|Engine Size (cc)||400|
Written on: 02/11/2013
I like the auto transmission, solid state ignition, ABS brakes with 3 disk brakes, water cooling, fast start up, spacious storage under the adjustable seat with small built in backrest. the locking front compartment with an accessory plug for GPS or MP3 units. and the 2 smaller compartments. I like the simplicity of a drive belt instead of a chain. What I don't like is the difficulty to check the air in the tires and to add air. The disk brakes do not allow my hand between them and the... (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2013 by plonkers (5 reviews written)
Only downside i found was the running in ,In the handbook it states for the first 600 miles dont exceed 4000rpm this is near impossible as 4000rpm = 30mph and that speed on any main road is dangerous ,I pointed this out to Suzuki their reply:'We are sorry to learn that you are having some difficulties with regards to the recommended use for your new machine and we apologise for any dissatisfaction this may have caused 'Apart from this its a brilliant economical machine keep it around ... (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2013 by allenrkayaker (1 review written)
I had 4-5 bikes when i was 25 to 35 years old. Rode a friends Harley road king some. wanted my own bike but never had the extra money. at work a coworker was selling his wifes 2003 burg 400 and i mentioned it to my son. had 13k mi for $1200 he loves it. so one day i borrowed it and went on a local loop. northern calif mendocino coast. Lots ofcurves (hwy 20 has over 200)freeway, willits to ukiah, hills ukiah to booneville, more curves back to the coast and cold weather. incredible. handles... (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2013 by Niceberg (1 review written)
This has been my first automatic bike other than holidays scoots and I have to say it was well worth the money. Great milage, very comfortable and not a massive hassle to service yourself. If you really want these bikes to last, like anything, do the work yourself and spend the time getting to know the ins and outs. Just because the dealer did a service does not mean it will be in great shape as most dealers will take it for a spin and not even bother to do all the checks. 10,500 miles and... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2013
Bought this 3 months ago with 4500 miles on the clock. Have used for commuting and general use, and just returned from a 1500 mile, 6 day camping round trip to South of France. My brother took his HD Night train and the Burgman managed to keep up with no probs. (I have a Road King but left it in the garage on this occasion) Carried everything I needed, with top box and expandable panniers. Fantastic little scoot! The only critisismn is the limited suspension, you can feel all of the bumps... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2012 by mikeyb1958 (1 review written)
I bought one recently and I must say they do become addictive...My model is the AN400X year 2000... What I like is that its the carburettor model so there is less to go wrong !!! Its very comfy to ride and has enough power to get you out of trouble. The build quality is excellent and I do feel safe riding it. At over fifty years of age I am one of those bikers who has just got back into motorcycles so I feel that I have made a good choice in the Burgman.. The only real negative is not... (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2012 by asinrome (1 review written)
Hi, I bought my Burgman 400 in Dec 2011, it now have 2386 miles on the clock. I have to say that so far I'm happy with the bike, I call it the 'mule' because it's very practical, you can load it and go anywhere almost like a car. Lately I noticed that its fuel consumption increased; last time i filled it it was at 2356 miles, now I'm at 2386 miles and it guzzled up a gallon. I've been riding in London, cruising or overtaking, regular stuff basically. Is that normal? Can anyone share mpg info... (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2012 by Richardireland93 (1 review written)
In 2009 I wanted to upgrade from my Vespa gt 200 on which I had done 24000 miles of London commuting. So foolishly I looked to the Japanese bike market. After much searching I decided on a Suzuki Bergman 400. Big mistake. I bought it brand new, have just completed 12000 miles and have spent over £1000 on 2 new clutches. Brilliantly Suzuki say its wear and tear, really? 2 clutches v none for 24000 miles on my vespa. Still mine is not to reason why. The MD of Suzuki Motorcycles has still not... (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2012
