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Old 04-12-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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Laugh 2014 burgman 200

Just pick up my new 200. Im upgrading from a Zuma 155. Ive only ridden it a few miles at the dealership, all i can say is wow. super smooth and comfortable. Pics after I get back from a proper ride.
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:29 PM   #2
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Congrats. I saw one at the dealer yesterday and it looks good but wow! That is the largest seat ever. Like riding on a cow!
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:09 PM   #3
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I had to stop by my dealer for a crush washer for one of the bikes and they already sold the Burgman 200 they got in earlier in the week. This kind of surprised me as I was expecting it to be a dealer queen. Not because its a bad scooter its actually because its so good it comes in at a premium and most Americans still have that bigger is better mentality. So I thought it would get over looked.

Talked with the service tech who did the PDI and said he got it up to 80 indicated before it ran out of straight road. Given time he thought it might hit 85 MPH before he hit the rev limiter. This sounds a lot like the old Reflex witch was 50cc's higher. He said it was very relaxed and smooth running scoot. Very solidly built. A pleasant surprise!

I am putting one of these on my radar screens but its about 3 or 4 months down the road or longer. Up next is the 2015 PCX and maybe the Genuine Hooligan 170 if I can figure out what scooters to part with and then after that I can think about the Burgman 200.

Talking with my dealer it looks like scooter sales might be making a nice come back. Probably an indication our economy is going in a poor direction. For the most part sales are in the toilet for motorcycles but scooters are really starting to hop. They got the Forza in last August and they sat with zero interest. I buy the first one at a nice discount in March and then they sold 3 more shortly after. Now they got a fellow who wants 2 with ABS and they are having trouble locating it. PCX's and Zuma's are flying out the door and they sold the Burgman 200 as it rolled in the door.

Hopefully its not a fluke and people understand the practicality and economics of owning a scooter.
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Old 04-12-2014, 02:42 PM   #4
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No doubt the seat is big. I feel sorry for the passenger. They would come off the seat bow legged. lol I had to drive two hours to get it and it only sat in the store for 3 hours. Just long enough to prep. Just got back from a 30 mile trip. I didn't get crazy, but its like riding a couch at 55 compared to my Zuma. Time for a cocktail to celebrate.
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:56 PM   #5
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Yahoo! Pics please.
Does it have the storage space under the seat like the 400?
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:25 PM   #6
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Stopped by my local dealer and he had one sitting on the showroom floor. Overall, it looked very nice. I think it is the best looking Burgman and loved the size of the scooter. Two minor issues that I saw were the front glovebox and the headlights. The front glovebox and the compartments above them seemed very cheaply made. I didn't think it measured up to the normal Burgman quality. And something that I have wondered all along is true. There is only one headlight on for the low beam. I hate that. Give me both beams on whether it be low or high beam.

A lot of people are complaining about the size of the seat. It does look gigantic compared to the rest of the scooter. The rider's area doesn't really have a bucket for your butt. You kind of sit on top of it. It may settle into a bucket once it is broken in, who knows. A lot of people mention the passenger's seat and that the passenger would have to be bowlegged. I don't think so. If their legs went down at a 45 degree angle, then maybe yes. But watch the video from Suzuki on the 200 and you will see that the passengers legs go straight forward towards the rider's hips and then down. I don't see that being a problem unless a really short person was riding back there.

Waiting to hear more riding reports.

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Old 04-13-2014, 04:02 PM   #7
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Congratulations on the new ride! Saw one at a motorcycle show and was quite impressed. Keep us posted.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:11 PM   #8
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i don't know how big the storage is on the 400 but its twice the size of my zuma 125. I already logged 150 miles. love it!!!
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:30 PM   #12
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Nice ride! congrats . I'm torn between the burg'200 and the Forza. Let us know the top speed when it's broken in.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:53 PM   #13
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Really curious what these get for fuel economy?

So far my Forza 300 with 200 miles on it now is averaging 62 MPG. 62 MPG is respectable I guess but I got 71 MPG average on my Reflex. I am sure the Forza will improve once its fully broken in. It seems the average for the Forza is right around 73 MPG witch is a hair better then the Reflex as it should be.

The storage on the Burgman 200 is absolutely huge. I am pretty sure its larger then the Burgman 400. Overall cubic inches may be close as I think the Burgman 400 storage is deeper but it does not look it.

I don't really need another scooter. In fact I think I need to consolidate a few of them. Right now I am kicking it down field as far as the eye can see but the Burgman 200 is tickling my fancy. Could use a scooter that we can tour the city and let my wife shop until she drops and still get it all under the seat. A few times I had to go home and fetch the car or at least a larger scoot.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:08 AM   #14
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After riding 80 miles running between 45 and 55mph. The onboard computer says I'm getting 90 mpg. Not bad. I've heard the top speed is around 80. Ill let you know after break in.
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After riding 80 miles running between 45 and 55mph. The onboard computer says I'm getting 90 mpg. Not bad. I've heard the top speed is around 80. Ill let you know after break in.
90 MPG is seriously good if its reading true. Sometimes average MPG indicators don't settle in until after a few hundred miles however in my experience they usually read low. So I consider it optimistic you are seeing 90.

Right now I am thinking of thinning the heard some more as I am front loaded on smaller 125 to 150cc scoots and some new stuff is coming that I want. Also I am thinking of parting ways with the Italian bikes. Still a bit far out as I need to pay down some of the bikes I just got but that will not take long. At some point this summer I am pretty sure I will part ways with my Agility 125, Super 8 150, Typhoon 125, SportCity 125, Fly 1503V and the SportCity 250 for a Hooligan 170i, 2015 Honda PCX150 and a Burgman 200.
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