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Old 10-21-2013, 03:29 PM   #16
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I agree that the Forza underseat storage is limited, but it could be supplemented with a top box. I love the look of the new Burg 200, however I fear that it is not as highway capable as the Forza. For mixed city/highway use, the Forza wins in my book. For mostly city and limited highway use I would go for the Burg 200 in a heartbeat.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:40 PM   #17
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I agree that the Forza underseat storage is limited, but it could be supplemented with a top box. I love the look of the new Burg 200, however I fear that it is not as highway capable as the Forza. For mixed city/highway use, the Forza wins in my book. For mostly city and limited highway use I would go for the Burg 200 in a heartbeat.
I find the Zuma 125 does just fine everywhere but freeways. It easily keeps up with city traffic, and will cruise at 55 mph (indicated) and it is small, short, and maneuverable. For freeway use I would go for the Kymco GTi300. I cruise on the freeway (right lane) on my XT225 at 55 mph, but it has some in reserve, and can maintain that speed going up hills or into a headwind, which slow the Zuma down big time.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:53 PM   #18
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A link to Cycle World's review of the Burgman 200...

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/10/24...-photos-video/
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:03 PM   #19
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A link to Cycle World's review of the Burgman 200...

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/10/24...-photos-video/
That's not a review, it's a "First Look" which is just some standard promo material from Suzuki.
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:14 PM   #20
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That's not a review, it's a "First Look" which is just some standard promo material from Suzuki.

OK, it's a "First Look." Just sharing something I came across. Call it anything you like.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:30 PM   #21
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Fuel injection, ABS, and a high price tag. No thanks.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:02 PM   #22
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A link to Cycle World's review of the Burgman 200...

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/10/24...-photos-video/
I call it a contribution! and say THANK YOU!

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Old 10-25-2013, 03:49 AM   #23
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For me its simple. Too much scooter for 200cc. If I'm going to ride a maxi it needs more displacement. Rode one great scoot too little power for its size.

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Old 10-25-2013, 09:16 AM   #24
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I like the looks of it but if its not at most 2/3 the physical size of a burg 400 that would be very disappointing. Was really hoping for 1/2 the physical size.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:31 AM   #25
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I think it is quite OK for someone, who is looking lighter, more economical, 150-200cm3 scooter, wants to place legs in the front, not on flat floor, have quite large space for helmets and other stuff, with ABS, preferably combined.

I do not see a lot of competition meeting all above criterias..?
Maybe I am not aware of something, pls update me.

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Old 10-25-2013, 10:53 AM   #26
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I think it is quite OK for someone, who is looking lighter, more economical, 150-200cm3 scooter, wants to place legs in the front, not on flat floor, have quite large space for helmets and other stuff, with ABS, preferably combined.

I do not see a lot of competition meeting all above criterias..?
Maybe I am not aware of something, pls update me.

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Depends on what you need just as you say. The fact remains that this is a good scooter that should have more power. I put a couple of thousand miles on one in Spain and I came away with this. Great scooter just a bit large for the power.

Too bad because I was considering buying one as soon as they came to the US.
I ended up buying a SYM and it meets the above sans ABS. I've survived 40 years without abs and as much as I'd like too have it not a deal breaker.

The SYM is faster, lighter and far more agile. It also has more underseat storage. The Burgman is superior as far as the ride. Smooth as silk.


http://youtu.be/l1L10C3VfGg



It also has a ton of under seat storage.




Contents from under seat .



Full face helmet
Rain Jacket and Pants
Long sleeve tee
HiVis Safety vest
Gloves and do rag
Small tool kit
Small backpack
Cane

Yes I'm partial to this scoot. I looked long and hard at the choices and the SYM is hard to beat.

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Old 10-25-2013, 01:24 PM   #27
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Aaa, known as Joyride model. This one looks good, indeed. Not sold in Poland, EU. Also as you mentioned - no ABS.
In Poland - SYM service is very weak. KYMCO, SUZUKI, HONDA - are here much more stronger.

It reminds me also Kymco Grand Dink, no ABS too.

This year I was changing a scooter. Machine like Burgman 200 with ABS would meet my criteria.
As there didn'exist such - I bought AN400 with ABS, so far am happy.
But if few months ago it would be available - I would mostly buy it.

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I also was considering new Forza 300, but it had so little space for legs.
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:07 PM   #28
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I am very interested in this scooter. Does anybody know if the Cool Silver color is shiny or one of the new flat/dull colors? I sure hope it is shiny. The flat colors just don't do it for me.

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Old 11-20-2013, 04:48 AM   #29
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I see the 200 is listed at 5 grand on suzukis website. About a grand higher than I had hoped for.
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:38 PM   #30
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I just bought a Burgman 200 'Executive' (French model) after trying out a few others - I tried a Forza 300, a Burgman 400 and a Piaggio 350 X10 - and for one reason or another none of them quite 'fit'. I'm very 'slight' and not as fit/strong as I once was. The Forza was nice, very solid and 'planted' but I couldn't get on with the wide seat. The Piaggio's seat caused me the same problem. The Burgman 400 seat/position was spot on and I enjoyed riding it at speed - but I found it hard work on slow corners/turns and 'village' roads . . . so . . .

The baby Burger fits me really nicely and suits where I live - rural France, mostly country roads, hills, bends and just the odd bit of fast/straight road. I test rode it twice before finally buying - I collect it on Wednesday (8th Jan) - I can't wait.

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