After spending hours browsing the myriads of postings on BurgmanUSA yesterday, I'm convinced that I should UPSIZE from my trusty Honda Elite 80 to a Burgman 400. For the past few months I've considered others like the Honda Rebel and Virago 250, but as someone has said, "that's old technology".
My '99 Elite 80 has done great.... for three years and some 7000 miles.... and typically 130+ MPG. However, it's usually doing that at around 35 MPH, which keeps me on the more scenic back roads in NW Oregon. I really like the simplicity of auto-clutch/transmission and hand brakes, but have some apprehensions about a bike that's more than double the Elite's weight (170 lbs).
Sure wouldn't mind some suggestions where I could get a great deal on an AN400. BTW, are there any significant differences between the 2003 and 2004 model?