Smooth in comparison to anything. I've owned 17 motorcycles and several scooters. I had a Honda Shadow VT1100 several bikes ago. I've also owned a Goldwing. I currently am approaching 14,000 miles on my Burgman 650. On several tours this Summer I cruised at 75-85 mph all day on my AN650. There is simply no vibration at any speed from idle to top speed.G said:I currently ride a V* 650. Im interested in anyone’s comparison of the Burgman650 that may have come over from a cruiser. It’s very important for me to get a bike that’s smooth "no engine vibration through the bars, seat or foot rest" at higher cruising speeds such as 75-80 mph. I’ve read numerous posts stating that the Burgman in smooth, but smooth in comparison to what.
You couldn't do better than a Burgman 650 without going all the way to a Goldwing. Big price difference there. For long straight cruising days, the Goldwing is better, but the Burgman is capable. Around town, the Goldwing is overkill, and through the twisties, the Burgman is a lot more fun. The ECVT automatic works really well in any riding environment - something the Goldwing currently doesn't offer. I still own, ride and enjoy a motorcycle, but the Burgman sees a lot more road time.G said:If I do switch over to the Burg I want to make sure Im happy with it. I just want a smooth, practical and versatile ride that offers great weather protection, is reliable with minimum maintenance. Something I can ride to work on all week then take cross country the next day. Be honest please.