MCN--Motorcycle Consumer News that arrived yesterday has nice scooter-BMW650/Burgman 650/Kymco 700 comparison test----I probably agree with findings---none great fuel mileage.
SilverWing not included as it is probably dead soldier on US market---2013 being last model year??
Buying a new scooter in that price range---I would go for Burgman 650 because after 300,000 rubber band drive scooter miles I am tired of the hassle and paying for new drive belts every 15,000 miles....and various clutch parts---I do only OEM on parts. My take---Burgman 650 people complain of drive line trouble--- have probably bought them used and I am pretty sure buying new I would get 50,000 trouble free miles (quick) from drive line/trans. At 50,000 miles time to get rid of anyway and try something new.Recent years only kept 4 bikes 50,000 or more miles GS500E Suzuki 64,000=no trouble other than lean running, one of the 4 Helix I bought right at 50,000----anything that broke warranty took care of, Kawasaki Concours 56,000 miles---didn't like/hard to work on/tire sensitive, but didn't break and XBR500S Honda in Europe, 68,000 miles needing piston at end as big singles seem to do when run real hard=was really good bike--Pacifico Fairing made it super comfortable in bad weather----went to North Cap in Norway on it.
My history with rubber band drives---only one broken belt in those 300,000 miles--Helix and their belts can be changed roadside without pulling a clutch off. But I always carry spare belt.... as dealers will not have them....and spare set of rollers/sliders.
Article also mentions "clutch takeup" Burgman being smoother----I tend to agree my experience with SilverWing and 2 Burgman 400's and maybe my TMAX---they all can get jerky as the miles pile up.
Merry Christmas. Honda Forza is also looking attractive to me price/almost turn key deal/ready to ride with Honda taller windshield. ABS only for me.