Should i buy new or used? I have the means to buy new without financing. I heard nothing but good things bout the 650 executive . Dont be shy with your suggestions and comments.
If you have the means to buy new, then buy new and get a 5yr extended warranty.
The better deals are probably on lightly used bikes but most do not come with the extended warranty.
Because of the cvt issues, in my opinion only, the extended warranty is a must.
I bought/stole my "09" exec. I rolled the dice because there was no warranty, It weighs on my mind almost every day.
The more time you spend on the BUSA website the more it really plays on my mind after reading of all the people having
cvt failures with a repair bill of $2500-3000. If you are a DIY'r you can get away with $1200-1400. Although, you will here that the percentage
of failures to non failures is miniscule it none the less exists. Also, keep in mind these bikes are a luxury item. They are expensive to maintain.
You can save some $$ doing your own oil/filter, gear, coolant and brake fluid maint. Tires are a big cost, especially if you bring them to
a dealer or m/c shop for mounting and balancing. Rear tires in Florida last about 5-6,000 miles. The front will go 10,000-12,000.
To replace just the rear tire my cost was $170 with a OEM bridgestone or Michelin tire. Lately, i have gone to shinko's bias ply tires. So far, i have no
complaints, others have had issues with them. I can get both front/rear shinko's, mounted and balanced for the same cost as 1 rear oem tire.
The Burgman is a awesome ride. I once thought i would trade it in on a m/c. Yamaha Vstar 950. I have since given up that avenue as i laugh every time
one of my buds complains about shifting and trying to throw there aging hips over the saddle. The storage on the Burgman is unmatched. Unless you want
a $45,000 harley trike with a rear trunk. Good luck in your decision. I am not trying to talk you out of a Burgman. I love my bike. I just want you
to go into this with your eyes wide open. :roll: