2013 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS – Long Term Test: Month One

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The 2013 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS is part scooter and part Goldwing, capable of commuting around town or long trips. We’ve had the Burgman for a little over a month now and have learned to love the (maxi) scooter life.

Scooters make life easier.
The Burgman is not the coolest bike in our office currently, nor is it the best at really anything….except making life easy. I’ve used ours to pick up Chinese food, make quick grocery store runs, return a pair of shoes to the Nike store, and make trips from Orange County to Los Angeles to see concerts (The 1975 are fantastic live btw).

Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS
2013 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS

It handles well.
It’s a fairly large scooter, yet the handling is quick and easy while managing to remain stable at high speeds. It’s equally at home on quick errands as it is on the freeway, and operating it in either situation is far easier than it would be on a regular motorcycle.

2013 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS
2013 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS

A few buddies wanted to go for a ride the other day and I met them on the Burgman, opting for fuel economy overthe gas guzzling Griso. They laughed when they saw it and asked if I’d just come from shooting a Jetson’s commercial, but were shocked when I managed to stay right on their tail the entire ride and then locked my helmet, jacket, and gloves under the seat when we stopped to eat.

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