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Suzuki Scooter Concept Turns Heads

Mon, 20 Oct 2008

The popularity of two-wheeled transportation certainly picked up this summer, thanks mostly to the economy. Not everyone who wants one however, has a choice they can live with. Stylistically scoots sold in the states have been rather traditional and staid, that is until now. For the wanna-be crotch rocket jockey coming direct from their PT Cruiser world, Suzuki has a concept scooter that just might pique your interest.

With its low-slung step-thru Burgman scooter core, Suzuki is testing the interest with this blackened and slammed concept package. On display at the recent dealer meeting in Las Vegas, the B400Sport had the racer-like wave rotors, Biking handlebar setup, Gixxer 600 exhaust, turn-signaled mirrors, shortened windscreen and super-delicious GSX-R graphics package.

If you’re already a sportbike owner, I couldn’t see you buying one of these even if you did think it looks pretty cool. But the Burgman 400 Sport concept scooter is possibly the sportiest Japanese scooter on the future market – look out Italy! This’ll turn a few more American heads interested in getting out of the cager and joining the two-wheeled freakdom! If Suzuki is asking, I vote yes.

By Alfonse Palaima