The 2004 Suzuki Burgman 400 is a touring scooter powered by a 400 cubic centimeter single-cylinder engine that produces 33 peak horsepower. The Burgman features a continuously variable transmission and weighs only 405 pounds without a rider and fuel.
The 2004 Suzuki Burgman 400 is a touring scooter, meaning that it is intended primarily for city use but can operate on highways and backroads if necessary. The Burgman's length of 7.42 feet is sufficient to accommodate a driver and passenger with individual floorboards and backrests, as well as a storage compartment large enough for a helmet and a laptop bag. The scooter was constructed using a steel body frame with plastic panels, while the front and rear aluminum wheels are both 13 inches in diameter and equipped with hydraulic disc brakes. A halogen headlamp and digital gauge cluster were standard.
The 2004 Burgman's engine uses a four-stroke design with a single overhead cam and four valves. It uses regular-grade gasoline and drives the rear wheel with a belt. The continuously variable transmission saps a considerable amount of power from the engine's crank-measured output of 33 horsepower, with estimates of the actual wheel horsepower as low as 19 horsepower. The Burgman has a fuel capacity of 3.4 gallons.