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Old 10-04-2005, 07:02 PM   #1
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New Burgman 650 Executive

The Burger 650 Executive officially launched on the Suzuki USA site yesterday:

http://www.suzukicycles.com/Products...6/Default.aspx

They couldn't let Honda have the most expensive scooter, could they?
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Old 10-04-2005, 07:29 PM   #2
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Oh my lord

I payed $500 less than that for my Strom 1000 before taxes and stuff. Brand New.

I kinda want a scoot. But not that bad.
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Old 10-04-2005, 07:35 PM   #3
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Apparently there's a market. I guess.

I wonder what the research showed? Re-entry riders? Noobs? Older riders? People wanting an automatic? The euro market?

Apparently they are people with bigass limits on their VISA card.
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Old 10-04-2005, 07:50 PM   #4
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Looks like it was designed to eat Silverwing market share. Looks just like one to me.
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Old 10-05-2005, 05:39 AM   #5
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Apparently there's a market. I guess.

I wonder what the research showed? Re-entry riders? Noobs? Older riders? People wanting an automatic? The euro market?

Apparently they are people with bigass limits on their VISA card.
I think there's always the non motorcycle riding scooteristas that want a larger bike. They don't consider a motorcycle an option, and merely want a bigger version of what they've got.
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Old 10-05-2005, 05:49 AM   #6
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I think there's always the non motorcycle riding scooteristas that want a larger bike. They don't consider a motorcycle an option, and merely want a bigger version of what they've got.
It easier to load a big scooter on the back of a motor home than a regular motorcycle IMO.
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Old 10-05-2005, 06:06 AM   #7
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Great Burgman forum
www.burgmanusa.com
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:55 PM   #8
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Apparently they are people with bigass.
Much more likely.
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Old 10-06-2005, 06:17 PM   #9
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I believe the Burgam is wide enough that you lose a lot of your filtering ability, if that is important to you. It is w i d e. Also heavier than a Litre sports-tourer bike, even if it does carry it low.
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Old 10-04-2005, 07:51 PM   #10
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Oh my lord

I payed $500 less than that for my Strom 1000 before taxes and stuff. Brand New.

I kinda want a scoot. But not that bad.
Why surprised about the price? The Burgman 650 Executive's liquid cooled parallel twin DOHC motor is only 350cc smaller than your V-Strom's, and it's mounted in a rigid motorcycle-style frame, just like your bike. It has an aluminum swingarm, just like your bike. Dual discs up back and a single disk in the back, just like your bike. Radial tires/aluminum rims, just like your bike. But unlike your bike, the Exec comes with ABS, a multimode transmission, a 500 watt alternator, an electric windscreen, retractable mirrors, a full fairing and about 70 liters of built-in, waterproof storage. And you never have to worry about lubing or changing chains -- the Exec's drive belt is rated for the life of the bike.

BTW, I'm sure some dealers will sell it for less than MRSP
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Wow...cool!



Burgman engine.
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Old 10-04-2005, 08:07 PM   #12
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Why surprised about the price? The Burgman 650 Executive's liquid cooled parallel twin DOHC motor is only 350cc smaller than your V-Strom's, and it's mounted in a rigid motorcycle-style frame, just like your bike. It has an aluminum swingarm, just like your bike. Dual discs up back and a single disk in the back, just like your bike. Radial tires/aluminum rims, just like your bike. But unlike your bike, the Exec comes with ABS, a multimode transmission, a 500 watt alternator, an electric windscreen, retractable mirrors, a full fairing and about 70 liters of built-in, waterproof storage. And you never have to worry about lubing or changing chains -- the Exec's drive belt is rated for the life of the bike.

BTW, I'm sure some dealers will sell it for less than MRSP
Yea, all of that is cool.
And I understand the point.
And it would work fantastic for street touring.
But I doubt they sell many.

And that last one is just my opinion,
But I bet it turns into a fact.
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Old 10-04-2005, 08:09 PM   #13
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If gas prices keep going up I bet they'll sell plenty. The ABS Burger rocks both as a commuter and a weekend tourer.
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Old 10-04-2005, 08:15 PM   #14
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Jeebus, zook, lay off of the steroids. 518 LB dry weight??? That's not a scooter.
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Old 10-04-2005, 08:16 PM   #15
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If gas prices keep going up I bet they'll sell plenty. The ABS Burger rocks both as a commuter and a weekend tourer.
It won't be for the mileage. It gets the same as my Strom as well as just about any other bike.

I'd rather have one of the 150cc scoots for commuting. Now I think that this thing is really cool. I just don't understand how this gets the OK to produce and other jap manufacturers don't bring bikes to the US that would sell that are already produced for distributing in other areas.

As a business owner I just don't get it.
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