2001 concept bike B-King looks like it could leave every other
bike way behind at the traffic lights. And I'm pretty sure it
could do that, too. Imagine Suzuki GSX1300 Hayabusa with a super
charger - that's exactly what B-King engine is. There's no exact
engine data available but we know that Hayabusa gives 175 bhp
and a super charger could easily add 50% more power. 240 bhp
has mentioned. Holy cow!!! That's about twice as much as what
the GSX1400 engine delivers.
has the same tire dimensions as Hayabusa. 120 at the front,
190 at the rear. B-King uses 150 and 240 tires! They must have
created a new tire model just for B-King...
like carbon fiber, stainless steel, aluminum and leather were
used building this awesome superbike. An advanced computer system
is integrated to the bike. There are self-diagnosis systems,
advanced telemetry, which can use a mobile phone for remote
maintenance, setup options, and even a GPS-based weather warning
system, in case you are heading for a rained out area, and much
more. The engineers at Suzuki are supposed to design a helmet
with a GPS navigation system using the visor as a display.
The bike is started using a fingerprint recognition system.
There's also a advanced thief alarm system. If an unauthorized
person tries to start or move the bike the owner gets notified
of it immediately by his/her mobile phone. There's a microphone
and a speaker built in the bike so the owner can speak with
the thief by the phone. If a speaking motorcycle doesn't scare
off the thief, you can activate light and sound alarm and the
GPS system helps locating the bike if it actually gets stolen.
so on. In my opinion the B-King looks really great and it's
filled with fantastic gismos and fun stuff like led flashers
acting like a color display if you want. But don't rush to the
dealer yet - B-King is not for sale. Not yet anyway...
Update: For a long time Suzuki said that the B-King will never find its way to their production lines, that it's a one-of-a-kind concept bike. But the customers wanted to buy the bike — and now it's finally possible. Available as a 2008-year's model, the Suzuki B-King is finally a bike you can actually buy. At least in some countries...
Here's a separate page about the B-King production bike.