2007 Suzuki Burgman 650 Reviews

2007 Suzuki Burgman 650 from United States of America

Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired600 miles
Most recent distance38650 miles
Previous motorcycleAprilia Tuono 1000R

Faults:

Still trouble free. 60 MPG with windshield leaned back with 2 spacers; good for 5 mpg extra.

Lowered front forks 1/2 inch and put ikon shocks on the rear, and the handling is superb with the center stand bumper removed.

Running air pressure at 37 front and 40 rear, and it handles great.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2010

23rd Apr 2010, 11:06

My 07 gets about 40 in town, maybe 50 on long highway drives. I do not doubt the writer's 60mpg, but I think the average driver will more likely see around 45 average.

Regards,

Randy.

30th Apr 2010, 19:10

I agree with Randy. With more than 15000 miles on my 2007 Burgman 650, I find mileage to generally run in the 45-50 mpg range. Granted, I run a bigger-than-stock after-market windscreen and I'm not a light person (6'3"/250#).

2007 Suzuki Burgman 650 from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired38 miles
Most recent distance9400 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha XV750 Virago

Summary:

If you're considering one... buy one!

Faults:

Nothing, other than the ECU recall.

General Comments:

3rd season with my '07 Burgman. Absolutely no regrets. I use it for my daily commute (45 miles) during the non-snow season.

Make no mistake; the Suzuki AN650 Burgman is a motorcycle with a step-thru frame and CVT drive. It has a VERY different feel from my wife's Burgman 400. The bike has done everything I've wanted from it. It will do two-up, comfortably, all day long at freeway speeds. Handling I would call very good with one ding for the long wheelbase. Tight turning at low speed makes for a larger radius than most bikes.

The space under the seat is CAVERNOUS! I put a 40# sack of birdseed under the seat not too long ago with room to spare. I could have also squeezed in a 20-pounder, too.

To carry even more stuff, I added the GIVI Maxia-52 with little, if any, change in handling. Replacing the stock buttpad with a headrest out of a junked '97 Isuzu Rodeo provides welcome lower back support that doesn't exist with the stock pad, plus long-legged drivers will see close to 2" of extra knee clearance from the dash.

Riding in the rain for the first time was pleasantly surprising. Helmet, shoulders, & gloves got the usual soaking, but for all of the tupperware on board, most of the rest of me did not. The Clearview XXL windscreen I installed helps reduce rain exposure. It's particularly sweet to emerge from a rain squall on the Burgman with dry boots.

POWER Mode: Activating the POWER mode on the left button module instantly changes the injection timing/fuel delivery and shift points to make for some pretty spirited acceleration. How many other bikes can do this? Most fun from a stop sign or traffic light after someone just finished eyeballing my Burgman. Sure, it's no Hayabusa (some call it The Half-a-Busa), but overall, this is a really great ride.

Most routine maintenance can be done by a weekend mechanic with basic tools. The Suzuki shop manual is $$$ well spent. Mine has been back to the dealer only for the ECU recall.

In one word: Recommend!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd September, 2009

2007 Suzuki Burgman 650 from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired300 miles
Most recent distance3700 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha FZS600 Fazer

Summary:

A very practical fun to ride bike

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I bought this bike for my wife last year, she's a new rider and wanted a vehicle she wouldn't have to shift.

The Burgman is fuel injected, so it starts on the first try every time with no fooling with a choke/warm-up.

It handles very well, as it has a long wheelbase and gives plenty of confidence out on the highway. The suspension travel is fairly short on both ends, so harsh bumps send up a lot of feedback, but otherwise the ride is very good. It corners very well and has a lot of lean clearance.

The storage under the seat is nothing short of amazing; you can place two full-face helmets in there and still have some room. Carrying a brief case or computer case is a cinch. This is a great commuter bike and I've taken it on long cruises too.

We get an average of 52 mpg on regular fuel. It's got a ton of nice features, fuel gauge, tachometer, coolant temp, ambient air temp, clock, and digital speedo.

Our only issue with the bike is that it's a bit tall for my gal; she's about 5'5" so she has a bit of trouble in real slow speed situations. If she weren't such a new rider, this wouldn't be an issue.

Buy this bike with confidence. Do have a trustworthy mechanic though as it is not set up for "shade-tree" mechanics. Because the engine and all other parts are encased in the fairing/body work, getting to anything is not a simple thing. To the bike's credit I have had nothing go wrong. Service at my mechanic is about $100 including a good check up and oil change.

It's great looking, and people like to check it out and ask questions. Please don't call it a scooter, it's got plenty of motor and will really get up and go, even 2-up. When I think of scooter I think of those little 80 cc jobs, this is a full-grown motorcycle.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd June, 2008

12th Oct 2008, 07:27

I agree with the comment. I got my first bike at age 65 (a Piaggio X9 - 500 cc), and stepped up to my Burgman 650 within a few months. I enjoy the bike and ride. I feel safe on it and ride according to my experience and health.

28th Oct 2008, 20:44

I'm also in agreement with this review, I have had mine now for 14 months and loving every moment of it. I have over 11k with no problems to report, and yes stay with a good mechanic, and a good one, who know the Burgmans.

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews