2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Coolness Factor = 35.2%

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2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Coolness Factor = 35.2%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:55 am

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Exhilarating...

For generations of riders, the Burgman has redefined the two-wheel luxury scooter experience. It brought performance and comfort into a market once unimaginable. For 2014, the Burgman 650 ABS continues to improve with new styling matched with unbeatable performance.

Notable changes to the Burgman 650 ABS include refinements in the transmission setting and a reduction of mechanical losses contribute to a boost in fuel economy by 15%* compared to the previous model in Drive Mode. Drive Mode heightens efficiency at normal road speeds and gives smooth, linear, almost shock-free power delivery for easy riding. Power Mode gives more punch when you twist the throttle. And Manual Mode lets you thumb-toggle between six preset gear ratios for a unique feeling of control. The SECVT’s updated design includes new clutch plates that cause 35% less drag.

You can feel the nimbleness and abundance of power in your hand. It is simply exhilarating! With refinements in the transmission setting that easily allows you to downshift, accelerate, and maneuver around traffic and through every road, there’s no better time than to hop on the Burgman 650 ABS than today!



2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $10999 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: $11,099 CDN (known as the 2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive ABS in Canada)


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Engine 638cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 2-cylinder, DOHC
Bore x Stroke 75.5mm x 71.3mm (2.97 in x 2.81 in)
Compression Ratio 11.2 : 1
Fuel System Suzuki Fuel Injection
Starter Electric
Lubrication Wet sump


Drive Train:



Transmission Automatic - SECVT
Final Drive Gear Drive


Chassis:



Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake, twin
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Tires Front 120/70R15M/C 56H, tubeless
Tires Rear 160/60R14M/C 65H, tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.0 US
Color Metallic Mat Fibroin Gray


Electrical:



Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)


Dimensions and Curb Weight:



Overall Length 2265 mm (89.2 in)
Overall Width 810 mm (31.9 in)
Wheelbase 1585 mm (62.4 in)
Ground Clearance 125 mm (4.9 in)
Seat Height 755 mm (29.7 in)


Curb Weight 278 kg (613 lbs)
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Re: This Week: 2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:11 am

This week's TMW Cool Wall motorcycle was brought to you by... Jarlaxle; who suggested it on our Suggest a Bike for our Cool Wall thread. :)

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Re: This Week: 2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by NorthernPete » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:28 pm

Just not my cup of tea. Uncool. To bulky to be a cool scooter (I like the small Vespa style and that sort for a scooter.)
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Re: This Week: 2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:32 pm

It's too costly.
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Re: This Week: 2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by montanalifter » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:24 pm

Reading the stats I like it and then you look at it and are frightened. Uncool. That and a 11k price for a scooter.

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Re: This Week: 2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:34 pm

Worst name ever for a bike!
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Re: This Week: 2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:26 am

Gawd I aint even...... :mrgreen:
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Re: This Week: 2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by Flipper » Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:19 pm

HYPERR wrote:Worst name ever for a bike!
The name just adds to the dork factor.
Who exactly buys these scooters?
The thing costs a fortune!
I always think of a scooter as a little affordable inexpensive vehicle.
Something like "motorcycle lite".
Now we have luxury scooters. That's like expensive hot dogs.
What's the point?
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Re: This Week: 2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by faded sun » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:52 pm

It's a touring scooter! Don't you get it?

Awesome. I love Vespa but I wouldn't take one on the highway.

Bet it's really comfy.

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Re: This Week: 2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by jstark47 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:10 pm

I have to give it a Cool for what it is. The Burgman has commanded the top end of the luxury maxi-scooter market for a while. I see ten Burgmans around for every Honda Silverwing.


Flipper wrote:Who exactly buys these scooters?
Well-heeled older guys who want something tour-able with a lower center of gravity and aren't up for the bulk and expense of a Goldwing.
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Re: This Week: 2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:39 pm

Even though I don't think it's a cool bike, I'll still give it a cool because I think riders who own these things are cool.

They obviously don't give a rat's ^%$ about looks, image, sportiness, trends, lifestyle, whatever's the hot new bike genre, what rider group do I fit into, or any of that bull. Heck, they don't even care about getting a "cool" scooter like a Vespa. Chances are these guys chose this thing because riding a lot is the most important thing; they want to go longer distances comfortably without the expense, excess baggage (both literal and figurative) of, say, a full-dress tourer or an adv bike. And that's pretty cool in my book.
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Re: This Week: 2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:04 pm

I voted Cool.

Would I ever own one? No. Would I want to ride one? No. But, cool because...

When Suzuki first introduced this it was because a lot of older riders were finding the full touring bikes (ie, Gold Wing) just too heavy to be comfortable with and the answer was a lighter, more maneuverable (and cheaper vs the Gold Wing) mega scooter.

It really is a great idea and a great invention, it fits it's market (older riders can afford this if you can afford a gold wing) and 650cc is plenty enough to tour (not set speed records) on the highway.

Really great idea really even IF the design isn't appealing to the younger rider.

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Re: This Week: 2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:02 am

2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Coolness Factor = 35.2%
Featured: September 19th, 2014 - September 26th, 2014
Most popular vote category: Uncool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS is:

Awesome (3 points) 3% [ 1 ]
Cool (2 points) 29% [ 10 ]
Uncool (1 point) 40% [ 14 ]
Fail (0 point) 29% [ 10 ]

Total votes : 35

= a Coolwall Factor of 35.2%

NOTES: Wow, the big mega scooter from Suzuki get a big mega hammer on the results. At just 35.2% cool. I feel bad for it as I really think it deserves more, it's the scooter that started the "mega-scooter" class here in North America and really does offer riders (especially older one) who want to tour a real opportunity to do so on a light bike with lots of luggage room. But for looked, price and performance, I can see Suzuki has their work cut out for them.

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Re: 2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Coolness Factor = 35.2%

Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:29 pm

Ouch! :boxed: I don't think this luxo scooter deserves such a terrible rating...horrific name notwithstanding.
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Re: This Week: 2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by Jarlaxle » Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:21 pm

montanalifter wrote:Reading the stats I like it and then you look at it and are frightened. Uncool. That and a 11k price for a scooter.
It's not a scooter. It's a touring motorcycle that happens to have a step-through frame and CVT! :starwars:

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