Yes, I bought a new 2016 Burgman 200, and it's pretty much exactly what I'd expected, in a good way.
The main reason I got it instead of a 400 is that I already have a 650, so I already have a big, fast, and heavy scooter for when I want or need that. The problem was that my small, agile, and light scooter (a 150cc Vespa) was just not quite up to the longer freeway runs that my recent move has made necessary. It'll do them (and has), but it's a little bit out of its element. I'm keeping it, though, since it's still a blast to ride and it's still a handsome little bike.
So, first impressions:
- It's a 3/4 scale model of a 400.
- Apparently the target customer is 5 feet tall with a 27 inch inseam. I'm 5'4", 29" inseam and it works for me, but a taller windshield might be nice. (Does any manufacturer include correctly-sized windscreens as stock features? Didn't think so.) I suspect that you'll find it cramped if your inseam is much over 32". If you don't fit, well, that's what they make the 400 for. But it's nice that it allows a vertically-challenged rider such as myself to be able to flat-foot it at lights.
- It sure sounds angry when you grab a handful of throttle.
- There is noticeable vibration at idle, but not enough to blur the mirrors much, and it's not uncomfortable.
- For a small scooter -- and it feels like one -- it's got a lot of power. Certainly enough to run with traffic, and enough to not be a rolling roadblock on the freeway. I'm still breaking it in, so that's the best I can do in describing that for now.
- High-speed handling is stable and much better than I expected from a bike this size.
- It feels a lot more agile than I expected. Still wearing the mold-release off the tires, so I haven't tried grinding the hard parts on the pavement yet.
- It has noticeable "shaft effect" (that is, the swingarm is pushed downwards by engine torque so the back end goes up). I haven't played with the spring preload adjustment to see if this can be dialed out, yet.
- You won't believe how big the underseat compartment is until you've seen it, and maybe not even then. It does get warm under there, though.
- Headlight is ok, but just barely. I think I'm going to end up wiring up the other headlight bucket for hi-low beams instead of hi-only at some point.
- The "Eco mode" light is a great reminder to check to see if you left your turn signals on. I'm not sure what other purpose it serves. Then again, the turn signal indicators on the instrument panel are very visible in their own right.
- An actual temperature gauge would have been a nice touch, but they seem to think a warning light is enough.
- The "mount cellphone here" spot on the access door on the left side of the dashboard is visually blocked by the left handlebar. I'll think of something, but it isn't as simple as I thought.
More to come as I finish breaking it in.