2008 Suzuki Burgman Review


One of the most popular maxi-scooters on the market, the 2008 Suzuki Burgman uses a parallel twin motor as opposed to the single cylinder engine found in most scooters making it the largest scooter engine offered in North America.

As a touring bike, the 2008 Suzuki averages about 40mpg and can reach speeds of up to 100mph. The Burgman also has an unusually large amount of storage under the seat with a compartment big enough to store two full-face helmets. In addition, there is a pair of cubbies in the dash for extra storage. When it comes to comfort, the 2008 Suzuki Burgman boasts a large comfortable seat with an easy-to-use lever-adjustable rider backrest and an additional passenger backrest. Cut-away floorboards also provide extra space for rider’s legs.

Not originally intended as a typical around-town scooter, the 2008 Suzuki Burgman is certainly suited to city use, however, its design makes it the optimal touring scooter. With a larger engine than most other scooters, a comfortable ride and generous storage space, the 2008 Suzuki Burgman is an excellent choice for riders looking for style and function on long-distance trips.

New For 2008

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2008 Suzuki Burgman Specs

  • Model: Suzuki Burgman
  • Engine Type: Single Cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 81x77.6 mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.6:1
  • Valve Train: N/A
  • Induction: N/A
  • Ignition: Electric Starter
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Final Drive: N/A
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.6 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Dual Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Single-sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 62.4 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 28 inches
  • Curb Weight: 438 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/80 R14
  • Tires (Rear): 150/70 R13


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Key Competitors For The 2008 Suzuki Burgman

  • Honda Silverwing
  • Yamaha TMAX
  • Piaggio X9500
  • Kymco Xciting 500