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Suzuki B King Concept

Suzuki B-King

THERE’S no thing as a bad bike these but every now and again you come a motorcycle that crosses the and enters the category of exceptional. a shadow of a doubt the B-King is one machine.

Starting life as more than a concept in 2002, it captured the imagination of the public to such an extent Suzuki was left with option but to turn the dream reality. It’s taken long years to make it production, and that, I can assure is the slowest journey the B-King is likely to make.

Under circumstances Suzuki had to make absolutely certain that if made a bike that like Batman, it didn’t like the Joker. And this was no feat given the restraints. procedure is for a new bike to be created by so it all works a treat, and then over to the stylists to make it pretty.

Trouble with the B-King was it was designed as a concept by the stylists, and the were then faced the task of making it work.

much in-fighting and a massively version that so nearly it, Suzuki have kept much to the initial brief. The visual impact is retained the squat Tyson-esque front end and the talking point, the massive slash-cut underseat exhausts. is the wide 150-section front as it just wouldn’t steer, to be with a more common Gone, too, is the planned rear in favour of sports handling.

Fingerprint ignition control and a digital dash have fallen by the wayside. Suzuki say the not there yet, and besides, if it was it be prohibitively expensive.

Fortunately, the performs ridiculously well. It is with the very latest engine from the 2008 Hayabusa. In standard trim lump pushes out a monstrous at the crank which, combined a tree-pulling 108 lb ft of torque, makes the the quickest … machine on the by a long chalk.

The promised supercharger (the B in originally coming from would have pumped out a unnecessary 240bhp and has quite been dropped from the model on the grounds of reliability. I is 181bhp not enough on a … It’s already like caught in the aftershock of an earthquake.

is vast, and yet effortless at the same You could ride this ridiculously fast and never go 5,000 rpm, or you could between 6,000 and the 11,000rpm and take off like an Exocet Acceleration is immense, handling is and, apart from the Code, your only is the strength of your neck

The B-King literally hurls you the horizon, your eyes even with the visor down.

Go gentle on the throttle and you have an impeccably mannered that’s as smooth as a pint of For day-to-day use it’s both and comfortable, which you really say of most bikes with performance, and despite its size and it corners and cuts through as neatly as any other big bike. At motorway speeds the wind is far less than you might while the suspension and brakes, Kayaba and Nissin, are immaculate.

from kids to grannies shown a keen interest in the meaning Suzuki have in making a machine that stands out from the crowd. My issue was having to recalibrate my after every ride the rest of the world just to be going in slow-motion. It’s a long time coming, but the has certainly earned its crown.

Article written: October 27,

Suzuki B King Concept

The Suzuki B-King was kindly by Fowlers Motorcycles of Bath Bristol. For more information test rides, call on 0117 977 0466.


Price: £7,799 OTR (@Jan

Engine: 1340cc, inline

Top speed: 170 mph

Power: 181 bhp at 9,500 rpm

108 lb ft at 7,200 rpm

Transmission: six-speed, chain

Suzuki B King Concept
Suzuki B King Concept
Suzuki B King Concept
Suzuki B King Concept
Suzuki B King Concept
Suzuki B King Concept

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