The Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive taking care of the premium scooter crowd that likes to tour the country, while the Burgman 200 does the yeoman’s work of getting people around town. That leaves a considerable gulf for the 2020 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS to fill as an all-around scooter capable of doing the jobs of the other two Burgmans, though in a different way.As a city scooter, the Burgman 400 ABS is neither dauntingly large nor excessively agile. Instead, it provides an excellent platform for confidence-inspiring urban scootering. Nothing happens too fast, yet the 400cc motor has plenty of power to sprint away from the traffic when the light turns green. You definitely never feel overwhelmed when making your way in-town on the Burgman 400.
Weekend trips are not out of the question on the Burgman 400 ABS. Although you’ll want the 650 if you’re going to go two-up, for a solo rider, the liquid-cooled DOHC motor has enough power to cruise the open highway. The fairing offers plenty of wind protection, and you can throw a weekend’s worth of cargo under the seat.The 2020 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS isn’t a standout in any one category. Instead, it offers a flexibility that makes it appealing to someone entering the scooter market with plenty of plans of things to do.2020 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS SpecsENGINE
Type: Single cylinder
Bore x stroke: 81.0 x 77.6mm
Compression ratio: 10.6:1
Valvetrain: DOHC, 4 valves
Lubrication: Wet sump
Transmission: Fully automatic CVT
Final drive: V-belt
Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 41mm fork; 4.3 inches
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Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 is an excellent foray into the middleweight ADV world. Associate Editor Neil Wyenn owns a 2021 model, and has spent the last year adding and improving various aspects of his bike. Some add-ons are more vital others, and he lets us into his secrets for getting the most out of the Yamaha Ténéré. His total enthusiasm for ADV riding and the Yamaha Ténéré in particular were pretty obvious to me—I’m sure you’ll feel the same. Links to all the items he mentions are below.