Written on: 12/04/2013 by Hanspluygers (3 reviews written)
Greetings fellow Scooter Drivers. I wanted to share this review with you, because I think it is important. For those of you who are familiar with the Suzuki Burgman 650, you may realise I reviewed the scooter back in 2005 and again a few years later. Today, I had the pleasure of driving the brand new, updated version of our old friend. Here in the Netherlands it has just been launched. I've searched the internet but as yet I haven't read an 'owners' review, only those of motor cycle... (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2012 by Eugey (1 review written)
After riding Nortons, Triumphs, and a few others in my teens...I let my motorcycle licence expire (well didn't renew it once when renewing my car licence)thinking I'd never ride again. WELL.....at around age 62, I bought a 4 stroke ...50cc Chinese scooter ...what a disaster. I bought it to get around town on....but found it wouldn't keep up with the traffic. I thought "this will turn out to be a deathtrap". SSooo I got rid of that and bought a 50cc 2 stroke scooter. Had a good time on that... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2012
Feb-April 2008 I decided I was going to buy my dream Burgman 650 Exec'. The trouble was, that all the dealers from West coast of Wales through the Midlands and as far east as London promised delivery dates they couldn't keep. Finally, I got straight on to Suzuki, gave them a mouthful, and got a delivery within three days! Now, I'm very short-legged and never found a bike I liked that could accommodate me. Only the Burgman 400 managed that, and the new 400 served me extremely well for 12... (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2012 by bikerpaul1959 (1 review written)
i had a vl 1500 suzuki, due to a work injury i could not hold up the bike when reverse it out of garage,thinking my biking days was over my father in law let me ride his 400 burgman and found it fantasic but i wanted somyhing with a bit more power , look at the burgman 650 and having taken it from the shop for a test ride found that t did not want to take it back,had it now 4yrs and still love riding it around town and out around the lakes. i am 6ft 2ins but you have to remove drivers back... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2012
I have a 650 2006 Burgman and have done 30000 klms on it.This bike always attracts attention because is so different. It is an open road tourer and its better than anything I have ridden for the job. Its not good with a passenger,clumsy in town and heavy on fuel. Out on the open road its a delight and will cruise at 140 klm per hour all day. The Buggie will carry a stack or stuff under the seat,seating position is good and the foot rests are long a let tired riders stretch out. The 650... (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2011
I wouldnt recommend the Bergman after buying the sccooter from brand new, and with less than 500km on the clock I have had a MAJOR BRAKE FAILURE, the main arm of the caliper has broken and the brake pad came out, still waiting fro news/information and a fix from Suzuki. I have pictures to prove it. (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2011 by zildjian541 (1 review written)
I had a 1997 Harley Davidson Heritage and never thought about purchassing a 2007 Suzuki Burgman 650.Well to make a long story short I sold my Harley and never looked back. The Suzuki Burgman 650 is a flawless machine. From take off to handling this bike is a blast. I cant find one problem with this bike. Yes its a "scooter" but make no mistake about it, when you take of from 0-60 in 8 sec and easily climb to 100mph you dont feel like your on a scooter. This bike is soo smooth on the highway... (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2011 by leofrankie (2 reviews written)
The Burgman 650 is superlative, but... But you must know that the K5 series will leave you down between 30.000 and 40.000 km. The CVT (sequential gear machine) has infact big problems and break down. You must know that Suzuki did not recognize its responsabilities. So, you will spend something like 2.000 euros (2.800$) to repair it. (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2011 by jlbig66 (2 reviews written)
This scooter is by far worth it's weight in gold. Very economic. Can certainly be a daily commuter and can keep up with traffic with no problems what so ever. I would highly recommend this bike for casual and fun use or for use as a daily commuter as for the price, you most certainly make up for it in saving on gas use. I have personally have driven my bike from Texas to South Florida and back with no problems at all. Definitely thumps up on this bike. (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2011
i had a 1200 suzuki bandit for 5yrs then i had an accident at work and damaged my knee thinking my bike riding days were over. when the father in law got a 400cc burgman, i was asked to have a ride on it witch i did and i loved it but found it small as i am 6ft 1ins tall. was at my local bike shop one week end when i saw the burgman an650 took it for a test ride and i olved it so much i had to have it, had to take drivers back rest off so i could get on it without my knees hitting the... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2010 by xsara531 (1 review written)
