2013 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS Riding Impression — Cycle News

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2013 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS Impression

When previous owners spoke, Suzuki The company made many inspired changes to the 2013 650 ABS.

I’m pretty much a kind of guy, especially it comes to one of my daily rituals – my commute. When you’re those kinds of miles on a basis, things like practicality, affordability, durability and performance all take precedence things like looks, and racetrack performance. That’s why become such a big fan of the Suzuki 650 and the latest Burgman — the 650

For 2013, the Burgman got a major and is now offered in just one package. Suzuki sold the Burgman 650 in two – standard and Executive. Compared to the the Executive had more goodies, as electronically folding mirrors, an adjustable windscreen, and a passenger

Suzuki dropped the standard in favor of the Executive model, but it no carries the Executive name. Now simply the Burgman 650 ABS, but it all the amenities of the previous Executive. In however, Suzuki still an Executive model and it comes heated grips and seat, are available only as accessories in the

Suzuki made many to the 2013 Burgman 650 ABS, but on certain areas that Burgman owners have squawking about for a while. One of is styling, something that changed much since the birth some 10 years

So the 2013 Burgman 650 has a more look. It’s not a dramatic but when you compare the previous to the new one, side by side, the become obvious. The new Burg’ has lines, more angles, and a profile, especially when from behind.

The seat is narrower, as well as a little The dual headlights are sportier as is the tail section.

Even the cockpit has a more appearance. The “dashboard” has been reworked, utilizing a mixed bag of (tach and speedometer) and digital else) readouts. There is of information to be had, including a consumption meter and a permanently clock (no longer do you have to around to find out how late you

You’ll also notice a new readout – an eco drive indicator. It when you’re getting the fuel consumption at certain rpm and speed settings.

The number-one previous owners had with the 650 had nothing to do with riding it but it – it didn’t roll easily. The The clutch. Suzuki redesigned the clutch system and managed to drag by 35 percent. As a result, the is far easier to maneuver in the garage or in the lot.

The clutch redesign had advantages as well. Combined other refinements to the Burg’s Electronically-controlled Continuously Variable (SECVT), and a reduction in mechanical it all contributes to what Suzuki is a 15 percent boost in fuel

Other notable improvements the Burg’s braking system. The ABS system has been upgraded and is now 55 lighter. And there is a new triangular muffler, which also the Burgman a more modern

Living With The Burg’

We delivery of our 2013 Suzuki 650 ABS three months ago and I nabbed it. that time, many rides (i.e. test have passed through our doors but none of them sway me away from the when it came to my commute – for reasons.

Actually, there are so of them I don’t know to start. How about practibility?

For three months my backpack dormant in my closet. With so storage space available in the there’s no need to strap a to your back. Most of storage space is found the pop-up seat, which can contain two full-face helmets, or one and a bunch of stuff. (There’s a cable lock for your outside to make space for inside.) A “trunk” light automatically turns on and off when you and close the seat definitely life a lot easier in the dark.

And if not enough storage space for there are more nooks and below the handlebars where you can and safely store away like a wallet, transponder, a of water, envelopes and/or One of those compartments is locking. redesigned the lockable compartment so don’t fall out as soon as you the door.

I’m all about comfort it comes to my commute and comfort is a big with the Burgman 650 ABS. a scooter in design, climbing on and off the is super easy and you have of room to move your once on board. You can position pretty much straight out on the boards, straight down or a little rearward, so you’re locked into one position.

And the which is only 29 inches the ground and provides some support via an adjustable backrest, is – it’s fairly wide and yet still cushy. My 6’1” fit the Burgman just fine, I had to crunch down a bit if I wanted to get protected by the windscreen, which is adjustable via a switch on the right In the screen’s full upright it takes a fair amount of before you start feeling

Overall, wind and rain just doesn’t get much than this.

The Burg’ have a DC outlet, which is for heated vests, which is to get to.

Although Suzuki claims no gains over the outgoing the new Burg’s 638cc DOHC motor is still impressively Don’t think for a moment just because it’s a that it’s not fast. plenty fast. It might not like it at idle, but when you the throttle it certainly goes.

cars across intersections is not a challenge on the Burgman but is always a in the pants, and it has no problems keeping up the flow of traffic at freeway — even at 80 mph. yes, the Burgman will triple digits while feeling as stable as a rock.

