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Old 05-20-2011, 05:53 PM   #23
nuke
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: $ilicon Vall€y
Oddometer: 216
Yeah, it should be a great touring scooter. It is easy to ride, smooth and quiet engine.

Only con with the bike is the suspension and the weight. It could ride a lot better and be lighter. But the CG is very low, so it is very easy to handle or even pick up if you ever have to.

I decided to get a BMW R1200GS/Adv for the long ride. My legs are just a bit long for the Burgman. After an hour on it, my knees are aching. The GS/A is more comfortable for me for long periods of time and I can stand up on the pegs dirt bike style to stretch out. The suspension is amazingly good too. Bumps that loosen the fillings in my teeth on the Burgman are just completely soaked up by the BMW. The 9-gallon fuel tank offers huge range, but it adds to the top-heaviness. That's 50 lbs of gas when full.

Even though it is a bit lighter than my Burgman 650 exec, the GSA is top heavy and a little harder to handle and a lot harder to pick up.
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2009 Suzuki Burgman 650
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