2018 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS Review

2018 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS

2018 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS 2018 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS


2018 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS on Total Motorcycle:

Already renowned as a premium, feature-rich scooter, the Suzuki Burgman 400 is all-new for 2018. The new Burgman 400 retains the key features that made this luxury scooter popular through the years, while combining improved chassis and engine performance with a sleek new, athletic body.

The 2018 Burgman 400 establishes a new convenience and performance standard for mid-sized scooters while maintaining its highly regarded reputation for luxury, quality, comfort and running performance. The result is a more desirable Burgman 400 that truly delivers a winning combination of style, performance, practicality, convenience and riding enjoyment.

Make your commute anything but everyday. Stylish, economical, and built for many roads to come, Burgman scooters combine all the fun and freedom of full-size motorcycles with convenience, comfort, and cargo space.

Svelte sophistication

Like a top athlete in peak form, the BURGMAN 400 is lean, toned and ready to perform optimally, even on narrow, twisty, or congested streets. Not only are its front and rear end slimmer, sharper and sexier than ever, this BURGMAN remains true to its family name by offering fine style that will turn as many heads out front of the office as it will in front of your favourite café or out on the road.

A well-informed rider is a happier and more confident rider.

From the instant response and powerful acceleration of its 400cm3 DOHC engine, and the exhilarating sound of the tuned intake note, to the nimble handling provided by the link-type rear suspension and new 15-inch wheel in the front, the BURGMAN 400 is built to deliver winning performance.




2018 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Fuel-injected DOHC 399cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine powers a seamless, CVT automatic transmission

Stronger low-speed engine response with reduced emissions and better fuel economy

All new luxurious and sporty bodywork with advanced LED lighting

Increased frame rigidity and larger, 15-inch front wheel help improve stability and cornering performance

Spacious underseat storage and two front compartments with a DC power outlet provide a variety of cargo options


Greater Class and Pleasure

Burgman 400 brings greater class and pleasure to your journey. It fits well, like a fine handmade suit. It rides comfortably and performs like a champion.


A winning combination

It fits well, like a fine handmade suit. It rides comfortably and performs like a champion. It manoeuvres brilliantly. And it delivers a winning combination of stylish design, practicality and convenience. The Burgman 400, bringing greater class and pleasure to your journey.


Powerful Engine

At the heart of the new Burgman 400’s polished performance is an updated version of its powerful 400cc fourstroke, DOHC, single-cylinder, fuel injected engine.


Superior Economy and Range

DOHC 4-Valve Engine

Luxurious Ride and Handling

The new Burgman 400’s underbone frame is built from large diameter, thin wall tubes that deliver the light weight and rigidity required for great handling. Complementing this frame in realising a stable, relaxing and nimble ride are 41mm front forks with a generous 110mm of wheel travel.


15-Inch Front Wheel

The new Burgman 400 replaces the 14-inch wheel of its predecessor and introduces a larger 15-inch wheel in the front. The change brings a bold new image with it and a look of stability that can instil greater confidence in the rider.


Underseat storage

The Burgman 400’s spacious 42-litre underseat storage⁵ compartment can hold two helmets³ and provides ample room for stowing your gear.


Two front compartments

Two front compartments provide 3.5 litres⁵ of storage space on the right side and 2.8 litres⁵ on the left side for maps and other items. The right storage bay has a 12V DC outlet⁷ for charging your mobile phone or other electronic devices.


Sit in the lap of luxury

The stepped dual seat offers luxurious comfort for rider and passenger alike by combining a cushion that is 20mm thicker and a shape that is slimmer than on the current model. Double stitching adds a distinctively fashionable accent.


Advanced Rider Technology

The Burgman 400 is equipped with Suzuki’s advanced technologies, including Suzuki Advanced Immobiliser System and a chain lock gate.

