2008 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive

2008 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$8,999
Type
Touring Scooter
Insurance
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Model Type
Touring Scooter
MSRP
$8,999
Dealers
Warranty
12
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Touring Scooter
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Introduction Year
2006
Parent Company
Suzuki
Display Name
Burgman 650 Executive
Year
2008
Make
Suzuki
Engine Type
Parallel Twin
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Cooling
Liquid / Air
Valves
8
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
Bore (mm/in)
75.5 / 2.97
Stroke (mm/in)
71.3 / 2.81
Displacement (cc/ci)
638 / 38.9
Compression Ratio
11.2:1
Starter
Electric
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Injector
Yes
Carburetor
No
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Transmission Type
Continuously Variable (CVT)
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Gear
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)
Belt
Reverse
No
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
Front Wheel Width (in)
3.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)
4.5
Chromed
No
Front Tire Width
120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Front Wheel Diameter
15
Rear Tire Width
160
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
60
Rear Wheel Diameter
14
Front Tire (Full Spec)
120/70 R15
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
160/60 R14
Front Brake Type
Dual Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
10.2 / 260
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
9.9 / 250
Anti-Lock Brakes
Standard
Linked Brake System Front to Rear
Standard
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)
4.1 / 105
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Steering Damper
No
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)
3.9 / 100
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
2
Rear Suspension Material
Aluminum / Steel
Steering Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
7.42
Width (in/mm)
31.9 / 810
Height (in/mm)
56.5 / 1435
Wheelbase (in/mm)
62.8 / 1595
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
5.1 / 130
Length (ft/ft)
7
Length (ft/in)
5
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
535 / 243
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
4 / 15
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
1.19
Seat Type
One-Piece
Adjustable
No
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Folding
No
Seat Height (in/mm)
29.5 / 750
Number Of Seats
2
Backrest Logo Plate
No
Backrest Type
Fixed
Backrest Location
Driver and Passenger
Lumbar Adjustment
Yes
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Frame
Steel
Body Material
Plastic
Floor Board Location
Driver and Passenger
Hand Grips
Standard
Chain Guard
No
Fork Guards
Yes
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Hand Guards
No
Brush Guard
No
Heel Guards
No
Light Guard
No
Exterior Covers
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Top Crown
Standard
Stand Type
Kick
Spoiler
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Upper Fairing
Standard
License Plate
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Clock
Standard
Tachometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Oil Pressure Gauge
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Temperature Warning Type
Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Service Reminder
Standard
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Windshield Mounts
Standard
Metallic
No
Folding
Yes
Windshield Lowers
No
Height Adjustable
Yes
Tinted
Yes
Height
High
Underseat Storage
Standard
Lockable Storage
Standard
Helmet Storage
Standard
Glove Box / Dash Storage
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Power Outlet
Standard
User Reviews
5 reviews
  • The Best, from "Wrongway"
    By  (I am an Owner) on Mar 02, 2010

    I have had[no kidding]over a hundred bikes in my 74 years of actual riding,I am 87,and am now on my fourth Burgman 650. models 2002,2004,2006,2008, and have to say no other bike I have owned can come anywhere near them for pure riding pleasure,I am a member of the Ulysses of 22 years and a lot of ...

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  • Blast
    By  (I am an Owner) on Nov 23, 2008

    Make the beast with a 1000cc motor and they will all come to ride it. Excellent all weather cruising scooter. Its part of the family now. Ive owen Harley to Honda but this one has em all beat.Very fun to ride.

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  • When do you know that a bike is right for you?
    By  (I am an Owner) on Nov 01, 2008

    When do you know that a bike is right for you? I think you should like how it looks and how it feels. Comfort doesn't just apply to your riding position, but also your mental state. In this regard, the Burgman 650 offers easiest most hassle free riding I've ever done. Sure, the comfortable upright ...

    After riding this bike for a few days and taking it on a couple of extended rides, I wanted to post my initial impressions and perhaps put some information down that I couldn't easily find on the 'net.

