Originally Posted by Starfleet
Here's a quick promo video of the B400 2007 onwards model. There is some good shots of the bike in use. It's showing the standard version with no frills but good none the less. It gives a sense of the riding position and how big the bike is. I've just been checking and one of the reasons the 400 is so popular is the fact that it has a bigger carrying capacity than it's Six Fiddy stablemate...interesting I thought. It's just we are all conditioned to think bigger is better...but not always it seems if carry capacity is what you want. The motor is more than capable. Hope all this helps.
Enjoy and here is the link: Suzuki Burgman 400 - YouTube
Theres a few things like that on the 650 vs 400 Burgman and a few reasons why I think the 400 is the better machine of the two.
1. The 400 got a complete restyle in '07 and to my eye has a more modern looking design, in looks and things like the single rear shock.
2. The Transmission on the 650 is something of a marvel, but its complex and should it fail, which is a small possibility, is extremely expensive to fix. The 400 by comparison, is quite simple.
3. The 400 is lighter and gets significantly better fuel mileage.
The pros of the 650 as I see it are.
1. It does have more power and cruises more easily at highway speeds.
2. If you get the executive model it has the nifty electric windscreen. The windscreen on the 400 is lacking for many.
3. There seems to be a stronger aftermarket for the 650, maybe because more people seem to see them in a touring role. For example, Madstad makes a windscreen for them. People have figured out how to rig cruise controls for them. It could be important depending on how you plan to use it.
I've always thought if I were getting out of motorcycles completely I'd have another look at the 650 but for the way I use a scooter now, commuter tool, some fun rides, I'm glad I went with the 400.