Suzuki B-King

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Suzuki B-King Final Prototype

Back in 2001 . Suzuki a truly ridiculous concept at the Tokyo show. Powered by a Hayabusa engine and with a of high tech gizmos fingerprint starting, GPS navigation, controlled anti theft and the like — the B-King had styling to go with the overall Obviously, this was just a bike and so was never going to get no matter how the audience clamoured for it.

And they did.The B-King name comes as an abbreviation of the Boost King from the engine) probably created of a stir than any other bike we’ve seen. But it wasn’t viable for production.

So Suzuki confirmed that were going to build it we pretty surprised at first, becoming deeply cynical of would come out. seen it before, when a concept bike has been as a production machine and the only similarity is the name and, some faint styling When it was announced that the bike wouldn’t be supercharged we all sagely.

See? Another cop

Then we read further the spec sheet.

Alloy Yeah, whatever. Fat, down forks. Yawn. multi piston brakes. Engine out of the new Hayabusa. Check. of course. What’s that? One and eighty one horsepower? One HUNDRED and ONE HORSEPOWER!!

What, in the name of all holy, are they playing at?

One and eighty one horsepower. In a … Maybe they hadn’t out after all, then.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and meet the best comedy anyone has ever produced. The B-King is a big, striking You are unlikely to ignore it, either or physical size. If you are the shy, retiring type who just to ride a motorbike and be left then I’d suggest you along.

Nothing to see for you here.

just have a look at of the details before we do anything The seriously businesslike front with dinner plate discs and proper sports Proper adjustment on the suspension,

And radial brakes. This just a piece of overstyled tat there’s serious running on this bike. Too large shoehorned into the frame but to look surprisingly tidy. liquid cooled motors all wrong in … bikes, but seems to carry it off.

The fuel tank. No, huge do it justice. It’s two feet and only the cutouts at the back it bearable to ride. Drop it off the and the tank would hit before the Expensive it would be, yes.

the styling keeps bringing me to Star Wars. Though the front it’s more a Transformer, with the headlight as a That headlight is a masterpiece, amazing but still managing to be effective as well. On top of the tank are a couple of buttons next to the cap, giving access to increasingly common power selector. Clocks are simple dominated by the big tacho and digital

Nothing controversial there enough information for whatever you may though there’s no lap timer. Why there be? Moving back, the rear end of the bike is dominated by a of enormous exhausts. They are so that they’re almost In fact, the exhausts themselves so huge, as you can see when you look at the

But the mouldings over the top have shields and conceal a mass of and environmentally friendly stuff. be pleased to know that make a set of pipes for it that slightly more in keeping. off at the back with a quick at the industrial sized chain, rear brake and fat (but sporty) rear tyre and off shaking your head for a

As if you need more of a stimulant.

Get on the and it performs a magic act and shrinks you. It never becomes a bike, obviously, but both the and apparent bulk vanish. astonishingly well balanced. on the ignition and the centre LCD display you what you’re riding. In you’ve forgotten.

That goes out and is replaced with stuff — trip clock and so on. Thumb the button and to be the engine is almost disappointing. no mistaking the the potential that under your right but the noise is muted, unthreatening, and no vibration, no sense of having a and eighty one horses straining to be Make sure Mode A is to get the full effect, snick first on the normal excellent gearbox and pull away.

Hmm. No drive train no jerky throttle response, no at all. The chaps at Premier, demonstrator this is, warned me I should let the tyres get warm giving it any throttle. Obviously, is a subjective thing as five yards down the road I it a bit of a handful.

The viciously fast was softened only by the fact the back tyre was spinning On a dry and reasonably warm road at three quarters throttle. Maybe they weren’t

First (and, I found second and third) demands a amount of respect. No problem, I can do

Here’s a surprising thing. the B-King being big and heavy, and act notwithstanding it is a big, heavy you can throw it around like half its size. And it loves it.

I powerful … bikes they can be fun. But the B-King it onto another level. You can everywhere in clouds of tyre if you want.

You can ride everywhere your knees on each and generally making like a GP You can bimble around like a and filter through traffic an IAM instructor if you fancy it. I’m if you could find someone and deranged enough you could go two up on it. The thing is, you could do all of these on the same journey.

Well, maybe not the pillion But the rest you could do between two of lights on the way to work. Please ask me to explain how I know this.

The B-King handles remarkably The front feels secure and planted, the back predictable and easy to catch when it away.

Suzuki B-King Final Prototype

Throttle response is moderated and actually it is perfectly to ride sensibly, never the back and keep both on the ground. Some people probably buy it and do just that. they want something to tow their caravan or similar.

though, the mode selector has its place. But the throttle is so nice if you’re even vaguely then you probably don’t any electronic jiggery pokery to you out of trouble. For the record, though, the power down just the engine a rather flat and stopped it from behaving so dramatically.

So probably exactly was intended. It would be useful in nasty conditions, guess, but again if it were than bad I be very wary about something that would be so to drop anyway.

In town the slows down filtering a but the enomous presence seemed to drivers to get out of the way. Even boys gave us a respectfully berth, which said a lot. And out of town handling was stable and very nice.

The B-King is a surprisingly civilised to be. When your arms and aren’t being ripped off by or wind force, that is. I no idea what the top speed is the bike had plenty to go when my cried enough.

It’s fast enough and then that’s for sure.

Brakes . nice to have with a and eighty one horsepower. That just won’t go away, it? That’s the trouble with such an outrageously powerful, engine in a motorbike. It rather everything else, no matter how it may be.

Like the brakes. Which are good. I mean, they are so they make my GSX-R soggy in comparison. But still warrant virtually no comment compared to that engine.

costs will be commensurate the available performance, at a guess. In the I had the bike nothing needed of course, but I wouldn’t expect a or rear tyre to last long. Fuel consumption OK because most of the time not going to be using the full of that engine so you’re on throttle openings.

And Suzukis not to break or to need much normal servicing. So if you can buy it and insure it you can run it.

So here’s a conclusion, gleaned a long and glorious weekend. B-King is immense in every Immense power. Immense Immense fun.

It made me out loud every time I the throttle. People’s reactions to it me laugh. The feeling of having my torn out made me laugh. It is like sitting on the Millennium when they finally get the going and everything turns little streaks of light. happen very fast, but the is good enough that it helps you deal with the performance available rather working against you.

In it’s a brilliant motorbike only by its physical size and reputation. Everyone should try one of at least once. Just to take your cheque

As usual, thanks to Premier in West Wickham, Kent 020 8777 8040 — for the of their demonstrator for a few days. people, private company, doing business with.

Suzuki B-King Final Prototype
Suzuki B-King Final Prototype


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