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Burgman 400 vs Piaggio 155
« on: August 12, 2017, 05:19:24 AM »
I recall sitting at a stoplight on the new Burgman 400 thinking," I should love this! "
Same light, 2 yrs later  ---  on the little red Italian job --- thinking, "I love this!"
Crazy....
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Re: Burgman 400 vs Piaggio 155
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 06:03:09 AM »
I recall sitting at a stoplight on the new Burgman 400 thinking," I should love this! "
Same light, 2 yrs later  ---  on the little red Italian job --- thinking, "I love this!"
Crazy....
Stig

Funny, it was from my B400 that I moved up to my first Goldwing and had a similar feeling about that vintage 85 LTD 1200. Just couldn't wrap my mind around the all gold color. Glad you like this one Tom. Every bike is unique and speaks differently to every rider.
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Re: Burgman 400 vs Piaggio 155
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 06:21:39 PM »
Ya gotta love the variety available from all the manufacturers! Everyone should be able to find one that is just right!

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Re: Burgman 400 vs Piaggio 155
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 09:53:07 PM »
I think there may be something to the notion of enjoying a simpler machine that isn't so complicated. I can't speak for you, but I have passed up opportunities to upgrade to a larger scooter simply because I enjoy having a bike that is so easy to work on and doesn't have so many other systems to go wrong. Perhaps simplicity brings contentment? Or it could be that it's just a fantastic, fun scooter, period. Either way, enjoy that little red bike!
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Re: Burgman 400 vs Piaggio 155
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 01:54:40 AM »
To paraphrase my brother "It is more fun to go fast on a slow bike, than to go slow on a fast one."
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Re: Burgman 400 vs Piaggio 155
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 03:24:45 AM »
To paraphrase my brother "It is more fun to go fast on a slow bike, than to go slow on a fast one."
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Re: Burgman 400 vs Piaggio 155
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 03:32:22 AM »
From the James May camp comes this chestnut : "It's fun to not go fast on any d__n thing!"
(I have the T-shirt)
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Re: Burgman 400 vs Piaggio 155
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 03:58:03 AM »
From the James May camp comes this chestnut : "It's fun to not go fast on any d__n thing!"
(I have the T-shirt)
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I can attest to that, I normally (not always) ride the burger well within the speed envelope of the HD.  Of course it does have the advantage that if you do need to boot it home it's capable of getting a ticket on pretty much any road.
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Re: Burgman 400 vs Piaggio 155
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2017, 05:24:17 AM »
After sitting nearly 2 months, my SW came to life on Saturday as we spent the whole day together doing construction bids, hanging at my fav coffee shop and perusing Lowe's with Deb for a new kitchen faucet. Everytime I ride this jewell I fall in love with it. And, I must beg to differ as it's also fun to ride fast...but Saturday was my slow and poky day to just cruise and enjoy.
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