Had my Burgman 400 for 5 months now. Great scooter! This is my 3rd one (updated through the years) and is the most comfortable ride. Compares to the S50 boulevard motorcycle as far as the ride. Love all the storage on this scooter!! I can put my huge 17" laptop under the seat with my helmet and jacket in there. Maneuvers excellent! Averaging 60 mpg which is coming out to only 6 cents a mile right now. Luckily haven't had to test the ABS, but that may have saved my last scooter if it... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2012
Just swapped a V Strom 650 for the burger and I love it .V Strom was nice but too tall and weight too high. The wieght of the burger is low and easy to manage. Not run in yet but it will be fine for all uses when it is .storage space is cavernous and practicle.this bike is the perfect cross between a bikes agilility and a cars practicality.after owning several bikes I think this will be a keeper. Sure it's no sportsbike but it's plenty fast enough for e veryday use. Servicing looks ok for... (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2012 by motorman08 (2 reviews written)
I've ridden several Burgman scooters, 400's & 650's. Both are good in everyway. But recently I swapped my Vstrom 1000cc Suzuki in for the new 400Z ABS model. "What!!" I hear you say. "That's a bit of a come down!". Well, not really. It's horses for courses of course, but having had many many motorcycles of all sizes over the years I'm more than pleased I've made the change. My model has ABS, handguards, heated grips, passenger backrest etc etc. It's not short on comfort or safety. It handles... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2011 by adam tilney (3 reviews written)
I've had my 2008 Burgman 400 now for about a month, I've covered about 500 miles and I really love it. My previous commuter was a Majesty 250, which was good but had major flaws, I.E power/size. (I'm 6ft4). But the Burgman cover's those 2 major issues with ease, for starters the legroom is huge, even with my 33" inseam I still have 2/3 inches before I get anywhere near the plastic glove box area. As for the power, it's not neck breaking like a sportsbike, but it'll give those 883 Harley's a... (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2011 by millermanartists (2 reviews written)
I've owned a million bikes in my life & have ended up with a 400cc burger as me & the Mrs tightened our belts a few months ago, got rid of 1 of the cars & I sold my Yam XT660X (which broke my heart) as it never got used really. I wanted something to get me to work & back in all weathers & this 400 burger came along with only 6000 miles on the clock & 1 old man owner etc. I've got to say I'm happy with it! It's fast enough, cheap to tax & insure & it's brill on fuel! My Mrs loves it as it's... (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2010
In the process of dealing with Suzuki in relation to my 4th clutch in 18 months!!!!
Burnt out..... paid £600. 17889 miles
Burnt out..... wrong clutch. 17990 miles
Burnt out..... reconditioned by Suzuki. 21504 miles (FREE)
Burnt out..... Suzuki not willing to help yet. 26680 miles
Hoping I can change my ratings but from looking at Suzuki and their after care on various websites.....I`ll reserve my judgement.
Written on: 13/12/2010 by Black Bess (1 review written)
When asked to test a Burgie 400 against the Yamaha Virago 750 I jumped at the chance. The synopsis? On reaching a sensitive age, what bike should the silvered 'born again' rider aspire to. Well, usually the answer would be a Harley or lookalike cruiser. We had to tour for five days B&B around Aran and the west coast of Scotland in May. We had all the weathers; not a problem at all for the Burgman but a distasteful experience for the Yammy Cruiser. On the Isle of Arran, we changed over. I had... (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2010 by JockTheScot (1 review written)
Bought a used Burgman 400 from a dealer in Chichester. It tuned out to be a real heap. had nothing but trouble with this scooter from day 1. electrics/oil consumption.
Thankfully a car ran into it when it was parked up. It was written off due to damage to screen and plastic.
This allowed me to buy a used Honda Silverwing.
The difference is like night and day or very bad & excellent. Now on my 2nd Silverwing. Both have proved to be very reliable.
