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So now I ride a Volusia and would like to have a Burgman 650.
The idea of an automatic is very pleasing to me.
Is there any vibration with the 650?
Have plenty of pep?
Average warm up time?
I've read there isn't a neutral. If so, does it have to be on the center stand when you start it?
Some have said it's bulky and hard to move around at times. Is that just because of the size of it? It's only 7lbs lighter than my Volusia. Wonder if it wouldn't bother me. It's also 9.80 inches shorter.
Are there brakes linked or are the controls for front and back separate?

The dealers around here don't have any in stock right now and they couldn't answer my questions.

And I am considering the 650 over the 400 because I don't want to go through the ordeal of trading up. I don't think the 400 would be enough considering I'm currently on an 805.

Thanks for any input.
And yes, I have scooter taste in my mouth....that's how bad I want one. :lol:
 

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the 650 is Very smooth

@ 50+ Hp yes but with the auto you can stay in the powerband you want, 10 Hp or All of it. Very steady acceleration, it feels slow untill you are along side another vehicle, bike our car. Very quick to 65 mph.

Warm up: I usually found the best warm up is slow driving, it takes about a min. longer in winter (about 2 miles) less in summer (1 mile)
The side stand needs to be up, to start, and it will kill when let down. If you wish to warm it up @ idle it needs to be on the centerstand.

The weight being close to what you have should be no problem, plus A low CG. however, being an auto trans it does not frewheel like a standard motorcycle.

The 400 has linked brakes, on the 650 they are seperate. Right - front , left -rear. no foot brake on either machine.

here is a link to a thread that may help decide between the 400 & the 650 http://burgmanusa.com/forums/viewtopic. ... ht=compare

Jim aka bat4255
 

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Pep? I've achieved 0 - 60MPH of 7.2 seconds, and I've read reports that say as low as the high 6es.

In "testing" I've gone an indicated 112MPH, and one member here has seen 115. (Actual speed is 10% lower than indicated. Since odometer is acurate this can only be attributed to deliberate manipulation by Suzuki.)

At 607 pounds fully fueled it is a heavy bike, but I have no problems manuevering in traffic, parking lots, etc. The only trouble I've had was when I parked head-in on a downward sloping spot with a little loose gravel and oil on the ground. Almost dropped it, but saved it. Now I'm more careful to stop and look before entering a tight spot.

I think you'd be happy with a 650.
 

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thanks for the input and info. It is greatly appreciated.
Was telling hubby about the bikes and the executive might be coming to the US, not he wants me to wait until it comes out.
I really don't want to wait. :cry:
 

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Pappy said:
My 650 handles like my Vol did, is smoother and has the "legs" of my 1500LC that I sold to buy it. Now I want a stereo and bar. The rest will work itself out....Mike
So pretty much if I can handle the VOL with ease the 650 should be okay? Hubby said no way on the 400, so it will definately be the 650.
 

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Pinwheel said:
Pappy said:
My 650 handles like my Vol did, is smoother and has the "legs" of my 1500LC that I sold to buy it. Now I want a stereo and bar. The rest will work itself out....Mike
So pretty much if I can handle the VOL with ease the 650 should be okay? Hubby said no way on the 400, so it will definately be the 650.
You should be fine once you adjust to just pointing the thing instead of "driving" it. Funny, I seem to SEE everything on this darn thing....
 

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Pinwheel I've owned a volousa 2002. It is a fine motorcycle. One thing I diden't like about it was that when you are on the interstate, its all wound up at 70-75 mph. I WAS ALWAYS LOOKING for another gear. IT also develops some vibration at high speeds. My 650 burgman dosen't do that ,it just goes. 80-90 mph no problem. SMOOTH - NICE. Another to consider, with the burgman you get free storage. It comes with it. TAKE CARE AND GOOD LUCK, CHARLIE 650 RATTLEBURG.
 

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I also own a volusia and want to get a burgman. Wish I would have gotten a Burg to begin with! Guess i was attracted to the macho idea of a motorcyle.... The Vol is a great looking and riding bike but not ideal for highway cruising and the breaks in my opinion are too weak :evil:
 

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well I wanted a burgman back in march of this year. hubby talked me into just taking his and he got himself another bike.
I think I got the short end of the deal.
I love all the other VOL members I've met and ride with
but dog gone it, I wouldn't be where I am at now with scooter envy if I would have just put my foot and and have it been me the one with the new bike in April.

glad to see that I am not alone in my vol woes...
 
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