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post #1 of 35 Old 12-03-2010, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Wife gave me the go-ahead to buy a new...

We. Were planning to go to the local bike shop tomorrow for big sale on gear.

They have a new on the floor B-King which is a bike I am really intrigued by. I asked if I could trade in my 9er tomorrow while were there and she was totally fine with it.

I think I might chicken out and just wait for a demo ride on a CB1000R in the spring and buy one of those.

This King is only $7,999 so lots of bike for the money.


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post #2 of 35 Old 12-03-2010, 08:14 PM
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I was just looking at one online for $8000. I am intrigued too, but they are so ugly IMO.

When I die I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did....not screaming in horror like the passengers in the backseat of his car.
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2008 Suzuki B-King. Big, Ugly, Fast.
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That exhaust looks ridiculous! Not my cup of tea, but to each their own i guess?

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No offense to anyone that likes the look of the bike (that power would be awesome!), but those mufflers look like something from a cartoon. Probably the thing I dislike most about the bike.

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I would spend some time looking at modified B-Kings on the web to get an idea of where you can go with that bike.

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Yeah the exhaust looks silly. But nothing Dr. Yoshi cant fix.

7999 is ridiculously cheap for that much bike. When it came out the Bking cost 12000 plus!

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The B-King is one hell of a bike - sure she is fairly heavy compared to a 9er but well balanced and the power makes the 9er look like a trike.

The aftermarket is full of slip-on pipes for the King and they alter the look considerably - a compulsory purchase IMO and save a lot of kilos from up high too. Get a tail tidy too. I have a friend with a King - he is very happy with it. The only issue is keeping it vaguely legal!

At $8k it is a absolute steal. Comparing the B with the new 1000r (new to USA) - 1000r is a smaller and lighter ride - worth consideration if you are physically lighter or under say 5 10'. The Honda is easier in the twisties but a good pilot on the Suzuki will kill an average Honda one (the usual story regardless of the bike). The B creams the Honda on power and torque and will shred a rear tyre in a straight line.
Funny story - a few months ago I had a King behind me for a bit - he slowly pulled along side me then gunned it to pass some cars, I could physically see the road being ripped up by his rear tyre and a shower of stones flew behind him (luckily avoiding me!). Obviously rear tyres do not last long.

My issue with the King is the physical size and weight as I'm not a large chap (but darn fine looking ) and if I am really honest that is way too much power for me!!!!!!!

$3k difference - if the King fits you I think it is a no-brainer.
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Yes Yoshi will fix any silly look of this bike...

I say go for it without hesitation, price is great.

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Sure as hell glad i don't have to ask some womans permission to spend my own money.

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I would spend some time looking at modified B-Kings on the web to get an idea of where you can go with that bike.

B-King is supposed to be pretty sick bike
I was searching the web for B-king exhaust and this is all I could find.


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For the same 8 grand I would do the Triumph Speed Triple over
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..... really depends on where you want to go with it.

Had a Hayabusa for 2 years...... smooth, comfortable bike... it got me into ALOT of trouble with the LEO's & was a handfull when the road got tight.

If you want to do any sort of touring with the B-KING.....You'll find a lack of support for it in this category.

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tough one, Ive been into lighter bikes lately just for the fun factor but Ive always jonesed for a B-King. Dealer aint gonna give ya shit, can you keep the 9er and get the king that would be the way Id wanna do it.

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I was searching the web for B-king exhaust and this is all I could find.
That would pretty much do......

That'll work........
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Sure as hell glad i don't have to ask some womans permission to spend my own money.
I'm sure as hell glad I don't need marriage or financial advice from you.

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Everyone that has one really likes them.

I assume once you twist the throttle you will forget about the looks.

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Sure as hell glad i don't have to ask some womans permission to spend my own money.
I'll double that............

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Yeah the exhaust looks silly. But nothing Dr. Yoshi cant fix.

7999 is ridiculously cheap for that much bike. When it came out the Bking cost 12000 plus!
This is my sentiments also. The price is so damn low and the power is so awesomely high, how in God's name could you go wrong. The pipes? Big deal! I mean really. Presto change-o! 8 grand is giving them away.

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I saw one at a dealership in my neck of the woods a couple of years ago. It had aftermarket exhaust already on. I thought it looked pretty good. The OEM exhaust was the worst part. The front end is a matter of taste I guess, I kinda liked it. Good luck, whatever you decide.

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B-King is supposed to be pretty sick bike
I was searching the web for B-king exhaust and this is all I could find.

Yep - I'd definitely ride that.

There is heaps of carbon fibre bits and bobs for them. My friend has a aftermarket tall screen that takes the wind pressure off over at 200kms per

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We. Were planning to go to the local bike shop tomorrow for big sale on gear.

They have a new on the floor B-King which is a bike I am really intrigued by. I asked if I could trade in my 9er tomorrow while were there and she was totally fine with it.

I think I might chicken out and just wait for a demo ride on a CB1000R in the spring and buy one of those.

This King is only $7,999 so lots of bike for the money.


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Had to join this forum just to respond to your query. I have owned 13 bikes and I now own the B-King, it is hands down the best bike I have ever owned. Looks, well you either love it or hate it, that's a preference, but one thing that is undeniable is the engine. What a wonderful thing it is to experience the sheer terror, exhilaration, and speed that engine produces. I purchased a leftover new in the box B-King at a great price June 2nd of this year and 7500 miles later it still puts a smile on my face every time I ride it. If you an experienced rider I'd say buy, you'll never look back. Read more about the bike on this forum.
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post #25 of 35 Old 12-04-2010, 02:55 PM
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more pipes - see how it needs a tail tidy! I found some examples of ones with stupid extended swingarms - I refuse to post them.
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B-King is supposed to be pretty sick bike
I was searching the web for B-king exhaust and this is all I could find.

wheres the exhaust... i just see two hot chicks that i would do very bad things with if they were lining in my bed.

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Its a shame the new vmax doesent go for 8000, I would be all over that.

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I'm sure there is something wrong with that image of the ladies and the exhaust.

I have been looking at it for a while ...... if that pipe is off a B King then the girls must be giants. Perky giants.

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I'm sure there is something wrong with that image of the ladies and the exhaust.

I have been looking at it for a while ...... if that pipe is off a B King then the girls must be giants. Perky giants.
not if it's a short pipe

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Darn - another perverted fantasy ruined by reality.

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what are the specs of the b-king?

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B-King is basically a naked Busa with a handlebar. Great price on that bike.

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That's bloody cheap. Me and Allan can only dream of pricing like that over here!

I havn't ridden a B-King, but I do like the engine - apparently very close to a Busa engine (state of tune).

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Just a great, great bike. Wolf in sheep's clothing.

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Just a great, great bike. Wolf in sheep's clothing.
Definately one in my fantasy stable.

I agree with others though, those exhausts have to go, the yoshi carbons look good on them.
I have ridden a Busa and as I said, a sweet, sweet motor.
(same with GSXR's - Suzuki seems to have the nack of making nice engines)

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