Voted most helpful review
Reviewed on November 9, 2005
This scooter is a blast to ride. With the single-cylinder 4-stroke 4-valve motor and liquid cooled it goes on and on with out any problems. You could ride until you just get tired of riding. You could pit stop for the evening if traveling. We have lots of backcountry in the Ozark mountain range in North West ...
This scooter is a blast to ride. With the single-cylinder 4-stroke 4-valve motor and liquid cooled it goes on and on with out any problems. You could ride until you just get tired of riding. You could pit stop for the evening if traveling. We have lots of backcountry in the Ozark mountain range in North West and North central Arkansas. Ouachita Mountains offer much riding sight seeing as well. As far as power, the acceleration is much like the old Harley single-cylinder hard tail of the 1960s. Once you are up to highway speed, you have plenty of goose to zip around traffic and let's say way over the 70 mph listed on interstate. We tried an aftermarket windshield that was much longer and wider with protection for the hands. However, the problem with the aftermarket window was when windy and gusty, the window acts like a sail and jerks the front end around a lot - very scary on one occasion. We reinstalled the factory window and the effect was immediately noticed - no more unstable front end. I believe a better exhaust would open it up for better zip but I also would think you would also get more noise with a better exhaust. I have yet to find a better exhaust. Over all after 1200 miles in one month of riding, I have no serious complaints here. One thing that brought me to this sweet scooter is the fact that 14 years ago I was in an accident that has left my spine lower damaged with crushed ankles; I have braces on both lower legs and ankles all the time to keep me up right. The immobile ability of my ankles makes it impossible to use a geared motorcycle. I cannot change the gears but this little gem has allowed me to re-enter the fun world of cruising. I have so missed that! Here in Fayetteville, Arkansas, we have the fast becoming famous Bikers and Blues & Barbeque in its 5 season just passed. We had by what they say was over 300,000 bikers this year and I have attended every event from the first one with a small crowd. For the first time I was able to park my bike in a bike parking spot in front of Hose's Mexican restaurant (a local famous nightspot), throw the kickstand down, limp to a stool, and enjoy the joy of it all for the first time! Even with weak ankles, the scooter is so very well balanced all I need do is use the tip of my shoe to keep her up. Suzuki has made my life way better. If you are handicapped, disabled to a limit, you should be able to enjoy this bike for a long time. I am 42, own a 2003 F250 4x4, and almost forget to start her up and drive her around some. The gas savings are so sweet with the Burgman 400. If you are looking to buy one, go ahead and do it! You will not be disappointed at all!