Well the Goldwing is my primary ride and my wife is a seasoned rider and rides the Burgman 99% of the time,so I guess you could say its hers,LOL! I like the Burgman for short trips and the wing for longer rides and two up riding for obvious reasons.
The Burgman is my wife's second maxi scooter,her first being a 2006 Yamaha Majesty.
She decided she wanted to go back to a regular motorcycle for a while,which she did for a few years. But she said she missed having the scooters ease of riding,handling and storage so we picked up this minty 2012 a couple of months ago. She is quite happy with it and so am I.
The Wing & Burgman make a great combination. I have a 2012 GW × 2006 Burgman 650EX. Like you the Burgman was my wife's ride but she has slowed down some.
Good thing we have thr Burgman because a deer hit my wing while riding in Virginia. So it's at Star City Power Sports waiting for parts from Honda. So the Burgman has been a great fill in ride. In fact I took it on the Road Runner Motorcycle Tour out of Snowshoe, WV and had a great time.
Exactly HOW does a person get the training and or experience to ride something as large and heavy as a GoldWing? Or, do you keep moving up the ladder size wise from smaller to midsize to gigantic? I really am not sure I would be capable of handling that much weight. My last motorcycle before the B400 was a Honda NT700. It only weighed 570 pounds, yet I dropped it twice in very slow speed incidents.
You just get on that wing and go. It is an easy bike to ride but you do have to think, plan those parking lots. Parking lot practice is a good thing because it's not your Burgman when it comes to slow speed turns. It's like everything practice helps and that's why it's classified asa touring motorcycle.
If I had to choose one bike. It would be the Burgman 650.
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