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I've been away for a .long time and didn't know Burgman 650s were discontinued. I unxderstand they are now hard to find. A local dealer has a 2013 BMW 600 Sport which looks interesting. Does anyone know anything about them?
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They've been discontinued but they're not that hard to find. There are still some new ones out there, and the used market is always well stocked with low mileage models.
 

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"A local dealer has a 2013 BMW 600 Sport which looks interesting"

Careful with pre-2016 models! Both the Sport and GT had recalls for faulty timing chain tensioners. If not addressed, it is common for them to fail > sudden loud noise > your engine killed dead. No worries with 2016+; Gen 2.0 models have many other updates and improvements.

Re: finding Burgman 650's, there are a ton available in Florida every day of the year. Lately 2016+ models are scarce. I suspect people are hanging on to them.
 
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Thanks fir the advice. I see very few Burgmans on Cycletrader so maybe I'm looking in the wrong place. A lot has changed since I was active. I see many new marques and models in the big scooter class. One thing that appeals to me about the BMW is the large rear tire. I got rid of my Burgman because the smaller rear tire produced a harsh ride, and after four spine surgeries I didn't want further damage. That big tire on the BMW should correct some of that.
Reallly glad to know of the early-model problems. Are they OK after having the recall?
 

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A Burgman 160/60 14 compared to a BMW 160/60 15 is not a HUGE tire difference over all. Its 1 inch or 1/2 inch lift at the axle.

When I mounted the 185/60 14 car tire on my 2008 650, that tire was 1.18 inch taller than a 160/60 14. It felt no different than the 155/65 14 car tire I had on before. This 185/60 14 does not fit the swing arm without modifying the swing arm so do not do this.

If all you are looking for is a taller rear Motorcycle tire, mount a 150/70 14 as it is 0.71 inch taller than a 160/60 14. It is a rounded profile motorcycle type tire and I put two on for about 9,000 miles each before I went Darkside.
 
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A Burgman 160/60 14 compared to a BMW 160/60 15 is not a HUGE tire difference over all. Its 1 inch or 1/2 inch lift at the axle.

When I mounted the 185/60 14 car tire on my 2008 650, that tire was 1.18 inch taller than a 160/60 14. It felt no different than the 155/65 14 car tire I had on before. This 185/60 14 does not fit the swing arm without modifying the swing arm so do not do this.

If all you are looking for is a taller rear Motorcycle tire, mount a 150/70 14 as it is 0.71 inch taller than a 160/60 14. It is a rounded profile motorcycle type tire and I put two on for about 9,000 miles each before I went Darkside.
This board is such a great resource. Thanks everyone.
 

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"I see very few Burgmans on Cycletrader so maybe I'm looking in the wrong place."

Facebook Marketplace for Florida cities. I bought and sold a dozen scooters there. It's free and there's a big audience.
 

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Can anyone advise if the earlier BMW 600 models were OK after the recall? I rode this one the other day and was quite impressed. Having said that, it does appear that the later ones have a lot of added fetures. I think I'd be inclined toward the sport, though the intended purpose for this bike is a 6,000 mile trip this summer.
 
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