On Tuesday 8 November at the EICMA motorcycle show held in Milan, Suzuki Motor Corporation unveiled the updated mid size scooter, the Suzuki Burgman 400.
Famous for producing maxi scooters, Suzuki reintroduces to the Australian market the updated mid-size scooter, the Burgman 400.
First launched in 1998, the BURGMAN 400 pioneered a new market for large-displacement scooters. Featuring comfort, power, plenty of storage space and elegant styling, the model earned a formidable reputation as a commuter and a touring machine capable of carrying two. Refinements that coincided with a major update in 2006 enhanced the design, power and convenience, helping to further secure the Burgman 400s position in the marketplace.
Having won the hearts of fans and repeat buyers in Australia, Europe, North America and Asia, Suzuki expanded the lineup in 2002 with the addition of the BURGMAN 650 and BURGMAN 125, and then with the introduction of the BURGMAN 200 in 2006. Total worldwide sales of the BURGMAN series topped 130,000 units in 2015.
While a solid seller in a relatively stable scooter market, Suzuki felt the BURGMAN 400 was due for a major update. In line with current trends, the newly updated model features a coupe-like slim and light body with enhanced sporty styling. With its lighter and more compact package, it raises convenience and performance specifications to a new level while maintaining its highly regarded reputation for luxury, quality, comfort and running performance. The result is a more desirable BURGMAN 400 that is lighter and more stylish, and that delivers more powerful torque at low to midrange rpms, all while complying with the stringent Euro 4 emissions regulations.
The update to the BURGMAN 400 aims to carry over key features that made the model popular through the years, while further slimming down the design and further improving the handling and performance to deliver a sportier, more compact luxury scooter that manoeuvres brilliantly and delivers a winning combination of stylish design, practicality and convenience.
For improved comfort the riding seat has been redesigned with a 20mm thicker seat cushion. Riders who stop frequently will appreciate the updated cut-away footboards and a slim seat design making it easier to reach the ground. The adjustable riders seat backrest provides optimal support and comfort while underneath the seat is a generous 42-litre under seat storage, perfect to stow away items. A rear brake lock system and chain lock gate, result in greater reassurance of security.
Braking is provided by dual front disc brakes, a rear disc brake and Antilock Brake System. Riders will appreciate the handling given by the new larger 15-inch front wheel featuring a bold new image and look of stability. In the suspension department there is a link-type monoshock rear suspension with 7-way adjustable spring preload. Up front are 41mm forks offering 110mm of suspension travel.
The Burgman 400 is expected to arrive in Australia during the second quarter of 2017. Final pricing and colour will be confirmed closer to launch.