Suzuki B-King, Bumblebee Edition
But why not make a thinner and much more affordable Bumblebee? That is exactly what the guys at West London Suzuki thought and therefore are currently offering a limited run of Bumble B-King special edition motorcycles that have a Transformers-inspired paint job.
According to MCN, the paint work was made by Altamura, a paint shop from Surrey, that was inspired by the Chevy Camaro Bumblebee. The Bumble B-King will be sold with a matching helmet, so the rider himself can look like a Bumblebee. The bike will also be fitted with a set of Yoshimura exhaust and a crash protector kit.
However, the bikes will each have subtle changes in the paint work, for the sake of individuality, and is expected to be priced at about £9500 ($15,700).
The B-King, or also known as the ‘naked Hayabusa’, is a naked sport bike, unveiled by Suzuki in 2007. It uses the same 1340 cc (81.7 cu in) engine that is fitted to the Hayabusa, but with different exhaust and inlet systems.
The bike produces a tested 162.97 hp (122 kW) and 85.72 lb·ft (116 N·m) of torque. The B-King was originally revealed in 2001 as a concept show bike powered by a supercharged Hayabusa engine and fitted with a 240 section rear tyre.