Hi,I bought my burgman 650 three months ago,before which I had a 400 and on the strength of that I bought the 650.It wasn't right when I had it and after an ongoing rectification turned out to be brilliant in all ways that matter.The motorcycle shop that I had it from said it had had a complete service but as far as I could see it hadn't been touched but all that behind me it all seems ok now.It surprised me how fast it is,with no apparent effort especially with two up,handling is the same... (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2010
The Burgman 650 is a cross between a scooter, Goldwing and bullet bike. It's fast, comfortable and very manuverable. Braking is outstanding. Storage is terrific. I've owned many, many bikes of all brands and models, but the Burgman 650 is the best two wheeled vehicle I've ever owned. I bought my wife and 2002 for an anniversary present. At the time, I was riding a J1500 kawasaki Indian look alike, which I have since given my oldest son. I loved that bike, but must say that I love the... (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2010 by jcdorz
I've owned my Burgman since June 4, 2005. I've put around 39,000 miles on it in nearly 5 years. I bought it with 10,000 miles on it and it was close to 2 years old at the time. This scooter is the best scooter out there. I've ridden all of the Aprilias, Atlantic, Scarabeo, X9-all 500cc as well as my wife's Silver Wing and the Burgman 400. This scooter fits me the best, has incredible power and is very reliable. The only repair needed has been the front wheel ball bearings went out at... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2010 by Vectorer (1 review written)
For me, the Suzuki Burgman 650 does it all. Nimble. Quick. Smooth. Comfortable. Versatile. Economical. Fun. The bike has been near-flawless out to 12,000 miles. The Burgman 650 is not a "one size fits all" design. (what bike is?) I replaced the stock plexiglas with a Clearview XXL windscreen w/vent to cure the helmet buffet for my 5'11" frame. Long legged riders can fix the seat-pitch by either swapping out the seat for something aftermarket or replacing the buttpad with the Isuzu Rodeo... (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2010 by mark oshaughnessy (1 review written)
hi every one i have had a 650 burgman for just over a year now i got the bike at 25000 miles its now got 27000 on it would really like to no how menny miles they can take coz i love this bike i have 2 cbr 600f and they are no match for my burgman ya they are faster but not as cumfey as my burgman i got the bike for work . any way when i got the bike i hat to buy a new starter moto for it witch cost me £417 plus vat then needed spark plugs then oil and filter . running sweet now but i dont no... (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2010
This is the finest and smothest motorcycle / scooter I have ever ridin. I would recomend this bike to anyone who is looking to enjoy a good ride around town or cross country. (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2010 by cdrbob (1 review written)
Love my scoot. Had a Burgie 400 and in early '09 moved up to the 650 executive. Did have a battery go bad, and although it created a major inconvenience at the time, it was replaced by the dealership and seems to be fine. Be aware of the key position when you shut it down, though. One position keeps the tail light on, so in the morning you're SOL for battery power. I have only about 3,000 miles on mine, but this summer am planning an extended trip. Want to get a Givi windscreen, but am... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2009
I have owned several bikes including to include Yamaha, Honda, Harley this is the best bike I have ever owned. The Burgman 650 does everything well. From the everyday ride, to the touring capabilities, this bike is extremely comfortable and it offers a very balanced and stable ride. I have made the recommended changes to include a Givi windshield, a 52l top case, and other niceties and I have clocked over 20,000 happy km on this bike. I truly love riding and this bike is a... (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2009
I love this baby I got more then 35k miles on with no problems at all.
I change the oil and filter every 2500 miles and the rear gear fluid every 5k miles. so far so good, tires are lasting only 15k miles and it goes 50mpg which is not bad.
I read a review of someone installing regular car tire?
please let me know what size and rating?
Written on: 14/11/2009
I have 15,000 miles on my Burgman with no problems. I have a trailer hitch and pull small trailer with no problems. I pulled glove box cover and drilled to hole on left side of key switch. I then installed two radio shack cigarett lighter plugs to plug in GPS and heated gloves. At 14,000 miles I went to Dark Side and mounted a car tire on back and it works great. went on 1,000 mile trip to Arkansas and it took the corners like it was on a rail. This tire will get 20,000 to 30,000 miles on... (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2009
I own a 2009 Burgman 650 and a 2006 Burgman 650. The only difference in the ride is that the 2009 has slightly harder engine breaking and it doesn't take bumps and pot holes a well as the 2006, maybe it's due to the fact that the 2009 is newer and not yet broken in, and it does weighs 50 lbs more than the 2006 model.
I would like to caution Burgman 650 riders: When you back off the throttle quickly from the Power mode, be careful when the road surface is wet. The engine breaking is so... (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2009
I have now done 10,000 miles of highway commuting from my home in Berkshire to my place of work in Wast London UK.
