B-King owners. Glad ya got one or regret?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by YamaLink, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. YamaLink

    YamaLink Been here awhile

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    Huge. Ugly. Yet so cool looking. When I heard a FMF-equipped all black B-King while on vacation it's been on my mind ever since. It had a small windscreen and some bags.

    Am I delusional for thinking it'd make a good weekend sport tourer? My riding partner has a 36" inseam so I presume she'd be hating life.....that's okay cuz it'd be a good excuse to make it the "solo" bike.

    Local dealer has brand new 08 for $8000 asking price.

    Anyone own one? Pros and cons, please.

    Or would the weight get old; there are powerful naked bikes which weigh at least 100 pounds less such as the new Z1000. But that B-King is just so bad.
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  2. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    $8000 is way too much for an old 2008 bike that did not sell well.. as soon as you walk out of that dealer you will be taking a $5000 hit.
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  3. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    I think it is cool & that is a lot of bike for $8K

    Have you looked at what else you can spend 8K on out there?

    20 years from now it will be super rare.

    36" inseam? Sounds awesome, I'd buy whatever she wants.
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  4. 2slow

    2slow Road toad

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    Not wishing to be too rude, but are you mental or just kidding? At $8000 Suzuki is taking the $5000 hit, the price is about right, not overwhelming but definitely in the ballpark. There are a few on Ebay around that price and a couple sold recently for $7000 and $7600. Not a bike on my wish list but if it was the $8000 price would be tempting.
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  5. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    I think they look cool, but they are heavier and less powerful than the 'Busa? How did they manage that? :huh
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  6. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    My only complaints about the B-king as a bike was the exhaust. Those are pretty amazing bikes that I believe will become collectors items down the road. Very unique.
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  7. Badge320

    Badge320 Wild Hog No. 3

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    Funny to see this thread today..I stopped in a small mom and pop multi line dealer today and they have a B-King on the floor. Brand new, pushed into the corner and covered in a foot of dust, with cobwebs in the wheels. I asked the shop owner how much he would take for the B-King. I was told "$10,000". I told him I have seen them on the internet for 7999.00. No counter offer...he just shrugged his shoulders and walked away.
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  8. ZG-MAC

    ZG-MAC Adventurer

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    Just got back from a 2000 bike camping trip in WY,MT,AND ID. This is an outstanding sport touring bike. In less than 30 minutes it will go from Street fighter to Tourer. 45MPG, Sick Ex out of the hole, and smooth at any speed.
    Loaded still great in the twisties. Maybe a little small in the gas tank dept.
    [​IMG]
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  9. ZG-MAC

    ZG-MAC Adventurer

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    Look at the B-King thread some of us have taken a differant path.
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  10. bootzilla

    bootzilla Blah Blah, Woof Woof

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    I would like to know where used 2008 B-Kings are going for 3K - I want to go to there, and buy one.
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  11. Tropical Bird

    Tropical Bird From the front line

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    I love mine.

    Wonderful, wonderful engine. Handles very well for a big girl.

    Great brakes.

    Truly a collectable.

    Like riding a rocket powered armchair.
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  12. Big Steve

    Big Steve Banned

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    Talk about a sleeper -
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  13. Yamadavidson

    Yamadavidson Been here awhile

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    +1...... Id buy everyone I could get my hands on for $3k.
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  14. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    You should learn how to converse with people who aren't a carbon copy of you.
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  15. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    ?!?! I can't imagine a larger gas tank than that, it looks like my kitchen table from the seat!?! :rofl
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  16. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    Most of that is plastic and not an actual gas tank though, right?
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  17. Badge320

    Badge320 Wild Hog No. 3

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    So that's what you got out of this post ? I wanted to engage the salesman in a discussion about this bike. When I mentioned the internet he walked off. Do you think his lack of initiative is the reason this particular bike sits in the corner covered in dust..? I'm not going to chase after a salesman who shows he isn't interested in talking up his product. Additionally, I didn't have an "attitude" when I told the salesman about the internet pricing..I merely mentioned it.

    The bike isn't bad looking when the stock exhaust is replaced. I'm also of the opinion this bike is going to be a collector's item one day.

    Lighten up man....life is short.
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  18. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Here's my free ProTip of the day for you:
    Keep quiet about the internet when you're in a mom and pop shop that's being starved to death by it.
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  19. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    definitely a collector's bike. This one will go up in value, eventually. :evil

    my problem is, I would ride the wheels off of it first.
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  20. jasonc32amg

    jasonc32amg Hello Gubner

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    Boo hoo. My wife and I own a small biz, you evolve or die. If you want to blame technology for opening the market and destroying market asymetries then go ahead but that won't save the "mom & pop". I bought both my KLR and ZX10 from small local dealerships at internet competitive prices. Survivors and thrivers don't keep thier head in the sand.

    As with the others I'll take that $3k B-King.:evil
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