Spied! 2008 Suzuki B-King — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Suzuki B King Concept

The new king of the … bike in action at Phillip Island

attending the worldwide press of the 2007 GSX-R1000 at Phillip in February were treated to a surprise—the first peek at the B-King prototypes in action. mega-motored … bike the 1300cc inline four from the Hayabusa mounted in an alloy frame with bodywork, an upright handlebar and chassis components (including brakes, inverted fork and wheels with sticky that appear to be lifted from the GSX-R line. to see the B-King in US dealerships as soon as the end of the and, if what we saw at Phillip is any indication, expect the B-King to the term musclebike.

B-King tech specs are at this time. Suzuki did not take questions regarding the and we weren’t allowed to view the up-close. After completing the day of testing on the new GSX-R1000, Suzuki announced a special surprise for and herded us onto a minibus. suggested that maybe we headed to Phillip Island’s track for a few laps; instead, the continued down hot pit lane and onto the racecourse.

Suzuki B King Concept

When we got to Doohan Corner a of riders dressed in black, was certainly Murata-san, Suzuki’s test rider, judging his blistering pace) emerged the paddock on the B-King prototypes and the bus twice each, allowing us brief glimpses of the bike at without getting close to see any significant details or take any

We do know this much: the is powered by a naturally aspirated motor (there was no sign of a as on the first B-King prototype at the TK show). Judging from we witnessed at Phillip Island, the at least are not detuned much the Hayabusa’s 160-horsepower state, if at Both bikes exhibited acceleration down the long Straight and authoritatively wheelied out of the MG corner, though they did to hunt for the line a bit under braking, suggesting the spring and damping circuits haven’t

been finalized yet.

When pressed, American officials indicated that the announcement of B-king production likely happen at the annual dealer meeting this June, with the bike in dealerships in late 2007 as an 2008 model. The fact there are already working circling racetracks at speed that this is not an unreasonable We can’t wait. -MC

Suzuki B King Concept

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