Suzuki Burgman 400 2007 y. model was not for you and not for me. This is a practical, efficient, environmentally friendly bike that can contend with any four-stroke on two wheels. Sound impressive? Not for me: I am a sportbike snob, yes, but have I mentioned that this is a scooter?
Does anyone need a scooter? According to the study of Suzuki in 2005, 75 percent of Burgman owners are middle-aged people with experience driving more than ten years old, who travel to the city and make tours of up to 1000 kilometers. Trips? At Scooters? I had the opportunity to do so in the Sonoma Valley wine and to verify the truthfulness of the advertisements. Well, at least I was able to buy a bottle of good wine …
If you are accustomed to consider yourself as a sportbike or even Cruiser fan, you may find Burgman a bit awkward. However, dual seat and footrests are very good, but for more comfort, you can adjust the back and pull your feet. All you need now, it is fashionable clothes Arnold Palmer (Stand for a cup of coffee is absent) and a remote control. And is it possible to find something else than it would be easier to manage? Single-cylinder machine with changeable ratio wedge belt makes it possible to manage without help from the legs, front and rear brakes are controlled by handles and gearshift lever no. Suzuki has added a new throttle body, united with the ISC (idling speed management), which optimizes a smooth acceleration from idle, and reduced emission of harmful substances into the atmosphere. Higher cylinder 400cc models for’07 (first was 385cc) will help to avoid trouble, a double front 260-mm and one 21-mm rear disc brakes stop the scooter in time. Well clearly ideal for urban riding!
To ride was more comfortable, easy to read dashboard display air temperature, and the windshield will not let the wind comb your hair, unless, of course, the driver is not very high. A higher driving top of the glass will be at the center of the field of view and taking into account the optical distortions that would be like to wear bifocal glasses. But there are simple means: a short shadow windscreen can be purchased from dealers for Suzuki.
Well, it was comfortable. And as far as it practical? Suzuki so proud of cost Burgman’a that the panel includes the testimony of the average fuel consumption. Another key point - this is the luggage capacity of Burgman. 62-liter trunk under the seat just a vast and easily accommodates not only the helmets, but all another like couple of sleeping bags. Extra bed in front of the building has three enclosed compartment lid (one with a jack for power supply) for smaller items such as mobile phone, camera, wallet, etc.
Burgman 400 is not for everyone, but if you value in a machine with sufficient power efficiency for high-speed highway, comfortable during long trips, a place for luggage and ease of management, it can be ideal for you. It is also an excellent transition bike for a new driver who wants to change from four wheels to two, or for those who dangle there, here and wants less to think about managing and more about their security.
But is Burgman for me? Maybe if Suzuki stops production of GSX-R …
2007 SUZUKI BURGMAN 400
The retail price recommended by the manufacturer: $ 5899
Type: l-c single
Location of valves: DOHC, 4v
Weight: dry, claimed 439 pounds (200 kg)
Fuel tank capacity: 3.6 gallons (13.7 liters)
Wheelbase: 62.4 inches (1588 mm)
Seat height: 28.0 inches (711 mm)