SUZUKI BURGMAN 400 (AN400)


The Burgman 400 is Yamaha’s mid-sized Burgman maxi scooter, with the full Burgman family containing models from 125cc - 650cc (only some of which have been offered in North Amerca). The Burgman 400 debuted in the USA and Canadian markets for 2003 after being available internationally since 1998. Now in it’s third generation, the Burgman 400 remains on sale as of 2018.

In many overseas countries Suzuki calls this model the Skywave 400 instead, with the same body style/platform also available as a 250cc version. The smaller (125, 200) and larger (650) Burgman’s are entirely different scooters.

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Generations
The first generation of the Burgman 400 (below) went on sale internationally for 1998 and was later introduced to the USA market for 2003, where it went largely unchanged until 2006 aside from a sporty “Type S” model offered in 2005 & 2006.

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The Type S Burgman 400 added chrome bars, chrome mirrors, blacked out rims, white gauges and a body colored rear spoiler.

For 2007 the Burgman 400 entered its second generation with an all new model (below in white). The 2007 Burgman 400 used a new 400cc engine that featured DOHC, liquid cooling, fuel injection and 4-valves. Also new was the styling which took on an edgier look. The 2007 Burgman 400 also got a larger windscreen, more underseat storage (62 liter), a larger front wheel and a nice new instrument panel.

For several years Suzuki sold an ABS equipped version of this scooter alongside the regular model, but after 2010 Suzuki offered only the ABS version. The second generation Burgman 400 was dropped from Suzuki’s North American line in the USA and Canada after 2016, and thus no Burgman 400 was offered in 2017.

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A third generation of the Burgman 400 (shown at top) was launched in North America for 2018. This all new third generation featured a sportier emphasis, with the machine getting smaller and lighter. It has a new riding position that is shifted forward to aid handling, but is perhaps less comfortable for all day touring.

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The upsides of this new generation are the sporty styling and better handling, with the downsides being a loss in touring comfort and substantially less storage. Storage space is similar to previous generations in the legshield area, with the familiar dual glove box setup, but the underseat storage is notable smaller - declining from cavernous to merely large (shown), so it can just swallow two helmets.

Other noteworthy changes with the third generation are a 5mpg improvement in fuel efficiency, a 1.5” higher seat, a 15” front rim instead of 14” and a lighter weight by 14 lbs (474 lbs vs 489 lbs). While the third generation Burgman 400 is lighter, it still lags far behind the first generation (406 lbs) in the lightweight department.

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Motor

The first two generations of Burgman 400 used a single cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve, liquid cooled engine, while the second generation adds fuel injection, dual cams and an extra 14cc (385cc vs 399cc). Both motors are capable of propelling a single rider to about 95mph, but the second generation motor boasts improved efficiency. The 2003 - 2006 Burgman 400 normally records about 50-55mpg, while the second generation sips fuel at 55-60 mph which is pretty good for a 489 lbs (dry) machine. The first generation motor was smaller at 385cc but it also propelled a much lighter 406 lbs machine which is why performance between the generations is quite similar.

Both motors are well regarded, reliable motors. The performance is pretty comparable to the Burgman 400’s chief competitor: Yamaha’s
Majesty, but slower than newcomers like BMW’s C 400 X. The Burgman 400 provide adequate power for interstate touring, and a 95 mph top speed, while bettering the 40-50mpg that the larger Burgman 650 achieves.

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For the third generation Suzuki went with a lower compression (10.6:1 vs 12.6:1) and lower emission (Euro 4 compliant) version of their 399cc engine. The core motor is the same as the prior generation (e.g. same bore and stroke) but there are enough changes that Suzuki isn’t far off in calling it all new. This overhauled motor loses a single horsepower compared to the prior model (30.5 HP vs 32 HP) but has a similar power:weight ratio since the bike is also lighter.

The best attribute of the new engine is an improvement in fuel milage by 5-10%. Suzuki claims you can get another 20 miles on the same 13.5 liter tank, which should translate to about 65 mpg on real world roads, since Suzuki is claiming 70 mpg and they’re always a bit optimistic.

Comparison
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If you’re looking at the Burgman 400, you should take a look at Yamah’s X-MAX 300 and BMW’s C 400 X, while keeping an eye on the used market for Yamaha’s Majesty, Honda’s Forza and Piaggio’s 460cc X9. All of these machines sip fuel quite a bit more sparingly than larger 500 - 650cc full size maxi’s, and are also cheaper to buy and lighter to handle.

