2014 Suzuki Burgman 200 First Look

October 17, 2013
Bart Madson
By Bart Madson
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Suzuki will expand its scooter lineup in 2014 with the redesigned Burgman 200. A popular model in the European market for a decade, Suzuki will finally introduce the small-displacement Burg to the American market coinciding with the model’s redesign.

The little Burgman is powered by a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected Single. As its name implies, itl sports a 200cc displacement from a 69mm bore and 53.4mm stroke. Suzuki claims peak power at 18.1 horsepower and 12.5 lb-ft of torque. The engine transmits its power to the ground via continuously variable transmission.

Suspension is a 33mm fork and twin rear shocks, with the latter adjustable for preload. The 200 rolls on a 13-inch front and 12-inch rear wheel, each shod with a single-disc brake. However, the 359-pound Burgman will source standard ABS – incorporating the same type of Nissin control unit sourced on the Hayabusa.

In the ergonomics package, Suzuki claims a lowest in class seat height at 28.9 inches. The narrow seat profile and slender floorboards promise an easy reach to the ground. Suzuki touts an increase in rider comfort from a vent duct at the bottom of the windscreen to reduce buffeting.

Storage on the new scoot includes 41 liters underseat that can hold two full-face helmets. Like its redesigned 650 sibling, the new 200 features a illumination light for the underseat space. The 200 also offers 5.5 liters of storage in the dash compartments – one of which houses a 12-volt plug. The instrumentation is also similar to the 650, with and LCD display flanked by an analog tach and speedo as well as the ECO indicator light for optimal fuel consumption.

The Burgman 200 is slated to arrive in early spring. Suzuki bills its Burgman models as luxury scooters, even this entry-level one, and MSRP is notably still to be determined.