Suzuki's B-King production bike has broken cover at Phillip Island in Australia during the firm’s GSX-R1000 launch.
The bike made a surprise appearance in the hands of Suzuki test riders in front of journalists present to ride the GSX-R, lapping the track several times.
MCN’s Michael Neeves was among the first people outside Suzuki’s factory to see the B-King in action. He said the bike looked fast and impressively planted in corners, although the exhaust sound was relatively muted.
Suzuki insiders say the schedule for the B-King’s official launch has yet to be set, but that it should be this summer.