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I was once a Burgie 400 owner. Loved it! Am now considering a new 650 executive. Just two questions for any 650 owners. Is the speedometer accurate? and how does the 2cyl tach at higher speeds? Thanks for advice.
 

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I had a 08 400 and now have a 09 650. The speedometer is just as inaccurate on the 650 as it was on the 400. This is about the same 10% error as the last dozen or so motorcycles I have had. The only one I had that was close to accurate was one that was repaired.

My 650 tachs far slower than the 400. It runs somewhere in the 4,000-4,500 range at my normal speeds and drops about 500 RPMS when I go to manual and into overdrive.
 

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I concur with osbornk. Cruising at 65mph in 'Drive' mode on level ground, the 650 turns about 1300 RPM lower than my 400.

Like 95% of motorcycles, the speedo is off by about 10%. Even though it makes no sense to me why they are inaccurate, I have zero energy on this issue.
 

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speedo error

Thanks for the information. I do recall on my 400, 70 mph was really 62 according to the gps I had stuck to windshield. It was also taching about
7000. Hope the 650 won't red line at mid-west highway speeds.
 

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The only way you'll redline the motor at highway speed is to be in manual mode and forget to shift up. With the Federal tire I have on the rear my speedo is now nearly dead on. Odometer readings are off now but I can deal with that. Which proves that Suzuki programmed the speedo to read faster than actual speed. No good reason for that unless they wanted us to be impressed that "my 650 can do 110mph".
 

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RPMs

I've only had my 2007 Burgman 650 a few weeks and about 900 miles, but this is the appx RPMs at highway on level ground, solo rider (160 lb):

60 MPH (indicated) = appx 4000 RPM
75 MPH (indicated) = appx 5000 RPM

This is in normal drive mode.
 
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