Suzuki unveils updated Burgman 400 at EICMA

2017 Suzuki Burgman 400
2017 Suzuki Burgman 400

At the EICMA motorcycle show held in Milan, Suzuki Motor Corporation unveiled the updated mid size scooter, the Suzuki Burgman 400, which will join the current Burgman 650 and Burgman 200 in Australia.

2017 Suzuki Burgman 400
2017 Suzuki Burgman 400 (centre) with the Burgman 200 and 650.
2017 Suzuki Burgman 400 main features
  • Updated mid size scooter from Suzuki
  • 399cc single cylinder DOHC liquid cooled engine
  • Major styling overhaul for a slimmer and lighter scooter
  • 42 litre under seat storage
  • ABS brakes
  • Joins Burgman 650 and Burgman 200 in the Australian marketplace
  • Australian availability: Q2, 2017 – Final  pricing TBC
2017 Suzuki Burgman 400
2017 Suzuki Burgman 400

First launched in 1998, the Burgman 400 pioneered a market for large-displacement scooters. Featuring comfort, power, plenty of storage space and elegant styling, the model earned a reputation as a commuter and a touring machine capable of carrying two. Total worldwide sales of the Burgman series topped 130,000 units in 2015.

While a solid seller in a relatively stable scooter market, Suzuki felt the Burgman 400 was due for a major update. In line with current trends, the newly updated model features a slim and light body with sporty styling.

2017 Suzuki Burgman 400
2017 Suzuki Burgman 400

The update to the Burgman 400 aims to carry over key features that made the model popular through the years, while further slimming down the design and further improving the handling and performance to deliver a sportier, more compact luxury scooter that manoeuvres brilliantly and delivers a winning combination of stylish design, practicality and convenience.

2017 Suzuki Burgman 400 - 399cc single-cylinder DOHC engine
2017 Suzuki Burgman 400 – 399cc single-cylinder DOHC engine

The updated 399cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine produces greater low-to-midrange torque and more powerful performance, even when riding tandem.

A new 5L air cleaner box replaces the 4.2L box on the current model. Mounted beneath the seat, it helps instant throttle response and more powerful acceleration in stop-and-go traffic, while also delivering a more pleasing intake sound.

The engine complies with stringent Euro 4 emissions regulations. This is achieved without compromising on power output thanks to the fuel injection system with O2 feedback system and newly designed catalyser, as well as the introduction of the iridium spark plug.

2017 Suzuki Burgman 400
2017 Suzuki Burgman 400

For improved comfort the riding seat has been redesigned with a 20mm thicker seat cushion. Riders who stop frequently will appreciate the updated cut-away footboards and a slim seat design making it easier to reach the ground.

2017 Suzuki Burgman 400 - Chain lock through point
2017 Suzuki Burgman 400 – Chain lock through point

The adjustable rider’s seat backrest provides optimal support and comfort while underneath the seat is a generous 42-litre under seat storage, perfect to stow away items. A rear brake lock system and chain lock gate, result in greater reassurance of security.

2017 Suzuki Burgman 400 - dual front brakes
2017 Suzuki Burgman 400 – dual front brakes

Braking is provided by dual front disc brakes, a rear disc brake and Antilock Brake System. Riders will appreciate the handling given by the new larger 15-inch front wheel featuring a bold new image and look of stability.

2017 Suzuki Burgman 400
2017 Suzuki Burgman 400

In the suspension department there is a link-type monoshock rear suspension with 7-way adjustable spring preload. Up front are 41mm forks offering 110mm of suspension travel.

2017 Suzuki Burgman 400
2017 Suzuki Burgman 400

The Burgman 400 is expected to arrive in Australia during the second quarter of 2017. Final pricing and colours will be confirmed closer to launch.