BMW C 650 GT Vs Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive 2013: the road is friendly!…

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BMW C 650 GT Vs Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive the road is friendly!

Suzuki 650 reigned without competition for ten over the market of maxiscooters GT, but the of BMW C 650 GT forced the Japanese constructor to see its flagship. What is it today? to face of big scooters GT.

The woodcutter face the Japanese sumo

In the family of maxiscooters, there are two branches now sports and GT. If the first is dominated by the Yamaha Tmax, It is that so far, the Suzuki 650 was rather quiet on its niche.

But the arrival of BMW C 650 GT forced Suzuki to to change – finally! -its oriented GT. An evolution more a revolution, since the technical and basis remains very closes to the previous vintage.

however to blame to Suzuki, the basis, precisely, was good. the new Burgman is a little over-sharpened, at the level of the narrower back of 25 mm.

Some find it more while others feel it has lost much of its statutory of ‘mini-Goldwing’… Apart from a new sleeker scoreboard, the rest is changing. An effort was however injection to reduce fuel – Suzuki promises ‘decreased by 15% ‘ – as as on the final drive that much less friction.

capacity as the Suzuki Burgman even imposing size, the immense trunk BMW C 650 GT is clearly flowerbeds its Japanese competitor! in 2012, it was immediately convinced us, finally his ‘fraternal twin’ yet anticipated, the BMW C 600 Sport . Common to – — The engine and chassis are in even better when a / GT use.

The Bavarian offers

If the scooter seems to cut to the sickle its edges sharp, the Japanese evokes’Barb papa way mange’: ‘stylish’, the Suzuki seems a less rewarding and it is especially more consensual than the BMW C 650 GT. BMW has dared a bold design will not leave anyone In his Burgundy color, its harmonious are highlighted at first.

But at a closer examination, the BMW scooter quality plastics, paints (of the etc.) and some assemblies On our test scooter which had than 2,000 miles on the the cache of the trap an essence from erratic operation: adjusted, he was rubbing on the saddle, paint and forcing the driver to the flap with your or with nails! Yet, trap is supposed to open a simple rotation of the key in the switch: 12000 euros the equipment it

Ironically, the cache of the essence was also the weak point of the Suzuki Burgman 650. at our side during this Bruno can attest: this certainly convinced (more 70,000 miles on Suzuki 650) changed four before giving up!

On the new Burgman, the seems solved with a ‘beefy’ and ad hoc hinge. For the rest, the of Suzuki is correct, but not exceptional all and coatings are of extremely high (and pockets handle for example), but the system is adjusted

However, the use of multiple colors orange screaming, farting black, light gray and on stalks swear visually it not operate in favor of the perceived no more than the outgoing surrounded catnip the basic heated grips …

Buy informed

For protection, comfort and carrying both maxiscooters also to compete with road like the BMW R1200RT and other FJR1300, also much expensive.

BMW C 650 GT Vs Suzuki Burgman 650 2013: the road is friendly!

adjustable windshield, saddle and daytime running lights, ABS the driver is pampered and protected, the BMW on the Suzuki. But who says also bloated equipment therefore our two competitors are not the Feather weight! advantage however in the BMW C 650 GT, which 16 kg less on balance than the Burgman 650 (261 kg against 277 all facts).

Therefore, caution is required handling: without going to a template of mover to move cut or Jack up, a bit of experience – and arms! -is

Surprisingly, the Suzuki is forgive his weight during these contact: placed really low of gravity and its 20 mm lower seat (760 mm against 780 on the BMW) to make us forget her curves. two features allow even to the comparison against a BMW C 650 GT remarkably and rather easy to maneuver.

On the hand, one of the big defects of the previous of the Suzuki Burgman 650 was friction its final transmission by cascade of making any cut engine company grueling. This friction has considerably softened and is now almost

Ergonomic level, the driver over a little more BMW C 650 GT and right on the Suzuki Burgman The scooter BMW is better pilots 1.85 m, which might a bit cramped on the Suzuki.

The former dashboard of the Suzuki Burgman 650 is advantageously replaced by an elegant, and complete item. But the BMW dashboard is more complete, with witness the DRC tires (optional in the pack € 805).

It is a pity the digital window of BMW C 650 GT, which a zillion of important information suffers from one be short of by sunny time. The same concerning the revolution-counter by bar graph on it is sometimes difficult to raise regime, all the more so as digital go by edge of 1000 rpm.

The maxi hold of maxi

The strong point of these two is their under-seat storage, so that they eliminate the for a top box! The new Suzuki Burgman 650 sees his chest from 60 to 56 but still hosts easily two helmets. BMW claims the hold 60 but it is a bit less roomy, perhaps of its rear wheel that above 15 inches (14 against the

There are three pockets practices on the Suzuki Burgman 650 against ‘only’ two on the BMW C 650 GT. And again, the of these elements is lacking the plastic seems fragile and game arises between the pockets and hinges…

Through an chassis and a train before the BMW turns more pleasant and efficient in the city. Its retro above those of sedans and those of utilities, allowing quite easily heavier, the adapts less well line.

