Friday Forum Foraging: A Proper 2006 Suzuki Burgman 650

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

A great commuter for a good price.

You just can't beat a scooter when it comes to good, practical commuting. And the Suzuki Burgman 650 is a great representative of the category. With ample power from its 650cc Twin, it's equally at home getting you to and from the office as it is going on a touring ride – with a few choice upgrades. Mainly proper backrests. Backrests, mind you, this 2006 Burgman 650 comes with.

For $2500, this Burgman is one of those deals you should just jump on and figure out later if you're even remotely in the market for a practical two-wheeler. Sure it has nearly 28,000 miles, but these Suzuki engines are stone reliable and, judging by the pictures anyway, this scoot looks to be well taken care of. As happens in life, situations change, and now this seller needs room for his mower. His loss is your gain. Check out the full description below, and if you're interested – and are willing to travel to Ohio – you can click on the original listing here, where the seller's phone number is also listed.

2006 Burgman. 650. 27,800 miles, I have had it since June of 2008 when I got it with 1,200 miles. Beautiful condition, NEVER dropped, $25,000 miles, silver color. Well maintained, but has been sitting in my shed. Needs a new home.

Price is firm. Most all miles on it were ridden in SE Arizona prior to our move to Central Ohio.

I installed modulating brake lights for safety. Another great addition I added was a modulator to the twin headlights, for much more added safety.... I had a Goldwing style windshield but have since reinstalled the OEM windshield. But as I said it's in my shed and I have to get it out to take recent pics. I got a new Kubota Zero Turn mower and I NEED the shed space to park it.

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Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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  • Alloo Alloo on Aug 05, 2023

    I owned about 3 Burgman 650 and 3 Burgman 400. The Burgman 650 weighs a lot. 400 is a better all around scooter. I've also owned 2 silverwings. I love the Burgmans for the storage and fuel economy. Now, I'm riding a Honda CTX700D. The golden era of Maxi Scooters in the US is your year of Burgman.

  • Buzglyd Buzglyd on Aug 08, 2023

    I might have snagged it if he was still in AZ. Ohio is kind of a haul to pick up a scooter.