THE END IS NIGH? SUZUKI OMITS THE BURG' 650 FOR 2013
October 01, 2012 Filed under: Suzuki | 2013 Models
SUZUKI’S BIG MAXI MAY END ITS USA RUN AT NINE YEARS
It appears one of the hallmarks of the maxi scooter scene has reached the end of its run - at least in its present form if not permanently.
In recent days, Suzuki USA announced the bulk of their 2013 line, with the Burgman 650 (AN650) silently absent. The newer Burgman 400 is present, but the biggest Burg didn’t make the list. Suzuki has developed a new generation of the Burgman 650 which is headed for showrooms overseas, but so far Suzuki USA has made no indication of importing this model.
The North American spec Burgman 650 hasn’t been updated since its 2004 introduction (and it went on sale for 2002 elsewhere), so it’s already been on sale for over a decade without a significant update. That’s a long time, but certainly nothing close to a record.
While it’s still a bit early for an obituary, it seems unlikely the Burgman 650 will be back in its present incarnation. Either Suzuki will usher in a new decade of maxi-scooter awesomeness with a fresh generation, or the end has finally come.
On a completely different, Honda’s PCX is now coming to Canada.