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Old 07-05-2013, 06:18 PM   #1
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Kenna vs Hannigan for a Burgman 650

In a few weeks I'll finish an IBA 1,000 and then it is time to put a sidecar on the Burgman 650 so my wife can ride with me again; but which one (sidecar not wife).

I really like the Hannigan products, in particular the Conti or the Bandito, but keep looking at the Kenna single which will cost a lot less.

Any thoughts? How is the quality on the Kenna?

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Old 07-06-2013, 05:44 AM   #2
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Where do you want to start ? If you want color matched paint nice fit and finish Hannigan is the answer if you want plain and customize it yourself get the Kenna, its a couple diffirent products. Not to mention how far do you want to drive to pick it up ? DB
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:36 AM   #3
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We can color match the Kenna no problem. The Kenna is our entry level sidecar that was built to a price point but it is still a very well built quality product. If you are any where near us at all we have one in the shop at this time on a Burgman. The Kenna does come with bike specific mounts that most people do their own installation with.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:41 PM   #4
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The Conte' Classic would do very well on the Burgman. We have done the standard Hannigan Classic on them which is basically the same sidecar rwith a different fender design. This family of sidecar sare very adaptable to awide variety of bikes. The Bandidto is a very wide sidecar and may not be a great choice for you. The Kenna as Davebig mentioned is not a bad choice either but is avtotally differntly built sidecar more on an entry level as Jay ( The manufacturer) mentioned. Hard choices maybe. Either would do okay for you I think.

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Old 07-08-2013, 02:06 PM   #5
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Hey Claude (and anyone else really ).

Any chance of posting pics of Burgman combos,and especially how the sidecar mounts to the Burgie please ?

I'd only waste my money if I didn`t spend it on all my bikes......
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:16 PM   #6
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I think there were three Burgman's (Burgmen?) at the USCA rally.
But my photos are just snapshots, nothing showing the mounts.
They were nice looking rides though.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:29 PM   #7
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Lots of photo's on our web site in both the Kenna section and the gallery section. The trick to mounting a sidecar to a burgman is how to do it with out cutting up a lot of plastic. We have a very clean mounting system.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:45 PM   #8
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We mounted a Texas Ranger sidecar to Jena's Burgman 650. The mounts are different than Jay's and require a couple a cuts into the tupperware. There are pretty good triangulated mount points on the frame for the front lower/upper; Jena's lower rear is a specific piece attached to the centerstand mounts; the upper rear can be ornery. I understand Jay's mounts take a little different approach.

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