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post #1 of 39 Old 06-28-2007, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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B-King is here

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/27jun...008suzukis.htm

(But without the "B" I imagine. Still looks like it should have plenty of engine).

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post #2 of 39 Old 06-28-2007, 05:56 AM
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1340cc, dual injectors/cyl., aluminum frame, fully adj. suspension, and radial brakes. Looks like this naked will be a winner.

Who is ready to jump ship?

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Who is ready to jump ship?
Diehard fans of Battlestar Galactica I'd presume.
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I like the B-king, pretty sweet. As I understand, it's the naked version of the Hyabusa.

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1340cc, dual injectors/cyl., aluminum frame, fully adj. suspension, and radial brakes. Looks like this naked will be a winner.

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Not I.

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Bike aesthetics are not me, but 1340cc, holy cow!!!
wooweee, that could be some fun

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Bike aesthetics are not me, but 1340cc, holy cow!!!
wooweee, that could be some fun
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I'm not into that Galactic styling either but I think I'd get over it quickly! VERY quickly.
More views: http://www.suzukibking.co.uk/

I think the BKing would be a good reason not to buy the k1200r.

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Loads of power (prob more than I'll ever want or need) and fugly as sin.




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I like the way the turnsignals are on the ramair ducts.
The keyswitch located in front of the gas cap is neat too - gives me an idea for my mutant bike.
I'll bet those mirrors will fit on a niner.......

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What seriously pisses me off is that all of the cool naked bikes go to Europe first. Some don't even come here at all (like the naked version of the FZ1).

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Some don't even come here at all (like the naked version of the FZ1).
The FZ1 is a naked bike and is here isn't it??

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr.../7/0/home.aspx

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The FZ1 is a naked bike and is here isn't it??

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr.../7/0/home.aspx
This is the one I'm referring to


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post #15 of 39 Old 06-28-2007, 11:27 AM
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I like the Battlestar Galactica look. However, the exhaust can makes it look as if it has a Storm Trooper shoved in its arse.

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The fully naked FZ1 is only available in Europe... The U.S. version gets a half fairing, the naked one looks wayyyyy better.

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I guess "Beauty's in the eye...." but that BKing is B-Wasted-Ugly to my eye.

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This is the one I'm referring to


That looks a hell of a lot nicer than the Zuke.




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Yeah, that Suzuki looks a bit like a turkey.

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For either bike... take away the Battlestar plastic... replace the BuckRogers exhausts with two equal-sized pipes, one on each side, with round ends... put a round headlight on the front... scrap the VMax tank scoops... enlarge the seat... lower the footpegs... hand over another beer....

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post #22 of 39 Old 06-28-2007, 01:44 PM
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I have heard it is going to be over 500 pounds dry though. It like the old 70s cadillac, a big 500 cubic inch motor but it has a lot of weight to haul around.

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I have heard it is going to be over 500 pounds dry though. It like the old 70s cadillac, a big 500 cubic inch motor but it has a lot of weight to haul around.
Sounds like they need to go back to the drawing board.

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I definitely like the FZ1 way better topless. What gives?

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Is that an oil cooler in front of the downtubes, below the radiator?

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I agree, the B-king looks like butt. I do like the concept though.

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I like the Battlestar Galactica look. However, the exhaust can makes it look as if it has a Storm Trooper shoved in its arse.

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Anyone realize Suzuki quietly gave the Bandito a new water cooled motor & chassis?

http://www.suzukicycles.com/Products...7/Default.aspx

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B-King, 1340CC tons of horsepower!

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Anyone realize Suzuki quietly gave the Bandito a new water cooled motor & chassis?

http://www.suzukicycles.com/Products...7/Default.aspx
Yes, that's been mentioned. I saw one in the showroom the other day. I hope it does well. :thumbup

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Why could the B-King not be more like the GSR-600? The European Suzuki naked. I would be all over that thing if it crossed the pond!

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Found a pick of Suzuki's little naked. They are close in appearance but not as tank-like as the B-king.

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Found a pick of Suzuki's little naked. They are close in appearance but not as tank-like as the B-king.
Nice, I like it but again, they dont' sell it in America.

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This is the one I'm referring to

or this one .....


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B king is gross. The Euro 600 is sexy though.

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Just get the Busa, huge aftermarket and nice '08 color schemes.

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or this one .....


Here's a pic of mine:


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this looks better.
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Oh no!

Suzie screwed up the passenger peg position!!! Too high for comfort of any passenger >5' tall! 9r and vstrom are the King's on this vital requirement! Take your measuring tape to the showroom before buying anything!

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