Japanese two wheeler major Suzuki has just given its best-selling automatic scooter – the Access 125 – a special edition (SE) model. The Suzuki Access 125 is priced at Rs. 61,788, ex-showroom Delhi, and the scooter rivals the likes of the Honda Activa 125 and the TVS Ntorq. Both the TVS NTorq and the Honda Activa 125 are cheaper than the Access 125 SE, with prices of Rs. 58,000 and Rs. 60,000 respectively. The special edition Access 125 gets a bunch of cosmetic changes to differentiate it from the regular model. Changes include blacked out alloy wheels, Beige coloured seat, chrome finish for the rear-view mirrors and a new maroon colour. The scooter is also available in black, white and silver shades.
Mechanically, the Access 125 SE is unchanged. It is powered by a 125cc four stroke single cylinder engine that produces 8.5 Bhp of peak power at 7,000 rpm, and 10.2 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. Suspension is handled by telescopic front forks at the front and a monoshock rear shock absorber. The scooter gets combi-braking system as standard with the braking at front handled by a disc brake while that of the rear is by a drum brake. The Access 125 is known for its punchy performance, and the scooter is quite fast in the 0-40 Kmph sprint. This makes the Access 125 ideal for city conditions. It’s ample proportions mean that it’s a unisex scooter. Suzuki is working on a Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) version of the scooter, which is likely to make its debut early next year.
The Access 125 in BS6 trim will get pricier thanks to the addition of fuel injection. Across the board, two wheelers are likely to get pricier in the commuter segments thanks to BS6 norms. So, people intending to skip the price hike are advised to opt for the BS4 models. All BS4 vehicles will be able to run on BS6 fuel without any mechanical issues.
Commenting on the launch, Devashish Handa, Vice President, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. said,
“Suzuki Access 125 continues to enjoy the title of the bestselling scooter in its segment in the country, and now we are glad to bring a renewed Special Edition to celebrate the spirit of our riders. The much loved family scooter offers better mileage without compromising on power, performance and style. Access 125 is a major contributor in Suzuki’s India growth story and we are committed to make it even better to resonate the love received from the customer.”