2013 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS Review

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Suzuki AN 400

When Going Small(er) is Big

The redesigned 2013 Suzuki 650 ABS draws loads of attention its torquey 51 horsepower engine and MSRP. but what if you’re for simpler, humbler scooter that’s not lacking in the grunt

The smaller, kindler, but still gutsy 2013 Suzuki 400 ABS ditches a cylinder (for a of one) and 238cc (for a of 400cc), while shaving than three grand off for a price of $7,899.

Is this scooter a worthy replacement for the big honking 650?

The Goods: in the Middle

In case you missed the the 2013 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS is no the baby in the Suzuki scooter that distinction goes to the new 200 ABS, which will go on in April, 2014 with a price of $4,999.*

The newly crowned middle of the lineup packs a liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, and offers a height of 28 inches (compared to the 650 29.7 inch altitude; for the the 200 ABS’s saddle comes in the middle at 28.9 inches). The saddle includes an adjustable backrest, which can be set to one of five The motor is mated to a CVT (continuously transmission), and as you’ve probably from the model name, the 400 standard with anti-lock on its dual disc front and disc rear setup.

The is fed by a 3.6 gallon fuel tank, and curb weight comes in at a 489 pounds, despite a frame features high-tensile steel

* I tested the ’13 model 400 since then, a 2014 has gained $100 in price, for a total of $7,999, though aficionados may miss the ’13 available matte grey seen here.

On the Road: Not Scooter Shock and Awe, But Motivating

Climb aboard the 400 ABS, and you’ll experience a ergonomic experience compared to the 650 ABS The seat sits nearly 2 lower, and the overall mass is a 124 pounds lighter.

Fire up the and head on your way, and the 400 less of that surprising replaced with a mellower, pace across the board. the engine feels like working more than (as expected), and the 400 can get buzzy when cruising along at highway But its smaller displacement also you’ll eke more miles out of the 3.6 fuel supply, and likely more fun on twisty roads to its lighter, more flickable

Brakes are strong enough to the 400 to a halt swiftly, and a parking feature accompanies both a and center stand, offering options for parking on hills and

Ergonomics are standard issue scooter, with a weirdly drivetrain tunnel limiting at the footrests. Technically, the Burgman 400 has a pass-through area (and still qualifies as a scooter ), it’s not nearly as spacious as displacement offerings which less bulky mechanical beneath the skin.

Bottom Line: Happy in the

While the Burgman 400 lacks the gee-whiz features like an operated windshield and power mirrors, it gains goodies impressive underseat storage to the smaller powertrain), which is for two full-face helmets. Touring-friendly also include a total of storage compartments (in addition to the storage area) and a DC power for cell phone or accessory

My recommendation? If you’re looking for a replacement and plan on regularly long distances over speeds, you’ll likely the Burgman 400’s powerplant when it comes to interstate and all-day rides. Similarly, the while substantial feeling for a doesn’t have the same presence as its bigger stablemate, or big competitors like the Yamaha or Honda Silver Wing .

When considered in the context of and supremely capable superscooters, the 400 comes up short in a few of the areas that tend to satisfy accustomed to the performance envelope of a motorcycle. But as an urban or suburban intended to shrink distances and safe, convenient, and fun transportation, the Burgman 400 ABS packs a more value while offering that’s arguably sportier and bulky than its bigger sibling.

Though I haven’t yet the Burgman 200 ABS (and particularly forward to seeing how it holds up on rides), that $4,999 should offer quite the alternative to the 400 ABS, which is enough in a vacuum, but has a tougher competing price-wise against displacement motorcycle alternatives.

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