Suzuki has beefed up their 2008 lineup, which includes three new bikes and numerous model revisions.
Though the Lilliputian DR-Z70 dirt bike and the substantial C109R cruiser are new for '08, the muscular B-King is the most sensational of the latest models, boasting a 1,340cc powerplant plucked directly from the Hayabusa, a Twin-spar cast aluminum alloy frame, and distinctively chiseled styling. The naked B-King weighs in with a dry weight of 520 lbs, 35 lbs more than the 'Busa.
Expanding the GSX line, the GSX650F offers a 656cc inline-4 mated to a 6-speed transmission and a hydraulic clutch. An upright seating position, relatively tall windscreen, and 5-gallon fuel capacity suggest the GSX650F might excel on long distance rides.
The M109R2 receives a less chunky headlight treatment and the M109R Limited Edition gets an omelet-like yellow and white paint job, but the big news in the update department is the Hayabusa: Suzuki's notorious land rocket receives revised aerodynamics, suspension, and brakes, not to mention 12% more power via a new fuel injection system, pistons, valves, and more. Also notable is the incorporation of a three-mode engine output switch, a la the GSXR-1000. The totally revised RM-Z450 rounds out the updated bikes for '08.
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