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Thanks to the women contributors who posted reviews and experiences on the Suzuki Burgman 400. I am a 56 year old female, my only motorcycle history is an occasional passenger and crash survivor! Having my own motorcycle license has been a longtime “bucket list” item, but I set it aside for years. I didn’t see myself as a big bike or cruiser rider, nor a sport rider, or even a little Rebel.

I would have likely never pursued this desire any further had I not seen a Burgman 400 for sale in the neighborhood. I drove past, did a double-take, took a long contemplative look and thought it looked exactly like a ride I could handle and enjoy! It appealed to my practical side with the step through design and large locked underseat storage. I had no idea then what a maxi scooter was, but loved the styling that made it look like a motorcycle, and the fact it was automatic was a bonus in my mind. It rekindled once more the desire to learn to ride and this weekend I completed the Motorcycle Training and Safety Course, my first ever experience riding a street bike! Now that Burgman is a tangible option.

I was on the fence, second-guessing my sanity and wondering why I kept coming back to wanting to ride, especially as I know firsthand the very real dangers out there. But the desire remains to become a confident rider and enjoy once again the pleasure of being on a bike! The stories shared by women riders of similar age has boosted my confidence as they addressed some of my concerns around how this machine corners and starts from a stop in traffic. I love that there is no clutch to deal with. I can do it, just prefer not to. So I plan to go ahead with a purchase. I'll post an update once I get some miles under my belt!

Rena Flowers
Sarnia, ON, Canada
Monday, July 9, 2018
Editor Response
Please do, and send us a photo of you with your new ride, too! Best wishes for many safe miles.
Tricia Szulewski, Associate Editor
Update on Burgie, my Silver Hulk. Burgie just tripped 50,000 miles and I still love my Burgman. Even with 10 percent ethanol gas, Burgie gets 63 mpg. ATGATT.

Carolyn Overcash
NC
Friday, July 5, 2013
Enjoyed reading the comments. Helped me finalize my decision. I currently have two 250cc scooters. I'm 65 years old, and am taking delivery of my new 2008 Burgman on Tuesday. Wow! I can't wait.



ScooterScootenSam
Knoxville, TN
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I bought my first scooter last September 2008 after almost buying a SYM RV 250, which is a very nice scooter but only comes with a 250cc motor and there are not too many SYM dealers around the country yet -- a consideration if you travel out of state and need repairs. It also comes with a two-year bumper-to-bumper warranty.

I was going to get the RV 250 and actually had a deposit on one on order by the dealer when I found a used 2007 Burgman 400 with about 1,900 miles on it. It fell over once in the previous owner's garage so it had some very minor cosmetic damage. The asking price by the Suzuki dealer was $4,000 out the door. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. It was big and a gorgeous blue color.




George H Nairn
Virginia
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Editor Response
For more on scooters, visit our sister site, ScooterRidersNow.com
Genevieve M. Schmitt, Editor
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