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A quick question about the ability of the Burgman 400, would it be capable of 2 up riding at freeway speeds? I know the 650 is very capable for that but was wondering if you could do it on a 400 as well? Also thinking of a good scooter for my wife, however she is quite short at 4t 11" and 150lbs and was wondering what scooters would be a good fit for her being so short? We would like to be able to tour together if possible, if not then it would be a 650 for sure.

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Short answer is yes. Longer answer is that it somewhat depends on your expectations. It will do it ust fine but you will not have a lot of excess capacity left over for things like accelerating to pass.
 

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It will do it, but it won't be happy. About 99.5% of my seat time is solo- the other .5% is with SO- the bike feels heavy, you can tell the huge 400cc engine is doing its best but it is near its limit. The suspension sort of wallows too. Don't forget to adjust the rear tire pressure, if riding 2-up.
My 05 Concours would have been a good 2-up bike (100 hp) or my 1100 Shadow. Burgie is a really good one-person conveyance.
 

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2 400's beats 1 650 every time
 

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First thing to consider is the load carrying capacity of the 400----421bs, then add fuel/oil/coolant/tools etc rail gear carried under seat and your are at in my real world at 380 lbs or so. Rear tire proper inflation/condition. rear suspension properly adjusted.

Come within weight limits ok. Based on over 30,000 new Burgman 400 miles, engine will stand endless wide open.

US freeways often require80-85 mph to keep from getting run over, bike will do it. Buffeting for rider and passenger jacked way up in air can often be limiting factor with long trips.

End question is Burgman 400 really fun riding at 80 mph?---answer is no, I tend to stay in slow lane but use big bursts of throttle to get around stuff or away from it/them
 

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Whether the 400 can handle freeway speeds or not (which, it can), that is only for getting ASAP from A to B. Set the GPS to "Avoid Highways". This keeps you off of interstates but still routes you on US and state highways. Generally, a much more pleasureable experience.
 
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