Drag site icon to your taskbar to pin site. Learn More

2007 Suzuki Burgman 400 Photo Gallery

On a ride up and down San Francisco's famous hills, across the Golden Gate Bridge and north into wine country, we test the latest edition of Suzuki's Burgman 400 luxo-scooter. Check out what we thought of this scooter in our 2007 Suzuki Burgman 400 First Ride.

Slideshow
400_windshield_f.jpg
A shorter windscreen might make sense for the rider who does most of their riding in town.
46200_05830_bungee_hooks_f.jpg
Optional bungee hooks will help enhance the Burgman's touring credentials..
46300_05880_rear_carrier_se.jpg
A rear carrier rack will help enhance the Burgman's touring credentials..
57100_05850_grip_heater_set.jpg
Heated handgrips are also an item a Burgman customer can chose to upgrade.
57300_05850_YHG_hand_guard_.jpg
Handguards are available as an option.
ajustable_seat.jpg
The distance you can adjust the backrest isn't much, but it can make all the difference.
AN400eng.jpg
The Burgman's powerplant got a little bit bigger, moving up from 385cc to an even 400.
AN400f_disk.jpg
Dual 260mm hydraulic front discs upgrade the lone disc from 2006.
AN400fork.jpg
A 41mm front forks offer up a stable ride.
AN400K7fuel_lid.jpg
With its 50+ mpg figures the Burgman's 3.6-gallon fuel tank offers up a range of 180 miles.
AN400K7keyhole2.jpg
A tamper-resistant magnetic cover acts as an anti-theft deterent.
AN400K7meter_image2_f.jpg
The Burgman's display screen delivers useful info to the rider, including ambient temperature and fuel efficiency figures.
AN400K7socket.jpg
A DC power outlet is located in the glove compartment.
AN400muffler.jpg
The Burgman 400s exhaust meets strict emission requirements like the Euro 3 standards.
Burgman400_Blue.jpg
The Burgman 400 features an adjustable backrest which can slide forward and back for rider comfort.
custumburgman.jpg
The future of scooters? During their presentation Suzuki displayed some photos of the more colorful customized Burgmans.
ATL_8569.jpg
Another view of Lombard Street. The Burgman was able to handle the ups and downs of San Fran's steep hills.
ATL_8968.jpg
Proving it has the chops to be both big-city commuter and weekend tourer, the Burgman 400 is sitting pretty to retain its position as the best-selling large-displacement scooter in America.
BJN17712.jpg
Another view of Lombard Street. The Burgman was able to handle the ups and downs of San Fran's steep hills.
BJN17752.jpg
Our tour route included a jaunt down the winding switchbacks of Lombard Street. The Burgman was able to tackle San Francisco's notoriously steep streets without trouble.
BJN17784.jpg
Winding down through the switchbacks of Lombard Street was a memorable experience.
BJN17849.jpg
The sleek Burgman is an well-suited to urban living.
BJN17892.jpg
Popping up the 400's seat gains access to the generous 62-liter underseat storage. Plenty of room to stash away a pair of full-faced helmets, or an attache case for those commuting to the office and back.
BJN19842.jpg
You could feed an army with the picnic you could stash in the Burgman's underseat storage. Well, maybe not an army, but you could stick a lot of food in that thing.
96735TBD_passenger_backrest.jpg
For the 2-up riders the Burgman has a passenger backrest available as an accessory.
BJN29900.jpg
For 2007 the Burgman 400 comes with a 14-inch wheel replacing a 13-incher and dual 260mm rotors replacing the lone single from 2006.
BJN17897.jpg
The Burgman 400 was tailor made for large metropolitan cities, and the choice of San Francisco as a location for the press intro allowed test riders to sample its commuting capabilities.
ATL_8622.jpg
The Burgman 400 was a good fit in the land of Rice-a-Roni.
ATL_9236.jpg
The laughable generosity given to most scooter speedos isn't so outlandish on the Burgman, evidenced by the ease of motoring up to 75-80 mph without any problem whatsoever.
ATL_9674.jpg
The power generated by the liquid-cooled four-stroke Single is manageable and easy to apply.
BJN18214.jpg
Taking the controls of the 438-lb Burgman and the differences from its smaller scooter siblings are apparent, yet it does share many of the easy-to-ride traits which make the smaller machines so popular.
21945BJN18224.jpg
You can't tell due to his helmet, but the bad-ass rider was smiling underneath, because the Burgman 400 was a riot to test.
BJN18227.jpg
Sure he's working, but the sap in the background couldn't help but take in SF's scenic vistas.
BJN18498.jpg
The versatile Burgman 400 handles the duties of a commuter and medium-distance tourer with equal aplomb, helping redefine the scooter genre.
BJN19529.jpg
The Burgman's windshield wasn't the most impressive, with riders who had to look through it complaining about the view and those who looked over it contending with a bit of wind buffeting.
BJN19535.jpg
The front end features two significant upgrades for the 2007 Burgman 400, with a 14-inch wheel replacing a 13-incher and dual 260mm rotors replacing the lone single from last year.
BJN20033.jpg
On twistier roads the 400 is more than able to hold its own and provides confidence-inspiring stability through the curves, whether maneuvering at low speeds or high.
BJN20109.jpg
The 400 excels at low-speed maneuvering, and throwing it around corners with the velocity cranked up a bit, the Burgman was stable and more than adequate.
BJN20116.jpg
Although the 400 doesn't showcase anything special in its suspension setup, sporting a conventional 41mm fork working in tandem with a single rear shock, things stayed smooth and stable on reasonable surfaces.
BJN20163.jpg
The '07 upgrade from a 13 to 14-inch front wheel helps the 400 feel almost bike-like, and Suzuki claims the new front has increased the available banking angle to 43 degrees.
BJN20668.jpg
The '07 Burgman 400 features cosmetic changes like new bodywork and a new windsheild.
BJN20656.jpg
As far as acceleration goes, while speed freaks won't be impressed, getting a little extra oomph to make a pass was not a problem, and there were a couple times when I had to do a double-take just seconds after hopping off a stoplight and saw the speedo had already hit 50 mph.
BJN20678.jpg
While the Burgman's modest power numbers won't blow any minds, the single-cylinder 400cc engine makes the machine freeway capable and gets the scooter up to speed in a hurry.
BJN29969.jpg
Utilizing a feet-forward riding position made a big difference in seat comfort and also made our author feel more stable.
BJN29964.jpg
The Burgman's modest but ample power earlier was displayed on San Francisco's steep hills but it was further confirmed on the highway and winding mountain roads.