2007 Suzuki Burgman 400 from United States of America
The 2007 Burgman 400 is the most refined commuting vehicle made
The only thing to go wrong so far with the Burgman 400 was a screw in the rear tire -- and I can't blame that on the bike.
I bought the 2007 Suzuki Burgman 400 as a commuting vehicle. My round trip to work is 60 miles per day and I didn't think the Kymco Bet & Win 250 was up to it. Actually, I didn't think I was up to it on the Kymco. It handles like a sport bike disguised as a scooter, and the Seattle freeways would beat me to death on it. So I looked for a scooter with a longer wheelbase and a little bigger engine, since I ride every day except when it snows.
The Burgman 400 has proved to be exceptional. I am constantly amazed at how much storage space is under the seat. It might actually have more than any other scooter, with 62 liters.
I had a top box on my last scooter, and planned to put one on this one too, but after living with the storage built into the scooter, which is all usable, I don't know what I'd put into a top box. It'll fit two full-face helmets plus gear, or a full-face helmet, riding jacket and pants with their bulky armour, gloves, jacket liner and more. That's a lot of space.
The suspension is adjustable, and I've set it at the lowest (softest) setting, which still provides great handling, but smoothes out the jolts in the Seattle freeways.
The acceleration is great. Some would feel it only sufficient, but I'm not looking to pop wheelies on the freeway. You can crack the throttle open at 60 mph and feel it surge forward. The bike clearly wants to go faster.
And all this happens with exceptional gas mileage. I'm getting gas mileage in the high 60's in rush hour, stop and go, traffic with one time when I hit around 75 mpg. As much as I liked my Kymco Bet & Win 250 (which never got this high of gas mileage), I've never looked back on the purchase.
If I had one drawback to mention on the bike, it would be its susceptibility to wind gusts. I'm getting wind gusts coming alternately from around the corners of the windshield. They aren't bad though, and I'm wondering how bad they'll get when the winter weather arrives. It may be that they will be no worse, in which case, they are easily livable.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th June, 2007