Written on: 18/05/2012
I am 63 years old and have been riding street bikes and cruisers since i was 16. I traded a 2004 1500 intruder in for my 650 burgman exexcutive.
No regrets a all
Its a fun ride, lots of pep, good stability, no problem keeping up with traffic. Wants to get up and go, have to watch speed limit as it doesn,t seem to recognize the signs.
Accelleation is great, don't have to be concerned about those loud cruisers getting ahead at take off, u just will likely leave them in the dust.My grandson used to riding the 1500 intruder with its big back seat says the burgman is more comfortable and told his mom she should trade her 650 v star classic in for a burgman.
Acquried a after market backrest makes it more comfortable for an old fart like me.
Considering an aftermarket windshield ($300) as the windshield offers less than I am used to from th Intruder.
Mileage is not bad at a little over 50 mpg imperial (4.5)liters.
Seems to be getting better.
If you are interested in being a biker that likes noisey exhausts and a rough ride this is not the bike for you.
If you like to ride for the enjoyment of the ride and don't give a damb about pier pressure from the cruiser gang and if you like to ride with the elite group in the BMW class and the Goldwing enthusiats, the burgman is a step in the right direction