|03-29-2013, 08:15 AM||#61|
Joined: Jul 2011
There is also the need to be able to pass quickly and safely. This is especially true if there is lots of truck traffic. NEVER ride alongside or near the back of a truck. A disintegrating tire can kill you. The quicker you can pass, the safer you will be.
I have a Burgman 650, but I bought it to tour, not to commute. It has lots of guts, but ot's big and heavy for around town. A 400 would be better for urban use. My son ahs a Scarabeo 200, and it scoots around pretty good but Piaggio's support is nil and it has no storage. The Burgman has a huge trunk, which is a major advantage.
Also, as mentioned, ergonomics vary from bike to bike. Unlike cruisers, it is very difficult to tweak the riding position. You're pretty much stuck with what comes out of the box, so try out as many as you can to see how they fit.
one 125 Vino; two 650 Burgman Execs
06 Vulcan 900 Classic LT; 05 V-Star 1100 Silverado
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