I don't think any have catalytic converters. However, some of the European models have an O2 sensor on the exhaust that alters FI operation in the interests of emission control. My Remus exhaust (made in Austria) came with a plug to put in the O2 sensor hole. My US model simply had the hole welded shut on the stock exhaust pipe.roadscholar said:Anyone know if the Burgman 650 is made with catalytic converter or if one is available for Canadian spec models?
Just out of curiosity, why would you hope for catalytic converters to arrive sooner than later? These devices tend to restrict exhaust systems, generate lots of heat and are generally loathed for automobiles. Am I missing something here? Are they desirable for motorcycle use? I saw someone lamenting they didn't have one somewhere else on this forum quite a while back so now I'm wondering.......Pete said:Can't tell ya much scholar except that cat cons are a comin'. if not here in some apps already. My v/g buddy's uncle is working on their development for different MC applications. I hate to say it but I hope they come sooner than later.
Well, I was wrong.Brian said:I'll have to double check my Service Manual when I get home, but I think the E-33 model (California) has a catalytic converter.
My sentiments exactly. Plus I believe Burgmans are efficient enough to where dealing with exhaust from them on rides isn't an issue. Maybe with older carburated or air cooled machines. But not with water cooled EFI units. In fact, I've seen elsewhere on this forum where other M/C riders are always wanting to be behind a Burgman during group rides for the lack of exhaust fumes and NOISE. But I'm not a "greenie tree hugger" yet I do not advocate raping the environment either. There is always a good common sense balance between things.pauljo said:Catalytic converters also fail, and are quite expensive to replace. I've been through that on a couple of my autos. I'm not at all anxious to see them show up on my scooter/motorcycle rides.