2008 Suzuki B-King with 2,314 Miles

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Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2008 Suzuki B-King. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

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: JS1GX71A382102235. The seller acquired this example from a private party.

The odometer shows 2,314 miles.

Maintenance:
Per the seller: “Our motorcycle techs completed safety inspections, set tire pressure, adjust chain tensions and checked critical torques.

Modifications:
Evotech Performance fender eliminator.

National Cycle VStream sport touring windscreen

Front axle slider.

Frame sliders.

Swingarm spool sliders.

Mirror raiser.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin 2CT tires with date codes of 4015 and 4714.

The sale includes three keys.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
Per the seller: “Ding on right side swing arm and tank shows rust.

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

Additional Information

Location

Lemon Grove, California

Year

2008

Make

Suzuki

Model

B-King

Mileage

2,314

VIN

JS1GX71A382102235

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/JS1GX71A382102235.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 27

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: rick_427

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
rick_427 July 21, 2023 1:56 pm PDT $5,100
Michael Cochran July 21, 2023 9:20 am PDT $5,000 Auto
bscochran1993 July 21, 2023 9:20 am PDT $4,900
Michael Cochran July 21, 2023 9:20 am PDT $4,700 Auto
bscochran1993 July 21, 2023 9:20 am PDT $4,600
Michael Cochran July 21, 2023 9:18 am PDT $4,500 Auto
bscochran1993 July 21, 2023 9:18 am PDT $4,400
Michael Cochran July 21, 2023 9:17 am PDT $4,300 Auto
bscochran1993 July 21, 2023 9:17 am PDT $4,200
Michael Cochran July 21, 2023 9:17 am PDT $4,100 Auto
bscochran1993 July 21, 2023 9:17 am PDT $4,000
Michael Cochran July 20, 2023 7:12 pm PDT $3,900 Auto
Andyswine July 20, 2023 7:12 pm PDT $3,800
Michael Cochran July 17, 2023 6:29 pm PDT $3,700 Auto
KTMcCabe July 17, 2023 6:29 pm PDT $3,600
Michael Cochran July 17, 2023 9:36 am PDT $3,300 Auto
CraigJones July 17, 2023 9:36 am PDT $3,200
Michael Cochran July 16, 2023 8:50 am PDT $3,100 Auto
KTMcCabe July 16, 2023 8:50 am PDT $3,000
Michael Cochran July 15, 2023 5:20 pm PDT $2,100
KTMcCabe July 15, 2023 5:20 pm PDT $2,000 Auto
KTMcCabe July 15, 2023 1:41 pm PDT $1,100 Auto
rick_427 July 15, 2023 1:41 pm PDT $1,000
KTMcCabe July 15, 2023 1:40 pm PDT $400 Auto
rick_427 July 15, 2023 1:40 pm PDT $300
KTMcCabe July 15, 2023 12:23 pm PDT $101
1313david July 14, 2023 11:22 am PDT $1
Auction started July 14, 2023 7:30 am PDT
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