The high-tech 638cc parallel twin is canted forward to fit within the scooter's form factor.
Riding the Burgman is ridicuously good fun. The 650 twin has enough power to ensure a surfeit in any roadgoing situation. It's not all that long ago that Triumph's 650 twin was considered the king of the road. Now a similar motor with a similar power spread powers a scooter.
The Burgman also has the feel of a luxury car in that it is extremely well appointed there's a light in the storage compartment which switches on automatically when you lift the seat, illuminating the entire area, reminiscent of BMW-style thoroughness. The front fairing contains three compartments which became incredibly useful having a glove box on a motorcycle is far more useful than in a car!
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