Suzuki Burgman at Intermot
Suzuki launch a host of new features on the 2013 Burgman 650. Full press release and brochure download inside.
2013 Suzuki Burgman 650
Suzuki Press Release Below (Australia Autumn 2013)
The name is synonymous with two-wheel luxury. For an entire generation of riders, BURGMAN has redefined the motorcycling experience. In ways once unimaginable, it has brought performance and comfort into alignment. It has presented motorcyclists everywhere with new ways to think about the twin pursuits of pleasure and freedom. Now make way for a new BURGMAN 650.
Slim, sharply styled multi-reflector headlights announce the BURGMAN 650’s arrival and keep the road ahead in focus. They’re both lit whether you choose high beams or low. Sparkling LED position lights help to heighten visibility, as do turn signals in the rearview mirrors.
Quality in view
Clean looks are synonymous with refinement. On the BURGMAN 650 they’re exemplified by symmetry in the controls and instruments and by understated shapes and colors for everything the rider sees and touches.
Sparkling dual multi-reflector tail lights combine outstanding visibility with sophisticated styling that’s unique to the BURGMAN 650.
Eco Drive Indicator
The BURGMAN 650 features a new Eco Drive Indicator to encourage riding that may reduce environmental impacts. The Eco Drive Indicator light, located on the instrument panel, will come on when the vehicle is operated in a fuel-efficient manner – and may help riders learn techniques to improve their fuel economy.
The Eco Drive Indicator does not automatically improve fuel economy but may help riders refine their riding efficiency and improve fuel consumption. Fuel consumption may vary depending on traffic conditions, such as the frequency of starts from stop, distance driven, rate of acceleration (throttle use), chosen speed, and maintenance.
Performance Stay informed
Knowledge is power, so the BURGMAN 650’s instruments keep the rider fully informed. Big, easy-to-read analogue dials for the speedometer and tachometer flank a digital display that shows an odometer, twin trip meters, a fuel consumption meter, a fuel meter, a coolant temperature indicator, a thermometer, a clock, an oil level indicator, an oil change indicator, a drive mode indicator (for drive mode and power mode), and a gear position indicator (for manual mode).
A higher class of performance
The BURGMAN 650 delivers performance with as much control as you desire. A liquid-cooled 638cm3 engine offers all the power you need. Computerised fuel injection, a Pulsed-secondary AIR-injection (PAIR) system, and an O2 feedback system with catalyzer boost fuel efficiency and minimise emissions. Refined transmission setting and reduced mechanical losses contribute to boost fuel economy even more; the engine uses 15% less fuel than that of the previous model in drive mode. Meanwhile, superlative control comes from a Suzuki Electronically-controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (SECVT). By just toggling buttons on the handlebars, you can choose three distinct transmission modes: two fully automatic modes (Drive and Power) and Manual. Drive mode heightens efficiency at normal road speeds and gives smooth, linear, almost shock-free power delivery for easy riding.
Power mode gives more punch when you twist the throttle. And Manual mode lets you thumb-toggle between five preset gear ratios for a unique feeling of control. The SECVT’s updated design includes new clutch plates that cause 35% less drag.
The exhaust system is sleek thanks to a new-look triangle-section muffler, And it’s engineered to keep emissions so low that the BURGMAN 650 satisfies the most stringent regulations.
A tubular frame and aluminium-alloy swingarm position the engine and transmission for balance and agility. The frame inherits the long, 1595mm wheelbase of earlier Burgmans for a sporty, controllable ride and has a newly designed, slimmer tail section for sleeker, sportier bodywork. Plenty of wheel travel (110mm at the front and 100mm at the rear) helps to keep the ride smooth.
Equipment Room for everything
The BURGMAN 650 has room for plenty of gear. A cavernous, 50-litre underseat compartment can hold two full-face helmets and has a light for nighttime convenience. A cable lock allows you to secure a helmet outside the compartment to make space for luggage inside. Three compartments below the handlebars provide space for maps and other items you might need on the road. One contains a DC outlet that’s ideal for charging a mobile telephone.
The windscreen is shaped to give great wind protection and a clear view of the road. It’s electrically adjustable to suit the rider’s height. For convenience in tight parking spaces, the rearview mirrors can be retracted electrically at the touch of a button.
The seat is optimally sized and thickly padded for two-up luxury even on long journeys. The rider’s backrest can be adjusted forward and backward by 50mm for optimal support. No tools are necessary.
Security technologies help to protect your investment in the BURGMAN 650. The Suzuki Advanced Immobilizer System (SAIS)* uses an electronic identification system in the owner’s key to prevent unauthorized people from starting the engine. Plus, the ignition switch is protected by a magnetic cover that opens only for the owner’s key.
All-round disc brakes deliver reassuring stopping power. The front brakes have an updated design with floating discs for more consistent braking performance.
An antilock braking system (ABS)* helps to maximize the rider’s control by preventing the wheels from locking during hard brake application.
The ABS unit weights 55% less than that of the previous model.
A lever-operated brake lock lever gives the rider extra peace of mind. The lever has a stylish new design that makes it easier to reach and operate.
The Executive Experience
For even greater luxury during every ride, choose the Executive grade, which comes with three exclusive features.
Suzuki’s attention to luxury extends even to the rider’s hands. The handlebar grips incorporate electric heaters that can be controlled by the rider — a welcome source of warmth when temperatures drop below comfortable.
A flick of a switch located next to the ignition activates an electric seat heater for the rider and passenger. So cold winter days are no reason to feel less than comfortable when you’re riding the most luxurious scooter on the road.
A great shared riding experience is assured by a backrest that firmly supports a passenger to provide comfort and a sense of security.
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