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Video: Suzuki Intruder C1500T vs bagger rivals

The rise of the bagger shows no signs of abating, with manufacturers stripping the excess from their cruisers in the hope of attracting new buyers. But should you buy on heritage, specification, or budget? brightcove.createExperiences(); View more great motorcycling videos on the MCN channel: http://www.youtube.com/motorcyclenewsdotcom

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 23 August 2013

Staff blog: In defence of the Burgman, pt 1

I’m experiencing mild frustration at some of the preconceptions I’ve encountered about the Burgman. If you’ve read my replies to reader comments under my previous blog entries, you may have detected a hint of defensiveness.   Although I’m really enjoying using the Burgman, for example, people keep telling me to get rid of it. So far five reader comments have ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 13 June 2013

Staff blog: The myth of the Burgman's small tank

I've established the Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS Executive has a much longer tank range than it’s credited with.   Some reports have estimated it at 150 miles, probably because the fuel warning starts flashing at about 130. In fact you’ve got a bar left on the gauge and at least 40 miles in the tank at that point.   There’s ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 22 May 2013

Staff blog: Blinded by handlebar muffs

In this week’s paper I report how the heated grips on the Suzuki Burgman 650 could be warmer. Just about every journalist on the launch in Scotland seemed to agree on the point. Some said they seemed to work intermittently.  Others questioned whether they worked at all. Suzuki scratched their heads and said they’d look into it. On the ride ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 14 May 2013

Suzuki C1500T first ride

They may be about as relevant in the UK as a 50ft Winnebago or eight-litre SUV but, if you hadn’t cottoned on already, ‘baggers’ - or be-bagged or panniered cruisers designed for comfort and custom style and, usually, also with Plexiglass screens, a relaxed riding position and footboards instead of conventional footpegs, are big news in the U S of A. ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 30 April 2013

Staff Blog: Bird Strikes

I'm developing a theory, or at least something more substantial than a random thought, that birds have it in for my Suzuki GSX-R750. Pigeons definitely don't like it.  Each morning they wait in numbers in the long grass until it's close, then, steady lads, explode from the verge in a syncronised show of disgust. Earlier this week a red kite, ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 24 April 2013

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