Suzuki Motorcycle and Scooter
India has launched the new and upgraded 2016 Access 125 in the country at a
starting price of Rs 53,887 (ex-showroom Delhi). The scooter was unveiled at
the recently concluded Auto Expo 2016- The Motor Show. Almost all scooter
manufacturers have upped the game in the 125 cc segment. These include the
likes of Honda with its Activa 125 and Mahindras with their new Gusto.
The Suzuki Access 125
continues to be powered by the same 125cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine which
was there earlier. The engine delivers 8bhp of power at 7000rpm and 10.2Nm of peak
torque at 5000rpm. The engine is mated to an automatic transmission. The model
now gets Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP)that reduces friction and is said to offer
better fuel economy – the company claims a mileage of 64 kmpl. The scooter is
available in four colour options.
The new Access 125 is being
offered in two variants - a standard drum brake version that has been launched,
and a disk brake variant that arrives in a few of months.
The new Suzuki Access 125 has
undergone a styling change and it's now curvy and retro-themed.
Then there is a new chrome treated headlamp along with a 3D logo. Other
features include a wraparound LED tail lamp, clear lens indicators, a new front
apron, 12-inch front wheel and a new instrument panel. The display here is part
analog and part digital display.
The scooter measures 1870mm in
length, 655mm in width, 1160mm in height and a wheelbase that measures 1265mm.
The ground clearance stands at 160mm. The Access 125 has a kerb weight of 102
kg. The new Access 125 gets an updated front telescopic suspension setup for
improved comfort, while at the rear, it is still the same twin shock absorbers.
The scooter also gets new alloy wheels. The scooter comes with drum brakes, but
as an option there is a front disc brake available.
The scooter has a best-in-class
under seat storage which is now at 21-litres. It also has the longest seat in
the segment, larger floorboard and front pocket. The scooter also gets an
optional DC socket and the Suzuki Easy Start System. The instrument cluster has
been upgraded on the 2016 edition and comes with a digital display, two trip
meters and a service reminder.
Bookings of the Suzuki Access
125 have commenced and deliveries will begin in a few days.