I always been a fan of luxury cruising scooters ever since I watched the 1988 post apocolyptic cyber-punk classic manga movie “Akira” directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, produced by Ryōhei Suzuki and Shunzō Katō, and written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto.

The futuristic red nuclear powered machine ridden by one the movies stars, biker gang leader “Shōtarō Kaneda” I think appealed to us all and there probably isn’t a single fan of this film that doesn’t fantasize about one day riding that bike. Could the bike in “Akira” have inspired designers and even be the reason we have this style of bike?

Suzuki Bergman 400cc – Dashboard view.

I rode a Honda PCX for a time when I previously lived in Phuket and found the riding position and overall experience an enjoyable one. I know that the engine size doesn’t compare to that of the Bergman shown here, however, I would put the PCX in the same category of luxury scooter even though its not that powerful.

The Bergman shown here that I stumbled across in the car park of the Avista Grande Hotel in Karon on the Island of Phuket during my sandbox quarentine is huge. I could really see any owner of this grande cruiser doing a long haul trip from Phuket to Samui for example (a 2 or 3 hour ride) with great comfort and that includes a pillion passanger.

“A fine luxury class cruising scooter”.

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Suzuki Bergman 400cc – Review

This Bergman comes equipped with a 400cc, DOHC (Double Over Head Camshaft) and Fuel Injection. I like the “Movistar” sticker graphics applied to this scooter as it works well with the cobalt blue colour scheme. This machine is so much bigger in person. This is a fine luxury class cruising scooter. Long may these manufacturers keep producing these awsome machines.

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