7. Suzuki Burgman 650, 2003-current


My co-workers will lynch me if I start in with the Honda NC700X again (which maybe hasn’t been around long enough to get cheap yet), so I’ll pick the almost-as-convenient, if not quite as cool, Burgman 650. It narrowly lost out to the new BMW C650GT in our Uber Scooter Shootout two years ago, but I doubt you’re going to find a used C650GT for $3K anytime soon, and you can’t touch the ground on one anyway.

The long and low Burgman’s a cross between a two-wheeled RV, a GSX-R and a large animal suppository, built to cure commuter constipation comfortably, run forever and thrive on abuse. Oh, here’s a pretty blue 2003 with 36,000 miles, just serviced and nearly perfect, for $2400. Y’know, I hate to admit I’ve never ridden the 400 version. Here’s Gabe’s report from 2007!