Commuting on this bike is not only great fun, but its ease of manouvering through traffic makes this bike one of the best ever. Its so practical with all the storage space and I am well protected from the elements in in the most severe weather conditions well done Suzuki (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2009
The Suzuki Burgman 650 is Fantastic! I cant say enough good things about this bike! I have owned many bikes, including Harley Davidson and I can say this bike does not fatigue the rider. It eats up the miles, and with no problems in Mechanical or ergonomics. I changed the windshield, added a givi case and changed the hand grips. I have logged more than 20,000 trouble free km. Great memories on this bike. This is arguably the best all around commuter on the market today. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2009
I would recomend this Suzuki Burgman 650 scooter at the top of the tree for any commuting / touring. I have covered 93000 on my blue one and 66000 on my silver one. The only downfall with these 650 burgmans is the belt drive at 50000 miles. I suspect they never get looked at in the maintence schedule as it's an engine out job just to inspect it let alone replace it. (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2009
Fantastic all around. I have owned Hondas, Yamahas, and Harley Davidson Motorcycles. The Suzuki Burgman 650 is by far the most useful of the bunch, lots of fun to ride and extremely reliable. I only wished it would have bigger wheels, but the ones on the bike are alright. I have upgraded my bike with a Givi windshield, trunk and better hand grips and I must say I love it! I have taken my Burgman on long trips of longer than 8 hrs on the saddle far into the mountains and had... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2009 by don mccormack (1 review written)
Hi I live in Australia and have not had the Suzuki Burgman 650 ex scooter long enough to tell much about reliability,only 3000klm on the clock, but the rest of the machine looks and go's great I also have a cruiser which sounds better, but thats it. The burgman is much more forgiving on bends, you can tell it has a low centre of gravity, and takes bumps better, and we have plenty of them in Australia. it is much easier to handle at low speeds than my cruiser. The storage is good and two up... (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2009
Have had this Suzuki Burgman 650 for 6 years now, 30k miles, with very mixed feelings. It was one of the early ones, so Suzuki may have improved the quality and sorted out some problems by now, but mine had to be collected three times for warranty work. Front and rear calipers had to be replaced after 5 years, both wheel bearings (one on warranty), several other bits and pieces, so not happy about build quality. It has just started to use a bit of oil. Service intervals 3750 miles, quite... (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2009 by Scotburger (1 review written)
My Burgman 650 executive is a joy to ride over long or short distances. It obviously lacks the out and out performance of my previous ST110, ST1300 and GL1800 Gold Wing but has more than enough grunt for long distance touring, and, if you are so inclined, will beat more sporting bikes away from the lights in auto mode. The luggage capacity for solo touring with a waterproof duffle bag, or similar, on the pillion seat and the large under seat area (two full face helmets plus) is sufficient... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2009 by Alanj30 (1 review written)
The Suzuki Burgman 650 is Smooth, fast, excellent handling, excellent controls, comfortable (with seat pad), more stable than the silverwing and just an all around champion quality scooter. (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2009 by Mikey DE
i have had my Suzuki Burgman 650 for two years now and its a great ride and have had no problems YET . the bike or should I say scooter, keeps up with my friends harleys and gets better gas mi. right now I'm getting over 50 MPG. I'm keeping this baby for a long time. (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2009 by surreyhaddycool
I have had one sort of BMW or another over the years. By chance going by the local Suzuki dealer and being inquisitive and saw the bergman 650. got a test ride and bought it then and there. Had my baby just over two years when some woman drove straight into the back at 40mph. impact lifted the scoot up onto rear wheel and wheeled 20 metres to the car in front. hence some broken ribs and one or two other ailments. however, low centre of gravity with plenty of protection around the scoot.... (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2009 by blue soldier (1 review written)
i have just traded my FJR in for the An650A , i have been ridding and racing bike most of my life ,Now 64, as an engineer/ rider i have found that this is just as exiting to ride as the Yam so far i have only found two things to complain about , the first is, if you wish to use the outlet socket , say to power your SAT NAv you cannot close the compartment properly, the second and more important is that i am having trouble with the rear brake , disc getting very hot ,ie the hydraulic pot is... (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2009
I've had my Suzuki Burgman 650 for 3 weeks just gets better &better smooth ride corners well great to ride best thing i ve bought in ages (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2009 by Ellie Laumark
I have only had my Suzuki Burgman 650 for 2 or 3 weeks but I am very happy with the ride and ease in getting on and off. I am a woman so I haven't tried to pick it up on my own yet but so far there have always been someone around to help me. (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2009 by toriaoxford (6 reviews written)
B-E-A-U-TIFUL!! I have just got my 2009 Burgman 650 Executive and she is simply gorgeous. The ride is so smooth and you do not realise what speed you are doing - which can be a bad thing!!! Not sure of the fuel economy at the moment as I haven't had to fill her up yet but I will find out and let you know. The ride is very comfortable and I feel very secure and almost 'cocooned' from the elements. She has a screen that you can adjust up and down, mirrors that fold away electronically, a... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2009 by dannyedgar
The Suzuki Burgman 650 leaves every thing else,just listening to the engine is a treat on itself .
i own a yamaha xjr1300 ,since i bought the burgman cant look at any thing else,i enjoy every meter i ride .
