Can anyone tell me if the Suzuki Burgman 200 can be equipped with a front passenger backrest?
It might also mean that they don't yet have an extra seat pan to modify and ship (though this may be the first one they've done, who knows?) and instead have to work on the one the customer sends in, rather than treating it like a rebuildable core. If the volume ends up being there, it will become worth it to them to obtain that extra one.Did they offer any discount for using your seat to make the first one? It may be worth asking.
Because the B200 seat pan does not have an adjustable butt-stop, unlike both the B400 and B650. There's nothing on the seat pan to which a backrest could be attached, so it's not just a plug-and-play add-on. They'll have to mount the backrest to the seat pan itself.
That's an excellent consideration, and one that's often overlooked.The concept is to use 2 Ls (actually the Ls will be curved to simulate those super comfy seats you see on GoldWings and avoid "spears" in a crash) as a base to apply appropriate foam padding.
An eyballing of it (dealer's showroom) suggests the 400 saddle MIGHT fit.The 200 does not have the movable drive buttstop like the 400 and 650 have. That means it will be more difficult to do an aftermarket driver backrest. You can't just use the buttstop or it's mount to attach the backrest like you can on the 400 and 650.
Any backrest would have to be designed so that you could punch holes in the seat cover and bolt it to the seat pan underneath. You might be able to make some kind of attaching mount so that you could use the Utopia from the 400 but it is not going to be just a bolt on affair. Custom fabrication work is going to be involved.
That would be up to the individual to decide if back support was necessary. People put many different accessories on their vehicles that they feel they need but someone else may think are unnecessary. Usefulness is different than necessary. It would be a boring world if everyone thought the same. Heck there's been people ride cross country on 50cc scooters, that's not for me but if I did I'd need a backrest to do it.Why is it necessary on a small scooter meant for short trips?
I called them again, they want me to send the seat to them....urghhhhhhhhhhh[/QUOTE I have the mounting bars coming to me asap...unless you already have the utopia backrest, the parts are no good to you.....the backrest alone is appox 200.00, I have mine from my burgy 400 that will be modified from what they came up with...I did not have to send my seat out to them, someone else had a burgman 200 they could work from I am thrilled I will have my Utopia backrest back in play on the burgy 200! :kermit: