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Old 10-19-2009, 02:35 PM   #19
Mohawk Badger
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Location: Up along the cold Mohawk River
Oddometer: 135
Thumb Touring on the Burgman

I love my 650 and have done many 250+ mile days on it as well as one day of 532 miles (mostly on back roads).

Is it a great touring machine? I think so but it does have some negatives to consider.
1. Range. I can barely get 200 miles from a tank which I think is the minimum for a bike with a "touring" designation.
2. It sucks on bad dirt and gravel roads. What does this have to do with touring? Unless you are damn sure you are going to restrict yourself to pavement make sure you are willing to put up with the Burgman's poor road performance (I do).
3. The seat is only so-so.
4. The windscreen is not acceptable for riders over 5'10". I added a laminar lip which helped a lot.

I have ridden a number of motorcycles (mostly dual-sport) and the Burgman is this best bike I've had for the combination commuting/errand running/touring life it has to lead.
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