2003 Suzuki Burgman 650 from United States of America
Don't buy Suzuki
At 42,000 miles transmission problems. Contacted Suzuki and they will not help with the cost. Defective parts in transmission with the primary pulley. Will never buy another Suzuki product. Suzuki needs to step up and be held accountable for manufacturing defective parts.
I like the bike a lot. The bike is great for local rides and long distance rides, but because of Suzuki's lack of being responsible for the product, I would never buy again!
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st March, 2009
25th Mar 2009, 22:05
42,000 miles?? Aren't you being a bit hard on Suzuki? That's actually pretty good if that is the only problem you have had with the bike! The bike is, after all, 9 years old. Most warranties have long run out before then. I think you need to rethink your review.
10th Oct 2010, 16:22
You really want Suzuki to pay for a repair after 42000 miles driven? Do you know of any company that would do that? We should be fair.
21st Feb 2011, 00:06
Try buying a Harley, and see how many miles it lasts.
I just today bought my third Burgman, and won't ever ride anything else.
I've riden Harleys, Yamahas, Hondas, you name it. This amazing scooter is the best!
15th Jul 2013, 21:17
I bought a used 2006 650 Burgman with 5000 miles on it, and now with 6800 miles, it has major transmission problems , I haven't decided if want to tear down and try to fix it, or just sell it as is! My first scooter is a big disappointment and is probably my last; it was fun while it lasted.
I am 60 years old, so it not like it was used rough, and the other previous owner had health problems, and was about the same age.
21st Feb 2015, 01:04
Take your Burgman to a good Suzuki dealer. Most likely it's a sensor or some other small problem. I had a similar problem, and it turn out to be a wire or something coming from the belt. Whatever you do, do not tear into this engine or transmission yourself, that is unless you have a Suzuki dealership. Give it a try, you might fall in love again.
Happy Scootering, Dane ph 740 703 2656
19th Sep 2017, 04:40
I have driven the Police Harley, four brand new HDs of my own, BMWs and just about everything down to a moped. The Burgman 650 doesn't take a back seat to any of them. I absolutely had no problem keeping up with the tuff guys on older HDS and even beat many of them. More comfortable, more reliable and plenty fast enough. Great machine!