2013 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive ABS review — Road Tests: First Rides…

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2013 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS review

Here’s the outgoing 650. The new one is much better but hardly radical.

IT’S 10 since the first Burgman 650 and 14 since the 250 and 400 versions which gave birth to the Burgman

The Executive version of the 650 was launched two after the initial model, ABS, heated grips, a seat and electric mirrors.

In its 10 the Burgman 650 hasn’t seen a deal of changes. What has in the last 10 years is the motorcycling and that’s one of the reasons Suzuki has the dust off the original 650’s brief and given it a significant for 2013.

So what was the outgoing good at? It was an effortless way to cover big felt to me like the closest get to a luxury automatic car on two wheels and it had of underseat storage for the weekly or weekends away. Practical, comfortable.

However, I found it a on the cumbersome side when through London traffic, not good on fuel, lacking a few and it looked as appealing as Susan in a swimsuit.

I welcome big-distance on maxi-scooters like the burgman 650 they’re genuinely effortless and out big miles on a motorbike always like a waste of a gearbox and good tyres. On a maxi-scooter, you can into it and reach for the stereo. if it had one.

Normally, I don’t about looks and styling. You like it or you don’t and it’s not to me to tell you what to think. in the Burgman’s case I find it to believe the new model’s styling is the of a ‘back to the drawing board’ where Suzuki claim of sketches were created settling on the bike you can see here.

Put the new and old models side by side and hard to spot who’s

It’s too conservative and it could been much more I’m sure. It could looked futuristic, instead it slightly tweaked. It’s not but then, I suppose, you don’t to alienate your current

At the same time, I’m not this new model’s looks challenge those who’ve dismissed the Burgman 650 to give it chance.

The new Burgman does less of a lumpy look to it, are more angles and less bulk, due to a slimmer seat is now 10mm higher), a smaller end and in places, coloured bodywork have been replaced black plastic. That the new Burgman 650 Exec ABS weighs the as the outgoing model; 277kg.

there’s no hiding that the new model’s clutch has been to reduce drag by 35% making it to push around. It no longer reluctant when you’re to manoeuvre it back and forward.

On the the weight is less of a problem and all scooters, it feels like sat below the wheel spindles and hinder the handling. The riding feels familiar, the seat but comfortable.

The buttons on the handlebars look like they’ve robbed from a scientific while the new clocks no longer like the display of that calculator; they’ve gone being chunky digital to a mix of digital with analogue and rev counter. Let’s not start the of whether a scooter, even one a manual override, needs a rev

Suzuki claim the screen hasn’t changed but it feels The seat is 10mm higher could give the impression the is shorter. It’s still and operated by a switch on the right-hand

It sounds so simple, but I’d to see another 50mm of travel to get the up higher. It’s already good but when you’re out the miles, you never moan having too much wind

Power remains unchanged but in to EURO 3 emissions standards, I help but wonder if the bottom end has slightly. Sure, a CVT never the sharpest of throttle response but the would definitely benefit a slip-on exhaust, like on the Black Max I tested recently. It to the point of being soft off the

Suzuki claims a 15% improvement in economy thanks to less loss. The outgoing model was a bit juicy.

The Burgman 650 tops out at but feels at home around When the needle heads of 90mph on flowing roads the end starts to fumble around for the flag. It’s no slouch on a road, drops into with ease, has plenty of clearance, but there’s a definite to what a 15-inch front and rear will put up with.

not a bike you’d buy to go for a Sunday it’s too refined for that.

The Burgman 650 retains the ‘POWER’ of the old model. It holds onto its for longer before changing and the engine braking feels pronounced when this is switched on. However, I reckoned it me at least 10% in terms of fuel and only really benefits you if going for a point-and-squirt overtake.

It retains the manual mode, when selected means you can use the and ‘Down’ buttons on the left to change gear. To me it feels to when you play an arcade game and think you’re a bit good so you then switch to a mode where you have to gear and then suddenly all you can on is changing gears and everything goes down the pan.

not sure why you’d want a mode on a scooter; it would be having instant coffee you to grind yourself. Still if insists on persisting with mode, I’d prefer it if the selection used your index finger to change up and to change down. As it stands, the selection sits somewhere the horn and high beam and you do it all with your thumb.

In a first of any motorcycle ever: the doesn’t fall easily to

In Standard power mode the course of 100 miles, the Burgman onboard computer showed a average while on Power over the course of 100 miles, it 38.1mpg average. However, we riding a touch faster in mode. The fuel light on at the 100-mile mark but on my calculations, between 125 (wide open) and 150 (fast A-roads) from the tank.

It’s easily comfortable-enough for a stint but even riding it you’d paid for the petrol going to get a maximum of 180-miles the tank, so it’s a shame the new doesn’t feature a larger even an extra litre make a difference.

The ABS features a new unit and new software and it works The brake discs are now floating and they may be stronger, I’d to see a bit more power there. wheels and powerful brakes can a problem, but I’m just a little bit more power and ABS as standard, there’s little to go

The heated seat was as warm as I’ve experienced in a car, I it. Whenever I ride a scooter this option, I can’t but mark it down. For me, a heated feels like a reward for the car at home and choosing a more way to get around. I wish motorcycles had However I can’t say the same for the grips which I struggled to

Other testers had mixed too, with some they worked a treat, like me, couldn’t feel

A small aside but worthy of is the heated grip control hasn’t changed from the old and still looks like been bolted on as an after-thought, bits from Maplin. For the Burgman, I reckon Suzuki take a look at KTM’s Adventure for a lesson on how to reduce the of physical buttons. inctead them with easily options on a digital dashboard.

So lacking on the new Burgman?

For me big scooters are about the comfort and of an automatic car with none of the of traffic. I’d like to see connectivity, a radio and speakers like you get on BMW’s K1600. you’ve got the screen up to its highest wind noise is virtually and while cruising through the expanse of the Scottish Highlands, a bit of 2 would have been a addition.

While there is a backrest — which is a confidence booster for nervous — it still lacks The seat on the Burgman is big enough to two pillions but with one, the gap rider and pillion is too big. The feels like excess but an adjustable backrest would you to position the pillion closer to the and the centre of the bike, which the handling.

If you’ve never cruise control on a bike, missing out. Bikes the Burgman are about convenience and control is another feature helps make light of long journeys. It’s a there isn’t that on the new Burgman.

Although our 200-mile along the glorious A82 was the best way to take in the Scottish Highlands, it wasn’t the best way to prove the more efficient engine and fuel economy. However bikes like BMW’s can return 59mpg on a similar ridden in much the same the 45mpg returned by the Burgman isn’t impressive.

The 2013 Burgman Executive ABS costs which is £624 more the outgoing model. UK importers of manufacturers tend to blame currency conversions for the prices of range and with good the price of the Yen has almost doubled the last 10 years, from its low in to its peak in 2012 but the Yen has been returning to its 2007 price the last 12 months. Ultimately the end don’t really care why a rises, they just when it does rise.

Die-hard Burgman 650 fans probably make the move to new model because they’ve decided it’s the best out there and they’re itching for a new

While the new model gives the the update it’s been out for over the past five it’s a shame it costs It’s still practical, and comfortable, it still features underseat storage but it’s no powerful, it’s no lighter, no more comfortable and it doesn’t any more features. It’s a great bit of kit but Suzuki haven’t buyers a strong-enough reason to out and grab one.

Model Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive ABS

Colours: Metallic Matt Grey, Pearl Bracing and Glass Sparkle Black


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