Driving report Suzuki B-King ABS

Driving report Suzuki B-King ABS
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Driving report Suzuki B-King ABS

More safety for Suzuki B-King

Now it’s here: ABS for the Suzuki B-King, the most powerful mass-produced naked bike in the world. This gives the two-wheeled Batmobile a sense of purpose and safety.

You really want her. Not a normal motorcycle, no, it has to be the king.

The strongest naked bike that B.-King from Suzuki. Tested and approved in MOTORRAD 20/2007. Now the king with ABS is in the shop. You’re keen on that. What can ABS do? Wait three more minutes, enjoy the stately appearance. Let your heart pound on the leather jacket, there is every reason to do so: the mighty four-cylinder reactor from the 2008 Hayabusa, throttled only slightly to 184 hp, simmers confidently from the monstrous fanfares above the rear wheel. The dominate the king’s stern. Jet engines? Anti-aircraft guns? Delta wings, rabbit ears? Should archaeologists dig up a B-King in the distant future, they will ask questions and frown, even when looking at the tank. As wide as a refrigerator, with a capacity of just 16.5 liters, plenty of space for the air filter and the show. The barrel spreads your legs almost obscenely and carries the ignition lock and a couple of switches in front of the tank cap. One activates the “B” program and reduces the enormous power to “only” 125 hp. The mode to keep your driver’s license or to insist on wet roads.


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Brake king: The king is putting a new crown on himself with ABS.

You want the “A”, full performance. Here you go: Even when your heart rate is below 3000 rpm, the king pulls out your arms. Pressure, never-ending pressure, pressing the brain against the back of the head, through the entire speed range. The horizon zooms in, the acceleration floods you with endorphins and hangs your own soul. If you challenge the king, he’ll give the street a black autograph. Only when the tachometer needle swipes over the 9000 does the thrust decrease. The tight front mask only punches a small hole in the airflow. Continuous speeds of over 180 are only for bodybuilders, although the machine is stable on the track up to a good 230 km / h. It can easily stir that. Still, the steering damper does a great job. Still not enough? Okay, even in fifth gear a 270 can be on the speedometer. Officially, the king is cordoned off at a real 250.

Safe bat bike


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Black as night: the strongest mass-produced naked bike gains a high level of safety thanks to ABS.

Only for professionals? Not at all, the ruler can also be a lamb. Comes gently off the clutch, hangs cleanly on the gas, has sensitive, adjustable spring / damper elements with which a suitable compromise between stability-promoting firmness and tour-friendly comfort can be achieved. It’s unbelievable, but measured in terms of weight and dimensions, the muscular man tears sensationally nimble through the curves, willingly supported by the raised Dunlop Qualifier.

Evil optics, brutal thrust, great torque, impressive driveability, brilliant brakes. The “B” in the name of the king could stand for this. You want all of that. But please not without ABS. Good decision, because now give and take between man and macho motorcycle works at an even higher level. Despite all the “brutal behavior” there is a good spirit in the king, he is a solid castle of confidence and security. And if a trailing tractor lets the iron glow while dancing on the country road, you now have an anchor that is second to none: Even racing professionals, who up to now have always come to a halt faster without ABS than with ABS, brake with the B-King ABS now better than with the equivalent without braking aid. With an average braking deceleration of 9.7 m / s2, the Suzuki achieves a top value among the ABS bikes. The brake still grips easily and powerfully, only in the rain does it act less toothless. If you don’t mind that the king is barely fit for a pillion, that you can’t take luggage with you, let yourself be hypnotized. You can’t get rid of this stately dynamic that you can enjoy sitting upright.

Data Suzuki B-King ABS


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Suzuki’s standard ABS costs 300 euros extra and is a recommendation for the king.

engine
Water-cooled four-cylinder four-stroke in-line engine, a balance shaft, two overhead, chain-driven camshafts, four valves per cylinder, injection, catalytic converter, secondary air system, alternator 400 W, 12 V / 14 Ah, hydraulically operated multi-disc oil bath clutch, six-speed gearbox, O-ring Chain.

Bore x stroke 81.0 x 65.0 mm
Cubic capacity 1340 cm³
Rated output 135.0 kW (184 hp) at 9500 rpm
Max. Torque 146 Nm at 7200 rpm

landing gear
Bridge frame made of aluminum, upside-down fork, Ø 43 mm, adjustable spring base, rebound and compression damping, aluminum two-arm swing arm, central spring strut with lever system, adjustable spring base, rebound and compression damping, double disc brake at the front, Ø 310 mm, four-piston fixed calipers, disc brake rear, Ø 260 mm, single-piston floating caliper, ABS.
Cast aluminum wheels 3.50 x 17; 6.00 x 17
Tires 120/70 ZR 17; 200/50 ZR 17

mass and weight
Wheelbase 1525 mm, steering head angle 64.5 degrees, caster 107 mm, spring travel f / h 120/137 mm, weight with a full tank 259 kg, tank capacity 16.5 liters.
Guarantee: two years
Price (including ABS): 13590 euros

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