The Burgman is Suzuki’s foray into the premium 125cc scooter segment, with the introduction of a very well-known name in the world of scooters. The Burgman is famous for being a comfortable touring scooter. But, while the Burgman Street 125 is very comfortable, it’s certainly no tourer.
The small 125cc engine is peppy and very refined, but it’s primarily for city use. The Burgman Street is a commuter scooter, but it’s very upmarket and has the best quality in the 125cc segment. The engine delivers as much juice as the TVS Ntorq and accelerates just as quick. It’s certainly a smooth ride around town, thanks to the high levels of refinement.
Overall quality aside, the Burgman is also very comfortable and spacious – with some very innovative storage options. Again, it’s the segment leader in terms of space and comfort, which means that it’s also a very practical scooter.
Where it doesn’t succeed as well is its handling and design. The scooter looks disproportionate, especially the handlebars and the tyres. This also affects the bike’s handling, as it doesn’t feel as light on its feet as the Aprilia or the NTorq.
The Burgman is a great product no doubt, and it’ll be perfect for people who have long city commutes. However, it’s also the most expensive of the lot, and therefore doesn’t score as highly in the value for money stakes.