The Suzuki B-King is easily one of the most impressive looking bikes that’s ever graced the streets. It features an aggressive style and for the most part, it seems superior in almost every facet of its operation. If you want to know more about this unique bike, all you have to do is read through the article below. Here, you can find ten interesting things about the Suzuki B-King. Before you know it, you just might find yourself searching for one of your very own.
1. It’s a streetfighter
If you’re familiar with motorcycles, you probably already know what this term is, but let’s assume that you’re not that familiar with them for just a moment. A streetfighter is actually a special class of motorcycles that are designed in a more specific fashion. In this particular case, the fairings of the motorcycle have been removed in order to give it a more aggressive look and feel. You might think of it as a motorcycle on steroids.
2. It first came on the scene in 2007
If you think this is a new bike, you’re mistaken. As a matter of fact, the very first bike of this particular type rolled off the assembly room floor in 2006, in preparation for the 2007 model year. Almost immediately, the bikes were getting the attention of just about anyone that saw them.
3. It has the same engine as another legend
The engine on this bike is not unique. As a matter of fact, it shares the very same engine as another legend that has become a mainstay for motorcycle lovers around the world, the Hayabusa. It’s also the same engine that Suzuki used on the more updated version of the 2008.
4. Its engine has specific modifications
While it shares the same engine as two other important motorcycles, that engine has been modified somewhat. More specifically, both the intake and the exhaust systems have been completely changed for this particular motorcycle. That gives the engine not only a different sound, but also a different feel when you’re riding. Of course, it also has a direct impact on the power that the bike is capable of developing. In this case, it definitely works in its favor.
5. It hasn’t been in production for six years
Unfortunately for many motorcycle lovers, Suzuki chose to end production of this bike in 2012. No one was really happy to hear the news and for the most part, people still have a hard time figuring out why the company made this decision in the first place. These days, you find a lot of people that are still clamoring to get their hands on one of these bikes. For now, they’re still relatively easy to find but that will undoubtedly change as time goes on.
6. That engine produces plenty of horsepower
The engine on this bike is capable of producing 181 horsepower. That’s definitely enough to make your hair stand straight back and it might even be enough to make sure it stays that way long after you’ve gotten off of it. One thing is certain, this is a bike that should be ridden by someone who has the experience to handle something that has so much power.
7. It can go faster than some cars
If you’re riding flat out, the bike is capable of achieving a top speed of 158 miles per hour. There are some cars that can’t even go that fast. The idea of riding a motorcycle at such speeds is exhilarating, but it’s also worth noting that this bike is capable of going a lot faster than it’s actually safe to go in most cases. Again, it comes back to needing an experienced rider because the bike has far more capabilities than a novice rider is likely to be able to handle.
8. It doesn’t weigh very much
The bike is heavier than some, but it weighs a lot less than others. It weighs in at just over 500 pounds, which is exactly why the engine is capable of propelling it as well as it does.
9. It doesn’t need much fuel
The fuel tank on this bike is extremely small, at less than four and a half gallons. You might be excited at first, thinking that it will help keep your fuel costs down. However, raw power and good fuel economy rarely go hand-in-hand. If you want to know more, read the next paragraph.
10. It’s range is somewhat limited
The range of this motorcycle has long been considered its Achilles heel. It’s only capable of going about 155 miles on a single fill-up, meaning that you have to stop a lot more frequently than many other motorcycle riders. Aside from that, very few people have ever been able to find fault with anything about this particular motorcycle.