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 125cc, the well-spec’d Burgman is a safe choice. 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 125 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.
Value vs rivalsNext up: Equipment
At £3399 the Burgman is far from the cheapest 125cc scooter available, but as executive scooters go it’s a bargain option compared to the bigger capacity competition and if you never leave the city centre, you won’t want for the extra power. Find a Suzuki Burgman 125 for sale.
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. Compare and buy parts for the Burgman 125 in the MCN Shop.
|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||£20|
|Annual service cost||-|
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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
Suzuki Burgman 125
Suzuki Burgman 200
Suzuki Burgman 400
Suzuki Burgman 650
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