Review: Suzuki Burgman scooter is an easy rider

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Review: Suzuki Burgman is an easy rider

USA TODAY’s Welch reviews the Suzuki scooter (Photo: Michael TODAY)


like riding a motor but aren’t comfortable with the and gear shifting? Suzuki has an for you.

The Suzuki Burgman 650 is a scooter and a motorcycle – offering the and economy of a small scooter can carry a commuter’s briefcase and light groceries, combined the power, performance and handling of a motorcycle.

Suzuki redesigned its scooter-on-steroids for 2013, giving it a modern look in an updated, luxury package, and is applying a few tweaks for 2014.

The centerpiece of the vehicle’s design is amounts to a clutchless automatic for the rider. The Burgman has on board a variable transmission, or CVT, is Suzuki’s version of the automatic train that is appearing in and more automobiles to maximize economy.

In the case of the scooter, it maximizes ease of having A beginning rider, or even an one, can hop on, turn the throttle and go having to use their left to operate the clutch while gears with a foot, as is on motorcycles.

This isn’t the first two-wheeled motorized vehicle, but it may be one of the well executed. You can go back to the and find examples of shiftless transmissions, such as the old Moto Convert, which used a converter for a two-speed automatic. It a great performer or success, but in days the joke was you could a cup of coffee at a stop light you didn’t have to use a hand to in the clutch.

The Burgman mates that factor with a handling and package that is totally Power is delivered by an advanced eight-valve twin cylinder positioned horizontally to maximize space. Like a Vespa or old-school scooter, there’s no gas between the rider’s legs, it easy to swing a leg over the to ease in and out of the saddle.

Fuel in the back, but the designers still room for a trunk under the – where you can stow that or your latest purchase. Or, you can a couple helmets under the while parked.

Adding to the convenience factor – a that raises or lowers the flick of a switch, providing protection at highway speeds. even a switch to collapse the two mirrors for squeezing through spaces or stowing alongside vehicles in the garage.

The motor is even with an economy-minded And for those times when you a burst of added speed in it has a power switch that the transmission’s shift characteristics to the revs a little higher and enhanced performance.

Even at the economy setting, though, the has plenty of power – triple speeds are possible, though not Don’t be surprised to see one of these passing you on the Interstate.

And the scooter comes standard linked ABS brakes front and providing stopping power to the motor.

The success of the Burgman has new entrants to the class. BMW has a pair of sized scooters that are a look as well.

All that technology, performance and convenience come cheap. The Burgman 650 at $10,999. Suzuki also two smaller sizes, 400cc and


Suzuki AN 250 Burgman
Suzuki AN 250 Burgman
Suzuki AN 250 Burgman
Suzuki AN 250 Burgman


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