Written on: 03/07/2012
Purchased this new as a money saving project - less dosh for petrol + no congestion charge equals big savings, even after taking off monthly finance costs (only 4% over 3 years). Have had many bikes over my 60+ years but none as comfortable and suited for purpose as this (though my Yamaha Fazer 600 and Gilera SP180 Runner came close). Averaging well over 80mpg at present but early days yet. Bit cramped for my 5' 11" frame (I'm already thinking ahead to a 400 Burgman) but loving this... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2012
I bought this bike second hand (18 months old) with 900 miles on the clock I have covered over 20,000 miles on this bike. It is very reliable and has not let me down. Large storage area under seat, comfortable to ride, light enough to weave through traffic and can cruise at 60-70MPH on the few open roads on my daily I commute to London (56 miles a day). Gripes would be that servicing comes around too often at 3000 Miles, rear tyres last about 5000 miles, disc pads about 6000 miles. I have... (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2011 by Amodio (1 review written)
plenty of acceleration for a 200 cleanly up to 70mph, i have seen nearly 90mph on my dials on a straight road with little wind. the screens a bit small for my frame, and i do drag down perfomance in the wind, considering a Givi screen upgrade. Corners well enough, but being a knee down Aprilia RSV rider i expect to get my knee down, but the foot stand hits the road regular, and i still reckon it'll go down further safely. the handling is predicable, but what is better it can be safley... (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2009
Having had a 125 Burgman before I wanted the same machine but with more power so the 200 was considered ideal.
I have to say how pleased I am with the performance overall, the 125 would hold 60mph on the motorway & with a little effort would just touch 70mph under ideal conditions.
The 200 however gallops up to 70mph with ease & will maintain that speed as long as required, top speed is around 85mph (indicated)a fair performance with a 15 stone 6 foot frame sitting on it.
Comfort is good but... (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2009 by thinker (1 review written)
Two or three months ago, I part-exchanged my Bandit in for a Suzuki Burgman 200, mainly because I'm pushing 70, and needed something more practical: comfort, storage space etc. It might seem like going from the sublime to the ridiculous but I'm delighted with the Burgman. I passed my motorcycle test in 1957, and have owned a considerable number of bikes and scooters over the years, including an R100. I can't wait to get out on the Burgman, and am sorry when my trips end . It cruises quite... (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2008
I bought the Suzuki Burgman 200 (new) in March 2008 and I almost use it every day to drive to work. It always starts and it has never let me down so far. It has got 3000 km on the clock. As it is not as large as a 400 or even a 650 it's very useful in cities. (read more)