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Stopped by the dealer to order parts for my water pump, and what do I see in the middle of the side wall, the first 2013 650 that has arrived in California.

It was delivered last Saturday and made its way to the showroom by Monday.

I got a chance to sit on it and take some pics which you can check here: FYI - 2013 Burgman 650

If you want one, you can have this one for $200.00 a month for the next 60 months with zero down and zero percent financing.

I had not seen one up close yet, and I have to admit, I am very impressed with what they have done. It's hard to judge a new bike by just published pictures.

If I were in the market for a maxi scoot right now, I would buy the 2013 650.

The owner told me that they may not offer the standard model in the US and we may be stuck with just the Exec version.

I really like the way they have refined the tupperware and how everything fits together even better now.

I had heard that the leg room was less, but I didn't find it to be so, almost the same as the older models.

I personally prefer a digital dash but this one is quite nice and it fits the ergoes of the bike perfectly.

The re-positioned glove boxes look very nice. and the main locked compartment has a huge larger part that drops down into the body of the scoot
so you can stuff even more stuff in there.

They have redone the leg side covers and the left one extends under the bike and as you will see in one of the pics. The right one where the muffler is
located is very minimal.

The radiator cover has been redesigned too.

I like the little wind deflectors that are part of the two piece front leg shield, they fit very well together.

You can hardly see any mounting bolts on the dash and the two that are visible seem to have been covered with something.

not much has changed under the scoot, as I crawled under it and took a few pics.

I found the seat to be firm and nice fitting, but I also like the old seat. The material is different but the ergoes are very similar.

-- The 2013 Exec in all its glory



-- very nicely laid out dash, clean lines

-- ample leg room, almost as before

-- not so crazy about the new mirrors, but I may be missing something.
-- very clean tupperware mounting points
-- new turn signal lens


-- very nicely fitting pieces/tupperware
- like the little buit-in wind deflectors

-- new hand brake location, works well


-- the rear foot board has a bit of lift in the back

-- left leg shield
- right leg shield is gone

-- new radiator cover


-- new front deflectors


-- they may have repositioned the oil drain plug next to the transmission

-- cavernous locked glove compartment
 

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>>you can have this one for $200.00 a month for the next 60 months with zero down and zero percent financing<<

$12,000.00..... such a deal! :?
 

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$12,000.00..... such a deal! :?
that's the current asking price, new bikes seldom get discounted until they sit for a while...
do the math and see what different discounts, 1k, 2k etc.. get you at different loan rates / periods.
 

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Nice pictures LeDude, thanks.

Bill
 

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It looks really clean... but not enough of a change to have me trade in my 09 Burg Exec. It took me 2 years to shim out all the rattles from the tupperware from the 3,000 rpm rattle, dash rattle, windshield rattle, etc. After 2+ years and 8,080 mi -my Burgman is just as I want it and rattle free, so I plan on keeping mine for a while :D
 

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rut3556 said:
>>you can have this one for $200.00 a month for the next 60 months with zero down and zero percent financing<<

$12,000.00..... such a deal! :?
That's what government money-printing/quantitative easing does to prices - and it will only get worse I'm afraid.
 

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About the parking brake: I always apply the handlebar lever while pulling the parking brake lever, and ditto when disengaging, as it makes the parking brake hold better and makes disengaging easier.

With a left-hand operated parking brake, you can't do that while seated.

Are there any control lamps in the speedometer? If not, then we know the spot where a useful accurate digital speedometer can reside permanently.

This is the way they should have made the speedometer scale, since a Burgman only does true 180 kph if you push it off a cliff.
[attachment=0:37mi6p1g]Speedo.jpg[/attachment:37mi6p1g]
 

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Thanks for posting LeDude. My local dealer is now showing one on their web site. I need to make a run over there and see if it is actually on the showroom floor.
 

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Thanks, LeDude. I had the same overall impressions when I saw it at the Long Beach show last December. My financial clock has me buying one in 2015. My biological clock says 2014.
 

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I have to be hones, I wasn't prepared to like the new 650 all that much because I thought it lacked mechanical upgrade substance.

But now that I have seen it in the flesh, I have to give Suzuki credit for doing a very nice job on the tupperware upgrades.

It is a beautiful machine. Not sure I would pay full MSRP for it. I may wait for a clean second hand one in a year or two.

Can't wait for a few actual forum members with 650 experience to get their hands on them and report back as to the few upgrades that were made to the clutch etc...

I am sure it is going to be a very capable machine like its older counter parts.

Kind of envy those lucky few that are going to be the pioneers...
 

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Wow, great looking bike! Thanks for posting the awesome pics - very thorough! Unfortunately, since I am mostly tip-toes on my 400, a 650 will not be in my future...
 

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I was at my Suzuki dealer just yesterday and the owner (who is a good friend of mine) said."Hey Ken! We just got in the new Burgman 650 the other day and you just gotta take it out for a test ride....!!" How cool is that??
 

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Thant's great, most dealers say "I would love to sell it to you (at full price plus add on's) but no test rides are possible!"

Tell all dealers: no test ride, no interest.
 

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LeDude So what dealer in So. Cal did you see it at.:sign7: A ride to look might be needed. Just not this weekend with the temperatures we're having.:(
 

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LeDude So what dealer in So. Cal did you see it at.:sign7: A ride to look might be needed. Just not this weekend with the temperatures we're having.:(
I am a big fan of the folks at Suzuki of Van Nuys, it's a small shop, family run with a very good mechanic.
 

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As always LeDude a nice report and pictures. I saw one up close and threw a leg over it at the Motorcycle show in Long Beach last December. The tupperwear upgrades are nice, but I too will hold off and hold on to my '07 for a few more years. BTW is that socks and sandals I see? What happened to the signature flip-flops?:toothy10:
 

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Picked up my new 2013 6/26/13, put 52 miles on it in the local area. When I filled it up before a ride today it worked out to 62.7 MPG. After I rode 77 miles pushing the scoot a bit I filled up and it worked out to 60.5 MPG. A great improvement over my 09 and 11 650s. One thing I did notice with the 2013, it seems to be in too high a gear after you slow down and then give it the gas to resume. The scoot seems to handle better than the older ones. To me it feels lighter while riding it. Thought some might be interest in the MPG results.

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Picked up my new 2013 6/26/13, put 52 miles on it in the local area. When I filled it up before a ride today it worked out to 62.7 MPG. After I rode 77 miles pushing the scoot a bit I filled up and it worked out to 60.5 MPG. A great improvement over my 09 and 11 650s. One thing I did notice with the 2013, it seems to be in too high a gear after you slow down and then give it the gas to resume. The scoot seems to handle better than the older ones. To me it feels lighter while riding it. Thought some might be interest in the MPG results.
Congrats on the new ride. Yes it would be nice to see ongoing MPG results to see if Suzuki's claims of fuel economy gains are accurate in the real world, thanks and enjoy. ;)
 
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