My AN650L3 is barely a month old; I love it. Biggest bike I've had and the best scooter around. I use it for a 90km commute to and from Bunbury, WA each day of the week, spinning around 4-4,500rpm ... read more »
Tiny Tim posted on Apr 03, 2014
+ Very clean straight forward lines - so easy to ride.
I highly recommend the Laminar Lip for superb wind protection , the backrest [ I rode without it a while back- was very unpleasant ], and a simple plastic 'cruise' controller for $10.00.
Gazza posted on Sep 08, 2014
I now have the 650 cc. I have had it for a year or so. Its just such a sophisticated beast to ride. It looks totally harmless , but will take off and then cruise like a rocket . I hate winter though!
Gazza posted on Aug 05, 2015
+ Comfortable, reliable, easy to ride, economical, good looking: ticks all the boxes
- Sidestand cut-out switch, a little heavy at low speed or stopped, time consuming to home service
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+ Seating, storage, trip meters, electric mirrors and windshield.
- Left hand mirror is badly positioned.
19 litres per 100? What is it a mack truck???
johno posted on Mar 22, 2014
Sorry Johno. I wrote it wrong. I meant 19 k's to a litre. I have since worked it out manually and it has been 22 k's per litre on average. That was averaged on a 3000+k ride around Tasmania.
Rix.56 posted on May 25, 2014
+ Improved front storage area. New placement of 12 charging socket. Possibly more durable petrol flap.
- The shrunken under seat storage. The mirrors. The parking brake placement. Colour choice. Screen size.
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- That stupid plastic cover over the electrics under the left glovebox always comes off.
+ performance, reliability, low centre of gravity, excellent low speed charactorists, high speed stability. quiet, even without ear plugs
- seat not as comfy as it looks. Ride is a bit harsh.
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- std screen to short and im 5 foot 6"
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Depends where you want your screen to be. If you want to look through it - After the screen gets all scratched up, you won't be able to see when it rains or at night.
snookies posted on Dec 07, 2012
+ Storage, weather protection, ease of use
- has a large body so isn't the best for lane splitting but I do it anyway by pulling the mirrors in
+ Just about everything! Comfort, style, braking, handling, acceleration, controls, mirrors that give perfect rear view! and that wonderful CVT auto/manual transmission. The under seat storage area can even fit a drinks cooler to keep 'roadies' cool. Offer a Harley rider one if you see his tongue drooling!
- Inaccessible valves for tyre inflation because of relatively small wheels. Could do with 90 degree valve extenders. Slight cough back on over-run when decelerating.
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Bext time you change tyres get them to fit 90 degree fittings.
burgman colin posted on Dec 01, 2012
+ Too much to mention. But... reliable, powerful. Great dash and compartment. A gentle cruise at 100 kms. Overtakes a dream. Versatile in city, and country. Intelligent beyond belief. Very secure braking. Great cornering. Perfect for pillions. Centre of gravity.
- Expensive as far as scooters... but what you get for it....well!!!
Wait for the 30,000 mile transmission failure which will cost more to fix than the scoot is worth. Love will turn to hate, stay close to home !
Ron13 posted on Jun 27, 2012
It is scary to think that it is not a serviceable item but I've done 75,000miles (120,000km) & touch wood, the transmission works like the day I bought it.
Robin93 posted on Jan 01, 2014
Just bought my AN650 Burgman 3 weeks ago. How can I express it in just written words. It is wonderful, fabulous, sensational, now I have run out of words to describe it. I am 65 years old. I have ridden every size and model of motorcycle. Stating with a BSA Bantam 125 in 1958 and a long list of bikes that ended with a BMW K1100LTD which I traded in for the Burgman. I have ridden Harly's, Triumph's Norton's, Honda's, Bultaco's, Yamaha's and many other makes in between. But I have never ridden a two wheeled machine that gives me the pleasure and excitement that the Burgman 650 has delivered over the last 3 weeks.
I have fitted it with a Marine Radio, with a wired remote that sits on top of the left hand Brake Fluid cylinder on the left handlebar. I have my helmet wired to two computer speakers that are fitted into the polystyrene liner of the helmet. The storage capicity of the underseat boot is truly amazing. I am looking forward to riding it soon from Brisbane to Melbourne and back. I know that the combination of comfort and economy. Plus the outstanding performance will make this 3400klm (two ways) a pleasurable ride to beat all the other long distance rides I have done in the last 50 years.
- It is hard to keep clean, and the Windscreen is too short.
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Boof asked on Oct 19, 2015
I have no idea about your problem - which I am really sorry to hear about. I sometimes look at reviews and blogs and always read of positive stuff. I can only suggest changing it over.
Most times I read of 50,000 is plus from individuals .
Let me know how you get on!
Gazza replied on Oct 19, 2015
Also, I think you should go to a Suzuki workshop , where a mechanic HAS lots of experience. There are lots of Burgmans out there of all different sizes - surely you can find a mechanic to help you ? I am mechanically minded , but I wouldn't go messing with mine. Find an expert; and good luck.
Gazza replied on Oct 19, 2015
G'day Boof. First of all...who told you it's not final drive and how do they know? Does it make the same whine if you put it on the centre stand and rev the engine?(Be very careful if you try this!) Has the oil been changed at the service intervals, and was it serviced by someone who knows Burgy 650's? They have three separate lots of oil that must be drained and replaced; if it is not replaced in all the compartments, you can be in for expensive trouble. I would second Gazza's advice: you MUST find a Suzuki dealer who has experience in servicing Burgmans...they are not like your average el cheapo scooter at all. Best of luck!
grell63 replied on Oct 19, 2015
peter smith asked on May 23, 2015
I have no idea what the problem might be. How many kilometres has it done? I haven't heard of this problem of snapped drive , but I'd be phoning a mechanic ( Suzuki) to enquire.
I would also be wishing that it just might be electrical ,( computer) and not mechanical as such.
It reminds me of the feeling I get when I have had accidentally hit the kill button ,and the bike won't start.
One way or the other ,it will have to be fixed. Let me know how you get on. I've only done 4,000 ks on mine. It feels a lot more ( in a good way ).
Gazza replied on May 24, 2015
hi Gazza, the bike has done around 60,000kms and never missed a beat I will pursue as you say a Suzuki mechanic who has worked on Bergman's , thanks for your thoughts will let you know how I get on as I have another week on nightshift and work away from home so getting back to my baby will have to wait.
peter smith replied on May 24, 2015
musicman asked on Dec 29, 2013
I've got the 650 which is a completely different in terms of balance but I've ridden a 400 and I've done 65000km on a yamaha majesty. I've found them both surprisingly stable in wind. The difficulty is that there's no tank to grip with your knees but if you sit feet forward, you can 'hold' the bike by pressing against the backrest. The 'instability' comes from the wind hitting you. When your shoulders move they move the handlebars - which gets worse when you're tense & a bit nervous in the wind. Lean forward. Relax your elbows and wrists allowing your body to move independently of the handlebars. A bigger windscreen will help to keep the wind off your shoulders & therefore seem to help but in fact it will make the bike a bigger target in the wind.
Robin93 replied on Jan 01, 2014
Thank you for your information, will be doing as you suggest, get back too you on that and see how I go... thanks again.....musicman
musicman replied on Jan 02, 2014
I have done what you suggested Robin93 and have found you were absolutely correct about the seating position and relaxed arms and hands works for me every time. Thanks to you I now feel more confident with the handling and enjoying the experience of riding my Burgman 400...musicman
musicman replied on Jan 05, 2014