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Old 05-19-2009, 02:38 AM   #1
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Sold GS Now What Scoot T-Maxs vs Burgie

I thought I was set to get a burgie...wasn't sure about the 400 or 650. Than people from this site have sent me messages that the T-max is the machine! Anyone have advice for a old guy looking to buy a scooter to put around and short trips >,300 miles. T-Max vs Burgman.. Oh wait Silver wing...?? Confused with options
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:14 AM   #2
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I picked the 650 Burgman because it physically fit me better. I am sort of a Honda guy and wanted the Silverwing. I just felt to cramped when I sat on it. I think a 400/500/650 machine would be OK for a single person. If you are going to ride two up any distance I would look at the large displacement machines. Other than that I think any of the Maxi scooters a fine machines. It is really a decision on which one does what you need it to do the best.

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Old 05-19-2009, 04:33 AM   #3
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look at the big piaggios: bv500, mp3.
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:49 AM   #4
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I would have considered the T-Max if it was lighter. It is one fine looking,performing,scooter.
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:31 AM   #5
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:18 AM   #6
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That Piaggio 500 is wicked!
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:44 AM   #7
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My sensible half loves scooters and the macho side says "no way!" They both like the Max though. That rear tire is bad. Bad in a good way.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:01 AM   #8
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Burgman been around many years, more support/parts avaialble.

TMax looks nice, more compact.

MP3 weigh more, less fuel efficient, cost more to maintain, when time come to replace tires, brakes, suspension, etc..
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:46 AM   #9
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Tmax just looks 100x better IMO. Need to sell mine :(

Need the money and need to lose some of my toys :(
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:38 PM   #10
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Tmax FTW! if you like precise controls, no driveline slack, super brakes,super handling and grip with the 15inch sportbike like tires. Burger is more comfortable but coming from a sportbike Tmax is still super comfortable, I love kicking my legs up cruiser style. I've done 300+mile trips on it very comfortably and it feels super stable on interstates even, slicing up traffic at 85+mph. I've ridden it in NYC,up in the blue ridge mountains, on gravel even and lot's of country roads in my 2 weeks of ownership. It handles everything great. Burger would not be as confidence inspireing with the small wheels and crap suspention.

Me and my girl also love it two up, it will be even better with a backrest and a topbox which is coming. The max is the perfect machine I find but everyone thinks that about their own bike. The max really is great, take a ride on one if you can and compare it to a burger. You might be the type to place comfort over sportyness so everyone has to make their own decision about what's more important for them.

Also Tmax is a parallell twin that lies on the floor along with the fuel for great low CG. The weight of this bike disapears when you ride it, just remember to drag the rear brake during slow speed manouvering.
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:53 PM   #11
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I have only sat on the 650 burger but own a tmax and I absolutely love how the tmax handles. It shouldn't handle this good - I think its just a wierd/lucky combination of weight displacement, tire size and .... you would think the distance between the wheels wouldn't allow such quick handling but its a winner.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:26 PM   #12
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Going from the GS to a Burg 650 should be pretty seamless, as its the most motorcycle like. The amount of storage is crazy, which is one of the huge benefits of having a scoot in the first place. Not sure why the others have such limited space. If you are on the taller side then the Burg is definitely the way to go. The others are great but all things considered I would go w/ the big Suzi.
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:59 AM   #13
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Great advice here

I love this site...
The MP3 is very cool looking and I would like to drive one !
but the closest dealer is about 100 miles and I want to avoid that. I don't know how dealer intensive the MP3 would be?

The burgie is a comfort, low performance machine I gather from the replys?

The T-max is fun and not as comfortable for a couple hundred mile trip. I don't like wind on my helmet so I am guessing the T-max would be windier also?

I have to find a Yamaha dealer and go check one out though...The Burgie is the old standby for the Old Guy.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:28 PM   #14
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GIVI has a taller shield for the Tmax. In warmer weather I like more airflow of the stock screen.

You're right though the Burger is a perfect older mans scoot.
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:28 PM   #15
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The MP3 250 has a 12" rear tire and will require more frequent tire changes than its 400 and 500 cc brethren with a 14" rear. So far, that's the only "downside", and I'm not complaining one bit--I absolutely love this bike. I'll happily change tires as often as needed because the thing is a total hoot to ride. Mine is primarily a commuter--the 250 does a great job of that--but it has enough umph for light touring and freeway commutes are no problem. If you need more ponies, though...check out the 500.

For all the MP3 info you'll ever need, check out this forum:
http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/forum13

My ongoing meanderings about the bike here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=421241

but you can cut to the chase with this post:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...08&postcount=8

As I said before, the MP3 series, T-Max, and Burgman (burgmen?) are great options with different personalities so this is a fun dilemma to have.
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