Common Terminology

Here is a selection of motorcycle-specific terminology that is common on the BurgmanUSA forums. Many of the terms are linked to other websites with more explanation.

ABS  (external link) Antilock Braking System
ATGATT All The Gear All The Time; An acronym used by riders for their personal preference for riding with protective apparel that covers all body contact points including helmet, gloves, boots, and armored jackets and pants.
BKB Burgman Knowledge Base
Bump A technique of posting to a dormant thread solely to push the thread back to the top of the forum in order to get renewed attention.
BUSA Burgman USA
Buttrest The "backrest" that comes with the 400 and 650 that is so low on the back, that it performs more of a buttrest function than a backrest.
Chicken Strips (external link) The band of unused tire on the outer edges that is an indicator of the rider's typical lean angle. Those that are too "chicken" to lean the bike hard, will have larger chicken strips.
Cage A car. The term refers to not only how a car encloses a driver in cage, which counters the open feeling of being on a motorcycle, but also how some drivers feel invincible while driving in their protective cage with numerous safety advances that seemingly allows them to drive safely while distracted or take reckless risks on the road.
CT Car Tire
CVT (external link) Continuously Variable Transmission
Darkside Using a car tire on a motorcycle. It's use is so controversial that the term "Darkside" was used as a way of acknowledging the controversial nature.
Dino (external link) A comical reference to conventional oil; Presumably made by the decomposition of Dinosaurs.
Exec Executive model of the 650.
Farkle  (external link) An accessory added to a motorcycle.
Halfabusa A play on words, using the the Suzuki Hayabusa sport bike (1300cc) and the Burgman 650, which is exactly half the engine displacement of former. Some 650 owners had applied stickers to their bike with "Halfabusa" and the Japanese symbol.
K# i.e. K9. An abbreviated model year designation, where K9 is a 2009 Model.
Lardy A term of endearment for the seemingly overweight 650
MC Motorcycle or
Master Cylinder
OEM (external link) Original Equipment Manufacture; in this case, a part that comes from Suzuki.
OP Original Poster- the one that started a particular thread.
OT Off Topic- used to admit when the poster is going off the topic of the particular thread.
Pillion (external link) The passenger seat of a motorcycle.
PM Private Message - The user-to-user messaging system on the BurgmanUSA Forums
SECVT? Suzuki Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission; the proprietary name for Suzuki's version of the 650's CVT.
Squid aka "zoom-splat". Stupid and Quick Until I'm Dead. A young, inexperienced sport bike rider, seemingly unaware of his lack of abilities and his likelihood of crashing in a single vehicle accident.
Tupperware A humorous name for the plastic body panels surrounding the Burgmans, as it distantly resembles the plastic of the ubiquitous Tupperware containers.
WOT Wide Open Throttle
WS Wind Shield
WTB Want To Buy - abbreviation used in the Classifieds


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