Honda dealership could also teach Suzuki... (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2010 by BurgmanBill48 (1 review written)
I bought my K8 Burgman 400 in June of 09. I have since added a 52 litre GIVI topcase, a GIVI windshield (enormous difference), a crampbuster throttle control, and body deflectors. I highly recommend this scoot for local or highway riding.It has plenty of power, and with extra padding the seat is tolerable over distances. The drawbacks I found were the pitiful horn, too short windshield, and slab hard seat. My Helix seat is a dream in comparison. I did my homework before purchasing, and came... (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2010
Was using a naked hornet 600 to do a 120 round trip the bike was as new and i did not want to waste it as a work horse so got a cb500with full fairing.Got offered this burgman 400 and thourght i will give it a shot, It was so good it is my only bike now,I am 41yrs old still like to go nuts and it can be done on this 400 SCOOTER. Do not knock them till you try one. VERY GOOD MPG,SITS AT 95MPH REAL SPEED, AND LIKE SITTING IN A NICE CHAIR WATCHING THE WORLD GO BY (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2010
I'm new to biking but decided on the Burgman simply because of its practicability. Having passed my test on a geared bike everybody kept telling me how disappointed I would be with an automatic bike like the Burgman. How wrong could they be - this bike is a dream. Comfortable, fast when you need it to be and economical. The real bonus is when I see all the geared bikes go past with their riders wearing backpacks - with the Burgmans boot I can get my office bag, laptop and shopping tucked... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2010
I bought a 2004 Suzuki Burgman 400 with slightly less than 3800 miles on it, I bought it for my wife because she gets nervous riding on the back of my Harley or any other bike for that matter.
I can attest to getting at least 70 mpg and this scooter/bike will do 90 mph with my 210 lbs on it, she purrs like a kitten and does NOT require high octane fuel like my Harley Sportster does.
This is my 24th. bike and my 40th. year of riding, I am still getting used to not shifting which just makes... (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2010
Bought a used Burgman 03 AN400 with 8000 miles. My Partner has a 250 Honda Helix and I have watched the ease with which she makes trips. I was riding an 82 Honda 200 Twin Star and was beat after 300 miles. I am not a long time biker so it was not a come down for me to buy a scooter. The 400 is great. I have ridden it about 1000 miles and really prefer it to the old Honda Twin Star. I am getting about 65 mpg (US) and I am doing a little tuning, one at a time, to try and get it a little... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2010
I must be the luckiest owner by far looking at the reviews here. I bought a brand new k9 400 model in October 2009. It has been serviced and maintained by the dealer I bought it off. Everything from tyre changes to full services. I have just rejected the bike under the sale of goods act. I have had 3 new clutches under warranty and the forth was about to fail at a little over 8000 miles. It has had replacement k9 clutches fitted as well as k8/ k7 with additional bushes. All to no... (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2010
The storage on this machine is amazing, enough for the shopping under the seat.
We have been on weekend and week long trips two up over the Welsh hills with ease.
Handling is superb, I find I take corners faster and with more lean now than I did with my 900cc sports tourer.
Fuel use has averaged at 72mpg over the last 8000 miles. See Fuelly.com for details.
Tank range 200-210 miles is more than my last 'tourer' bike.
It has taken me over 30 years to find such a useful all round machine.
Written on: 02/06/2010
my burgman has been a good friend to me,no trouble since a faulty plug cap was diagnosed.the handling and ride is exellent 70mph it wiil keep it up all day.i like it so much i'm going in for a 650 it's got to be even better than the 400.i am 72y/o and i have had dozens of bikes, brits & japs but i had to find something a bit kinder to my old bones and i found it in the burgman.my brother liked mine enough to buy one for himself,he's ok with it too.i like motorcycleing,have been riding for... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2010
I have two 2008 burgman 400's and both have a squeal- squal sound at a standing start. the black one was taken in for this at 750 miles and they corrected it. The burgundy one has to be taken in for the same thing. I am sorry to hear that it will return down the road. They ride well. Get 56 mpg all the time. They don't like the dirty air behind big rigs. You get blown about some what. I test rode the 650 and loved it except for the high pitched whine coming from the shaft drive. Should have... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2010
This is my 39th bike and having owned it for a whole two weeks and put 1,000 miles on it I have formed some views which I hope may be helpfull to others. Comfort and practicallity are oustanding, economy excellent now averaging 75 imp. Mpg. Handling, way better than expected, flickable yet stable at "real world speeds". It will cruise at an indicated 80 mph with up to an indicated 100 mph available. Brakes with ABS very good indeed with enough feel to "Howl" the front tyre or bring in the... (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2010
I've had 2 in the past and am trading in my Triumph Tiger for one in the autumn. The Suzuki Burgman 400 is quite simply the most practical, comfy, reliable, and fun on 2 wheels.(I've had 24 motorbikes in the past). Despite it's single cylinder engine and paltry 34(?) hp, it'll cruise happily at 70mph all day. Great for commuting, touring (I read about a chap who rode his to Russia and back) and unbeatable when it's cold and wet. Only 2 drawbacks, most "bikers" won't give you a wave or a nod... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2010
I have owned mine from new and i am really pleased it does 70 ish to a uk gallon and will criuse all day at 70mph no problem I also have a Honda vfr800 vtec while the Honda is quick the burgman is fun and so comfortable I have ridden 500 miles in a day easily and as everybody else says loads of storage space and nothing like the scooters of old more like a custom bike to ride my only regret is not getting one sooner. (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2010
I have 5000miles on my one year old Burgman 400, the plus points are comfort and fuel economy, however i have a squeal from the drive belt, more so when cold when accelerating from stand still, i mentioned it at the 500mile service but it returned after short time, has anyone else had the same?
