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Hello from Mayport Florida. I am a possible future Burgman owner. I am currently selling my 2006 Yamaha Stratoliner that I bought in November. The output shaft from the transmission is trashed and I can't afford to repair it so selling at a loss. I will be 69 next month and am seriously considering going to a Burgman 650. I need you folks to tell me if it would be a good choice or should I get another motorcycle. I ride about 15-18 thousand miles a year. I'm a cruiser rider but moving the big machines around is starting to get hard.

What is the difference between a 650 ABS and a 650 Executive? Is there a problem with output shafts on the Burgman? Will it run consistently at 65MPH? There is a 2014 650 new for $8100?

Any and all comments would be helpful.

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the 650 will be a pleasant surprise, plenty of power and comfort, not too much weight, the newer models all have abs, and are easier to move at low speeds, and you don';t have to fart at the sun to get on one ! the drive is all gear, no shaft or chain, an internal belt is rated to 80k miles, so it will last a year or two , antilock brakes can save yer bacon on occasion. Welcome to the forum and hopefully you will be an owner soon

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Welcome aboard. I'm a new member and new Burgman owner. I can't give you anything from personal experience, but I've had several older friends who went the Burgman 650 route. One couple put 30,000+ miles a year on theirs riding double, and neither was exactly a lightweight. They ran all over the country. They lived in South Dakota and visited me in Arkansas a few years back and came by way of Florida.

I was riding an 1800 Goldwing at the time, and if I tried to run 70 to take it easy on them, they'd pass me and go on. I've seen them run 75 to 80 for miles on end. We met them in SD one year, and he took a group of us on a day ride, and most of our group of Goldwing riders were griping about having trouble keeping up I love to go faster than average, and I loved to follow them.

I've had four other friends, that I know of, buy Burgmans after a lifetime of riding motorcycles, and all of them put lots of freeway miles on them and toured the country.

If a Burgman is what you think you'd like to ride, you have nothing to worry about concerning its capabilities.
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What is the difference between the 650 ABS and the Executive?
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I believe that all Burgman 650's 2013 to present are Executives, have ABS, Electronic windshield, etc. Prior years, the AN650's were non ABS. Just one 650 Burgman model now, the Executive!

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Hello from Mayport Florida. I am a possible future Burgman owner. I am currently selling my 2006 Yamaha Stratoliner that I bought in November. The output shaft from the transmission is trashed and I can't afford to repair it so selling at a loss. I will be 69 next month and am seriously considering going to a Burgman 650. I need you folks to tell me if it would be a good choice or should I get another motorcycle. I ride about 15-18 thousand miles a year. I'm a cruiser rider but moving the big machines around is starting to get hard.

What is the difference between a 650 ABS and a 650 Executive? Is there a problem with output shafts on the Burgman? Will it run consistently at 65MPH? There is a 2014 650 new for $8100?

Any and all comments would be helpful.

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If you are not keen on rolling around big machines....go to a dealer, take the 650 Burgman off the side stand and maneuver it around, making turns, etc.
See what you think.
I would seriously experiment with moving the big Burgman if you have any issues with the weight of your prospective 2-wheeler.
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From perusing the 650 posts, there is a problem with some stopper bolts, you might read them. I test rode a 650, it was fun and plenty fast.

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Hello from Mayport Florida. I am a possible future Burgman owner. I am currently selling my 2006 Yamaha Stratoliner that I bought in November. The output shaft from the transmission is trashed and I can't afford to repair it so selling at a loss. I will be 69 next month and am seriously considering going to a Burgman 650. I need you folks to tell me if it would be a good choice or should I get another motorcycle. I ride about 15-18 thousand miles a year. I'm a cruiser rider but moving the big machines around is starting to get hard.

What is the difference between a 650 ABS and a 650 Executive? Is there a problem with output shafts on the Burgman? Will it run consistently at 65MPH? There is a 2014 650 new for $8100?

Any and all comments would be helpful.

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I'm a former long distance rider, Harley's, Gold Wing's, Yamaha Venture's, BMW's, etc. My Gold Wing is now for sale since after getting this Burgman Executive the Wing is very lonely. I absolutely love the Burgman 650 and have zero regrets in making the switch. In fact, just bought a new baby Burgman 200 as a new family addition. In my opinion, if you make the switch, you'll not regret it!
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welcome to the forum, i purchased a 2016 exec and it's everything everyone else has said and more, not sure if i agree that there's isn't too much weight, but you read the former goldwing rider, he's happy with his 650. they are a beast, in terms of power, in disguise. like you, i joined before actually buying and got great advice, since then great info, tips, guidance, this is the place to be!
consider bluetooth for the helmet, some have changed their windshields, there's a ton of incredible information here, so...get the 650, and enjoy the ride, others have said, and i agree, with the power should come the respect, safety first, take care and be well
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