SUZUKI BURGMAN 125 (2002 - 2012) Review
At a glance
Overall ratingNext up: Ride & brakes
If you want the comfort and practicality of a maxi-scooter but you’re limited to a 125cc used bike, the well-spec’d Suzuki Burgman 125 is a safe choice.
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It’s not quite up to a motorway commute, but for city use it’s a classy ride with more luggage space than you’ll know what to do with.
Ride quality & brakesNext up: Engine
Don’t be fooled by the look of it – the Burgman 125 may be a bit heavy for a 125cc scooter at 156kg wet, but it feels light and manageable at any speed with a great turning circle.
The brakes are adequate, but a little more bite would help.
EngineNext up: Reliability
The Burgman’s 125cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor is both a strength and a weakness.
It opens up executive-scoot style to CBT riders, but with a top speed of 65mph it’s not quite fast enough for motorway or A road work.
It gets up to town speeds quickly enough, but there’s a slight elasticity to the throttle-response that necessitates forward planning.
Reliability & build qualityNext up: Value
Since it’s built by one of the big four, the Burgman is well-built compared to a lot of scooters on the market and reliability shouldn't be an issue. Corrosion is a known issue with the whole Burgman range so take care of it if you ride it through winter.
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Value vs rivalsNext up: Equipment
At £3399 new, the Burgman was far from the cheapest 125cc scooter available, but as executive scooters go it was a bargain option compared with the bigger capacity competition and if you never left the city centre, you wouldn't want for the extra power.
The underseat storage on the Burgman is cavernous – you can do your weekly shopping on this thing.
There’s a handy glovebox under the bars with a 12v power socket in it to charge your gizmos, plus a cubby-hole on the dash. Other useful touches include a fuel gauge and a huge pillion seat with chunky grab-handles.
|Engine type||4-stroke, liquid-cooled single|
|Frame type||Tubular steel|
|Fuel capacity||11 litres|
|Front brake||240mm disc, single|
|Rear brake||240mm disc, single|
|Front tyre size||110/90-13|
|Rear tyre size||130/70-12|
Mpg, costs & insurance
|Average fuel consumption||81 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£21|
|Annual service cost||-|
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How much to insure?
|Warranty term||Two year unlimited mileage|
Top speed & performance
|Max power||12 bhp|
|Max torque||7.9 ft-lb|
|Top speed||65 mph|
|1/4 mile acceleration||-|
|Tank range||198 miles|
Model history & versions
- Introduced 2002.
- Off sale 2012, replaced by current model.
Owners' reviews for the SUZUKI BURGMAN 125 (2002 - 2012)
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