New 2009 Burgman 400

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by kirkster70, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    I just got her unloaded. After I grab some lunch, I'll go put some miles on her.

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    Lots of storage areas.

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    Hard to get a proper photo of, but underseat storage area is huge.

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    I thought it was a nice touch having a light under the seat. That was a nice surprise.

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    I really like the pearl white. If they had the 650 in white, I probably would have bought it over a black 400. I'm glad the 400 was white.

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    Zero miles. Not for long!



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    I resisted the temptation of the 2011 ABS equipped Executive. Pretty!

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    I also resisted the allure of the '09 650, even though it was a smokin' price at $5800. The 650 reminds me of the ST1100 with the signals in the mirrors, and the headlights remind me of a ZX-12R I used to have. Good looking bike, that Burgman is!

    I'll post some thoughts on the ride once I log some real miles. I think I'm really going to enjoy this. It will make a fine commuter vehicle.
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  2. hexnut

    hexnut Been here awhile

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    Now, thats a lot of scooter. Looks good.
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  3. emmettken

    emmettken Long timer

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    Congrats! The pearl white looks great. :nod
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  4. gumshoe4

    gumshoe4 Been here awhile

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    Very nice!!

    I think the B400 is a great machine...perfectly capable of schlepping a person and his or her stuff down the road with good velocity, comfort and safety.

    If it ever comes time to replace my SWing, I'd have to look seriously at the B400. I don't really trust the transmission in the B650-have heard a lot of negative stuff about it self-destructing and being very expensive to repair-but the B400 has a tried and true CVT like the SWing.

    I think you're going to have a blast with that...
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  5. HowHH

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    The Burgman looks really nice in that color. Haven't yet seen it in the wild. The white really pops in contrast with the black panels.

    The B400 is on my short list for my next scooter. Hopefully by fall I'll have enough pennies saved. I look forward to hearing your ride impressions once you've had to give it a good test on the road. Enjoy!
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  6. btcn

    btcn Long timer

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    All I can say is, Wow! What a beautiful scooter you've got yourself there!

    I love the white too! I love the Silver and While Burgmans. But I think your going to LOVE this scooter! Although you might regret not getting a 650, believe me at the pump when you calculate 60-70 MPG you won't at all!

    I am definitely going to have to get one myself! It will have to wait a little while, but I know I will have one soon! I will first get a Harley, and then a Burgman 400. I think this will complete my stable for a little while, but nothing will complete it permanently!

    But good buy! Can't wait to hear more about it.

    BTW, I really love the under seat storage! It even has a light!
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  7. MarkH67

    MarkH67 Been here awhile

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    I like my Burgman 400 (mine is an '07 with about 45,000kms on the clock), the only thing that I dislike is the screen - if you are over 5'10" it is rubbish. Swap the screen to a Givi and it's hard to think of anything negative at all.
    Mine had about 4,000kms on the clock when I bought it, so I have added quite a bit - I've done city commuting and some long touring as well as several bike rallies and camping trips. I've yet to have any problems and I have only done the regular maintenance work (oil, filters, tyres, brake pads, spark plugs, new belt, etc.). In fact on the Burgman USA forum the B400 is noted for being the most reliable of the Burgman family.
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  8. sinned

    sinned Been here awhile

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    Nice ride! :freaky
    I prolly would have gone with the B650 exec - cause one can never have enough braking control esp. on motorcycles, so I'd have the B650 over the others just for the ABS. That being said, while I like the white (my Jetmax is white) I also like the silver/grey flavour of the exec on the showroom floor - it just pops IMHO.
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  9. LarryRickenbacker

    LarryRickenbacker Been here awhile

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    Howdy,

    What a beautiful scoot! Had finances permitted, this would've been my first choice as well. We expect lots of posts on this impressive scoot. White increases visiblity and overall road presence, that's a good thing. Enjoy that baby. :bow
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  10. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Very Jealous over here.:fyyff

    Awesome scoot! Love the white.
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  11. MarkH67

    MarkH67 Been here awhile

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    Well, they do have an ABS option for the B400 as well.
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  12. woodentoy

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    I bought a 400 back in 04 and sold it and bought an 07 650 Exec. I now ride an ST1300 and love it but I have nothing but good things to say about both of my Burgmans. I put many thousands of wonderful miles on both of them. Congratulations, you are going to love this bike.
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  13. kirkster70

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    Thanks, everyone!

    The whole family has been enjoying the new 400, especially my 8 y.o. son! We went for a breakfast fixin's run to the grocery store this morning when it was only 41 degrees! Two full-face helmets and two pair of gloves under the seat while shopping, and still room to spare. When we came out, two bags of groceries under the seat, and two miles back home.

    After the gut buster breakfast, we went back out and rode around for another 20 miles. I kept asking my boy if he was cold and he said no! keep riding! :D

    I took my wife and one of my daughters for a spin around the neighborhoor. My nephews came over and rode the Honda Metro 50s, and we went back in town once again! 50 miles logged so far. I haven't even gotten a chance to take it out on a faster road as of yet, but that will change when I commute on Wednesday.

    I like how the CVT acts as an engine brake like a hydrostatic transmission downhill. I also like the smoothness, handling, and the braking. It's a slick little piece.

    The pearl white looks like a fishing lure in the sun.

    So far so good. I'll post more when I log some decent miles. I really have nothing negative to say at all. It's a fun ride!

    Thanks to all for all the kind words! :clap
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  14. soboy

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    Congrats, that is a great looking scooter and a nice color. I think the B400 has to be one of the best choices right now of all the maxiscooters, it is more nimble than the 650 but still very comfy and actually has more underseat storage than the 650. With rapidly rising gas prices, the 60-70 mpg of the 400 just can't be touched by any of the other maxi scooters. This bike is on my short list for my next scooter.
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  15. btcn

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    Sounds like your havin lots of fun with it! Can't wait to hear more about it! Also I like how quick you posted those pictures the day you bought it!
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  16. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Lucky bastard!
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    That thing is as good as it gets, LOVE the color too!
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    BTW, great pictures too!
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  17. MarkH67

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    I do all my grocery shopping with my B400 - I have a Givi Flow 35L top-box and between that and the under-seat storage I can fit a lot of groceries. It's definitely a fun ride, but it is also a very practical city commuter - with the ability to travel on the open roads and motorways easily hitting the speed limit.

    There are times I'd like more power (like a B650) but my B400 is getting the job done and not using much gas to do it. Keep on running up the miles and having fun, the more you use it the more you realise what a great vehicle this big scooter is.
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  18. goatroper

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    HUGE, cubic storage under the seat- a 30 pack and a 12 pack in their containers? No problem
    A 10 amp power outlet in the glove box
    Stout alternator- (something like 400 watts? )
    Four valve, Fuel injected, water cooled
    Decent weather protection
    However, it still sounds like a golf cart.
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  19. Photog

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    :lol3 My MP3-250 sounds like a cross between a golf cart and the Jetsons' car.

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    Congrats on the Burgie 400! I hope to give one a try soon.
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  20. Mikegigabyte

    Mikegigabyte Been here awhile

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    I really want that trunk light for my scooter, and ive looked up your scooter for the part number but cant find it at all, is that an aftermarket light

    just trying to get an idea on what it would cost
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