Suzuki has announced its new-for-2022 models, and most of them look pretty much the same as the 2021 models, with a fresh coat of paint. At this point, the single exception we know of is the Burgman 400 maxi-scooter (although the V-Strom 1050 is tellingly absent from the press release).
Suzuki Burgman 2022 updates
Suzuki’s press release lays it on thick here, saying “the 2022 Suzuki Burgman 400 has a host of styling, technical, and feature updates galvanizing its reputation as the Elegant Athlete of the scooter world.” However, it’s to Suzuki’s credit that it continues to persevere with the Burgman when other OEMs have mostly ditched the maxi-scooter genre for North American customers.
The Burgman 400 has new paint on bodywork and wheels and new seat stitching, but it doesn’t seem the bodywork itself is changed. There’s a new dash, with real-time range and fuel consumption figures.
Otherwise, most of the changes are updates to the engine. Suzuki needed to bring the Burgman 400 forward into the new Euro5 environmental standard, and that meant updates to the liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine. The Burgman 400 gets a new camshaft profile and a dual-spark head for cleaner fuel burn. There’s a new piston, too, and the EFI system is updated.
The Burgman 400 comes with Suzuki’s Easy Start system. Rider-selectable traction control is standard. The 15-inch front wheel comes with dual-disc brakes (260 mm rotors) and the 13-inch rear wheel has a 210 mm disc brake. ABS is standard.
American customers will pay $8,499 MSRP for the Suzuki Burgman 400 in 2022; at this point, the 400 scooter does not appear on Suzuki’s Canadian website as a 2022 model.
Brand new graphics
Elsewhere, the Suzuki lineup seems to mostly get a good, stiff coat of fresh paint. From an ADV perspective, it’s interesting to note the DR650 re-appears for 2022, as do the V-Strom 650 and DR-Z400, but the V-Strom 1050 is not listed on next year’s press release. The big Strom was last updated for 2020, so perhaps we’re about to see a series update on that machine for 2022.