The Suzuki Access 125, one of the hot selling automatic scooters in India, has now received combi-braking system (CBS). The Access 125’s disc brake equipped variant received CBS last year, and by adding CBS to the drum brake version, Suzuki has now made the scooter compliant with the upcoming Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP), which comes into effect from the 1st of April 2019. The scooter is priced at Rs. 56,667 ex-showroom Delhi.
The Access 125 competes with the Honda Activa 125 and other 125cc automatic scooters on sale in India. The Honda Activa 125 came with CBS right from day one of its launch in India. A technology pioneered by Honda through the Activa, CBS is now mandatory on all two wheelers with engine capacity under 125cc. Two wheelers with bigger engines need to offer ABS as standard under the BNVSAP regime.
Meanwhile, Mr. Devashish Handa, Vice President, Sales, Marketing & After-Sales, SMIPL said,
It gives us immense pleasure to introduce the CBS equipped Access 125 drum brake variant. Suzuki Motorcycle is committed to improving and innovating its products for better riding experience and introduction of CBS to Access 125 drum variant is a step further to fulfilling this promise. Suzuki now has standardized its complete range of scooters with this safety feature. We are confident that with the new enhancements, we will be able further add to the riding experience provided by our products.
CBS, which stands for combi braking system, brakes both the front wheels and rear wheels even when a single brake lever is depressed. This ensures shorter stopping distances and minimization of skidding. However, CBS is not as effective as ABS when it comes to reducing braking distances and preventing skids. CBS is much cheaper though, which is the reason why it’s found on the lower priced two wheelers.
The Suzuki Access 125 is the brand’s best selling scooter in the Indian market, averaging 45,000 units each month. In February 2019, the Access 125 sold 48,265 units, a 24 % rise in terms of numbers from February 2018. The Access 125 is powered by a 125cc four stroke engine.
This single cylinder motor puts out 8.5 Bhp of peak power and 10.2 Nm of peak torque. A CVT automatic gearbox is standard. The scooter gets telescopic front forks and monoshock rear suspension. A couple of years ago, Suzuki gave the Access 125 a big facelift, and the latest version of the scooter has mildly retro looks. Known for its refinement, reliability and punchy performance, the Suzuki Access 125 is bought by both men and women. This makes its one of India’s best selling 125cc scooters.