His mirrors are still and misplaced, but fortunately they are retractable pressure to the handle (at the of a total loss of the rear which can be extremely dangerous)…

The two have warnings, to which BMW – in option in the High-line pack – an daytime light for better By its intensity and its color, it can be seen by without them dazzle: a advantage for security. The Suzuki 650 executive is also features hot fires diurnal on its flanks, not as but installed in series.

Tested at two optical doubles and the Suzuki 650 executive BMW C 650 GT are overall equaled the beam illuminates the road and depth and offers a serene flying.

Maxi-engines, maxi-comfort!

BMW C 600 Sport and BMW C 650 GT twin designed by BMW and by Kymco, offers performance and but any, little melodic

The sensations are softer and hushed the Burgman, which one would think he is driven by an electric If the dimmer of the BMW knows a little lag to accelerate, it perfectly fits the imposed by the driver while the continuously variable transmission making a choice: for soft and driving, it should look to its of transmission ‘Drive’, but starts and will be a little ‘fair’. is exactly the opposite and more Power mode, certainly, but brutal – lots of engine – and greedy fuel.

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On a daily adding an intermediate mode Power’ or ‘Speed ​​Drive’) be appropriate … Its sequential mode five reports manually handlebar controls) is still fun to over short distances – in the for example. But its usefulness is its limits all, is not to pass a speed buys a scooter.

As soon as it from the city, the gap is widening the two competitors: the chassis of the BMW clearly on the Suzuki, which clearly the card of accreditation and comfortable Despite his fountain of youth, the Burgman 650 executive remains a clumsy when it accelerates the

As his nose, it can become light and on degraded surfaces. His reached it also very quickly his entrenchments, especially at the level of the ABS always fires too quickly. The is decidedly not an athlete, but it will his crew at a walking pace.

its air of do not touches, BMW C 650 GT hides well his on twisty roads, it shows less successful than his BMW C 600 Sport. Its rigid chassis, in demonstrated impeccable stability.

If the is naturally sensitive when in fast corners, the train agile and secure allows a furious Suzuki cannot At the times, German – Taiwanese resumed with force and very easily fully like speeds on Highway…

Braking is strong and effective, but its is not to the standard of the Bavarian brand On the other hand, is plague against its retro: not that vibrate, but they rickety to irregularity in the road…

Scooter GT: a complex

Recall that the two GT means ‘Grand tourism’. And it is that these two maxiscooter let travel: their saddle is remarkable, especially as it is decorated a real folder to save the lumbar.

Use, each its arguments. The Suzuki Burgman 650 is ultra comfortable, but the protection by its bubble is perfectible and creates a depression in the back in the up position. The and the suspensions of the BMW C 650 GT are firmer, but its protection is because devoid of Whirlpool and

As the BMW K1600 (GTL and GT), two orient the air flow to the upper of interesting equipment in hot weather in the even if they are more on motorcycles 6 – cylinders of the German Note also that the of the electric bubble seemed in form on this test

With their small 15 tank, Suzuki and BMW is not a ‘maxi’ of action. Even though has actually managed to reduce the of its Suzuki Burgman 650 executive – MNC a drop of a liter compared to our comparison of 2009 with 5.4 l / 100 km 6.4-, the reserve light 200 km at leisurely pace.

It is a better on the BMW who begins to feel the thirst to the km, with an average consumption of 5.1 l / 100 km. Not bad at all for a in automatic weighing and taking to the are also high.

The duo is obviously a aboard two scooters, which be happy to host the Miss and business. The Executive version of the Burgman 650 (charged 900 euros than the genuine version) has a handy record passenger long distances.

Verdict: technical knockout

In absolute terms, the findings from this duel are simple large rollers can opt not too eyes closed for the Suzuki 650 executive, while the BMW C 650 GT is for those who must be part program.

On point, the German chassis the Japanese rigor and precision. The BMW is also more powerful, a little less nice in ways. Practical side, the GT the Bavarian manufacturer is also thoughtful, as the automatic handbrake engages when the side is extended details.

However, its – and that of its options – can be intimidating our model appears to € 12 570 (11 550 euros 805 215 euros High-line pack for a rather tidy sum for scooter 650 cc … reason for hesitation finish and quality are not – yet – at the height of the positioning

According to our information, BMW Motored or treated these ‘flaws of and deploys considerable resources to the expected level of satisfaction. In the the Suzuki Burgman 650 executive his way calmly in relying on its unstoppable report to seduce: the genuine (without saddle and handlebars and backrest) starts at €9,999, a €10 899 Executive model.

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