Thank you Iamuncreative for your comparison, it useful and correct info in many way , but you are comparing a 2013 Kymco/BMW to 2006 Burgman non Executive and not 2013 Burgman, for me that compare apple and oranges. Heated seat and grip are standard on Burgman 650 in many part of the world that include Canada, me still not understand why this not standard in U.S. like Canada, must be marketing decision and price pressure.
Blue Rider during past winter Chérie spent much time on several European magazine and website reading article on 2013 Kymco/BMW vs 2013 Burgman 650 Exec., often article comment & finding posted on BUSA during winter and spring, many video added here by BUSA members also that compare two bike, most European journalist and tester in article or video prefer the 2013 Burgman 650 over 2013 Kymco/BMW, none say that Kymco/BMW bad machine but overall they prefer 2013 Burgman.
I also member of couple scooter and motorcycle forum in France, read on these forum some of the problem owner of Kymco/BMW have but these have more problem than normal with new bike (all make of bike have problem of some kind), also I post comment made Kymco/BMW owner were he name all problem he have first 6000 mile with new bike, me would have traded that bike quickly after 2000-3000 mile if I own that bike and had so many problem, all this info read on forums confirm that this new scooter still have work to do.
Lot of good info on BUSA for both 2013 bikes , use BUSA search function to find these it be helpful to you. I have post here several time that would not purchase a new bike on market in first 2 year of production, prefer let other people be guinea pig while company work out all problem and correct everything. Love riding to much to spend lot of hour at stealership having problem fix or repair.
Good luck with purchase decision.