+1....I've owned both......Burgman best by far IMHO.I had a Silverwing and switched up to the Burgman 650 and not one single regret.
The 650 is simply a superior ride.
Here is a shootout.
that got me into the category
The SWing was a good deal, the trade up to the 650 was the best move I'vf made....best all around bike I've owned in 45 years of riding.
On my second .....2009 exec was too god a deal to turn down.
My previous 2005 is still going strong with another rider.
Grab the Burgman.....get the grin
It obvious you have little knowledge and experience with this great transmission to post such comment.
As I say before you just confirm even more that you have little knowledge and even less experience with the ECVT and 650 Burgie in general.I know that when it fails, it tends to cost enough to fix that it totals the scooter! That is EVERYTHING I need to know about it. The ECVT is the main reason I plan to buy a400 rather than a 650.
There's no doubt that the ECVT failure is an expensive repair for us unmechanically inclined. But it is relatively maintenance free until then. Failure Estimates vary from 70k miles to well over 100k. For arguments sake lets say 80k.Do you, then, DENY that a failed ECVT is an extremely expensive repair?
for the record, you said "tranny trickery." just wanted to point that out.There's no doubt that the ECVT failure is an expensive repair for us unmechanically inclined. But it is relatively maintenance free until then. Failure Estimates vary from 70k miles to well over 100k. For arguments sake lets say 80k.
In that amount of mileage, the 400 would arguably need 4 belt & roller changes, 2 new clutches, and numerous deglazes. All of which, if dealer done, is extremely expensive, perhaps even more than the ECVT repair.
There have been numerous arguments about this in the past, and my example is just for demonstration. And honestly I don't choose sides as I love both bikes. But the point is, ECVT failure alone is not reason enough to pass on an otherwise fantastic bike.
Plus you get all that tranny trickery to play with when you ride. It is a fantastic bike.
Yes, I was referring to the 650's transmission's (tranny) various settings, like Power and Manual mode (trickery); Perhaps having a little fun with alliteration in the process.
for the record, you said "tranny trickery." just wanted to point that out.