2008 Suzuki B-King

HIGH BID: $9,472

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Description

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A decade after Suzuki released its Blackbird-eating GSX1300R Hayabusa, the Japanese marque introduced a new version of the model, stripped of its distinctive bodywork, known as the “B-King”. What started as an over-the-top supercharged Hayabusa concept first shown at the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show with a massive 240-section rear tire, eventually generated enough hype and interest to the point where the suits in Hamamatsu green-lit the development of a naked ‘Busa production model nearly half-a-decade-later. First released in 2008, the B-King 1300 is powered by a modified version of the second generation Hayabusa’s liquid-cooled, 1,340cc, 16V, DOHC, inline-four with a different ignition and revised fuel-injection mapping. The B-King still boasted its fully-faired counterpart’s slipper clutch and Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS), though with one fewer mode. The potent four-banger also received a new 4-2-1-2 exhaust system that culminated in a pair of under-seat cans.

Tweaks were made to yield greater low and mid-range power at the expense of top-end grunt, ultimately resulting in more usable performance characteristics for the road. While the changes did reduce horsepower by around ten-or-so (to 181hp at 9,500rpm), torque was brought up to almost 110ft-lbs (at 7,200rpm). The B-King’s twin-spar cast aluminum frame is also based on that of the Hayabusa, though it too has been reworked to better suit the revised engine and geometry. With the gearing also revised for the street, the B-King’s top speed was limited to around 160mph, though it got there in an instant, with the ability to complete standing quarter-mile runs in under 10.5 seconds. The B-King was equipped with suspension that was more conducive to road-going duties as well. A 43mm inverted fork and mono-shock from KYB — adjustable for compression, reload, and rebound — soak up imperfections while a set of radial-mount quad-pot Nissin calipers chomp down on 310mm rotors to bring the naked beast to a stop.

Instead of merely hacking off the bottom half of the Hayabusa’s fairing and calling it a day, Suzuki opted to give the B-King its own completely unique bodywork design. Out in back a sporty and waspish tail section jets upward in typical street-fighter-fashion, suspended high above the beefy rear tire. A new tank boasts knee-dents that smoothly flow into an aggressive set of intake scoops decked out with flush, integrated turn signals. Below the intakes are pointy, triangular radiator cowls, sitting behind an idiosyncratic and angular front-fender. The headlight is a small street-fighter-style unit, capped off with a small cowl.

This example is VIN: JS1GX71A482101918. The seller acquired it 3-4 years ago, sold it to a friend one year ago, and recently acquired it back.

During his ownership, the seller has covered less than 100 miles. The odometer shows 3,818 miles.

Maintenance:
In the last year it has gotten new tires and an oil change, no other maintenance needed.” The seller states that it is in excellent condition and everything works as it should. “Needs nothing and has no damage.

Modifications:
Yoshimura exhaust with cat delete.

ASV levers, Yoshimura reservoir covers.

Custom license plate holder, led brake lights, led turn signals.

LSL frame sliders.

Custom seat.

Battery tender lead.

I have the solo seat and all the original parts that were taken off bike with 1 mile and boxed up.”

The sale includes two keys and the owner’s manual.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
The seller states that there are no cosmetic blemishes.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop Roadsmart IV tires from 2020.

Currently located in Macomb Township, Michigan, this Suzuki is offered on a clean Michigan title. Have any B-King stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Macomb Township, Michigan

Year

2008

Make

Suzuki

Model

B-King

Mileage

3,818

VIN

JS1GX71A482101918

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Michigan

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 21

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: yeabuddy

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
yeabuddy November 19, 2022 5:02 pm $9,472
Athlon551 November 19, 2022 5:02 pm $9,372 Auto
Athlon551 November 19, 2022 4:59 pm $9,100 Auto
yeabuddy November 19, 2022 4:59 pm $9,000
Athlon551 November 19, 2022 4:58 pm $8,600 Auto
yeabuddy November 19, 2022 4:58 pm $8,500
Athlon551 November 19, 2022 4:37 pm $8,100
yeabuddy November 19, 2022 4:37 pm $8,000 Auto
yeabuddy November 19, 2022 8:57 am $7,600
Athlon551 November 19, 2022 8:57 am $7,500 Auto
Athlon551 November 19, 2022 8:55 am $7,100 Auto
yeabuddy November 19, 2022 8:55 am $7,000
Athlon551 November 19, 2022 8:55 am $5,100 Auto
yeabuddy November 19, 2022 8:55 am $5,000
Athlon551 November 18, 2022 8:21 am $3,800 Auto
Andyswine November 18, 2022 8:21 am $3,700
Athlon551 November 18, 2022 8:06 am $3,600 Auto
KTMDave November 18, 2022 8:06 am $3,500
Athlon551 November 17, 2022 1:35 pm $3,100
aconti November 17, 2022 1:35 pm $3,000 Auto
aconti November 17, 2022 9:01 am $1
Auction started November 17, 2022 8:19 am
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