650 Burgman

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by sporthog93, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. scooterspirit

    scooterspirit Ilovekitty

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    You are so right! The one place people cut slack for scooters is speed. I think they're happy just to see it go over 25 :D
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  2. Tromper

    Tromper Been here awhile

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    Not sure about young (I guess for a b650 owner I qualify ;-)), but commuted for two years on the Burger, no issues, within the first couple months of commuting on my (admittedly bright red) NT700 was pulled over & ticketed doing pretty much the same thing. (got it reduced to a non moving:freaky)
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  3. klaviator

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    Are we talking about motorcycles, or minivans?
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  4. btcn

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    Well the Goldwing isn't so far from a small minivan other than lacking 2 wheels and some size+ a roof. As for backrests I was talking about the huge one for the passenger on the trunk. The big bikes actually do have full strereo systems and can have large armrests with cupholders, etc.

    But now that I look into the Burgman 650 more, it may actually be as comfortable or more for some!

    I thought it was just a very large scooter for longer distances, but I see that it was actually set up more for touring and 2 up! So maybe it could be more comfortable? Its just that these bikes are strictly touring motorcycles, but if the Burgman was really designed for comfort maybe it is?



    And yea scooters do get lots of slack for speed! Most people are amazed to see a 250 cc scooter pass them doing 40 MPH! Their like man, that thing must have some serious mods!:rofl
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  5. klaviator

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    Another thing to consider is that not everyone wants to wrestle around 900 pounds of motorcycle. To me, even the Burgman is heavier than I want to deal with, but is is still much less than 900 pounds. Bigger is not always better. BTW, I have ridden a many Harleys including a Full dresser and a 1500 Goldwing. They might be good for cruising on the interstate but riding on the interstate is not my idea of fun. If I wanted to ride cross country 2 up I consider a Burgman over a Gold Wing or ANY Harley. Of course I have never ridden a Burgman so I'm just guessing.
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  6. Tacoma

    Tacoma Been here awhile

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    You missed the point I was making, the man was selling a repaired, fixed up Burgman that was wrecked. When any motorcycle, scooter, or ATV is wrecked the insurance co won't spend the money to repair it cause the cost to repair exceeds what its worth, so they "Total It" when its "Totaled" that means the title is gone, kappoot! gone forever! The VIN Number is registed with the NTSFA as a "Total"
    It can be repaired then inspected and if that inspection passes the state will issue a "R" Title"
    So it doesn't matter if you're an old man with a perfect saftey record, when he gets it insured the insurance co is going to know by the Vin Number it is an "R" Title and they will hike the cost to insure it, by a great amount! I wouldn't be surprized if the cost to insure it would be between $2000 to $3000 per year.
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  7. scooterspirit

    scooterspirit Ilovekitty

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    That does sound ugly. I hadn't thought of that, but thanks for explaining. I'm feeling a kind of instant chill. Well, that's OK, I got a lot of irons in the fire. Hey, you just saved me $5K+++, thanks, bro!
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  8. btcn

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    I see what you mean. Yea I got to admit that my Shadow 700 is much harder to manuver at low speeds and especially in the garage compared to me Elite 150! And its not that big.

    I'd pefer a touring motorcycle for cross country trips over a Bugman or Silverwing personally, but thats just me.

    I've never ridden a Burgman or Silverwing either, but I've ridden cruisers and touring bikes. I like them, but around town your right 900+ pounds is a lot.

    And riding style makes a difference. You don't enjoy cruising on the interstate all day long, so a 900 pound motorcycle makes no sense for you. A maxi scooter is capable of this AND around town, so it'd probably be better in your case.
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  9. scooterspirit

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    Like most scooters, it feel so much lighter than a comparable motorcycle, because the weight is very low. I had no problem at all popping it up on the center stand.

    Time and again I hear people say they would take the burgman 650 over their goldwing or electroglide. But I wouldn't be surprised that those other bikes could carry more stuff for two people. Side bags and a top box are going to store more than under the seat and a top box. But who wants all that crap along anyway, especially if you are going alone. :wink:
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  10. farqhuar

    farqhuar Lone Wolf

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    Oh no they won't, do the sums and you'll be surprised how close the numbers are. Sadly the panniers on most big tourers are an exercise in styling rather than good capacity.

    You can also easily add panniers to a Burgman but there is no way you can add 50+ litres of underseat storage to a Goldwing.
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  11. Tromper

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    True ya can but they get a bit wide for lane splitting then:norton
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  12. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    It all depends on what goldwing your talking about. The original 75-79 Gl1000 is far more comfortable if you re a tall guy then any Bergman I ve sat on . There 700 pounds which is a little more then the 650 burgam. Parts are still out there. Cheaper then a Bergman at less then 1500 bucks for an ok one. Cheaper insurance here as a classic. I love scooters but also love the original goldwing .
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  13. farqhuar

    farqhuar Lone Wolf

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    Yeah, but we're not talking trikes Tromper. :wink:
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  14. Tromper

    Tromper Been here awhile

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    Haven't measured it, but if I recall correctly Ledude on the burgman forums uses a couple of Bestem top boxes as side cases. I have one of those so I know the size. With those on the side of the burgman & a little extra for bracketing I think it'd be a lot closer than ya think..:huh
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  15. Tacoma

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    I don't know if the same thing happens to you Burgman owners, but why is it the crotch rocket riders always want to race me when I am riding my scooter?
    Are scooters a threat to them?
    Is it an easy victory?
    They want to show off proving their crotch rocket is faster?
    They think we are beginners and we will be impressed by the riding skill of the crotch rocket riders?
    My scooter looks like a crotch rocket?

    do you Burgman riders ever come up to a group of Harley ridrers and one of the women passengers is complaining about how uncomfortable she is sitting on the back of a Harley and do you speak up and suggest that she can ride on the back of your Burgman saying she would be much more comfortable?
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  16. Tarka

    Tarka Doesn't wave back.

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    So you can imagine what a smug git I am owning a 1981 Plain Jane GL1100 and a 650 Burgman Executive. :evil :evil
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