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Prettiest new 650 I've seen so far , MUCH better than the white and even the gray IMO .

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I like it. To bad Suzuki doesn't sell them that way.
 

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Not a patch on the white with its black contrast IMO. Still, it is all very subjective. I like my blue one.
 

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That is a gorgeous sunburnt bronze/orange... IMO. Again I'm also happy enough with the pearl white K7 and L4...

YMMV
 

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Very Nice indeed, but I think there is a safety advantage with the white which makes it look like a Police bike. Cagers suddenly behave near them for some reason.
My 650 is tarmac grey, you couldn't do a better camouflage!
 

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Very Nice indeed, but I think there is a safety advantage with the white which makes it look like a Police bike. Cagers suddenly behave near them for some reason.
My 650 is tarmac grey, you couldn't do a better camouflage!
Agree with that surmis-ation, the white, scoot/bike does make people pay attention more 'just in case' when I traded my K4 for the L4 the choices were the dark grey which looked nice, but not as imposing as the white. once of the key decision makers for me was consideration I put on just how conspicuous the white was compared to that darker grey. Studies seemingly demonstrate that lighter colours are often less involved in MVA crashes compared to darker vehicles...
 

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Is that the Arlen Ness Executive?
 

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Looks similar to my red 07 Exec. Never had a red bike or truck before and now I own a red bike and red truck. As they say: it's the fastest color.
 

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>>MUCH better than the white and even the gray IMO<<

I never did "get" Suzuki's rationale as far as color choices go on Burgmans. It's as though they took their clues from BMW. Geez!
 

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For some rider white many not be prettiest but many studies prove it is safest color with bright yellow, orange and high viz neon.

Me notice this immediately when trade previous beautiful blue color Burgie to white burgie. People notice bike from farer away and not tail gate so closely.

Important part of riding safety is visisbility.
 

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I agree with Cherie, that the white is a more visible color. I have an 09 which is black and while absolutely gorgeous when clean ( its a bugger to keep it that way her in New Mexico) I really would like it to be a lighter color. I may yet buck up and paint it, probably very similar in color to the subject bike. I have a CB750 that is metal flake orange and sure do like the color. Although if I painted the 09 it'd be closer to the metallic candy orange.
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I love the color but Suzuki has to put the parking brake back in its original location, the new location just ruins the lines of the bike.
 

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I love the color but Suzuki has to put the parking brake back in its original location, the new location just ruins the lines of the bike.
Not for me, I prefer the new park brake location, way easier to reach IMO. But each to his/her own. I certainly think that the park brake is way better than the integrated side stand/park brake as deployed on the BMW C600 & C650GT. Not very practical for use on anything less than a flat gradient IMO.
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Looks similar to my red 07 Exec. Never had a red bike or truck before and now I own a red bike and red truck. As they say: it's the fastest color.
Yeah, to me the candy apple red will always be an eye popper. My personal favorite is candy apple green but I am not going to hold my breath that Suzuki will ever offer the Burgman in that color.
 

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I love the color but Suzuki has to put the parking brake back in its original location, the new location just ruins the lines of the bike.
Agreed. Under the seat is just not as convenient with my ample posterior and placing it in a location suited to 10% of the population (left handers) seems a bit odd to me.

Yeah, to me the candy apple red will always be an eye popper. My personal favorite is candy apple green but I am not going to hold my breath that Suzuki will ever offer the Burgman in that color.
I loved the candy apple red on my Helix.
 

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Agreed. Under the seat is just not as convenient with my ample posterior and placing it in a location suited to 10% of the population (left handers) seems a bit odd to me.



I loved the candy apple red on my Helix.
The candy apple red on the 1985 Honda Elite 250 was awesome , these two were in my collection for a while .
 

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I wouldn't mind having a red Burgman. Mine is black - kind of plain looking IMO. If I were to paint it I'd do it the same color as my Karmann Ghia. The color is toreador red.

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Agreed. Under the seat is just not as convenient with my ample posterior and placing it in a location suited to 10% of the population (left handers) seems a bit odd to me.
Oh Yeah? Come over here and say that! Ken (one of the 10%):p:p:p
 
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