Suzuki Burgman 650 Hits Our Shores

Suzuki Burgman 650
Suzuki Australia has released the all-new Suzuki Burgman 650. Overhauled for 2013, the new Suzuki Burgman 650 features all-new styling, reduced weight and improved fuel economy, while maintaining its user-friendly power.

“The new Burgman 650 upgrades the rider to business class with a raft of user friendly technologies designed to ensure maximum comfort and performance”, said Suzuki Australia Motorcycles National Marketing Manager Lewis Croft.

From every angle, the Burgman 650 displays smart technology and superior quality with sharply styled multi-reflector headlights, dual multi-reflector tail lights and an all-new triangle section muffler ensuring a sleek look and satisfying the most stringent emissions regulations.

An expansive, thickly padded seat allows plenty of space for two people to sit comfortably for long stretches and includes an easily adjustable rider backrest, while electronically-controlled height adjustable windscreen ensures maximum comfort for all riders.

The newly designed, slimmer tail section finishes off the all-new Burgman 650’s sharp look.

The Burgman 650 boasts a surfeit of storage spaces, including a 50-litre under-seat storage compartment, enough for two standard size full-face helmets, plus three front compartments for smaller items, one containing 12v DC accessory outlet, and an additional cable lock allowing the rider to secure a helmet outside the compartment.

The Burgman 650 is powered by a 638cc, twin-cylinder, computerised fuel-injected powerplant delivering exceptionally smooth performance, while the O2 feedback system with catalyser boosts fuel efficiency and minimises emissions.

Reworked transmission settings and reduced mechanical losses contribute to increased fuel economy, with the Burgman’s engine using 15 per cent less fuel* than the previous model in drive mode.

The automatic transmission delivers excellent control and is adjustable by a push of a button on the handlebar, allowing riders to choose between three different modes – two fully automatic (Drive and Power) and Manual.

The Drive mode increases efficiency at normal road speeds and provides smooth, linear, power delivery for easy riding, the Power mode delivers more punch for spirited riders and the Manual mode allows the rider complete control via six pre-set gear ratios.

The updated easy-to-read instrument panel keeps the rider fully informed and features the all-new Eco Drive Indicator to encourage optimum fuel efficiency, with a light appearing when the Burgman 650 is operated in a fuel-efficient manner^.

The Antilock Braking System (ABS) helps maximise control by preventing the wheels from locking during excessive braking and it weighs an impressive 55 per cent less than the system on its predecessor.

For increased security, the Burgman 650 is equipped with a Suzuki Advanced Immobiliser System (SAIS), and also a magnetic cover over the ignition switch which only opens with the correctly coded key.

The Burgman 650 is the king of comfort, it boasts a truly luxurious ride with easy to read and operate controls, fantastic wind protection and with exceptional smooth performance to match. Wether it’s going down to the local shops or touring across the country, you can do it in comfort and style aboard the Burgman.

Available exclusively in stylish Pearl White, the 2013 Burgman 650 is on sale now with a recommended retail price of $13,590**.

*Measured in the Worldwide Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC).
^The Eco Drive Indicator does not automatically improve fuel economy but may help riders refine their riding efficiently and improve fuel consumption.
** Recommended Price includes GST, excludes dealer delivery and government charges.

Specifications

Engine 638cc, Twin-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, liquid-cooled
Fuel System Fuel Injection, 32mm
Transmission SECVT, Selectable automatic or 5-speed manual
Front Suspension 41mm telescopic forks
Rear Suspension Swingarm type, with adjustable spring preload
Front Tyre 120/70R15, Bridgestone TH01F
Rear Tyre 160/60R14, Bridgestone TH01R
Front Brake Nissin twin-piston calipers, dual floating 260mm discs with ABS
Rear Brake Single-piston caliper, 250mm disc with ABS
Seat height 756mm
Wheelbase 1,595mm
Length 2,265mm
Width 810mm
Height 1,420mm
Fuel Capacity 15.0L
Wet Weight 275kg (includes all fluids)
Colours White

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.

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