2006 Suzuki Burgman 650 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2006 Suzuki Burgman 650 from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance3650 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha Majesty 400

Faults:

No problems to this point.

General Comments:

I purchased the Burgman 650 after taking a long trip on the Yamaha 400. The Majesty, while a good all-around ride, was a little lacking in "cruisability", i.e., it was a bit hesitant at highway passing speeds and hill climbing. It also was a little slow out of the hole. I wanted something that had a little more power reserve.

I bought the Burgman 650 last August, and this one does the trick. Highway cruising is effortless - I can go 75 mph all day if I want. It's not quite as nimble as the Yahama, but it more than makes up for it for it in power and ride comfort. The suspension seems a lot smoother than the Yamaha as well.

It has a fair amount of engine braking effect, which takes a little getting used to. However, this can actually be an advantage in cornering and braking.

I find the seat comfortable enough, but the windscreen leaves something to be desired. You get some turbulence right around the helmet level. Unfortunately, the only after market replacement I've seen is too big for my liking.

Overall I'm very happy with my scooter and have received many compliments on it.

AL G.

Wisconsin.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2007

17th Aug 2007, 13:09

All the top brand scooters can get new bigger windshields from Cee Bailey aviation. I got one for my BMW and it's great. I am getting one for my Suzuki 650 ($170). Hope this helps a lot of people.

18th Aug 2007, 07:06

I bought my Burgman 650 back in May. It's now August and I have 5,700 miles on it.

I've taken 2 tours. One shorter one from Pueblo, Co to Albuquerque. And I just got back from a tour from Pueblo to Yellowstone, up to Montana, down through Idaho and Utah and back to Pueblo.

The 650 is a great scooter for touring. It handles well in the mountains and you don't even notice altitudes over 11,000 feet or 7% uphill grades. The power is exceptional.

It just takes off from other bikes at a stop, even much bigger displacement bikes.

On the interstate it cruises easily at 75 mph and would easily go faster, except I don't.

I've never seen another scooter out touring. People don't know what they are missing. 60 mph, great power, comfort.

The only complaint people seem to have is about the windscreen. I suspect this is by newer riders. After awhile, you don't even notice the wind. Or perhaps it's by those who don't wear full face helmets.

I also like the visibility of the big white scooter. People seem to see it real easily.

29th Apr 2009, 14:27

I've been riding various bikes for over 40 years. From dirt bike to Gold Wings. Once I reached 50 plus I wanted something smaller, but not slow and under powered. I'm now 56 and on my second 650 Burgman (sold the first to my brother while visiting in Florida) who also was getting tired of shifting.

I often ride with other people and let them try it out. To a person they can't believe this bike. Three of them have gotten on and love them. Two up riding no problem, power no problem, great gas mileage of 45-55, depending how it's ridden.

The transmission choices are really cool, and when you do miss shifting or want to cruise on the highway, the manual with the overdrive feature will let you cruise with any other bike out there.

Storage space is great, and I've done 350-400 mile day trips, no problem.

Lastly, I've also embarrassed several stock Harley drivers at the stop light, if you know what I mean. If you can drive one you'll be impressed... unless you really like noise, shifting a lot, and no storage features without spending more on accessories. Windshield isn't an issue with a helmet with a half shield or more, and I'm tall at 6'3".

2006 Suzuki Burgman 650 from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
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 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.1 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance3500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda Gold Wing

Summary:

Cavalcade scooter

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

Seat tends to push you forward. I removed the backrest and installed a large sheepskin. This made the seat usable for me and the wife. Looking for a new seat.

Fuel economy meter is a joke. It only goes to 50mpg. I have never gotten under 55mpg.

Wife and I have taken 250 mile day trips with no problems other than the seat.

I replaced the windshield with a taller and wider one.

Love the transmission, I tell people that it is always in the right gear. We ride in West Virginia mountains most of the time.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2007

2006 Suzuki Burgman 650 from United States of America

Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired19 miles
Most recent distance300 miles

Summary:

The best luxury scooter you buy

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong - it runs and rides great.

General Comments:

This bike is like a Lexus of scooters. It rides and handles like a dream. No other bike feels like the Burgman 650.

The only thing that needs improvement is the wind screen needs to be taller for more wind protection, but thank god for aftermarket parts which fixed that problem.

If you're looking for an easy comfortable 2 wheeler with the power you need, this is the bike you want.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th September, 2006

8th Mar 2009, 01:08

Strange, no specifics on cost of operation that's given a 1 pointer.

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 6 reviews