RUMOURS: Suzuki’s new Burgman to be unveiled later this year?


Rumours are swirling that Suzuki’s venerable Burgman scooter is set to receive a complete overhaul ahead of the introduction of Euro 5 emissions regulations – and there’s speculation that we might see it as soon as the end of the year.

Over the last few weeks we’ve heard whispers that there’s a new Suzuki Burgman on the way for 2020 – which will be brought into line with the fast approaching Euro 5 regulations. Aside from that, we don’t expect to see too many changes – after all, the Burgman’s already a hugely successful machine, so it’s unlikely Suzuki’s going to mess around too much with its winning formula.

We’ve heard that the first new Suzuki Burgman’s for 2020 will be heading to Indonesia. At the minute, there’s a 150cc available there – but rumours suggest that there’s a bigger displacement model on the way (in either 170cc or 180cc form). The new Indonesian model would likely be the base for development of European models – either as a 125cc or 200cc.  

Regarding the larger capacity Burgman 400 and 650, we’ve not heard a thing. The maxi-scooters are definitely due a bit of a design update, but whether that’ll happen or not is not clear at this stage. Instead, the only safe bet is that its engine’s will be adapted and redeveloped for the impending Euro 5 introduction.

Chances are we’ll see the new scooters at the big bike shows towards the end of the year – if we don’t see them in Asia before, of course.

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