    Having mostly had cruiser style bikes, and most recently the 800+ lb. RSTD, I must say that the Burgman feels much different. Not only is it a couple hundred lbs. lighter, but despite having the same brake configuration (dual front disks, rear single disk) the braking is much smoother on the Burgman which is attributable to both smoother braking by the pads as well as a very flat stop without noticeable fork lunge. The suspension of this bike is much more sporty and stiffer than your cruisers, and this makes their manageability much nicer.

    There is some information that isn't readily available from the Suzuki Website, and folks are asking these questions, so I'll state them here.

    The rear wheel comes standard with a 90 degree valve stem, but the front wheel does not.

    The GVWR of the 2007 Suzuki Burgman 650 is 999 lbs.

    This is important to know when you are a 300lb guy. You need to know how much cargo/passenger weight you can carry. With a Dry weight listed around 525 lbs. the real world loaded up weight seems to be closer to 600 lbs. So If I'm riding, I only have about 100 lbs. of room left for passengers & such. There is generally a built-in safety margin in this figure, so I'd feel comfortable taking a small passenger, but I must warn you that exceeding the GVWR of any vehicle is done at your own risk.

    My first ride on a Burgman 650 one made me a little nervous. The smaller wheels definitely make the cornering geometry feel much different. The bike leans much quicker than the big cruiser and definitely feels more agile.

    The city or suburbs is the traditional domain of a scooter. If your riding a traditional 80cc, 125cc or 250cc scooter you know that maneuvering around the streets and parking lots is a breeze. Fortunately, the Burgman 650 retains this ease of low speed maneuvers and parking lot movement. However, on the surface streets the Burgman gets up to speed with little effort. The Electronically Controlled Variable Transmission (ECVT) is very intuitive. With three modes to use (standard, power & manual) you can choose how many rpms you want per gear.

    Many folks ask the question "but how does it feel at highway speeds"? This may sound crazy to some, but this is probably the most comfortable, smoothest highway bike I've ever ridden. It feels pretty much the same at 70 mph as it does at 35. Smooth, controlled, comfortable. I believe an aftermarket larger windshield is a common mod for these as the factory one seems too short and too narrow for great protection. I'm about 5' 11" and I have a 30" inseam and a long torso, so this is one mod I'll be looking at. Long distance touring seems a completely viable possibility with this bike.. It doesn't feel like any scooter I've ever ridden before - it is quick and responsive with no problem getting up to 80 mph or more with just a twist of the wrist.

    I only ever ridden one sport bike and that was back in 1985 when my friend and I switched bikes on a trip to Oroville. He rode my 1984 Magna and I rode his 1985 500cc Honda Interceptor. Though the riding position is vastly different, the small front wheel of the Interceptor and the smaller wheels on the Burgman 650 give both bikes a similar cornering feel and capability. Ground clearance is good. This is where the ECVT Automatic Transmission is most impressive. You can go manual and treat it like a paddle shifter, you can go in power mode or leave it in standard mode. In all cases the transmission feels very intuitive. Just a roll off of the throttle seems to put the bike in just the right gear to negotiate a curve with the greatest of ease. Would it be crazy to classify this as a sport-scooter? I think that's a valid description.

    Having read multiple reviews of satisfied owners and not readily finding any reviews that pan this bike, I am thrilled that this machine is in my garage. I can see this bike providing many years of satisfied ownership. At this point I can say this is my most favorite two wheeled machine that I've ever owned. What is the opposite of buyers remorse? Whatever that is, that is what I have.

    Yolanda

    http://automotive-clip.blogspot.com

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  • The Ideal Compromise
    By  (I am an Owner) on Sep 17, 2008

    I don't mean to belittle the Burgman Exec by using the word "compromise." I mean that it should meet the needs of most people looking for a fun to ride, comfy scoot that can go all day!

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  • Rides Great - Less Expensive!
    By  (I am an Owner) on Sep 15, 2008
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