Suzuki has launched a new scooter in the Indian market. It is called Avenis and it has been designed to attract youth buyers. It starts at Rs. 86,700 ex-showroom and there is also a Race Edition that costs Rs. 87,000. The bookings of the new scooter will start from December 2021. Avenis is the third scooter in Suzuki’s lineup after Burgman Street 125 and Access 125. Both the scooters have been a success in our country.
Where the Access looks like a traditional scooter for daily commutes, the Avenis has a bit of a sporty design to it. It is offered in funky colours like Metallic Lush Green, Pearl Blaze Orange, Pearl Mirage White and Metallic Matte Black. All of them have a dual-tone finish. There is also a Race Edition which is finished in Suzuki’s Blue livery. We have seen this livery on the Suzuki Gixxers and other sports bikes that Suzuki offers.
Up-front, the headlamp is mounted low in the front apron and it is an LED unit. The turn indicators are placed in the handlebar. The sides have an attractive paint scheme or graphics to them, depending on which variant you opt for. At the rear, there are two triangular tail lamps that use LEDs. The fuel cap has been placed above the tail for easier access. Like this, the rider would not have to get up and open up the seat every time he has to fill up the petrol. There is large under-seat storage which comes in pretty handy.
Suzuki Avenis comes with a front box that can be used to put your wallet or mobile phone. It also has a USB charging port that can be used to charge your mobile devices.
It also comes with a Bluetooth enabled digital console. The instrument cluster can connect to Suzuki’s mobile application and it can show your mobile phone’s battery, turn by turn navigation, ETA updates, Missed Call Alert and Caller ID, Speed Exceeding Alert and Call, SMS and WhatsApp Alert.
Avenis is powered by an air-cooled, 125 cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 8.7 hp of max power at 6,750 rpm and 10 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. This is the same engine that we have seen on the Access 125.
Brakes and Suspension
In fact, other underpinnings are also shared with Access 125. It has the same chassis and even the suspension setup is also identical. So, there are telescopic forks up-front and a mono-shock at the rear.
The front-wheel measures 12-inches and the rear one measures 10-inches. The tyres are tubeless and it uses alloy wheels. Braking duties are done by a disc in the front and a drum brake at the rear. The scooter is quite light as it weighs just 106 kgs.
Suzuki Avenis competes against the TVS NTorq 125 and Yamaha RayZR.