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Hello All. I had the opportunity to get a 2008 wing and I feel I have the best of both worlds. The Burg 650 is a cadillac while the wing is like a sports car. I am 230 and my wife is 260 so when we go for a cruise its on the burg. It has 11 more inches of passenger seat room. But it sure is fun to hop on the wing and take a cruise by myself. The wing seems to handle better in turns and is more stable in heavy winds. The Burg is a lot smoother and roomy for touring.
 

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I would've never thought there would be that much difference. Good to know. It's always nice to hear reports from someone who has both. I currently ride 2-up (300 total pounds) on a Burgman 400, and while it does the job just fine, I may look at a 650 Burgman next time?
 

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You wont go wrong with a burg 650. I just got back from a 1000 mile run in 15 hrs. On the Burg when your in manual mode 6th gear acts as overdrive. At 5500 rpm I was running a smooth easy 95 mph and I was just keeping up with traffic.
 

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Hello All. I had the opportunity to get a 2008 wing and I feel I have the best of both worlds. The Burg 650 is a cadillac while the wing is like a sports car. I am 230 and my wife is 260 so when we go for a cruise its on the burg. It has 11 more inches of passenger seat room. But it sure is fun to hop on the wing and take a cruise by myself. The wing seems to handle better in turns and is more stable in heavy winds. The Burg is a lot smoother and roomy for touring.
I have both also and I like both of them. Overall, I consider my 650 Burgman my top scooter and probably the one that I like the most. It rides a little smoother and I prefer the double disc front brakes and full length forks.

With all that said, I like the SWing as well. It's been ultra dependable and I end up riding it about as much as the Burgman.
 

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I too own a Swing...and love it; I used to own a Burgman 400....and as already mentioned...the Swing is bullet proof; the easiest bike I ever owned to do an oil change.
 

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Pastor Ron, easy yes but you have to remember to wipe the oil off the engine guard or you will think you have a leak. ;)
 

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Hello All. I had the opportunity to get a 2008 wing and I feel I have the best of both worlds. The Burg 650 is a cadillac while the wing is like a sports car. I am 230 and my wife is 260 so when we go for a cruise its on the burg. It has 11 more inches of passenger seat room. But it sure is fun to hop on the wing and take a cruise by myself. The wing seems to handle better in turns and is more stable in heavy winds. The Burg is a lot smoother and roomy for touring.
Thanks for this post. I presently ride a Gold Wing, but am torn between replacing it with a Burgman 650 or Silverwing. Also, I've never even ridden a maxi scooter, but developed my love of motorscooters long ago on Allstates. If I really like the Burgman 650, which I'm sure I will, then plan on buying a new one, since like the updates of the 2013/2014. So I want as little loss as possible on whatever I buy as an experiment!!

I have zero reputable Suzuki dealers in my area, but an excellent Honda shop. I enjoy reading comparisons of the two bikes.

I'm leaning towards a new 2013 Silverwing, but hoping Honda updates the Silverwing soon. I really want an electronic windscreen, etc. Had one on my ST1300A, and they are incredibly good!
 
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