When it comes to comfort, especially if you take over an hour and half to cover less than 40km, you need good ergos and a comfy seat. The Burgman has a large, cushy and comfortable seat. I spent over two hours on it once, and it didn’t leave me with a sore behind.
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As for the ergos, taller riders will not like it much. Using the floorboard will cause the handlebar to foul with their knees. Sure, using the apron to rest their feet sorts this issue, but it still doesn’t make for comfortable seating. For me, though, the seating ergos work perfectly. I stand at around five feet, nine inches.
With the feet on the floorboard, I do lose some of the thigh support from the seat, but it gives me leverage over poor roads. But, with my feet up on the apron, thighs are well supported, my legs are relaxed, and I don’t have to hold on to the handlebar for dear life. Overall, it takes away the weariness from my daily commute.
Now, putting the feet up does restrict what I can and what I cannot carry on the floorboard. But, that underseat storage, doesn’t just hold my riding gear – barring the full-face helmet, it can also hold my laptop, my lunchbox, my coffee mug, and my magazines. No more do I need to lug my backpack around.
We also like the ride quality. The suspension, both front and back, has been set up soft. And, it has decent travel. So, over rumblers, road joints, poorly re-laid tarmac, and even rippled sections of the road, the Burgman doesn’t shake, bounce or feel skittish; it handles it all with poise.