Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
A Marvel of a machine
Let me tell you, as an LT owner, and I love my LT. The Burgman is an incredible "Automatic Motorcycle" I don't even like to call it a scooter, it handles long distances and highway speeds with ease. It shifts beatifully. I was gettting 45 to 48 around town going to work or running to the store. I was getting very very close to 52 on a highway at constant speeds. I hardly used the button shifter nor the "Power" mode but they are both fun to use. Maintenance is a breeze as far as normal "fluids" are concerned. Valve Check I am not sure since "well I sold mine with 7500 on the clock. One more thing, it is "INCREDIBLE" the amount of stuff you can stuff under the seat, and a MUST if you get one ARE:
1- Givi makes a taller windscreen for it, BUY IT!!!!, I am 6.1 and had terrible bubble head effect with the original screen the Taller Givi screen fixed the problem, the screen is also wider, much wider. And it looks good on the machine. Look at the Photos.
2- If you end up riding two up with the wife, "and trust me YOU WILL" get the Suzuki OEM backrest as it does wonders to make the pillion fell more secure. Two holes must be drilled on the body work, but the result is wonderfull. Look at the photos.
munson is right on the slow speed cluth disengagement, but you will get used to it soon. So bottom line is from someone that loves his LT. If I had to give it up tomorrow but could end up buying something else I would get another burgie..........
Now comes the bad part, WHY I sold it?. Bought it for the wife and.......
Well make sure your wife can flat foot it, because they are pretty tall off the ground machines, and the Corbin seat for it makes it even higher, also make sure she is confortable with the weight, although distributed well(as also mentioned by munson), its a heavy machine, as a matter of fact as heavy as my R11500RT used to be so that was the issue with my wife, she had a couple of close calls on inclines because she was not flat footing it and she got scared. So she end up wanting to two up with me most of the time and we ended up on the R1150RT, which the LT replaced later last year.
Otherwise if your other half is good with those two things, my advice is
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