The Burgman 400 is a great ride for around town and on the highway.
The turning radius is a bit larger than I would like; however it is a "luxury" scooter.
The standard windscreen is actually a bit low, which allows for increased wind noise, but it is a scooter, not a car.
I have been averaging 64 miles per gallon, which is one of the reasons I bought the Burgman as a commuter vehicle. I have gotten 69.2 miles per gallon on one tank, while riding on the highway with limited traffic and no headwind.
The 400cc engine provides more than adequate acceleration capabilities after getting to 10 mph, and has no problems keeping up with traffic.
The under seat storage is great. I have room for two full face helmets under the seat, but only store one during stops. This provides great storage for other items, including raingear at all times.
Storage is also provided in the small “wing” compartments and the “glove box”. These areas are limited in size, but are functional if you pay attention to what you want to store.
I have added hand guards and a passenger’s backrest to the scoot, both of which are Suzuki accessories. The hand guards have protected my gloved hands from large bugs and a small rock. I personally think this addition is not only functional, but provides a great look to the scoot. The backrest looks great and allows my wife to feel more secure when she rides with me.
There are some things I would improve on the “Burgie” if I could.
First, the seat is quite firm after riding for 30 to 40 minutes. This might be because I don’t have enough natural padding in this area. I am considering finding a gel pad and adapting it to fit.
Second, the wind pushes the scooter around quite a bit. I have read that if you pull your elbows in close to your side while riding it helps. So I tried this, and it does work, even though it is a bit uncomfortable.
Third, I would increase the height of the windscreen or make it adjustable in height. I have heard that “Givi” makes an aftermarket screen that works very well and only costs around $200. I will have to check this out.
Fourth, low speed stability is a bit of a challenge. When you need to run at 10 mph or lower due to stop and go traffic, the CVT has a tendency to lurch or chug along. That is to say it engages and disengages frequently. At this speed the scoot has a tendency to move side to side. If you have to engage the brakes during one of the non-powered moments, the bike stops (right now) and the scooter wants to tip to the side. Not a great feeling when you have your feet up.
The fourth item above might lead you to feel the brakes are too sensitive. Not in my opinion. They work fantastically. I am able to stop in 14 feet or less when doing under 25 mph, and the tires do not lock up.
Overall, I am really enjoying my ride. It handles fantastically in dry weather and very well in the rain. We get quite a bit of that in Oregon.
I hope you find this review helpful and thanks for reading it.