Exactly correct Chris... Bank of Japan is going to at least double their money supply..(( http://www.japantoday.com/category/busi ... t-of-slump )) This scooter should have taken a significant price drop in dollar terms... Somebody is making a killing on the Yen/Dollar currency swap while new US buyers are getting screwed out of appx $3000 USD...Daboo said:Wow! It went up $1100!
And this is while Japan is flooding their currency by printing more money to make their products more competitive. You would think the price would've stayed close to the same. I wonder what will happen when the new 2014 400 comes out. Besides wondering about the extent of the redesign, how much more will it cost?
I believe they share the same belt...soc714 said:...The only real grip I have with my 2011 burg is the noisy whiney gear drive final drive. The new burg has a belt and much quitter. I think I,ll look for a new burg and trade in the K11.
Ah the new 2013 still has a gear driven final drive. The American Suzuki web site is wrong, look at Suzuki's international sites like the UK one, they have it correct. I saw the bike at the motorcycle show in November but it you want further confirmation ask Hanspluygers he has one.soc714 said:The only real grip I have with my 2011 burg is the noisy whiney gear drive final drive. The new burg has a belt and much quitter.
No belt in the final drive just in the CVT.Daboo said:I believe they share the same belt...
MisterSolo said:I must admit...when I first saw $10,999, I grumbled: "No Freaking Way!!!" But...after thinking about it...I have to ease off that stance just a bit. Considering the updates of the 2013 model, I expected the price would increase $500 - $600. Whereas $1,100 is a ridiculous increase, I am contemplating whether the unexpected 5-6 hundred dollars extra is a deal breaker for me.
Question: Considering how late in the season the 2013 will arrive (some say August!), would it be advantageous to just wait until 2014? Whatcha think?
I bought '09 Exec in 2011, sold it in Jan 2013 and bought back my same '09 Exec in May 2013.. so you can say that I bought a used Burgman '09 Exec :lol: Seriously, I would like to see some miles on the 2013 Burgman 650. When a new product comes out, there are enough recalls to keep things busy. The BMW scooters are getting their recalls, the paint job looks really cheap in person and nothing about the BMW scooters are exciting. However; I was excited to buy back my old '09 Exec more than I would want to buy '13 Exec.Desert Rat said:Advertising a price for something you can't even buy. :roll: Doesn't matter to me as I only buy used Burgmans. :wink: