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    Thread: Ultimate street fighter? Suzuki B-King

    1. 09-27-2007 03:57 PM #1
      190hp Busa motor
      518lbs
      1340cc

      Badass or Bust? Discuss





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      09-27-2007 04:01 PM #2
      id buy one, and take it straight and get me a whopper.

      seriously tho, its a great looking bike. if they would of done something else with that exhaust. and that air intake. it would be a super slick looking bike.


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      09-27-2007 05:00 PM #3
      I think the headlight is a little odd, as is some of the styling, but I do like it a lot.

      What's the cost?

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      09-27-2007 05:48 PM #4
      Badass no question!!

      I prefer naked bikes in general, but the aerodynamics of the 'busa, while effective, make them very unappealing to me. I'll take the hit on top speed for the looks of this beast.

      - A bunch of old, tough, unbreakable German iron
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      09-27-2007 06:18 PM #5
      Myles,

      I love your signature! That's exactly how I justified buying a BMW bike, too!

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      09-27-2007 06:21 PM #6
      And... the B-King is $12,899.
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      09-27-2007 06:31 PM #7
      Pretty cool, I got to admit the exhaust is too big. Looks like they brought back the older style rims for this one, instead of the straight tri-spokes at first the 500+ lbs looks heavy, but in reality it is not, especially for a 1300cc bike. I could see myself buying this, Ill have to look at it in person.

    8. 09-27-2007 06:47 PM #8
      I give it a B+. Perhaps just a B, though this kind of bike doesn't appeal that much to me on a personal level...not to take anything away from the concept of a hyper-naked bike (a la K1200R or even a modern tech CB1300...)

      The tailsection/exhaust and headlight are really the only things that take away from the overall package, IMHO. And I could deal with the tailsection if the headlight didn't suck--perhaps if it had some complementary styling to the exhaust.


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      09-27-2007 07:24 PM #9
      The headlight looks like the helmets from Halo.

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      09-27-2007 07:33 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by Bejbis »
      id buy one, and take it straight and get me a whopper.

      seriously tho, its a great looking bike. if they would of done something else with that exhaust. and that air intake. it would be a super slick looking bike.

      Ha ha, this post reminded me of this:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts86gCo7Q2k

      "I'm gonna have a whoppa" Sorry, been a long day.......


    11. 09-27-2007 07:43 PM #11
      I like it but i think they copied quite a bit from this:



      Modified by flat4one at 10:32 AM 10-2-2007

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      09-27-2007 09:09 PM #12




      Modified by Rennwagen at 6:23 PM 9-27-2007


    13. 09-28-2007 12:33 AM #13
      Give it an oldschool GS1100 oversize single round headlight and I like it a ton more. They could have still put a flyscreen on it (maybe even quick release so you could take it on and off) to appease everyone who wants a windscreen.

      Exhaust doesnt really do it for me either, but it doesnt kill the bike like the front fairing/light.


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      09-28-2007 09:44 AM #14
      Lose the exhaust and it's in the top 5 in my book!

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      09-28-2007 10:15 AM #15
      Don't like the exhaust, really does look like its about to morph and turn into a robot. But I like it overall. The exhaust has to go though
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    16. 09-28-2007 11:08 AM #16
      the exhaust needs some work, but overall cool concept. i was happy to hear that it is the full busa tune on the engine too.

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      09-28-2007 12:28 PM #17
      I like it.
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      09-28-2007 05:42 PM #18
      i had to do a bit of paint editing.


    19. 09-28-2007 10:54 PM #19
      Lose the huge ass and it looks pretty sweet...

      nice p-chop. looks world better


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      09-28-2007 11:03 PM #20
      If the price was better, it would be AWESOME, but at $13K I'll pass on it and go for the Hayabusa or ZX-14.
      Quote Originally Posted by apizzaparty View Post
      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      09-28-2007 11:46 PM #21
      Boo...the concept was much cooler. But then again, it was boosted.
      Which by the way, is the second pic in the first post.




      Modified by matoo at 10:49 PM 9-28-2007

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    22. 09-29-2007 04:30 PM #22
      eh idk iv never actually liked the "streetfighter" look on the bikes, whenever anyone had one (that they made) it was usually because they crashed and sucked and couldnt afford to fix it and to me, that jst isnt cool,idk just not my style

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      09-29-2007 06:16 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by Anthony@VMG »
      And... the B-King is $12,899.

      hmm, dead even with the non-ABS Kawi Concours 14. And the Connie has bags, adjustable windshield, and a comfortable seat.

      Wow, I am getting OLD!

      "You've seen it, you've heard it, and you're still asking questions?!?"

      "Yeah, when do we go for a ride!?!?"

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