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Hey all. I'm considering acquiring a 200, with a final decision still pending.
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Well whats the other options?


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Save up to move out of Detroit (=


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Well whats the other options?
Older 400. Also considering Kymco 300i/200i and similar.

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Older 400. Also considering Kymco 300i/200i and similar.
To evaluate, we need to know more about your intended use. For me, personally, these days, I wouldn't even consider ANYTHING under a 400 if it were the only bike I had. My reasoning may not apply to your situation.

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Hey, I live in Pittsburgh, which is only a half-notch up on the scale as far as I am concerned. So I'm right there with ya. If we had more abandoned properties, we'd lose our half notch (:


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Intended use: pleasant weather commute (13 miles round trip) on roads with 45mph speed limits. Occasional weekend cruises on 2-lane or 4-lane roads with up to 55mph speed limits.

No intent to ever use interstates or other limited access highways which around here have 70mph speed limits. But the madness may take me, and if so I know these are capable of 65mph, though I understand getting to 70 can take a while.
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For that use, I would be inclined to something light and small, the 200, 250 range.


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Thank you. I'm glad my expectations match the vehicle.

To my understanding, the 200 should have generally lower operating and maintenance costs than a 400, and lower acquisition cost (unless I decide to go well-used on the larger bike). Storage space is a premium, and the 200 is smaller and (I assume) more manoeuvrable when being pushed around by hand.
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Generally speaking when it comes to bikes and scooters - if you buy the size that you think will just do what you want it won't be long before you're wanting 'just a little more power' - or something that will pack 2 up a bit easier. A 400cc scooter will allow you to ride wherever you wish. Including freeways. The 400cc Burgman is capable of 70mph all day long and it has light enough handling to navigate in the city just fine. Even a 650 Burgman will handle well in the city.

I've heard more guys/gals carp about not having enough speed when they made a conscious decision to buy small than I've ever heard from those that bought bigger than they needed to start with.

If you aren't interested in riding freeways (don't blame you there) then a 200cc Burgman would work well for your stated travels.

I hope that makes sense to you.
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Thank you. I'm glad my expectations match the vehicle.
One thing to keep in mind...I rode my Honda Reflex 250 from Alaska to Mexico, all around the US, through Canada and back to Alaska. 15,000 mile trip. So a small machine is a lot more capable than people realize (:

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To my understanding, the 200 should have generally lower operating and maintenance costs than a 400
Not sure why that would be, unless there is something specific about Burgmans that would make it so.

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Storage space is a premium, and the 200 is smaller and (I assume) more manoeuvrable when being pushed around by hand.
Not sure about maneuverable...but it should be lighter, which would make it easier to move around. The turning radius is probably about the same though.


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