Also I think two buttons for trip etc are in awkward place having to reach across,and then awkward to use.
Id be interested to hear anyone else's comments. (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2009
This is my first scooter after riding mostly BMW motorcycles for over 25 years. It is more comfortable than some of them and is a fun and practical machine, capable of serious long distance riding. I have ridden it almost 19,000 trouble free miles in less than 2 years.
I like the weather protection, fuel economy, and storage capacity. The standard features are the kind that I would expect on much larger touring bikes. (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2009
No,it does not handle and corner like a motorcycle, but taken as a vehicle in it's own right, it is the best thing on two wheels that I have owned, practical, easy to ride, economical, comfortable and a sheer joy to ride in all kinds of British weather. It is almost unaffected by headwind or crosswind and the weather protection is great.
I have over 50 years riding experience, I have other motorcycles, including classic racers, which I still ride, both here and abroad, But I have to give... (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2009
Hi, so so please with my Burgman 400. I have only covered 900 miles so it's still brand new. With regards to MPG, at first when I was running in I got 75MPG. I was thrilled, but now I am opening her up a bit, it has dropped to 57 MPG. Still OK but not great. I had a Vespa GT200 for 5 years before and this is like a Rolls Royce. I am 6'3" and at first I felt too tall for the bike and I was goung to remove the backrest, but now I am used to the seating position. I use everyday in London... (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2009
Have just switched from honda cbf 500,I find that the burgman 400 seems to have a lot of vibration, at low speeds,it is one owner from new,3640 on clock last service may 2008. I rod this bike home total 85mls and pleased with comfort and acceleration,it is a nice looking scooter,and i am having it serviced this week,i will give furthur reviews after i have put a few more miles on the clock.I wasnt told about vibration,on asking mechanic he said they all do it (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2009 by tonipaw (1 review written)
After researching scooters for commuting for about six months, we settled on a used Suzuki Burgman 400. It has more than enough power for any around-the-town tasks and even freeway riding. The under seat storage is large enough to hold my computer case, tools, rain gear, reflective vest, etc. for my commute (17 miles each way). It gets ridden rain or shine and in temperatures over 115 degrees in the Phoenix summer.
Shortly after buying the Burgman, my wife bought a motorcycle, so we started... (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2009 by lobal (1 review written)
Hi, I am a new owner of a 2009 Burgy 400. I read some comments and the amazing mileages obtained. But I see so much confusion ,so, take note(s)... This will be as close (rounded off) to precise as you can use. One US Gallon = 3.78 litres One Imperial Gallon = 4.54 litres Therefore 6 US Gallons equals 5 Imperial gallons. Presume you do 60M/G on a USgallon, you would be getting
1/6 more miles on 1 Imperial (UK;CAN)gallon or...70 M/G because you had more gas!that's all! In short,to change from... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2009
i have have my Suzuki Burgman 400 for about a year now i cannot fault it in anyway
starts on the button i have always had motor bikes so this is the first scooter wish i had bought one earlier. all in all i would not peplace the burgman other than maby a newer model (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2009
Hi...I have done 46.000 miles on my Suzuki Burgman 400 and no problems yet. thats right 46.000 miles (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2009
Bought my 2003 Suzuki Burgman as a write off so got it for £2300, it had been dropped so only had panel damage, cost me £240 for all the panels and they come ready painted!, it was a long job due to all the fasteners you have to remove but straight forward, been riding it now for work every day have put over 14000 miles on it and still love it, went up snake pass one sunny sunday and had a smile on my face from start to finish, only ridden it hard one night when i was late for a appointment... (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2009
I've had a Suzuki Burgman for about 5.5 years and put 40k miles on it use it for daily commuting in all weathers and I mean ALL weathers. Originally had Conti Black Hoop on it, changed for Michelin Gold Standard - much better.
