This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the Suzuki Burgman 650. The Burgman 650 is also known as the AN650 in some markets.
The Suzuki Burgman 650 is Suzuki’s “Maxi scooter”. Yes, it’s in a scooter format, with a swing-through design, upright seating position, and an clutchless transmission.
But the Burgman 650 is known by its owners to be a sleeper. Its 638cc DOHC 8-valve parallel twin engine has always produced over 50 hp (varying by year and market) and to the patient rider will go to up to 180 km/h or 120 mph — although most will have backed off by then. If you really want to get sporty, recent models let you toggle the gears rather than using the automatic gearbox.
The Burgman 650 has evolved in tweaks and features since its launch in the US in the early 2000s, but remarkably, the engine has stayed fundamentally the same and uses the same parts.
The Burgman 650 is the largest of the series. Suzuki also make a Burgman 400, 250 and others.
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What you need to service the Suzuki Burgman 650
Since its launch, the Suzuki Burgman 650 has used the same parts.
|Engine oil||Suzuki recommends 10W-40 or 10W-50 motor oil of API rating SG or higher and JASO rating MA. They recommend Suzuki Performance 4 motor oil, but a decent alternative is a high-grade synthetic like Motul 7100 10W-40.|
|Oil filter||All models of Burgman 650 use the same oil filter. The part number is 16510-07J00-000, or you can use a Hiflofiltro part HF975 or HF138RC, which is removable with a normal wrench.|
|Spark plug||The standard spark plug is a NGK CR8E.|
|Air filter||The K&N air filter for the Burgman is part SU-6303.|
|Coolant||Suzuki recommends “Suzuki Super Long Life Coolant”, or an alternative such as Motorex M3.0 Coolant.|
|Transmission oil||Suzuki recommends a good quality multi-grade 10W-40 motor oil, e.g. the same you use for your engine.|
|Brake fluid||Use a DOT 4, e.g. Castrol DOT 4 Synthetic.|
|Final gear oil||Suzuki recommends an SAE90 hypoid gear oil rated GL-5 under the API system. A good choice is Castrol 75W-90.|
|General greasing||Use Lithium soap-based grease.|
Maintenance schedule for the Suzuki Burgman 650
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Suzuki Burgman 650. It is re-ordered slightly from the manual, but has the same basic content.
- Maintenance intervals for the Suzuki Burgman 650 are every year OR every 6000 km / 3500 miles. You have to replace the engine oil at each of these and do a number of other inspections.
- You have to replace the fluids periodically, like on any motorcycle — brake fluid every 2 years, rubber parts every 4 years, and the coolant every 4 years.
- The break-in service is omitted below — this is usually done by a dealer during the warranty period and is a warranty requirement.
Luckily the Suzuki Burgman 650 has a shaft/gear drive, so there’s no chain to maintain!
Legend for the maintenance schedule
- I = Inspect, clean, adjust, replace, or lubricate as necessary
- R = Replace
- T = Tighten
|km x 1000||6||12||18||24|
|mi x 1000||4||7.5||11||14.5||Every|
|Engine oil (Motul 7100 10W-40)||R||R||R||R|
|Engine oil filter (HF138RC)||R||3 oil changes|
|Transmission oil (Motul 7100 10W-40)||R||R|
|Final gear oil (Castrol 75W-90)||R||R|
|Air cleaner (SU-6303)||I||I||R||I|
|Spark plug (NGK CR8E)||I||R||I||R|
|Brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4)||I||I||I||I||Replace every 2 years|
|Brake hoses||Replace every 4 years|
|Coolant||Replace every 4 years or 48K km (29K mi)|
|Radiator hoses||Replace every 4 years|
|Throttle cable play||I||I||I||I|
|Throttle valve synchronisation||I||I|
|PAIR (air supply) system||I||I|
|Tires (tread depth, wear)||I||I|
|Chassis bolts and nuts||I||I||I||I|
|General lubrication (Lithium soap-based grease)||Lubricate every 1000 km (600 mi)|
Tyre sizes and pressures
The Suzuki Burgman 650 has tubeless tyres and ships with Bridgestone TH01 units.
Here are the recommended tyre sizes and pressures for the Burgman 650.
|Wheel||Tyre (Tire) size||Tyre (Tire) pressure|
|Front||120/70R15 M/C 56/H||33 psi|
|Rear||160/60 R14 M/C 65H||41 psi|
The same tyre pressures are recommended whether 1 or 2 up. But adjust as you feel is suitable for your level of cargo.
About the Suzuki Burgman 650
The Suzuki Burgman 650 is Suzuki’s maxi-scooter, in the same vein as the Yamaha T-Max or the BMW C650.
When it was released, in 2002, it was the largest capacity scooter. Others later followed suit to reach the same capacity class.
These days, it’s one of a few — but it has paved the way. The Suzuki Burgman 650 is and always has been a big, comfortable, full-size motorcycle with a generously proportioned engine. In the UK, Australia, and perhaps especially the US, scooters suffer from a “not a motorcycle” perception and aren’t quite accepted by the riding community.
But a fair share of riders also have scooters, and readily agree that when it comes to beating the commute, nothing quite beats a mid-size scooter. Long distances and off-road adventures can be left to the Suzuki Burgman 650’s bigger stablemates, like the Suzuki V-Strom 1050 XT.
In Europe, on the other hand, scooters are de rigueur, and a very common part of everyday life by both committed bikers and just regular folk making the daily commute. Anyone who has thrown a leg over (or rather, through) a luxury scoot like the Burgman 650 would wish that such a culture would arrive everywhere!
The Burgman 650 is a luxury scooter, after all. It has, among its many virtues (in its latest incarnation):
- An electric windscreen
- An easily adjustable comfort seat
- Electric retractable mirrors
- Automatic transmission, with manual override
- Ample storage
- A DC power outlet
- On the Executive: Heated grips, heated seat, and a passenger backgrest.
Heated seat! A must for any European adventure.
The Suzuki Burgman 650 has remained relatively unchanged at its foundation since it was launched in 2002. The engine is the same, as is the drivetrain (basically).
At its core, the Burgman 650 is based on a 638cc liquid-cooled DOHC parallel twin engine. It makes peak power of around 55 hp (40 kW) at 7000 rpm, and peak torque of 62 Nm (46 ft-lb) at 5000 rpm. Those specs have changed a little over the years with emissions standards and revised tuning, but basically it means this is a motorcycle that can do a zero-to-60 (or zero-to-100 km/h) of around 6-7 seconds, and a top speed north of 100 mph (north of 160 km/h), if that’s your jam. The performance level is basically that of “performance family car”.
The Burgman 650 has twin disc brakes up front, and a single disc brake at the rear. The final drive is a gear drive.
Manual for the Suzuki Burgman 650
The above came from the manual for the Suzuki Burgman 650 as well as referencing parts lists.
You can get the manual for the Burgman 650 from Suzuki here.