The Burgman brochure I picked up at the dealer yesterday lists the both 2005s available in silver or blue; plus the Burgman 400 Type S in Pearl Crystal Red. No changes are noted other than those listed on the media site. The picture of the left hand controls does not show any changes like a button for the overdrive; but it does list an overdrive indicator added to the digital instrument panel.frugality said:This new media link you provided says it's availible in both silver and blue, noted in both pictures and in the text. It looks like the blue one has a blue front panel, too.
I think that makes sense. I was guessing it was just a software change, so that the steady-speed setting of the CVT would just be at a slightly different ratio. It may not include any hardware changes to the CVT. Just some different programming and a light to let you know when you're operating in 'economical' mode. Personally, I think that'll be annoying. Like the shift indicators that were on some manual-transmissioned cars. but that's what God gave us electrical tape for -- to cover up idiot lights. :lol:billmeek said:The picture of the left hand controls does not show any changes like a button for the overdrive; but it does list an overdrive indicator added to the digital instrument panel.
The Exec does have the overdrive feature, as well as the updated instruments with temperature guage, fuel consumption indicator, etc.lilleyen said:...I wonder if the OD is just in the US, or if they just haven't bothered to update the Canadian site?
I wonder if the Executive model available here has OD on it.
frugality said:...Chiefkeefe -- since you're one of the few owners of an '05, you'll have to let us know how the mileage comes out. That is, if you can stop whackin' the throttle and actually let the machine get itself into this supposed new 'overdrive'... :wink:
This is the International Community of Burgman Owners; you don't expect us to say "Keep the Goldwing" do you? :lol:Chris said:
Here in the UK Suzuki are really dragging its heels on new 05 models. The SV1000 K5 is not due here until late in the year, and yet are on sale everywhere else. This I have been informed is because Suzuki UK have a lot of surplus K4 models lying around....Although first registered March 4th, 2005, mine is a K4 so lacks the '05 refinements. Suzuki GB's website makes no mention of the K5, and all pictures are of the K4. So, no overdrive on mine then, unfortunately Sad
I'm really glad to hear things like this. I can't help but wonder if I'll regret giving up my intruder 1400 for a burgman. I really do love my truder, but I can't have both, and my body can't take the cool weather on my joints anymore. But, I do love the sound of those two HUGE pistons pounding all that power out while I'm lumbering down the road.Normsthename said:No!
I traded a GSX-R1000 K4 with 500 miles on the clock, for a Burgman 650, everybody said I was nuts,
I did'nt listen, and I still don't regret it a year later