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Suzuki AN 400 S

Don’t give it short Suzuki Burgman 400 scooter can

Susan Carpenter Los Angeles Staff Writer

September 27,

From the looks I got, think I was riding a unicorn. Not my bug-splattered two-wheeler was all that, I was riding a scooter, breezing at a brisk 80 mph on the sort of in-the-sticks of highway with two sorts of the ones that give the limit and the ones that say gas 36 miles.

Think you can’t on a scooter? Suzuki’s Burgman 400 has proving it’s possible 2003, when the manufacturer brought its Burgman maxi-scooters to the Now, for its ’07 model, has upped the ante, with handling and emissions improvements show it isn’t just to scoot this four-… across town or country, a kick.

Engine-wise, Meister Burgman has from a 385 cc single overhead cam to a with a longer piston an upgrade that jolts mid-range maxi-scooter up a notch, the Burgman 400 to finally live up to its And greenies will breathe a easier knowing that the new oval section exhaust not only meets the current Air Resources Board emissions but also the significantly stricter requirements, known as Euro 3.

still doesn’t make the less polluting than the U.S. passenger car or SUV, but an impressive feat for two wheels, through the combined use of fuel a new exhaust catalyzer that down emissions from the and a closed-loop oxygen sensor controls evaporatives from the line and tank. A new Idle Control system also its part to ease the burden on the adapting to riding conditions and the idle to its most fuel-efficient

That brings us to the scooter card: gas mileage. The first few I rode my little pal around I averaged about 54 miles per I couldn’t help noticing of the Burgman’s new mpg display, which is center in the perfectly symmetrical panel and displayed with a font.

On a 3.7-gallon tank, I did the and figured I could go 200 miles I’d be riding vapors. I a hotel in Avila Beach on the California coast, exactly 199 from my doorstep in Los Angeles to the desk.

Could I make it?

I packed an bag, which easily fit in the under-seat storage compartment summer Suzuki will offer hard luggage), and my cellphone in one of the two dashboard storage If my vintage candy bar phone had charging, I could have it into the DC power outlet in the fourth cubby hole the glove compartment.

It was three of street traffic before I hit the during which I encountered a so large it might have me in China if I’d ridden it, but the Burgman was amazingly maneuverable for its wheel base and 434 pounds. balanced, with a low center of and 28-inch seat height, it was to split lanes to the front of the at red lights. And once I got the go-ahead, I had enough juice on takeoff to get of the cars — and stay

Most of my trip was on the 101, I averaged about 75 to 80 mph without the panting. The one time I twisted the and tried my luck at 90, I was rewarded a creepy, crosswind-inspired high-speed and a near heart …. I off the throttle and moved into the lane, which is as far left as scooter should be.

At high on the freeway, my only issues the Burgman were its wheels and the The 14-inch front and 13-inch wheels were fine, for the part, but they had me wiggling a hula dancer on grooved And the windscreen was a little slack on the

I’m the sort of gal who likes to my lid up while riding, but I had to keep it because the wind kept me in the face.

Suzuki AN 400 S

With 60 miles to go Avila, I jumped off the 101 and took a detour through the paper-clip of the Los Padres National Forest. an impressive 43-degree bank and 4.9 inches of ground clearance, I scraping hard parts or sparks from the floor but on a few swooping turns, I was almost I’d worn leathers to down a knee.

A Gixxer it is But the Burgman is surprisingly fun and more with pretty fantastic economy. By the time I got to Avila I was 59 mpg.

Stuff that in your pipe and smoke it!

Suzuki Burgman 400

Price, as $5,899

Powertrain: Four-…, liquid-cooled, DOHC; automatic

Displacement: 400 cc

Bore and …: mm x 77.6 mm

Suzuki AN 400 S
Suzuki AN 400 S
Suzuki AN 400 S

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