The Suzuki B-King looks big and mean and has the spec sheet to prove it. Come with Motorcycle USA as we test the naked steet bike’s high-performance claims. See how this bike held up during our 2008 Suzuki B-King Bike Test.
- The Suzuki B-King looks big and mean and has the spec sheet to prove it. Come with MotorcycleUSA as we test the naked sportbike's high-performance claims.
- Suzuki B-King dyno chart.
- The relaxed, upright riding position and tallish bars make it a very comfortable machine, however, the high mounted foot pegs force the rider's legs into a more aggressive bend than seems necessary.
- A larger than life streetbike with more power and performance then necessary, the mighty B-King is tailor made for the American marketplace.
- Thumb the starter and the gigantic 1340cc liquid-cooled Inline-Four comes to life emitting a quiet, sewing machine-like purr.
- Contrary to what you would eyeballs tell your brain, the B-King is rather nimble in most situations.
- The highlight of the B-King is its powerful four-cylinder mill, but the Suzuki is still a capable handler - especially when you consider it's pushing 600 lbs.
- Not quite the hulking monster of its Hayabusa cousin, the B-King's 1340cc Four cranks out almost 160 horsepower and 96.5 lb-ft of torque.
- Originally debuted seven years ago at the Tokyo Motor Show, the B-King is one ultra-cool streetfighter prototype that actually made it into production.
- I can't help but feel just a little bit intimidated as I gaze at its bulging body pieces and huge twin underseat exhaust canisters protruding like trapezoidal double-barrel artillery guns.
- The B-King rolls on a set of 3.5 x 17 inch front and wide 6 x 17 inch rear three spoke aluminum wheels shod in Dunlop's Sportmax Qualifier rubber (120/70R17 front, 200/50R17 rear).
- Beefy braking components complement a high-performance package that B-King owners will enjoy whether a hard-core stunter or a weekend canyon warrior.
- While cornering, suspension feels both firm and responsive and there's plenty of ground clearance; yet cruising down a pothole-laden L.A. street reveals a far plusher ride than that of a GSX-R sportbike.
- Yet the B-King is as obedient or as wild as your right wrist commands