I’d been on the lookout for a Burgman or Silverwing for a few months, having concluded either would suit my needs. But they would either sell too quickly for me to snag them, or they’d have concerningly-high mileage for the price.
I finally found this one in a FB Marketplace post about three hours’ drive from Richmond. It was a 2006 with about 7,000 miles, listed for $2,250. I figured I’d drive out and take a look to make sure it was in excellent condition, as advertised.
My son and I drove our Nissan van to the seller’s house in West Virginia and the scooter did appear to be in excellent condition, so I bought it. We carefully removed the windshield, loaded it into the van, and drove home through the curvy roads of West Virginia, all the while I was wishing that my 14-year-old son had been old enough to drive the van by himself so I could ride the scooter home.
Since getting it home, I gave it a thorough bath and once over. I’ll be changing all the fluids again soon. I’m hoping the DMV opens soon so I can get it titled and registered in my state. Until then, it’s fun to look at.