The “automatic” SECVT transmission gear seamlessly. You just feel the transition from one to the next, at least not much, of course, it does it all on its own. And the SECVT transmission you have two modes – “drive” (standard) and – to chose from that you via a button on the left handlebars.

It really increase power but changes shift points, makes it feel as though you a few ponies. Pressing the power-mode is like downshifting just grabbing a handful of throttle you need quick initial at speed, something we all do on smaller-bore all the time.

You’ll see about a 1500 jump in RPMs on the when the power button is and then the Burg’ will much sportier when the is twisted. The revs will at a high pace until you the button again and you’ll to the more relaxed and more standard setting. Power is very useful and I took of it all the time, mainly while in traffic when I needed a burst to get past another

Once things spread out and increased, I’d go back to the standard which feels as though clicking into overdrive.

shifting is also available the SECVT “five-speed” transmission, via two buttons on the left handlebar, but I used it. At first it was kind of fun the buttons to change gears, but the wore off quickly; and once I really living with the I completely forgot about the shifting mode.

Besides, the and downshift buttons are placed way too to each other and it can be difficult to which one is which by feel with thick gloves on) so you have to eyeball them as you A trigger switch for upshifting be a much better idea.

novelty that I never used much was the Burgman’s folding mirrors. Again, a nice feature but… I guess in Europe lane can get a little tight, as can parking scooter among a thousand scooters by the outdoor cafes.

The handles well at both and low speeds.

As mentioned earlier, the is very stable at speed even with those 14- and 15-inch wheels. It also well balanced at low speeds and is steady in the turns. You can push it a lot than you think through the Eventually, the centerstand will kiss the tarmac, letting you – no mas!

Luckily, you’ll it touch ground before you it.

The overall ride is pretty but not great. Suspension is a little on the side and will give you a bit of a over the square-edge bumps at ends. Not a whole lot of damping on down there.

The Burgman’s linked brake is strong, though the right felt a little mushy at For those occasional panic – both levers are needed, the ABS system works very You feel only slight when you really crank on the brake levers.

Making it and forth to work each day was an issue as far as fuel range, not that four-gallon fuel and decent mpg. I averaged from 45-50 mpg on the Burgman, included mostly highway The fuel filler is located on the (kickstand) side of the bike and is to use.

All Good Things Come To An End

Unfortunately, I couldn’t forever with the Burgman and was sad to see it go to its rightful owners. My commutes be the same. I already miss the outstanding storage capabilities, weather protection, the smooth, power delivery, and pleasing

Heck, I even miss the transmission. The Burgman is simply a commuter and around-town go-getter. so good at all those things I didn’t even care I was on a scooter!

In fact, I kind of it. And it helps a lot that the Burgman is sporty looking, especially from straight on, where it like a full-on motorcycle. The LED lights give it some as well.

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Unfortunately, the Burgman 650 ABS cheap. As good as the Burgman is, is a lot of dough for 650cc scooter, but at it does have tons to for the commuter and around-towner. For that of money, however, I really Suzuki could have heated grips onto the After all, this is designed to commute and commuters in all kinds of weather, including the – if not most of the time.

If Suzuki chose not to equip the with heated grips of cost, I’d just as soon them ditch the electronic mirrors and manual shifting I doubt that would be in favor of some hot rubber on the and maybe even a heated But, hey, maybe just me.

Still, heated or not, the Burgman 650 ABS could well be the ultimate commuter.

2013 Burgman 650 ABS

ENGINE Parallel, two-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-…

BORE X STROKE: x 71.3mm


(claimed): 54 (approx.) hp @ 7,000 rpm

(claimed): 46 lb.ft (approx.) @ rpm


SYSTEM: Fuel-injection


CLUTCH: Wet multi-plate, centrifugal typ

GEAR SHIFT: and manual shift




SECONDARY REDUCTION 3.934 (39/31 x 43/25 x

FINAL REDUCTION RATIO: (32/31 x 31/32 x 34/31 x


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