Suzuki Motorcycles India Private Limited has launched the Burgman Street 125 scooter for Rs 68,000 ex-showroom Delhi. The Burgman shares it’s chassis with the Access 125 scooter and borrows it’s powertrain as well. The 2018 Suzuki Burgman Street 125 goes on sale immediately and deliveries will start in a few days. There is a single trim on offer and three colour shades to choose from.
The Suzuki Burgman Street 125 is inspired by the bigger Burgman 650 that is available in Europe. There is a tall non-adjustable windscreen in the front coupled to a bulky looking apron. There are LED head as well as tail lights along with a DRL on the apron. The fully digital instrument cluster however is borrowed from the Gixxer 150 and hosts a wealth of information but misses out on the rev counter and is indeed basic when compared to the TVS NTorq 125’s unit.
The seat is a stepped but well padded unit. There is also the LED tail light and turn indicators flanking it. Suzuki is using cycle parts from the Access 125 and this means telescopic front forks and a monoshock at the rear. A disc brake from the Access 125 is used for the front wheel while the rear has a drum. Since this is a new scooter and not a variant of an existing unit, government rules mandate that it should have CBS and the Burgman gets it too. CBS reduces the braking effort by applying 40 per cent of the front brake when the rear unit is used. Despite the larger proportions, the wheelbase remains the same and the underseat storage at 21.5 litres is also the same.
The 125cc single cylinder, air-cooled 4-stroke engine of the Access is used in the Burgman Street. It makes 8.6PS of power and 10.2Nm torque. SEP technology enables the Burgman to deliver a claimed mileage of 53.5kmpl. Suzuki claims that they have ensured that the CVT is tuned in such a way that it negates the weight gain over the Access (6kg).
While the Suzuki Burgman 125 doesn’t have any direct competition in India, according to its price, it will jostle for space with the TVS Ntorq, Honda Grazia and the Aprilia SR125.