Suzuki have put together an unbelievable product i just cant fault it on any level ,space ,speed ,comfort reliability.
people riding on the back seat feel so comfortable it makes them feel safer on the burgman.
one piece of engineering. (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2009 by powervalve63
I have a black 2008 burgman 650 executive and absolutely love it, I found out about the bike when the cycle world bike show came to phoenix in november of 2007, and while not wanting to ride my vintage pristine 2-stroke collection to work everyday I decided to try the chinese 150 & 250 scooters recently being imported at the time, I never was attracted to any scooters unless it was one of the wicked looking italian small bore 2-strokes with the wild & twisted looking exhaust systems,... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2009
I can't get enough of this bike. I had a Harley for many years prior to taking a ride after I came back from Rome and looking to see that it was the big scooters that went ahead of the pack at all the intersections. It intrigued me enough to try on on a demo days, and I was hooked. There is nothing in my experience that rides so efficiently. Fun to ride, is the only way to describe your experience. I had the Harley for a while, but decided to sell it when I logged all of my... (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2009
I have 6000 mi. on my 07 Suzuki Burgman 650 and love the bike. Its good for long distance and really works well around town because of the auto transmission. Wouldn't be without it. Good ride for a small bike. Longest trip I have taken is 2000 miles and kept up with the "big boys". Don't see a need for the ability to make it a standard transmission. I think it make the tranny more noisy--at least it's more noisy than my Silverwing was. (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2009
The Suzuki Burgman 650 is a very nice ride - great braking, great acceleration, hard to beleive you are only on a 650, corners nicely. Throttling in automatic takes getting use to, wsorking on this bike requires more time than usual due to dismatling of the teflon (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2009 by justonereview
I have 4,000 miles on my 650 Burgman. It is a pleasant, all around, easy-to-live-with bike. The glove boxes and huge trunk make everyday commuting a snap. It starts every time and takes off quickly--even in below freezing temperatures. Handling is wonderful with plenty of ground clearance and good brakes. I replaced the stock windshield with a Clearview and, for me, having the right windshield transformed the bike! It is sooo much better now! The front seat is fine and the rear seat is wider... (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2009 by rgamore
Smooth, ergonomically friendly controls, excellent seating comfort both driver and passenger, bright headlights.
Low volume horn, for tall guys, the windshield needs to be taller, but I'll live with it.
A Fantastic Scooter--"thank you Suzuki Engineers"
I did a lot of research before buying this scooter, everything pointed to the Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive-- which turned out to be the most excellent choice for me... (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2009
I have owned and operated this Suzuki Burgman 650 for the second year now, After a through cleaning inside and out,oil,filters,dirt, dealers do nothing, I am very impressed. Transmission was totally rebuilt, probably because of poor maintenance, oils must be replaced often, high speed engine. Hope to ride many more years, 66 now.
Ride in peace, JM (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2009 by dwhitnack (2 reviews written)
I bought a 2007 AN650 (Suzuki Burgman 650) 12/30/07 in San Diego and promptly drove it across the border on a solo 2 day, 1,000 miles trip to Cabo San Lucas. The Burgman 650 was easily able to maintain control during a 4 hour stretch of 30+mph cross winds while traveling across a long stretch of barren desert south of Rosario. The following week I drove back North to LaPaz, across Sea of Cortez via ferry to Los Mochis (to see the Copper Canyon via "el Chepe" train), and then drove from... (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2009 by blueindigo (1 review written)
I've gone through the basic Burgman range of 125 and 400 over the last five years, but the AN650 AZ is something else. It's supposed to be a limited edition, although I can't quite discover in what way. It has both seats heated, heated grips, electric windshield and electric retractable mirrors, and finally ABS.
For me, this is biking at its comfortable best, and although it is heavy at 265Kgs, it is an absolute dream to ride.
Around the town, fuel consumption is not great, but what would... (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2008
I'm an old gal in my second childhood loving every ride on my Burgman 650. In fact, I'm planning a road trip next autumn and picture myself riding through canyons and national parks of southwest USA. I used to ride a small scooter in Australia which I loved but didn't get the Burgman until June, 20 years later, and now I'm wondering why I wasted all that time.
Life is good! (read more)