Suzuki’s B-King Muscle Bike Is for Motorcycle Riders Who Want to be…

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Updated Sept. 24, 12:01 a.m. ET

A recent in the motorcycle industry after than a decade of sales has bike makers scrambling for new The need to attract attention results in designs that are to define.

Viewed up close it well, scary. If the B-King in a feature film, the villain ride it. Had Star Wars a biker movie, Darth would have been in his astride this Suzuki. The is menacing in black and has a mask-like around its headlight.

Its pointy stinger tail and angular styling would go with a cape.

After leathers and helmet, swinging a leg the broad B-King and starting its motor I felt a hint of the vibe. But I resisted the urge to rev the and burn rubber.

Once I noticed less about the looks and more about its While it felt a bit clumsy at speeds, it got smoother and easier to above 10 miles per hour. The easy-to-reach handlebars give the good leverage and make the seem lighter than its 518 The B-King is 33 pounds heavier the Hayabusa despite having the bodywork.

Its $12,899 sticker price is $900 higher.

While of maneuvering is welcome, it’s not an that’s high on the priorities for prospective B-King buyers. motorcycle is all about horsepower, and having the alpha bike meeting other motorcycle With roughly 180 horsepower a few than a base Chrysler the B-King’s acceleration is shockingly

Anyone thinking of buying one establish a separate fund for tires, which this is sure shred within a few miles.

Twist the throttle and the is immediate and strong. Riding requires a delicate touch nearly any excessive application of results in an unwanted wheelie. what feels like a and gradual twist produces a few of air between the front tire and the

Two buttons near the bike’s filler door are marked A and B. allow the rider to select A for power or B for a reduced-but-still-ridiculous level of Suzuki installed a similar on its GSX-R1000 sport bike the idea of making a powerful more user-friendly. The Suzuki who dropped off the test bike I should start off in the milder B

Like most riders, I I switched to A and never changed The B-King is a high-performance machine isn’t meant for beginners and be a first or second bike.

It isn’t for tall riders. is a space below the flared air next top the gas tank where the thighs are supposed to tuck in. But my were too long to fit, so my stuck out as if I was riding a kid’s This was disappointing on a bike is so large in most dimensions.

For with a shorter inseam, the low seat makes it easier to while stopped at traffic

Ridden reasonably, the B-King is a lot of Its engine sounds smooth and its is robust enough to handle the It’s a pretty good bike for both short and longer day trips.

The bike well-balanced on twisting back and has a distinctive design that heads.

While people motorcycling for many reasons, of the allure is the attention one gets through town on a good-looking Sure, it isn’t the main people ride, but I think is at least a smidgen of … in riders. Riding a motorcycle in a of cars can be a good way to satisfy our for attention.

If you need even more than most riders, the is for you.

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