2011 Suzuki Burgman 650 Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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2011 Suzuki Burgman 650

Jump in the cockpit of the largest in our lineup in the 2011 Suzuki 650 — Scooter Shootout .

There are few scooters on the market better fit the Maxi Scooter than the 2011 Suzuki 650 Executive. This is as big as scooters In fact, with a 638cc and 626-pound wet weight, it’s a to consider the Burgman a scooter in the sense of the word.

Then none of the machines in this share much in common a ‘traditional’ pass-through scoot, so we to roll with it or in this float with it, as that’s what it feels like to Suzuki’s big ….

When you are to propel a two-wheeler in excess of 600 be it a scooter or not, it’s no task. But with a scooter becomes even harder, as it make enough power to get up and but still be able to run a clutch-less CVT and not some massively heavy car something relatively light. To this it gets the Suzuki Continuously Variable Transmission.

This design relieves of the stress through various aids, taking strain off of the clutch. As an added bonus, it the rider the option of selecting a mode to ‘shift’ gears via a switch on the left handlebar.

The Electronic Continuously Variable allowed the rider to manually gears through a toggle

I’ll admit that I at it upon first sight, the SECV up to some gimmick employed to make the machine more ‘fancy’ and worth the 10K tag. But truth be told the mode works far superior to letting the CVT work, as in fully mode it has a hard time the right gear and feeling as if continuously slipping the clutch.

This is especially problematic maintaining throttle mid-corner not an place to lack throttle It shifts quite quickly as grabbing the next gear as if not faster than most of the which feature this gearbox. I’m not talking here, but it definitely does it and faster than my previous BMW M3, so saying something.

Creating the propulsion is a 638cc Parallel The dual-overhead-cam engine features a and … measuring 75.5 x Fuel injection is standard, and the scooters would not fit on our dyno, it comes to acceleration numbers the gets 0 to 60 mph roughly half a faster than the 135-pound Yamaha (8.28 sec vs 8.83 and hits a top speed of 115 mph on our gps.

There’s no question the Burgman is the horsepower king of this though added weight more inertia, which is tougher to slow down. so, it’s 60 to 0 mph braking distance was a 153 feet, only six longer the Yamaha and, believe it or some eight feet than the Kymco, a machine weights 104 pounds less.

But the technological wizardry and sheer posted by the Suzuki are quite what truly matters is capabilities, and for some of the smaller in our testing posse, a 600-plus machine, no matter how well and designed, was less than

Despite its size the 2011 Burgman 650 Executive had some of the acceleration and braking of the group.

Suzuki Burgman may have my least favorite scooter of the says Ross, who is a petite but adept rider. “It was larger than the rest of the and it felt much heavier. The on the Burgman was very soft and pogo-sticking a bit in the long sweeping of Ortega. Where the Burgman up for its shortcomings was in fast straight clearly this scooter was to be a freeway commuter. It definitely has the and size to take on the busy Los freeways, and that’s no easy but I would be concerned about its capabilities, especially in cramped areas and the other typically confines where having a becomes advantageous.”

Another area hard to with the Suzuki is it’s Though a well-spec’d Yamaha is hefty already at $8590, the is barely a shade under 10K at Add in taxes and you are well over the mark, some even 11K.

Not to mention that the mpg is the least economical of the bunch, and is down on what many sized motorcycles make.

With the dust settled on our scooter shootout, the two bikes standing were the Yamaha and but both for very different This is why, what it comes down to in a comparison this is value: Does the provide $1500 more of features and amenities than the Associate Editor Dawes to think so, as MotoUSA’s man-of-many-talents a premium on the cloud-like ride, prowess and sheer straight-line of the Burg-meister.

With its cloud-like and strong engine performance, the 650 Burgman proved a favorite for one of our

“If I had to cross the continent on a this would be the one. The protection and creature comforts are and that’s why this is my top pick,” Justin. “Although the handling and action were not as good as the for me a scooter isn’t really performance as much as usability if a to tear … all over I’ll ride some of sport-derived motorcycle. When I to take it easy going to the the Burgman is perfect.”

But one out of four isn’t a majority, so we all love that heavenly ride, Suzuki’s 2011 650 Executive ranks only the in our first-ever maxi scooter

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