Overall, the 400cc Burgman is a practical machine for maxi-scooterists who aren’t addicted to power. One could spend $2000 more to get the larger 650cc Burgman, but 400cc offers ample amenities and plenty of power for highway cruising along with better milage than it’s larger sibling. If you’re used to a lot of power or you plan on doing a lot of fast 2-up riding, you might want to look at a 500-650cc machine, but otherwise the Burgman 400 will be a great choice.

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Pros:
* Proven reliability
* Huge fan base
* Stylish

Cons:
* Expensive to maintain

Links:
Burgman 400 Service Manual - Essential for wrenching on your Burg 400.
BurgmanUSA.com - Great site filled with Burgman owners.
MotorscooterGuide Forums - Visit the forum on this site to chat about this scoot
VisorDown Review - A ride report on the 2018 third generation Burgman 400
TopSpeed Review - Nice writeup on the 2018 Burgman 400

Colors:
* 2003 - Metallic Sonic Silver, Metallic Space Blue
* 2004 - Metallic Sonic Silver, Deep Sea Blue Metallic
* 2005 - Metallic Sonic Silver, Pearl Deep Blue, Pearl Crystal Red
* 2006 - Metallic Sonic Silver, Oort Gray Metallic, Candy Grand Blue (Type S), Space Black (Type S)
* 2007 - Grey, Blue
* 2008 - Black, Red
* 2009 - Metallic Thunder Gray, Pearl Mirage White
* 2011 - Metallic Thunder Gray, Pearl Mirage White
* 2012 - Metallic Thunder Gray, Pearl Mirage White
* 2013 - Metallic Thunder Gray, Glass Sparkle Black
* 2014 - Glass Sparkle Black
* 2015 - Metallic Matte Black No 2
* 2016 - Matte Metallic Fibroin Grey
* 2018 - Pearl Glacier White

2003 - 2006 Burgman 400 Key Specs:
* Engine Type: 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve
* Displacement: 385cc
* Power: 32.0 HP at 7600 RPM, 23.6
lbs-ft torque at 6000 RPM
* Bore/Stroke: 83.0mm x 71.2mm
* Compression Ratio: 10.2:1
* Fuel System: Fuel injected
* Seat Height: 27.4”
* Wheelbase: 62.6”
* Dry Weight: 406 lbs
* Front Suspension: 41mm telescopic, oil damped
* Rear Suspension: Link-type, adjustable preload
* Front Brakes: Single 260mm disc
* Rear Brake: Single 210mm disc
* Front Tire: 110/90-13
* Rear Tire: 130/70-13
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 3.4 gallon
* Fuel Milage: 50-60mpg
* MSRP: $5599

2007 - 2016 Burgman 400 Key Specs:
* Engine Type: 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve
* Displacement: 400cc
* Power: 32 horsepower @ 6500 RPM
* Bore/Stroke: 81.0 x 77.6 mm
* Compression Ratio: 12.5:1
* Fuel System: Fuel Injection
* Lubrication: Wet sump
* Ignition: Digital/Transistorized
* Starter: Electric
* Transmission: V-belt, CVT-automatic
* Final Drive: Shaft
* Seat Height: 710 mm (28 in)
* Wheelbase: 1585 mm (62.4 in)
* Ground Clearance: 125 mm (4.9 in)
* Dry Weight: 489 lbs.
* Front Suspension: Telescopic, oil damped
* Rear Suspension: Link-type, adjustable preload
* Front Brakes: Dual hydraulic disc
* Rear Brake: Single hydraulic disc
* Front Tire: 120/80-14
* Rear Tire: 150/70-13
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.5 L (2.97 imp gal.)
* Fuel Milage: 50-60mpg
* USA MSRP: $7899 (2013)
* Canada MSRP: $7899 (2013)

2018 - Present Burgman 400 Key Specs:
* Engine Type: 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve
* Displacement: 399cc
* Power: 30.5 HP @ 6300 RPM, 26.5 lbs-ft torque @ 4800 RPM
* Bore/Stroke: 81.0 x 77.6 mm
* Compression Ratio: 10.6:1
* Fuel System: Fuel Injection
* Starter: Electric
* Transmission: V-belt, CVT-automatic
* Seat Height: 755 mm (29.7 in)
* Wheelbase: 1580 mm (62.2 in)
* Ground Clearance: 125 mm (4.9 in)
* Dry Weight: 474 lbs.
* Front Suspension: 41mm telescopic forks, oil damped
* Rear Suspension: Link-type, adjustable preload
* Front Brakes: Dual 260mm hydraulic disc
* Rear Brake: Single 210mm hydraulic disc
* Front Tire: 120/70-15
* Rear Tire: 150/70-13
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.5 L (2.97 imp gal.)
* Fuel Milage: 65mpg
* USA MSRP: $8099 (2018)