View Full Version : Hey! Look what may be comin soon the Suzuki Burgman 650
09-08-2002, 06:36 PM
Do you dig this? Electronically controlled gear change buttons on the handlebar? Wow! A super kick-ass scooter with the ability to drop down a gear and take off for the moon!
As I say, we are just at the tip of the iceberg.
Suzuki's new AN650 Burgman (left) sets new standards for comfort, convenience and performance amongst the new class of superscooters. The powerful 638cc liquid-cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke engine is easily controlled by SECVT (Suzuki Electronically-controlled Variable Transmission) via handlebar mounted gear change buttons.
09-08-2002, 08:50 PM
Interesting.....here's the price
THE SUZUKI BURGMAN 650 IS AVAILABLE FROM YOUR LOCAL OFFICIAL SUZUKI DEALER FOR £6099 (in the UK)
which equals $9506 USD.
Hope the US market gets scooter oriented because who's ever heard of paying almost $10,000 for a scooter?
09-08-2002, 08:55 PM
Just wait until Harley Davidson comes out with theirs the V-Scoot. Then you will be looking a $20,000.00 tag and a two year waiting list. LOL
09-08-2002, 09:55 PM
Heck, I hear that in Seattle the dealers won't sell you a Silverwing under $8000 so in that case I'd rather have the Suzuki even at the price.
We have to realize that as these super scooters come out, they may well rival the Goldwings and Harleys for long range touring. Since you can't jump on a Goldwing for much under $18,000, $9500 doesn't sound too bad.
Can you imagine pulling up to a stoplight next to a Harley and watch him suck in your exhaust gases as you blast off.
How can he tell his friends that he got blown off by a scooter???
09-08-2002, 11:51 PM
too big, too heavy, too expensive, TOO MUCH........
09-09-2002, 07:35 AM
English prices include VAT of 17 or 18%, which would bring the US price down to about $8,000. To be competitive I think it needs to be the same price as the Silverwing, but offer the features as mentioned.
There is no official word that this will be imported to the US. Do you know something more about it?
09-09-2002, 07:43 AM
No official word that is is coming but it the Atlantic and Silverwing catch on here, Suzuki won't be far behind.
I donbt that is is much bigger or heavier than the Silverwing.
09-09-2002, 02:17 PM
In Italy and in the Euros area the Burgman 650 costs 5-7% more than the Silver Wing.
Here's the price of the the principal maxi-scooter in Italy:
APRILIA Atlantic 500 € 6.600
HONDA Silver Wing 600 € 8.600
PIAGGIO X9 500 4V i.e. € 6.800
SUZUKI AN650 Burgman € 9.150
YAMAHA TMax 500 € 8.700
09-09-2002, 04:07 PM
OK now how do we get them to sell this Burgman here in the US?
09-09-2002, 09:34 PM
Could you imagine the confusion of a guy on a Harley trying to make fun of your HD scooter - now that would be good.
09-10-2002, 12:27 AM
Maybe Harley would bring back the Topper, the Motorscooter they made back in the early 50's.
Just so long as they don't let Buell design it.
09-10-2002, 02:51 PM
Here is a japanese site with a english report.
09-10-2002, 04:01 PM
Since this only came out in 2002, I believe there is a good chance we could see it here.
09-11-2002, 12:33 AM
Does anyone know where the name Bergman comes from. Was that a Scooter company the Suzuki bought or a designer? It seems strange that Suzuki would have a whole line of Scooters called Bergman's. Also if they bring in the 650 maybe they will bring in the 400 and the 250 also. The 250 looks really sharp and I have heard several people state they want a mid size for it's cut and dart in town.Also while we are wishing for the "Bergers" as the UK mags call them, and the T-max which I have heard good things about lets hope for the Malaguti Madison 250 I heard they were also coming out with larger Madison 400 or 500 CC. The already bring in the smaller Malaguti's I have seen them and was very impressed. After a drought we can have a flood and tell everyone to come on in the waters fine!
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