12th Apr 2008, 15:31
I purchased my Burgman AN400 1 year ago almost to the day. I commute each day 60 miles. My Burgman now has 10,000 miles.
I absolutely love this bike. It gets up great on our freeways and can beat 95% of cars off the block. This bike is extremely practical and fun to ride.
My Speedometer did go out, but was promptly fixed by the dealership being that it was still under warranty.
I weigh around 230lbs, and this bike has taken me up to 95 mph.
I love pulling up to the pump and filling my bike on 3 gallons after having ridden 175 miles.
Beautifully engineered and very comfortable to ride. You can very easily carry a passenger any time you need.
So to the last comment; I have now ridden 10,000 miles and am actually hoping to get 50 to 70,000 miles. Wish me luck.
16th May 2008, 10:47
I just bought a 2006 400 Burgman and only have rode it for 60 miles, and I'm already getting 60 miles to the gallon. I plan on using it for going to work; i have a 52 mile round trip and this sure beats 18 miles to the gallon.
9th Jul 2009, 07:31
Just got an k8, 1300 miles, still only getting avg 52 mpg after the oil change of 600 mile service... Love the bike though, any worries... or will the mpg go up after time?
28th Sep 2009, 00:32
2008 Burgman 400.
I've been riding 40 years. I ride around town shopping, and commute 22 miles through the coastal fog to work and back. My commute is often cold and wet.
I've had bigger, heavier bikes. Most were comfortable, but got terrible mileage. Now that my shoulders are bad, I need to stick with the lighter weight machines. I need protection from the cold.
The Burgman offers the rider storage, protection from the wind and fog. It is light weight and offers good economy. This bike could be a light touring bike if the suspension were a little better.
My Burg 400 has 800 miles on it, and gets 58 in town and 68 MPG on the freeway.
The speedometer is about 10% conservative. 70 indicated is approximately 65 mph. 65 mph indicated is approximately 60 mph by the GPS. The gas economy meter is pretty conservative as well. It reports 55 mpg commuting. At fill up, I calculate 58 mpg.
The Burgman 400 steering is a compromise between agility around town and tracking steadily enough for long freeway driving. On the freeway, I find that we cruise comfortable 2 up without problem. Due to the light weight, you can get blown around a bit. Not surprising considering the light weight. My wife reports that the Burg suspension is a little stiff as compared to the larger bikes we've ridden. We have ridden the Burgman 650 in the past. It was better at the freeway, but never got the mileage that the 400 does.
Having read many articles on the burgmanUSA forum, most riders opt for the GIVI or CLearview windshields. Most will add a top box to the bike. Suzuki sells "Side Visors". These plastic wind wings keep the wind off the rider's feet. I noticed that most insurance companies are offering discounts if you put a cycle alarm on the bike. The Gorilla 7017 alarm is a popular choice. Others add GPS and Coffee cup holders to their Burgmans.
The Burgman is not particularly sporting. If you still enjoy the roar of a charging engine, then consider the VSTROM 650. If you are looking for comfort, economy and practicality, you should look closely at the Burgman 400.
17th Nov 2012, 06:56
I have owned 9 bikes. Shadow 750s, Aspencade, 2 Reflex, 1 Helix, and a 2004 Aprilia Atlantic 500 (a big pain to change the oil or get parts). I traded the Aprilia in on a 2008 Burgman 400, which is the best bike I have ever owned. The tall Givi windscreens are a wind hazard. The Burger has a stock, and I will not change it. I did put a top box on it and not a high dollar Givi. Bought it at JC Whitney. It looks like a Givi, but less money and easy to mount. 47.00 with shipping, and holds 2 helmets, a rain suit and much more.
My Burger is a 2008 with 4,500 miles. It's smooth, and I am 6 ft 4 in, 200 lbs, and it has plenty of leg room. Fuel mileage is excellent; 65 plus MPG, and if you like high speeds, it will do 100 mph plus. My Silver Wing was a 600; very nice, but top heavy. So my Burger is a keeper. I will add a driver's back rest this spring. Try one, you will own one.