Its been fairly reliable, serviced every 6 months. I'm 5'11" and its comfy to sit on, good storage. I can get a laptop bag under the seat. I get great gas mileage 70mpg (UK Gallons) pretty much regardless of how I ride it. Stable, sure footed in the wet, stops on a... (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2009 by Kenworth (1 review written)
Bought my AN400 Burgman last spring and rode it from the rocky mountains to Massachusetts last summer. Averaged about seventy MPG. Most comfortable machine I ever owned. Came back in three and one half days. No aches-no pains
(Iam 80 years old) and I will probably ride out to California this summer.
Great machine. I reccomend it to anyone interested. (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2009
It's great to ride!! The Suzuki Burgman 400 seems to suffer from a flat battery after just two weeks, the bikes only 8 months old. (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2009 by bancroft (2 reviews written)
I've owned quite a few bikes, including Hondas, Moto Guzzis and my favourite, a Vstrom, plus a couple of scooters. The Vstrom was great but somewhat top heavy and had an uncomfortable seat
I noticed the 2008 Suzuki Burgman 400 in a showroom (black) and it looked stunning for a scooter and much better looking than the Honda Silverwing, Peugeot Satalis or Yamaha T-max etc.
For those worried about "image" and so-called lack of respect from bikers I would say that's their problem. The Burgman... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2009 by Caroline Marriott (1 review written)
We have both the 650 and 450 burgman's, which we pleased with, through the winter months we have had to put the 450's battery on charge roughly every 10 days, we have thought about taking the fuse out which operates the flashing 'Red key' on the dashboard, not yet found the fuse box yet!!! (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2009 by Gotham1608 (1 review written)
Having owned a 2007 Burgman 400 for 2 years and done nearly 20,000 miles with it, I was considering upgrading to a T-Max, Burgman 650 or Silver Wing. After much deliberation, I asked myself the question, why?
It is so reliable, handles well, more storage space than in Mary Poppins's carpet bag, by no means fuel hungry, comfortable and also pretty agile for such a big machine. In short, I think I have been spoilt.
Admittedly, the rear end sticks out of parking spaces as it is one of the... (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2009 by be1fra (3 reviews written)
I have now used my Suzuki Burgman 400 400 for 3 months and here's my opinion of it. I use it mainly for pleasure. I am extremely satisfied with the machine. It never misses a beat, starts first time in all weathers, and attracts a lot of attention wherever I park it. I get 70 mpg overall and never goes below 60mpg when ridden fast. I check oil and water regularly but has yet to top it up. RPM is 6100 at 70mph. I agree that bikers dont give it the respect it deserves but , hey, when I am... (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2009
The Suzuki Burgman 400 is an economical, good ride and easy to handle but my tires were too small and wore out quickly, especially the rear tire. (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2009 by minivan850 (1 review written)
I have owned my 400 Burgman for 9 years, many trips to france.
Have found it very reliable and economical 70 plus. I ride very hard and enjoy the road holding with good storage with top box, I own many bikes including bmw and have found more fun on the Burgy, I find many motorcyclist tend to treat scooterist with very little respect, until you show them your rear end. Good allround machine good touring easy to maintain, exhaust much to heavey, stick with bridgestone tyres and change in... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2009
The Suzuki Burgman 400 is a good starter , nice ride feel , comfortable seating , plenty of guts for the 400cc , like the grunty sound from the exhaust , handle bar position gives clear viewing of the dash which looks cool when glows , good storage overall pleased.. Able to do the job it was built for easily. Only bad points are some internal rattle inside front panels, cables?, a little heavy , not enough to put me off (read more)
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