Multi-Function Instrumentation

Large, easy-to-read analogue speedometer and tachometer dials flank a digital display that shows an odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, coolant temperature indicator, average fuel consumption meter, ambient temperature indicator, freeze indicator⁴ and clock. Also included is Suzuki’s Eco Drive Indicator⁸, which come on when the vehicle is operated in a fuel-efficient manner and may help riders learn techniques to better economise on fuel.


Upswept Windscreen

The new Burgman 400’s upswept windscreen creates a cleaner, more compact look from the front or sides. At the same time, it matches its predecessor in delivering optimum wind protection for rider comfort, as well as a clear view of the road.


Elegant and efficient LED Lighting

The slim, elegant styling of the new nose features sharply styled dual LED headlights with integrated LED position lights and turn signals mounted beneath. The overall effect creates a cleaner and lighter looking front end that is instantly recognizable as belonging to the Burgman family. The slim new rear of the Burgman 400 features independent LED rear combination lamps with the turn signals at their tips. It’s a sharply sculpted design that expresses elegance and agility.





2018 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine Features

Automatic Idle Speed Control (ISC) system ensures proper engine idle speed at all times.

The CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) provides smooth, linear, practically shock-free power delivery for comfortable riding at any speed riding.

Updated 399cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine produces greater low-to-midrange torque and more powerful performance, even when riding with a passenger.

DOHC 4-valve arrangement allows ideal positioning of the intake and exhaust valves for superior mechanical advantages and efficient combustion. The benefits can be felt in smooth, instantly available acceleration.

The highly efficient new engine, which employs a new, long-life iridium spark plug, takes advantage of the scooter’s lower weight to improve fuel economy and extend the riding range of the generous 3.6 gallon fuel tank.

The refined Suzuki Fuel Injection system with O2 feedback plus the Pulsed-secondary AIR-injection (PAIR) system and catalyzer-equipped exhaust boost fuel efficiency and help the Burgman easily achieve emissions compliance.

The new 5-liter air cleaner assembly is 10% larger to aid throttle response and boost acceleration in stop-and-go traffic. Located under the seat, it has also been designed to emit an exciting intake sound.


Chassis Features
Pillion rider footrests provide comfort, letting the passenger feel planted and relaxed, even during extended rides.

A pair of ergonomically designed grab bars are mounted to the sides of the seat so the passenger can have a good, comfortable grip of the scooter.

A security gate incorporated in the lower portion of the bodywork allows a chain lock to be passed through a body panel, then around the frame, and then around an immovable object.

The ignition switch is fitted with a magnetic security cover that opens only with correctly coded key.

The comprehensive and easy-to-read instruments incorporate an analog speedometer and tachometer plus a LCD display that provides odometer, twin tripmeter, clock, ambient temperature, average fuel consumption, fuel level, and coolant temperature readings. Other colored LED indicators provide turn signal, headlight, freeze and service function alerts.

The LCD has a programmable oil service indicator to alert the rider when regular maintenance is required.

The instruments also include the Suzuki Eco Drive Indicator that illuminates when the scooter is being ridden in a fuel efficient manner. This instant feedback helps the rider learn how to maximize the Burgman 400’s fuel economy.

The Burgman 400’s new underbone frame is constructed from large-diameter, thin-wall tubes that result in lower weight and increased rigidity, resulting in improved handling.

Telescopic 41mm inner-tube front forks with a generous 4.3 inches of wheel travel, and the link-type mono shock absorber rear suspension has adjustable 7-way preload to deliver motorcycle-like handling with exceptional maneuverability.

A new, larger 15-inch front wheel replaces the 14-inch wheel of the prior model to improve stability and enhance the visual appearance.

The new front wheel carries a pair of 260mm disc brake rotors while the 13-inch rear wheel has a 210mm hydraulic disc brake for reliable stopping control.

The standard Antilock Brake System (ABS)* monitors wheel speed, and matches stopping power to available traction. A new compact ABS control unit weighs 1.6 pounds less than the prior model.

An easy-to-operate, T-handle parking brake lever is located on the dash near the ignition switch, to prevent rear wheel movement when engaged.

