty conditions without a stutter, shimmy or hop. The brakes are and I haven’t noticed any fade after fairly heavy use in The steering damper works and is no tendency for front wheel whatsoever.

Cornering has also effortless though I will that the King is a handful in a parking lot. However, it is much easier to maneuver any big cruiser.

Additionally, I have to say the is a cop magnet. Virtually every I take the bike out I pick-up a tail for at least several It’s as if, even though don’t know what it is, know it wants to go real

I can’t explain it as it looks a lot like a standard motorcycle a sport bike. And, of all the I’ve owned, it’s one of the So, I have to conclude that the screams speed through other form of subliminal Maybe it’s the fact most of the bike is engine or it’s the odd exhaust cans. it is, if you decide to ride one, be you look behind yourself few seconds.

Otherwise, that car struggling to up with you may have flashing and a driver with visions of a speeding ticket with name on it.

Technologically, the B-King is years ahead of my old Kawasaki bike in every way. So far the mapping and injection have flawless and I have not been to detect any flat spots in its curve. Engine vibration, palpable, is minimal and way below any motorcycle I have ever or borrowed.

Obviously the counter-balancing is sophisticated and effective.

Now for some

The B-King’s fit and finish has, for the part, been excellent. I do an issue with the paint overly soft and easily I have discussed it with the (who has been very and we both agree that the cause is insufficient curing-time.

In any they are communicating with on this and I will let you know the outcome is.

I also have an with the mirrors. You would on a bike this advanced, would have spent time and effort on mirror Based on the way my mirrors perform, didn’t. Both mirrors do me an excellent view of my elbows I hit highway speeds (60 mph on up). that the mirror vibration is to moderately distort any view.

While they are still useful, I expected much from this bike.

In I have to say I do love my B-King. It is an machine that is an absolute to ride. There is something being astride this that is completely different any other motorcycle I have on. I’m not sure if it’s the power available at the flick of my or if it’s the fact that everything about it is superbly and integrated. Whatever it is, I doubt any manufacturer will be able to it anytime soon.

I expect the to reign over the stock bike class like its the Hayabusa, has done over the sport bike class. Suzuki has outdone itself these two motorcycles. For now, else even comes

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