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post #1 of 18 Old 11-24-2013, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Suzuki Ergonomics: This picture says it all-

I just received a copy of Rider magazine where they reviewed BMW, Honda and Suzuki's scooters. Check out the angle of arm bend on each rider. Sure, the riders respective sleeve length is a factor but the Burgman rider's arm is just about straight stiff. Clearly, BMW prefers a more relaxed ergonomic which is much more to my taste. Of the 3, I think the Honda rider's position looks the most comfortable. Does Suzuki think that an aggresive mountain bike position looks cool? Maybe it's a better position for off road-ing but, seriously, how many of us do that?

And on a Burgmann??
(BTW, the reviewer liked the Suzuki best overall :thumb up

I, ( 5'8", 34 sleeve) for one, don't like feeling like I'm riding a bike made for an NBA forward. That's why, after reading the recent excellent post about a Rox riser install (thank you for that, btw!) I realized that it was the next priority farkle for me. Blair is sending the brake line, speed bleeder and brake fluid with the riser.
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post #2 of 18 Old 11-24-2013, 12:47 PM
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Well, we're all different. Personally I prefer my arms a little towards the straight position. The rider in the middle looks very cramped to me. I could not tolerate my arms being bent like that. Also, it looks to me like the rider on the left (white scoot, I think that's the Suzuki) appears to be much smaller in stature than the other riders, so with shorter arms, that position would be logical.

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When I check the Bergman at Motorcycle Ergonomics , my arms are nowhere near straight.

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I agree with you about the Beemer rider. His body position suggests the scooter is too small for him.

I'm coming from a K100 LT which for me is a more "relaxed" position. The straighter the arm, the more tense your triceps are going to be. How do you sit in an arm chair? The rider on the right looks about right to me, and I'm nowhere near that on my Wee…which makes me feel a bit Lilliputian...:beatnik:


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The rider's legs are stretched out too. I believe he/she is a smaller rider.
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The Burgman rider is small and probably has the adjustable backrest too far to the rear. My 5'1" wife sits farther forward then that on her Burgman 400, and her arms are comfortably bent.
The picture says nothing. I'm afraid.

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This has probably been posted many times, but here's a good site to check out your personal ergonomics and a lot of different bikes.

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I had a Burgman 650 at 5'7" I was a happy camper

if someone wants to commute on 2 wheels its the smart choice
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The rider's legs are stretched out too. I believe he/she is a smaller rider.
I agree the other riders look a lot taller.

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I don't know how one could even begin to draw comparisons or conclusions from that picture. None of the riders are of equal stature - The rider on the Suzuki with the straight arms looks significantly smaller than than the two - almost looks to be female.

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