2005 Suzuki Burgman 650 Reviews

2005 Suzuki Burgman 650 from United States of America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired246 miles
Most recent distance6550 miles

Summary:

Wish I had discovered this scooter earlier

Faults:

I have absolutely no problems with the scooter.

General Comments:

If your ego will allow, you will fall in love with the power, handling and comfort of this scooter.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2008

24th Mar 2012, 18:45

I just rode my Burgman for the first time. It readily revealed a good 'snap' to it. I need to learn the twisting of the throttle.

This Burgman 650 has a different balance to it.

Yes, this Burgman is indeed a 'sofa on two wheels'.

Anyone have ideas to investigatively learn to ride the 650?

Thanks.

2005 Suzuki Burgman 650 from United States of America

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired121 miles
Most recent distance2960 miles

Summary:

This is a great Maxi

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

The front brake is almost too good.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2007

2005 Suzuki Burgman 650 from United States of America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired1000 miles
Most recent distance2500 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki Concours

Summary:

I never thought I'd own much less love this bike!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

18 motorcycles ago I vowed to never own a scooter.

I've always had a cruiser, sport-tour, tour or sport bike. This bike incorporates all of the above.

I own a Honda Reflex 250 also, so I have no problem explaining the virtues and making excuses to my friends for owning a scooter. But I can't view this bike as a scooter. It is way too motorcycle like from its handling to its acceleration. And the all day comfort is a big plus.

It was a long caffeine influenced winter in front of the computer that got me interested in a Maxi-scooter, and the Burgman in particular. After my purchase, I thought I might have made a mistake having never ridden one before. I can honestly say I have no reservations, now that I've lived with this two wheeled oddity for a while.

Total city comfort and relaxation, with the ability to rip it up in the twisties if desired, or embarrass a cruiser at a stop light.

Touring is not a problem either. Between the 55 liter under seat weatherproof storage, three glove boxes, and the 45 liter optional top box I installed, I have more stow room than any previous bikes owned.

Most people that have read about the bike want to know about the five speed manual/automatic plus overdrive = 6 speed transmission. New for 05. Although not as entertaining as when new, it operates flawlessly and the OD returns me as much as 60 mpg if ridden sanely, 45 mpg if not.

This scooter bike takes bumpy roads good. Great handling when you get used to it. Acceleration is more than adequate. Wind protection requires an after market windshield, then it's great. MPG is better than anything I've owned except the 250cc Reflex, which betters it by 10mpg.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2006

24th Aug 2007, 12:32

I am 62 years old, overweight, and not too limber. I just completed a 450+ mile day on my Burgman, and I enjoyed every minute of the trip.

I have owned over 15 bikes over the years and I never thought I would "stoop" to owning a scooter. Glad I did.

I only have one problem with the Burgman. Being an "old" biker, I have a chip on my shoulder that forces me to take the Burgman and embarrass a biker every once in a while.

13th Oct 2009, 05:02

I am 68 years old, weigh 225, and have ridden and owned a variety of bikes, the last being the Goldwing.

However, I have enjoyed the 650 Burgman more than all the bikes I have owned. It is comfortable and a joy to ride.

I bought a GIVI windshield and it gives adequate protection. I put on a backrest, saddle bags and a trunk behind the riders seat as my wife does not ride, so I have more than enough storage.

I usually ride between 70 and 75 on the interstates, and get 55 miles per gal.

I really like the automatic and shift features. I thought I would need the shifting in the mountains, but there is enough power that I really do not need it unless I am just puttering along.

All in all, I love the bike, and it will most likely be my last if it holds out another 20 years.

14th Jan 2010, 21:08

I own a 2007 650 Burgman and may never go back to a motorcycle. I do most of my grocery shopping with my Burgman, and just the other day had the storage packed, a large bag tied on the back, and a large grocery bag hooked on each handle bar. I am not kidding, I had enough groceries to pack an average car trunk. Burgman forever. shubearelymas@yahoo.com

Average review marks: 9.5 / 10, based on 3 reviews