Suzuki’s Blacked-Out M109 and All-new Burgman scooter


THE HEAVYWEIGHT V-TWIN M109 cruiser comes in a Blacked Out Special Suzuki (B.O.S.S.) option for 2018. The blacked-out exhaust system, clutch cover, magneto cover, cylinder head covers, air cleaner cover and fi nal drive case dramatically surround the 1783cc, 8-valve DOHC, 54-degree, liquid-cooled, V-Twin engine. One with huge 4.4 inch (112mm) forged aluminum- alloy pistons at its heart. These huge cans are among the largest reciprocating gasoline engine pistons being used in any production passenger car or motorcycle, while featuring a race-proven design to reduce friction and inertial mass. Each of the large cylinders is lined with Suzuki’s race proven SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material) for optimum heat transfer, tighter piston-to-cylinder clearances and reduced weight. Suzuki’s class-leading electronic fuel injection system features the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve system (SDTV) with 56mm throttle bodies, which maintains optimum air velocity for smooth low to mid-range throttle response. The massive, low-profi le 240/40 x 18 is the widest rear tire ever used on a Suzuki motorcycle. Blacked-out, inverted front forks feature race-proven cartridge internals with 46mm stanchion tubes and provide 5.1-inches of smooth wheel travel.

THE BURGMAN 400 scooter is all-new for 2018, with improved chassis and engine performance and a sleek new, athletic body. Suzuki has engineered stronger low-speed engine response for reduced emissions and better fuel economy from its fuel-injected DOHC 399cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine, which is harnessed by a seamless, CVT automatic transmission. The Burg also has a more rigid frame and larger, 15- inch front wheel in an effort to improve stability and cornering performance Spacious underseat storage and two front compartments with a DC power outlet provide a variety of cargo options. Pillion rider footrests provide comfort even during extended rides. MCNEWS.COM Ride Better I MCN 9 » Suzuki » Harden