The new upswept windscreen has a cleaner, more compact look from the front or sides while delivering optimum wind protection and a clear view of the road.

The new bodywork conveys the luxurious, performance nature of the Burgman 400. The slimmer, sportier and more agile look matches the scooter’s personality.

The new nose features sharply styled dual LED headlights with integrated LED position lights and turn signals mounted beneath. The resulting effect is that of a cleaner and lighter front end that is instantly recognizable as belonging to the Suzuki Burgman family.

The slim new rear deck of the Burgman 400 features independent LED rear combination lamps with the turn signals at their tips. It’s a sharply sculpted design that expresses elegance and agility.

Abundant luggage space includes a 42-liter under-seat storage compartment, large enough for two helmets, plus two front compartments for small personal items. Convenient switchable under-seat lights illuminate the entire storage area.

– Helmet sizes and shapes vary, so some helmets may not fit in the under-seat compartment.

The front bodywork contains two storage compartments; a 2.8-liter compartment on the left and a 3.5-liter compartment on the right that contains a convenient DC power outlet for charging electric devices on the fly

The new stepped dual seat has nearly an inch thicker padding for more comfort. The width and profile is slimmer to add comfort for both the rider and passenger. The cover features double stitching and accent piping to further extend the look of luxury.

To increase comfort, especially on longer rides, the seat incorporates a rider’s backrest that is adjustable by 0.5-inch or 1-inch fore-and-aft at the press of a lever.

The combination of the seat changes and floorboard position creates a more upright riding position that is more comfortable and sportier for the rider.

Cut-away footboards allow the rider to comfortably move and support the scooter at stops and starts.


Additional Features
Stylized Suzuki “S” 3-D emblems on the front leg shield and the upper meter panel denotes the quality and sophistication of the brand.

A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories for Burgman owners are available including a large selection of Suzuki logo apparel.

12-month limited warranty





2018 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8,099 USD

Engine 399cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC
Bore x Stroke 81.0 x 77.6 mm (3.2 x 3.1 in.)
Compression Ratio 10.6: 1
Fuel System Suzuki Fuel Injection
Starter Electric
Lubrication Wet sump
Drive Train
Transmission CVT (automatic, centrifugal clutch)
Final Drive V-belt drive
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc, twin 260mm
Brakes Rear Disc single 210mm
Tires Front 120/70-15M/C (56S), tubeless
Tires Rear 150/70-13M/C (64S), tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.5 L (3.6 US gallons)
Color Pearl Glacier White
Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Spark Plug NGK CR7EIA-9 or DENSO IU22D
Headlight Dual LED (high- & low-beam, plus position lights)
Tail light LED
Dimensions and Curb Weight
Overall Length 2235 mm (88.0 in.)
Overall Width 765 mm (30.1 in.)
Wheelbase 1580 mm (53.1 in.)
Ground Clearance 125 mm (4.9 in.)
Seat Height 755 mm (29.7 in.)
Curb Weight 215 kg (474 lbs.)

12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.



2018 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN





2018 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £6,299 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Engine capacity 400cc Engine 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC,
Bore 81.0 mm x 77.6 mm (3.2in x 3.1in) Compression ratio 10.6 : 1
Lubrication Wet sump Ignition Electronic ignition
Fuel System Fuel Injection Transmission CVT
Drive Belt Starter Electric
MPG* 70.62 CO2 91g/km
Power 23.0 kW @ 6300rpm (31PS) Torque 36.00Nm @ 4800rpm (26.55lb.ft)
Front suspension Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped Rear suspension Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brakes Disc, twin Rear brakes Disc
Front tyres 120/70-15M/C 56S Rear tyres 150/70-13M/C 64S
Overall length 2235mm (87.99in) Overall width 765mm (30.11in)
Overall height 1350mm (53.15in) Wheelbase 1580mm (62.20in)
Ground clearance 125mm (4.92in) Seat height 755mm (29.72in)
Kerb mass TBC Fuel capacity 13.5 litres (3.0UK gallons)



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