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I have noticed that a number of people have an interest in purchasing a scooter/motorcycle and I was thinking that I would attempt to give them some food for thought and my experience with my new 12004 Burgman 400. Maybe some of you have some information that you would like to pass along as well.

I purchased my Bergman 400 on Sept 11th. Yesterday, 13 days later, I got my 1,000 km. (600 mile) service. The Burger has been a lot of fun and has been problem free and lived up to my expectations of what I was purchasing. The Burger has a good amount of power; it cruises well on the highway at 110 kph (68 mph) to 120 kph (75 mph) and is great to manoeuvre in the city. I don’t know how well the Burger will perform with two up in the mountains, we will see. At 1,000 km. (600 miles) the Burger is performing much better than it did out of the box, a lot more pep. I have had it up to 142 kph (88 mph).

Better than 50% of my riding has been on the highway/freeway/secondary roads, my last 3 tanks of gas have given me 24.9 km. to a litre, 58.6 mpg (U.S. Gallon) and 70.4 mpg (Imperial). I have been using Chevron 94 octane.

For those of you considering buying a Burger, both bikes are great. When considering the purchase of a Burger you may want to consider some additional costs. In most provinces, states and countries you are required to have an endorsement on your driver’s license to operate a motorcycle. There is the cost of a motorcycle-driving course (optional) and driver’s license endorsement costs. Add motorcycle Insurance and licensing fee for the bike.

Now that you have purchased Burgman, completed your course, got your drivers license endorsement, purchased your license plates and insured your Burger there are a few other things that you will need. You will most likely require a helmet depending on the local laws and how much you care about your melon, a pair of gloves, a jacket, pants and boots. Riding gear is important especially if you have a spill on the roadway, riding gear is easier to replace then skin and bone and a lot less expensive.

Then there is the fun stuff, a Givi windshield, a Givi top case, new exhaust system, stereo/CB/2 way communications system etc.

Well, at least I now know where my money has gone over the past two weeks. Just remember that motorcycling is a sport and sporting activities cost $$$$$. I don’t regret spending the money as the Burger has provided a lot of enjoyment, a new adventure and the opportunity to meet new people.

Cheers Al
 

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I have to agree with you on the extra's part, but don't forget the extra eating out now. Since I got my Burgman the beginning of August, I've put on 3500 miles. About all I do with the nice weather in Mich. right now is work, ride and eat out. The 650 just loves to cruise. (or maybe that's me that loves to cruise!!)
Enjoy the new bike now, as you being from Canada the snow should slow you down soon, just like me. :D :D
 

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My main reason for buying a scooter was because my P/U had trouble getting away from gas stations, and now that I am over 60 my bike ,while giving fair MPG was just getting to be a little to much for in town stop and go. So after reading some and finding this forum I decided since I have a 1200 cc bike a small 400 would do for around town..
Turns out I was a little mistaken . Seems the bottom like is I am going to sell the BMW because my Burgman 400 does all I need from in city to highway riding and if that's not enough the scooter is just plan more fun to ride.
So if you are thinking about a scooter, beg, borrow ,or (whatever) --Take one for a ride :lol:
 

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Great post Al :thumbright:

Now malossifi it! :twisted:
 

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alburg said:
...my new 12004 Burgman 400.
I had heard that the new model 400s always come out before the 650s, but wow! :p
 

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Hi wilder days

Sorry it was not intentionally cryptic. It is the best performance upgrade you can do to do a 400 Burgman.

The most simple explanation is here

Essentially Malossi (manufacturer) has redesigned the variator so that the engine rpm is a little higher than with the standard profile variator - the effect on power delivery is significant.

One of our co-conspirators here :wink: , Sammy (aka Cary) is in the process of fitting the Malossi - see these threads for more:
Malossi 1
Malossi 2
We are expecting a user report from him soon.
 

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NormanB said:
Essentially Malossi (manufacturer) has redesigned the variator so that the engine rpm is a little higher than with the standard profile variator - the effect on power delivery is significant.
It sounds kind of like "power mode" on the 650. Essentially, the effect is the same - raises engine rpm by about 1000 rpm. The advantage on the 650 is that you can switch it on/off with the push of a button.
 
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