2008 Suzuki Burgman 650

2008 Suzuki Burgman 650 pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$7,899
Type
Touring Scooter
Insurance
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Model Type
Touring Scooter
MSRP
$7,899
Dealers
Warranty
12
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Touring Scooter
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Parent Company
Suzuki
Display Name
Burgman 650
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
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)
518 / 235
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
4 / 15
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
1.23
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
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
No
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
7 reviews
  • Just Purchased Two Weeks Ago....
    By  (I am an Owner) on Nov 15, 2013

    After 40+ years of riding motorcycles, hand issues made clutch pulling problematic. I read many reviews before I decided on the 650 Burgman.

    It has 11,500 miles on it and in my two weeks riding have found it a blast to ride! It handles as a much lighter bike even though it's some 550 lbs. ...

    I find it rides just as smooth as 75 mph as it does at 30mph and both - effortless. The double binders up front and single in the rear bring the big Burgman to a stop quickly and smoothly.

    The only issue is my own: At 5'5", I can't quite put both feet flat on the pavement at a stop.

    If you're looking for a Super Scooter I certainly suggest this one. I have a ball riding it and find I don't miss the shifting in the least. Tons of storage under the seat and three glove boxes in the dash make it an ideal long weekender. Pack an overnight bag, camera gear if you're inclined and head out Friday. You won't want to come back Sunday. Plenty comfortable for triple digit miles but I don't think I'd want to take it on a 3,000 mile trip - but you could!

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  • New Owner of an 08 650
    By  (I am an Owner) on Nov 10, 2013

    After 40+ years of riding motorcycles, hand issues in pulling a clutch lever forced a change to a scooter.

    My 2008 650 Burgman has 11,400 miles on it. While I've only put 200 miles on it since I traded, here are my thoughts.

    Weighing as much or more than my 800 Boulevard did, it does ...

    On the highway - amazing how quickly and easily you get up to speed. More than once I've found myself well above the legal limit and not even aware of it. What a joy to ride in sweeping turns. It honestly handles better than my C50 did - and no shifting.

    Storage is amazing under the seat with room for helmet, camera gear, beach towels whatever...Glove boxes in front of you hold gloves, cell phone, tire pressure gauge and other small goodies.

    I do like the analog gauges on the 400 Burgman better than the digital read out on the 650 but that's a personal preference.

    Good handling and road manners, more than enough power for 75mph cruising, tons of storage....

    I wasn't sure how my transition to riding a scooter would be but this is really just a step through motorcycle with a CVT transmission. You will love it.

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  • graduated from Beemers
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jun 15, 2010

    I've been riding a motorcycle as my main means of transport for nearly 50 yrs. A couple of yrs. ago I began having knee problems, and last yr bought a low mileage '05 650. What a wonderful bike, perfect 21st Century vehicle. I could use less buttons under my left thumb, but otherwise the bike ...

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  • Suzuki 650 09
    By  (I am an Owner) on Feb 02, 2009

    After many years of Goldwing riding I recently purchased a Burgi 09 model. It is a comfortable ride with many extras included that you would normally pay for with other makes. Here "down under" long distance travel is no problems for this bike and can keep up with sports bikes as the need arises. ...

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  • Best in comfort and reliability
    By  (I am an Owner) on Dec 17, 2008

    I have a 2005 model, at this moment with 67,000Km (approx. 41,630 miles)and all it needs is general maintenance.

    Can get comfortably anywhere I want, it is exactly the right size with the right strength!

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  • 37,000 miles 2003 model
    By  (I am an Owner) on Oct 04, 2008

    Nothing needed yet but regular maint.

    Have been to all four corners of the US,

    Key west and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

    I Ride cross country at 85 mph

    Can't think of any improvements needed to this scooter.

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  • My 2007
    By  (I am an Owner) on Sep 28, 2008

    I have a 2007 Exec model Burgman. It has traveled from Atlanta to the Canadian border, and of course all around the GA, TN, NC area. It is very comfortable on the long trips, much more so than my Honda Silverwing (I also have one of these). It is not quite as flickable as the Silverwing, but has ...

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