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Hello forum members. I've been admiring the Burgman for years and am finally ready to buy. I know the 400 is my choice but I have figured out that there is a difference between the pre and post 2007 models. Can anyone tell me if there are significant differences or are they minor? Thanks. -Jason
 

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Well, 2007 is a complete Re-design from the Pre-2006 on down Models, All parts from 2006 WILL NOT FIT the 2007 , if some happened to fit the bike won't run Right?

Major Design Change was 2007 -Burgman 400

Partial Minor Design Change was 2013 -Burgman 650

Major Design Change Or Partial Minor Design Change ? 2014 -Burgman 400

I will have to say that there's a Major Change from the Pre-2006 to 2007 and Later models are very much Updated Parts and Curves,Specs,look

there will Probably be a New design of the Burgman 400 in 2014, Since the Burgman 650 Has it's Make over, So i guess the 400 will be next, Don't understand why it was not done Sooner becuze the Burgman 400 was the first to Release ,years later the 650.

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2007+ has 4-valve motor vs. 2 valves. Slightly more power. Valves have stupid shim adjusters vs. simpler screw and nut of the earlier ones
2007+ lost the backrests
2007+ different and more expensive drive belt
2007+ has single shock and monkey-motion linkage in rear suspension, I think earlier ones have two shock/struts
2007+ different wheels and tires
ETC.....
2007+ was a complete make over. I think body is different too.

Biggest difference is, I have a 2008 not the earlier one :)
 

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BTW you will love the 400. It is a magnitude simpler than the 650. I know I debated on the 400 vs. 650. Go to the 650 section and look at drive train failures. Ouch $$$$$$$$ :(
 

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The 2003 through 2006 also have 4-valve heads, but just one camshaft with two "Y" shaped rocker arms. A simpler design that is more costly to produce...

The '03 to '06 models also have:
  • Variable hydraulic dampening on the rear suspension (more $$ to make), vs. adjustable spring preload on the '07+ models;[/*:m:3mepkunw]
  • A much easier to change cantilever mounted rear wheel (also more costly to produce);[/*:m:3mepkunw]
  • A single front disc caliper--no shortage of stopping power, just less marketing pizazz;[/*:m:3mepkunw]
  • 385 cc displacement vs. 400 cc (a 3.9% increase), 32 vs. 34 HP (+6.25%)--"shortcomings" largely offset by the '07+ being 32 lbs heavier (a 7.8% increase);[/*:m:3mepkunw]
  • Much less complex emissions controls including no oxygen sensor or catalytic converter (US models), and a throttle body with just a single mechanically controlled butterfly valve; [/*:m:3mepkunw]
 

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Another difference between the pre 07 & 07 & later is there are quite a few reports of the pre 07's using oil on long interstate trips. :wink: Tire size is larger on the 07+ with the front going to a 14 from a 13".
 

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mike1nw said:
BTW you will love the 400. It is a magnitude simpler than the 650. I know I debated on the 400 vs. 650. Go to the 650 section and look at drive train failures. Ouch $$$$$$$$ :(
the new 2013 650 engine Partial Minor Design Change So maybe it will have Better Luck!

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Another difference between the pre 07 & 07 & later is there are quite a few reports of the pre 07's using oil on long interstate trips. Tire size is larger on the 07+ with the front going to a 14 from a 13" :(
sounds like a Major Change , Han?

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Thanks guys, this is all excellent information. I currently have a Honda Pacific Coast and a Yamaha Zuma, I'm hoping to sell both and have something that gives me the best of both worlds. I am not a HP freak, but it would be nice to be able to use a scooter on more major roads. The no shifting is really really nice in the city which is where I do most of my riding. I also have a XT-225 which will stay in the stable and goes with us on camping trips on a versahaul in the hitch. Again, many thanks for the excellent info which will help me decide which model year to go for. -Jason
 

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Once you decide check out the classified on this site, craigslist & cycle trader will be you best bets. Also post in your info where you are located maybe some has one on sale just waiting with your name on it. :wink: Good luck on yours selling & keep us posted on what you get.
 

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I thought the P Coast was the ideal bike. Unfortunately I missed the opportunity to get one then..... :(
But I am happy in Burgerland now :D
 

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Hello again. I just test road a 2007 and was quite pleased with the comfort and riding position. This particular one has a few issues though.
 

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I have bought a bike! Found a 2007 with 180 miles on it. I paid $3400 cash for it. So far I'm really happy with it. I got the PC out to clean her up and went for a spin. It's obvious that the PC is a heavier bike and more durable but the tech, comfort and convenience of the burgman is winning favor with me so far.
 

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Wow, 180 miles!!! I think low miles is more important than a few dings etc. Seems like a good price too. Ride safe
 
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