SUZUKI BURGMAN 650 (AN650) - OWNER REVIEWS



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2005 Suzuki Burgman 650 Blue
2002 SUZUKI BURGMAN AN650
Milage: 20,000 - 30,000 Miles
Likes: Comfort, weather protection, cleanliness, storage capacity.
Dislikes:
Tyres too small for poor roads, fuel tank should be larger, low milage around town.

Review:
”The first Burgman on these rough roads along coastal Australia, this brilliant maxiscooter has run without any hitches whatsoever.

Around town, it's always in "third" CVT gear, so consumption suffers, but on the open road: it's a dream ride.

BMW have paid it the supreme compliment of copying almost every feature - after 10 years - to float their new scooter range: heaven help them when Suzuki arrives with the Burgman 900!”


2003 SUZUKI 650 BURGMAN

Milage: +30,000 Miles
Likes: Just about everything
Dislikes:
Could improve on the ride

Review:
”I have 69,000 miles on my Burgie. Just love it! Haven’t had any serious problems with it. When I wear this one out I won’t hesitate buying another.”


2005 SUZUKI BURGMAN 650N
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Smooth, good cornering, good acceleration
Dislikes:
Hard to place on center stand

Review:
This Burgman replaced a 2004 Honda Hornet, and the Honda replaced a 1100 Yamaha, but the Burgman by far is the funnest to drive. Sometimes I make excuses just to get on my bike.

My friends some times give me a hard time because I am riding a scooter but none of them can't go as fast as I go (they all have cruisers). I believe americans have to be educated on the right perception , the macho thing is out, i am in the military and an MMA practitioner, and have no problems riding a scooter.



2005 SUZUKI BURGMAN 650N
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes:
Highway power and almost everything.
Dislikes:
Transmission Noise!

Review:
”I had a 400 and loved it, but thought I needed more. If you want to do lots of highway, the 650 is as good as anything on the market. You can ride for many many hours and never get sore. Thumb cramp is all. Unbelievable amount of storage. Great all around bike.”


2006 SUZUKI AN650 BURGMAN
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: Powerful, Smooth, Comfortable, Loads of cargo space
Dislikes:
None

Review:
”I've had my 650 Burgman for about 6 years now, traded a 1250 VMAX for it and have never regretted it.

Although I get razzed about riding a scooter, most people change their tune when they go riding with you and your scooter at minimum keeps up with them and usually can out run them (barring crotch rockets and race bikes). The only drawback to quality mega scooters is standard motorcyclists don't know what they're missing out on and would rather look cool than ride comfortable.

Gas milage around town usually runs around 39 - 41 MPG long trips on the highway @ 55-60 mph usually gets about 50 mpg. Riding two up if combined weight exceeds 350lbs, you need to beef up the suspension. The suspension is good one up at 240 lbs and the bike is a good fit at just a little over 6'. I still own standard motorcycles but most of my time is spent on my scooter.”



2006 SUZUKI 650 BURGMAN

Milage: 20,000 - 30,000 Miles
Likes: Many
Dislikes:
Setting Valves (shim under bucket)

Review:
”Overall a good commuter & road trip vehicle over the years. Weather protection is great. Storage is great.

MPG could be a bit better...40’s while commuting , 50+ with a high of about 60 when cruising slow & enjoying the scenery. Gets a bit rough if you use the Power button too much. I'm a bit mixed on the automatic vs. a manual, but the CVT is very smooth if you just let it run, & great for when you hit traffic.”



2006 SUZUKI BURGMAN 650
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Power, Handling, Storage, Feature set
Dislikes:
Front grill cover, Difficulty of cleaning, CVT maintenance cost

Review:
”Glorious. That's what this bike is. The word "scooter" doesn't do it justice. Even my brother, who swears that a crotch rocket is the only way to go, had to admit that my "Grey Horse" is a slick ride.

I get 44MPG in the city, 55 on the highway. If I'm racing it, which I often do, I get closer to 36, which is still better than any car I've ever driven. I've scraped the plastic on both sides, and I can tell you, this thing corners WELL. I've had it up to 115MPH and it'll do 0-60 in 6 seconds in first gear. Accelerating and braking power is tremendous. It loves to go fast, it loves to stop fast. It doesn't know the meaning of moderation.

I've looked at bigger bikes, I've looked at smaller bikes. I've yet to find anything that makes me want to sell my Burgman, except a newer Burgman. Heated seats!? Seriously? You need a Burgman. I don't care what year. Get one. You won't regret it. It's fast, it's beautiful, it gets good mileage and it's just about the most comfortable thing you'll ever have between your legs.

There are two caveats that I would add, the first is kind of a big one if it comes up (for the 2006 anyway). Servicing the CVT belt requires that the entire engine be removed. Normally this doesn't have to be done until 80,000 miles, but if you did you have a problem, it takes 9.5 hours to even get in there, all because they couldn't be bothered to move the frame one inch out of the way of the CVT cover. Second, the front radiator cover does nothing to cover the radiator, but it's great for catching dirt. If you're riding all winter like I am, it can get so caked with mud that it actually affects performance.

That being said, the Burgman 650 is the Cadillac of two-wheeled vehicles. Get one.”


2006 SUZUKI BURGMAN 650
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Unlimited seating positions! Economy! Power! CVT!
Dislikes:
Transmission Noise!

Review:
”I’ve owned this bike for 3 years now. Bought it with less than 700 miles on in 2008. It replaced a 1995 Honda Shadow 1100, which had replaced a 1987 Honda Goldwing. Due to bad knees, feet, and back, I was about to quit riding because the basic riding position on a motorcycle gave me fits after an hour or so. The ability to move around more on the Burgman, more upright seating position, and still be able to "GO Places", enabled me to keep riding.

The Burgman is no Goldwing, but it's a beautiful touring machine in its own right. I've traveled all over the Midwest since acquiring this machine and have no intentions of stopping. I'm waiting on Suzuki to update this model and I'll be in line for a new one! Oh, I've been riding since I was 12 years old. I'm closing in on 67!”



2009 SUZUKI 650 BURGMAN
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Power and highway comfort
Dislikes:
MPG, Cheap suspension components, Performance

Review:
”Second Burgman 650 for me….it's a great touring and around town combo machine that I much prefer to a motorcycle of similar capabilities and therefore much more fun.”


2011 SUZUKI BURGMAN 650 EXEC
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Manumatic Shifting, power mirrors, power windshield
Dislikes:
Small glove box compartment

Review:
“I ride this as my regular mode of transportation. I have found that driving in the manual mode provides better gas mileage overall since you have more control over the shift timing. From a stop, you can be at 60 mph by the time you cross the intersection, so very good power in manual mode. Even though the bike is larger than the 400, I feel stealth when going between vehicles with the power mirrors in the closed position. This is an awesome ride and I wouldn't trade it for anything (except a newer model)!”

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