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Hi

I tend to buy a Burgman AN400 this spring or summer. At the moment I
own a Honda SH125 and I have major problems when I'm riding up to a
hill or crossing a mountain. :( The thing is, that I live on a
hill... ! Despite of this it's very important, that I choose a
scooter which has no problems with driving up. Can somebody tell me,
if the Burgman AN400 might be suitable for my needs?

Thank you in advance

T.C.
 

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T.C.

If you live up a very steep hill like the kind that makes you feel that you can't let go of the throttle grip for fear of falling or rolling back, a new 400 might have problems.
Out of the box, the 400 needs TLC with the RPM's and it will require a gentle rolling start to keep going up any appreciable grade while below 5,000 RPM.
Your body weight will figure in greatly in determining the 400's ability to steep-hill climb, with or without a good rolling start.
The first 100, if not 200 miles on a 400 is an exercise in patience and the rider is instructed in the owners manual not to give full throttle for the first 1,000 miles.

There hasn't been any kind of scientific testing with either the 650 or 400 Burgman that has documented limits of final drive torque across multitudes of speeds, grades, distances, engine temperature and RPM's.
 

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hill climbing....

OK, heres my 2 pennys worth.......if the hill you live on is not super
high altitudes like the Rockies, then you sould have no problems
whatsoever. It will seem like a breeze compared to your 125. The 400
will do you quite nicely....Yes, trying to keep the rpms low while
breaking it in is difficlult enough without having to do it going uphill, but
after it is broken in, there would be no problem. Also, the fuel injection
on the 400 will automatically compensate for the change in altitude when
riding up mountain roads.

Now if you weigh 400lbs and live on a 45degree grade....say a prayer!!
That 400 would definitely struggle.....

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Thank you very much for your replies, they were really helpful. It think too, that the break in might be difficult, but it's better doing that well. I think, I will buy the Burger as soon as I have enough money... :wink: Unfortunately it's "a bit" expensive!

@mistergib: Luckily i do not weigh 400lbs, I think the Burger will manage my 121lbs :D
 
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