I bought this bike for my wife last year, she's a new rider and wanted a vehicle she wouldn't have to shift.
The Burgman is fuel injected, so it starts on the first try every time with no fooling with a choke/warm-up.
It handles very well, as it has a long wheelbase and gives plenty of confidence out on the highway. The suspension travel is fairly short on both ends, so harsh bumps send up a lot of feedback, but otherwise the ride is very good. It corners very well and has a lot of lean clearance.
The storage under the seat is nothing short of amazing; you can place two full-face helmets in there and still have some room. Carrying a brief case or computer case is a cinch. This is a great commuter bike and I've taken it on long cruises too.
We get an average of 52 mpg on regular fuel. It's got a ton of nice features, fuel gauge, tachometer, coolant temp, ambient air temp, clock, and digital speedo.
Our only issue with the bike is that it's a bit tall for my gal; she's about 5'5" so she has a bit of trouble in real slow speed situations. If she weren't such a new rider, this wouldn't be an issue.
Buy this bike with confidence. Do have a trustworthy mechanic though as it is not set up for "shade-tree" mechanics. Because the engine and all other parts are encased in the fairing/body work, getting to anything is not a simple thing. To the bike's credit I have had nothing go wrong. Service at my mechanic is about $100 including a good check up and oil change.
It's great looking, and people like to check it out and ask questions. Please don't call it a scooter, it's got plenty of motor and will really get up and go, even 2-up. When I think of scooter I think of those little 80 cc jobs, this is a full-grown motorcycle.