Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Not going to happen. Once you get above 450ccs on a street engine, you have to go to a twin cylinder; Which means a whole new engine and a whole new bike design. And the payoff for Suzuki would be infringement on their 650 sales; not a smart business move.
As was commented, not many people are complaining about power on the b400 and Suzuki kinda owns the 400 market. Why tamper with that?
A few more ccs, maybe. New transmission, maybe. But a 500, nah. Too much to lose, not enough to gain, and a big investment to do so.
Dad always said, "Buy it right or buy it twice". The Burgman was right, but I bought it twice anyway.
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Ingrid - '07 Blue Burgman 400 (50K mi) - original owner
Jesse - '05 Silver Burgman 650 (21K mi) - 3rd owner