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2014 Suzuki Burgman 200 ABS Officially Confirmed for US
As first reported here on Motorcycle.com, the new 2014 Suzuki Burgman 200 scooter to the U.S. market. We’ve known about the 200cc version of the Burgman since June when it received an executive order from the California Air Resources Board, and last month, Suzuki unveiled the new scooter along with a new 125cc version in France. Suzuki Motor of America decided to wait for the 2013 AIMExpo in Orlando before officially confirming the Burgman 200 is heading State-side.
Despite being a smaller version of the familiar 400 and 650 models, the Burgman 200 is freeway legal in most places, and offers a spacious 41 liters of underseat storage, enough to fit two full-face helmets. If that isn’t enough, two front storage compartments offer room for smaller items such as a cell phone which can also be charged from the convenient 12V DC outlet.
The engine is a fuel injected liquid-cooled Single that Suzuki says offers strong low to midrange power which transfers through a continuously variable transmission and a belt drive to the 12-inch rear wheel.
The 13-inch front wheel is suspended by a 33mm telescopic fork while twin shock absorbers with spring preload adjustment provide rear suspension. A two-piston caliper grips the 240mm front disc while a single piston caliper stops the 240mm rear disc. The anti-lock braking system is standard, making the Burgamn 200 the smallest scooter available in the U.S. with ABS.
The 2.8-gallon fuel tank is centrally located while the engine is compact for a lower center of gravity. Short-legged riders will appreciate the 28.9-inch seat height which Suzuki claims is the lowest for this class of scooter.
Other features include a wind-tunnel tested windscreen, passenger grab handles and an instrument cluster with analog speedometer and tachometer and an LCD multi-function display with a clock, fuel capacity, fuel consumption , eco-drive indicator and oil change indicator. Suzuki claims a curb weight of 359 pounds (362 pounds for California models).
Pricing is yet to be announced, and we’ll have to wait to see when the 2014 Suzuki Burgman 200 will arrive in dealerships.